Category: Funding

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How to Get MSME Loan

Yomillio, in partnership with the Confederation of Indian MSMEs (CIMSME) recently organized an event called “Community Sales for SMEs.” Apart from sales experts who showed attendees how to break through the crowd and sell, the list of speakers also included two government officials from SIDBI and MSME Ministry who talked about how they help MSMEs … Continue reading “How to Get MSME Loan”

Women’s Day and Women-Owned Business Statistics

March 8, we’ll be celebrating yet another International Women’s Day. It’s been 110 years now since the first Women’s Day in 1909, and the number of women-owned startups and entrepreneurs has risen steadily. As a matter of fact, women now regularly achieve the same incredible startup success and high-profile exits that every startup founder dreams … Continue reading “Women’s Day and Women-Owned Business Statistics”

Startup Financial Planning and Accounting Best Practices

Prof. G Shabarinathan is an Associate Professor teaching Finance & Accounting  at the Indian institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB).  His interests are in the areas of SME finance in India, private equity, venture capital, and the regulation of the securities market in India. This post contains a summary of his lecture at a Demo Day Pitch event organized … Continue reading “Startup Financial Planning and Accounting Best Practices”

How to Create the Right Pitch Deck? 5 VC Pitch Decks For Inspiration

If you have an idea for a startup, the first point of order is to raise funding, or at least get validation and find out if investors think your idea has potential, and whether your business plan to execute it is feasible enough for them to consider getting on-board. This is where a VC pitch … Continue reading “How to Create the Right Pitch Deck? 5 VC Pitch Decks For Inspiration”

Building Investor Friendly Businesses

A common theme running through the Biz Summit event was a focus on how startups and SMEs in need of financing can connect with investors. Pitches made by both 21Dojo and Pitchdeck & Beyond were obviously about what they do – which is to provide startup businesses the tools they need to create a professional … Continue reading “Building Investor Friendly Businesses”

Pitchdeck Pitches to Startups on How to Pitch to Investors

One of Yomillio’s core offerings is to help our members raise funding by providing you with the tools and resources you need to do it, in addition to direct connects and business networking opportunities to meet with investors.     This was a highlight of last week’s Biz Summit event, where one of the startups … Continue reading “Pitchdeck Pitches to Startups on How to Pitch to Investors”

Pros and Cons of Debt Funding vs Equity Funding

Before we get to the list of pros and cons of debt funding vs equity funding, let’s take a minute to understand why this is so important. The problem is that at least 50% of new businesses fail inside the first five years, and the number increases to more than 85% by year 10.   … Continue reading “Pros and Cons of Debt Funding vs Equity Funding”

Impact of Demonetisation on SME Lending Through Formal and Informal Channels

Demonetisation has crept into virtually every aspect of life and business in India. But it’s impact on SME lending has been phenomenal, in both the formal and informal channels. In order to understand the magnitude of this issue, and its short-term and long-term impacts, we need to look at four things: Share of formal vs … Continue reading “Impact of Demonetisation on SME Lending Through Formal and Informal Channels”