An article in the Business Insider on the “Micro Merchant Market Sizing and Profiling Report” by MasterCard, in collaboration with Confederation of All India Traders, states that small businesses contribute 45% of India’s GDP. That’s three times more than what Corporate India does, and that too at an annual growth rate of 11.50%.
Helping them in their efforts are Small Business Associations and networking groups. Equipped with the right knowledge and experience, these groups address a wide range of their business needs and helps them manoeuvre through India’s dynamic economic scenario.
This is a list of 11 small business associations and networking groups for your reference, listed in no particular order.
Address: 3/4, 3rd Floor, C Block, Unity Building, J.C.Road, Bengaluru 560 002. Landline: 080-2222 3321/24/25. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Membership Fees: Linked to turnover. For turnover of up to & including Rs.5 Crore, annual membership fee is Rs.7500/- plus taxes.
Address: Federation House, Kempegowda Road, Bengaluru 560009. Landline: 080-2226 2355/56, 2226 2157. Email: email@example.com Membership Fees: Rs.3540/-, p.a, inclusive of taxes.
Address: No.86, 2nd & 3rd Floor, Gokul Towers, M.S.Ramaiah Road, Gokula, Bengaluru 560 054. Working Hours: Monday to Friday 10 am to 6 pm. Landline: 080-2308 0500. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Membership Fee: Rs.6095/- (Annual).
Address: 5, Ground Floor, Samruddhi Venture Park, Adjoining Hotel Tunga Paradise, SEEPZ-MIDC Central Road, Andheri (E) Mumbai 400 093. Working Hours: Monday to Saturday 09.30 am to 06.30 pm. Landline: 022-2832 7219/6667 4444/61509800. Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com. Membership Fee: Rs.8850/- Annual. (Incl of Taxes).
Address: C-602, Mangalya, Marol Maroshi Road, Near Marol Fire Brigade, Marol, Andheri (E), Mumbai 400 059. Landline: 022-2925 7474. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Membership Fee: Rs.8000/- p.a.
Address: 3rd Floor, Next to Dominos Pizza, Forum Neighbourhood Mall, Whitefield, Bengaluru 560 066. Landline: 080-4114 7466. 080-4908 3288. Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Membership Fees: Quarterly Rs.4500/- Half Yearly Rs.7800/- Yearly Rs.12000/-.
Address: 2/106, 17th Cross, Magadi Chord Road, Vijayanagar, Bengaluru 560 040. Landline: 080-2335 3250/8698. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address: A-23, Sector-62, Institutional Area, Noida 201 309. Contact Details: http://niesbud.nic.in/contact.htm.
Address: New Excelsior Building, 6th Floor, A.K.Nayak Marg, Fort, Mumbai 400 001. Landline: 022-2201 9265. Email: email@example.com. Working Hours: 10 am to 6 pm. Membership Fee: Rs.7080/- including a one-time registration fee of Rs.1000/-.
Address: B-4/161, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi 110 029. Bangalore Office. 57/5, Family YMCA Building, Millers Road, Benson Town, Bangalore 560 046. Landline: 011-2618 7948/2671 2064/4602 3157. 080-2354 3589. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com. Membership Fees: Based on Turnover. Starting from Rs.1000/- to Rs.51000/- p.a.