IndiaMART.com Embodies Spirit of Entrepreneurship

September 3, 2010
    NEW DELHI, September 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --

    - Partners with Franchise India for Small Business Congress 2010
    - Dinesh Agarwal, Founder & CEO, IndiaMART.com Addresses Inaugural
      Session on Converting Idea Into Reality
    - Provides Insight Into the Importance of Idea & Execution During the
      Panel Discussion
    - Presents Small Business Awards to Budding Entrepreneurs

With the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises creating waves across the
country with their progress, the industry is also awakening to their
tremendous growth. Keeping in line with this, Franchise India organized a
two-day national convention ‘Small Business Congress 2010′ on 28-29 August,
, at Hotel Novotel, Mumbai in partnership with renowned organisations -
IndiaMART.com and Microsoft. A voice for the SME sector, Mr. Dinesh Agarwal,
Founder and CEO, IndiaMART.com elaborated on how an idea can be converted
into a reality by developing a perfect model for the same in the inaugural
session of the Congress. He shared space with Mr. Rod Young, DC Strategy,
Australia and Mr. Dinesh Rai, Former Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small and
Medium Enterprises, Government of India who chaired the session with Dr. H.P.
, Chairman, NSIC.

The Congress also saw an interesting panel discussion on ideas and
execution in small business moderated by Mr. Manak Singh, Executive Director,
TiE Mumbai. Speaking as part of the discussion, Mr. Dinesh Agarwal highlighted, “Idea is more important than execution as it is the starting
point of business for an entrepreneur. Execution is nothing but a series of
small ideas that the entrepreneur implements along the way to scale up one
step ahead.”

Various experts, entrepreneurial idols and investor community came
together at the Congress to share their ideas and concepts with upcoming
entrepreneurs. Different sessions touched various aspects of carrying out
small businesses such as innovative advertising and marketing, angel funding
& traditional finance, turning an idea into a reality and women entrepreneurs
in SMEs. Apart from the informative sessions, Franchise India with Ernst &
Young organised Small Business Awards that acknowledged the contribution of
achievers and suppliers in the development and growth of SMEs in India. The
awards were divided into four main categories with different sub categories.
Mr. Dinesh Agarwal was invited to present the award to the chosen promising

About IndiaMART.com

IndiaMART.com (http://www.indiamart.com/) is India’s largest online B2B
marketplace connecting global buyers with suppliers through business
directories, online product catalogs, buy-sell offers, industry specific
marketplaces, printed media and trade shows participation.

Founded in 1996, the company has a pan-India presence in over 100 cities.
With over 2000 employees located across 47 offices in the country,
IndiaMART.com (http://www.indiamart.com/) offers an extensive range of
value-added products and services to its 10,00,000 registered members and
nearly 5 million global buyers across various industries and verticals.

IndiaMART.com (http://www.indiamart.com/) has won numerous awards over
the years and has been widely covered by media such as CNBC, BBC,
BusinessMoney, CNN, Businessworld, Economic Times, Financial Express, etc for
its pioneering role in promoting SME business in the country. Its existing
investors include Intel Capital and Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd (Times Group),
India’s largest print media group. The Board of Directors at IndiaMART.com
comprises of Mr. Deep Kalra, Founder and CEO of Makemytrip.com and Dr.

Nachiket Mor, President, ICICI Foundation among others.

    For more information, please visit: http://www.indiamart.com/press-section

    Media Contacts
    Pawandeep Kaur
    Manager - PR
    T: +91-120-3911000
    F: +91-120-2424943
    E: pr@indiamart.com


Source: newswire

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