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IndiaMART.com Forays into SME-Specific News Segment

July 8, 2011

NEW DELHI, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –

        - IndiaMART.com to Provide SME Focused News on Various
          Industry Related Developments
        - Aims to Assist Small Businesses in Being Part of Major
          Happenings in the Market

With the objective of serving the numerous emerging needs of SMEs (Small
and Medium Enterprises), IndiaMART.com, India’s largest online B2B
marketplace, has entered into news segment with its media initiative of SME
NEWS portal ( [http://news.indiamart.com ]http://news.indiamart.com/
[http://news.indiamart.com/%29 ]) [http://news.indiamart.com/%29 ].
IndiaMART.com backed SME news site is a rich pool of information that will
give access to latest developments and updated information across various
industry verticals. This will be useful for small enterprises specifically
looking to keep their businesses abreast with upcoming and latest trends in
different markets.

Commenting on this, Mr. Dinesh Agarwal, Founder & CEO, IndiaMART.com,
said, “We realised that there is a dire need to disseminate SME relevant
information for which SMEs need a proper channel and platform to make
available that information. Also, there are thousands of SME relevant news
items pouring in on day-to-day basis which can be of foremost importance to
an SME for their businesses.”

IndiaMART SME NEWS portal will feature more than 40 industry categories
and segments (http://news.indiamart.com/industry-news.html) and over 26
cities (http://news.indiamart.com/city-news.html) that will fetch news
relevant to the SME sector. This will include news such as notifications by
MSME ministry, circulars that government of India releases, time-to-time
amendments on various policies undertaken and much more. The portal will
also look to provide competitive edge to businesses and give them visibility
through sector-specific advancements, SME related events, press releases,
etc. IndiaMART SME NEWS portal is an effort to bring current information on
the doorstep of small businesses that will be available to them at one

IndiaMART.com undertook this initiative as it realised the need to tap
the huge potential that the internet brought forward in the form of
widespread news content available online for SMEs. The portal is an
endeavour to reach out to a vast base of SMEs and enhance their online

About IndiaMART.com
IndiaMART.com [http://www.indiamart.com ] is India’s largest online B2B
marketplace for Small & Medium Size Businesses, connecting global buyers with
suppliers. The company offers a platform & tools to over 1 million suppliers
to generate business leads from over 5 million buyers, who use the platform
to find reliable & competitive suppliers. The company has over 4000 employees
located across 75 offices in the country. Its existing investors include
Intel Capital and Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Products & Services
IndiaMART.com [http://www.indiamart.com ] offers products that enable small &
medium size businesses generate business leads (online
catalogs/store-fronts), establish their credibility (third party verified
trust profile) and use business information (finance, news, trade shows,
tenders) for their business promotion.

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


        Media Contacts

        Pawandeep Kaur
        Manager - Corporate Communication
        T: +(91)-(120)-3997600
        F: +(91) 0120-3997666
        E: corpcomm@indiamart.com


Source: newswire