Business Enterprises of Tomorrow 2021

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Mid-Corporates have emerged as a highly vibrant and dynamic sector of the Indian economy over the last five decades. They are major contributors to India’s economic growth, contributing to about 30% of the GDP and accounting for 90% of all operating businesses in the country. They provide employment and livelihoods to more than 110 million people and contribute significantly in the economic and social development of the country by fostering entrepreneurship and generating large employment opportunities at comparatively lower capital cost, next only to agriculture. With the Government pushing for a self-reliant India, SMEs and Mid-Corporates are carving their path towards becoming the "Business Enterprises of Tomorrow".

Dun & Bradstreet will host the Business Enterprises of Tomorrow 2021 virtual event on November 24, 2021. The event will feature the digital launch of the publications ‘Leading SMEs of India 2021’ and ‘Leading Mid-Corporates of India 2021’. It will also feature keynote addresses by a Chief Guest and other key dignitaries from the Government and its Ministries/Agencies, industry veterans, and other distinguished thought leaders. Furthermore, the event will also feature the presentation of Business Excellence Awards across several categories.

The theme of Business Enterprises of Tomorrow 2021 will be ‘Business Enterprises of Tomorrow: Celebrating the Spirit of Entrepreneurship’.

The virtual event will be attended by dignitaries from the Government of India and its ministries, departments and allied agencies, CXOs and other senior representatives of leading business houses, leading financial institutions and industry associations, among others. The event will serve as a great platform to gain useful insights from thought leaders and business leaders.

Theme – ‘Business Enterprises of Tomorrow: Celebrating the Spirit of Entrepreneurship’

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic hit small and mid-sized businesses the hardest. Many of them were forced to shut shop due to their inability to deal with a black swan event of such proportions. As the world slowly returns to normalcy, small and mid-sized businesses need to understand their priorities to navigate the current landscape and revisit their growth strategies. Harnessing the entrepreneurial spirit by actively seeking out change, embedding a culture of innovation, focusing on timely and high quality service and continuous improvement can help such businesses create a winning strategy.

With this context, the theme for the Business Enterprises of Tomorrow 2021 event is ‘Business Enterprises of Tomorrow: Celebrating the Spirit of Entrepreneurship’.

How is India’s Top PSUs 2021 Different?

  • The theme of the 2021 edition of the Business Enterprises of Tomorrow event and publication will be "Business Enterprises of Tomorrow: Celebrating the Spirit of Entrepreneurship"
  • There will be a separate event as a prelude to the main event, featuring a power-packed panel discussion on a topic pertinent to SMEs and Mid-Corporates
  • The Dun & Bradstreet SME and Mid-Corporate Business Excellence Awards 2021 will be presented on a virtual platform for the first time ever. The Awards will be presented across 25+ categories

About the Publication - ‘Business Enterprises of Tomorrow 2021’

In order to showcase the critical role played by small and mid-sized businesses and their contribution to the Indian economy, Dun & Bradstreet is pleased to announce the release of two publications – Leading SMEs of India 2021 and Leading Mid-Corporates of India 2021. These publications will capture the pulse of Indian SMEs and Mid-Sized Corporates, the views of their business leaders, and their outlook for the near future. The publications will be circulated through digital platforms among CXOs of leading corporates, SMEs and Mid-Corporates, the BFSI sector and Government ministries, among others. They will be also made available for download on Dun & Bradstreet’s website.

Businesses with annual standalone turnover between Rs 5 crore and Rs 250 crore in during FY20 will be eligible to be featured in the publication ‘Leading SMEs of India 2021’. Likewise, businesses with annual standalone turnover between Rs 250 crore and Rs 1,000 crore in FY20 will be eligible to be featured in the publication ‘Leading Mid-Corporates of India 2021’.

The publication will feature:

  • Listings and profiles of SMEs and Mid-Corporates that have demonstrated consistent performances in the past three financial years
  • Overviews section on SMEs
  • Thematic writeup
  • Success stories, case studies, and interviews of SMEs and Mid-corporates, showcasing their business operations, their achievements, their journeys since inception, and key initiatives they have implemented, among others

About the Awards - ‘Business Excellence Awards’

The Dun & Bradstreet SME and Business Excellence Awards 2021 is an endeavour to acknowledge and recognize the achievements and exemplary performances of SMEs and Mid-Corporates. The Award covers about 25+ categories, which are largely based on business performance and certain theme-based parameters.

Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to apply –

For the purpose of the Awards, businesses with annual standalone turnover between Rs 10 crore – 250 crore in FY20 will be considered eligible under the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) category.

Likewise, or the purpose of the Awards, businesses with annual standalone turnover between Rs 250 crore – 1,000 crore in FY20 will be considered eligible under the Mid-Corporates category.

For the purpose of participation, businesses need to fill out a nomination form and send it back via email, along with their financial statements for FY20, FY19 and FY18.

Note:

  • Businesses with annual standalone turnover below Rs 10 crore are not eligible
  • Businesses involved exclusively in trading activities are not eligible to apply for the awards

Dun & Bradstreet uses a proprietary model, based on financial parameters such as total income, profit, net profit margin and growth parameters, among others, to evaluate the performance of companies in each award category. Winners are then chosen on the basis of an overall composite score.

About the Panel Discussion - Business Enterprises of Tomorrow:

Celebrating the Spirit of Entrepreneurship

As the world makes an attempt to bounce back from the ongoing pandemic situation, forward-looking businesses are focusing their energy on a new set of priorities. Small and Mid-Sized businesses, which have been hit by the pandemic the hardest, need to identify these priorities and act on them. Some of the relevant priorities in the current landscape are harnessing advanced technologies for superior business outcomes, product innovation, strong brand building, superior marketing strategies, exceptional management skills along with timely financial support. Harnessing the entrepreneurial spirit by actively seeking out change, embedding a culture of innovation, focusing on timely and high quality service and continuous improvement can help such businesses create a winning strategy.

With this context, Dun & Bradstreet is going to host a power-packed panel discussion on the topic 'Business Enterprises of Tomorrow: Celebrating the Spirit of Entrepreneurship’

The panel discussion will dwell on the following broad aspects: -

  • The impact of the pandemic on small and mid-sized businesses
  • Key business priorities in the current landscape
  • Harnessing advanced technologies for superior business outcomes
  • The spirit of entrepreneurship: Actively seeking change vs adapting to change
  • Innovation - more critical than ever before
  • The power of brand-building and marketing strategy
  • Steps to Build Entrepreneurship and Management skills
  • Funding for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

The panel discussion will feature representatives from Government departments, policy-makers, economists, business leaders from industry and key representatives from business solution providers.

The virtual panel discussion will take place on November 17, 2021, from 3:30 pm IST.

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