AWAKE has created mini-groups in 2-3 districts for related businesses, for entrepreneurs to form communities and help each other.There is support needed for online training content and manpower sourcing and training
Voice of Kuldeep Dantewadia | Co- Founder
The skills of this era that are needed include, community building skills, collaboration and learning from the environment. The
ecosystem needs to focus on organisationsreinventing themselves and on NGOs that are surviving.
Voice of Julia Karst | Head of Project
The crisis has exacerbated existing barriers that women face (e.g.inequalities in accessing schemes and finance). GIZ has deployed a support helpline for women entrepreneurs in the Northeast
Voice of Shailesh Dixit | Co-Founder
To provide access to kick-start financial products, there needs to be a network of organisations that have a direct access to business, understand the requirements of entrepreneurs and can provide last mile delivery
Voice of Harish Hande | Co-Founder (SELCO
To create a new normal, need to help many of the poorer entrepreneurs work with new business channels. Need to create an ecosystemto ensure that their needs are met
Voice of Mukesh Ralhan | Co Founder
Attack the opportunities, be agile and it does not matter right nowwhether it is the core business; it is important to follow the opportunity. Also, aggressively adopt digital tools for the business
Voice of Jeevan Gopisetty | Co-Founder
Start aggressively talking to enterprises tobridge the communication and information gaps.To survive through the current crisis and prepare adequately for future opportunities, a community behaviour must be introduced at scale.
Voice of Vidit Aatrey |CEO
Awareness across entrepreneurs and exchange of information is necessary.Thishelps to start businesses. Provide access to intelligence like access to raw materials, pricing, packaging etc.
Voice of Srikanth Iyer | CEO, HomeLane
Need to think of what is happening, focus on how people are behaving and look at how to adapt the business
Voice of Medha Uniyal | Co head
Needs access to information;communication on registration and documentation for workers and businessesl; collaboration on the essential pivots, demand and supply requirements for larger MSMEs
Voice of Arun Maira | Former Member
Get everyone onto a common purpose, make sure that all of us understand we are part of a larger system and the impact of our actions on other systems.
Voice of Vanita Shinde | CAO
Moving MOOC Program’ promotes finance and business literacy through short content formats. Mann Deshi Community Radio bringsawareness to the entrepreneurs and the broade
Voice of TN Hari | Head of HR
Entrepreneurs need to adapt to the changing scenarios, increase ability to learn, use more tech tools, need to generate cash, be frugal and build salesand marketing skills.
Voice of Gayathri Vasudevan | Labour Net Services
Need to reimagine livelihoods in light of this crisis and repurpose skills to new demands Foregback office employees can manage telemedicine kiosks
Voice of Sanjay Jain | Bharat Innovation Fund
In the medium term, focus on stimulus and programs where therecan be more leverage. For eg, focus on a sector where the supply chain unlocks potential
Voice of Anjali Bansal | Avaana Capital
The digitalization of the Kirana store can be the most game changing thing for the country. Need to create a much more technologically enabled community
Voice of Supriya Paul | Josh Talks
Build aspiration and inspiration in small businesses. Youth who are digital savvy and available at this time can help small and medium businesses transition into the digital age
Voice of Santosh Mehrotra | Professor (JNU)
Alliances can make it easy for banks to lend through aggregation. Focus on cluster development to see how the alliance can support their recovery
Voice of Sameer Gupta | Haldivita
To build a local brand, an authenticity and uniqueness about the product is necessary. Provide a competitive advantage. Build an effective supply chain and focus on quality assurance.
Voice of Sairee Chahal | Sheroes
Compassionate commerce is key: Relook at how commerce can be sustainable, environment friendly and integrates more diverse voices. Invest in humanity and emerge to a new way of thinking
Voice of Aarti Mohan | Sattva Consulting
Take district as a unit for ownership, decentralisation and livelihood stabilisation Address liquidity challenges for informal entrepreneurs with new financial products.
Voice of Ritesh Malik | Innov8
Access to information is very important. Continuous advocacy is needed because that helps in developing more innovative ideas and new business opportunities.
Voice of Prabhat Labh | Grameen Foundation
E- commerce platforms, digital based platforms can be very effective. E- learning helps entrepreneurs build capabilities. Need for patient capital and capacity building for new business models.
Voice of Surabhi and Tanya | GOODbynature
Built a community where the produce is delivered from the farmer to an NGO to feed the hungry. Build a community of stakeholders based on trust for impact
Voice of Dhimant Parekh | The Better India
Bridge the information gap through access to information; Build an empathy bridge- Need to educate the consumers on the value small businesses bring.
Voice Of Sandeep Banerjee | Advisor to GAME
Emerging trends: takeout since people want to belong to their safe space; new solutions for contactless delivery. Transparency in health & safety standards in the kitchen develops trust in consumers ordering from food enterprises
Arun Sivaramakrishnan | CMS Partners
Address directives for the textile industry since it involves huge labour: communicate safety precautions to health workers; build a communication channel to update the workers on govt. opportunities.
Radhika | Champaca Book Store
Shift to online subscriptions, introduce voucher programs for customers to redeem in the future & aid Champaca in managing costs and sustaining themselves.
Voice of Krishna Gopal | ALC
Help entrepreneurs make decisions through pricing; diversification, procurement and identifying markets. Provide safety measures at an individual and producer-group level and access to information
Bhuvana Anand | CCS
Need to access capital to prevent payoffs, enable mobilisation across states & bridge operations for small enterprises; those that have difficulty surviving because of labour migration.
Mananasmita Patra | Owner of Fresh Phulka
Fresh Phulka is venturing in the ready to eat market as it is more hygienic. Needs mentoring, industry connections and market linkages
Aditi Singh and Tushar Thakkar| Dalberg
Bring in measures to ease business, focus on liquidity injection, collaboration of the different sectors to mutually grow rather than compete for scarce resources.
Rehanaben Riyawala And Sahil Hebbar | SEWA
Connect members and leaders online to educate them on COVID, focus on preventive measures & economic impact of enterprises and livelihood of the members while social distancing.