Dear Esteemed Member,

Greetings from the India SME Forum!

COVID – 19 is declared a pandemic & has affected the normal lives of everyone - Individuals, businesses, organisations and governments. Most of the industry sectors be it travel, retail, hospitality, consumer durable, services or manufacturing etc, are under stress. In such difficult times, the challenge is how to build the immune system to sustain and survive our businesses, our employees, while also fighting the odds, against the deadly Corona. One of the major challenges faced today is dire shortage of sanitizers, Gloves, surgical Masks, thermometers, ICU Equipment, Ventilators etc,. for which the demand is only growing by the minute.

India SME Forum is striving hard to continue its endeavour to making the lives of Entrepreneurs easier, while trying to help not only in sustaining business but also in helping those in the healthcare services and manufacturing sector who can be equipped to meet the growing demands of Government, consumers, distributors and retailers for their products and services due to the Covid 19 situation.

We have in association with the Government e-marketplace worked on the opportunity to list your products so that the various Central & State Government departments can order directly from you, especially with the 20% reservation for buying products from MSMEs. We are also in association with Times of India working on a Special full page feature of Times of India (All India Editions) titled Immunity 2020 at highly subsidised rates for promoting products and Solutions for MSMEs, apart from an Exhibition where you can exhibit your products / solutions at the Immunity 2020 Expo being planned, post the lockdown.

We are also constantly discussing with the Government on various measures that can be taken to lower the stress on entrepreneurs in the present situation as well as in days to come to handle the repercussions of this current lockdown as well as provide impetus to the MSME sector to overcome the effects of current losses and economic slowdown.

This communication is to invite you to

- Join the MSME network of India SME Forum, a platform with a network of 1.2 Crore MSMEs and stay in touch with us, online on Facebook where we are posting regular updates on the situation

- Sell your products / Services to the FB and Whatsapp group of India SME Forum, specially created, to pool together the suppliers to meet the demands of Covid 19 preventive elements across India.

- Sell your products / solutions to the Government through GeM Portal which we can help you with.

- Contact our MSME Helpline on our fb page, in case you are undergoing any stress as an Entrepreneur.

This exercise is to also receive feedback from you, through this form, and receive your comments and suggestions on what the government should do to help MSMEs in the current situation, more particularly to address :

- Current issues and challenges faced by you during lockdown

-Concessions or Changes in Rules / Laws sought by you as a Micro, Small or Medium Enterprise due to COVID 19

- Long Term Suggestions for reducing impact of an economic slowdown on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise

You are requested to fill the form to join any of our initiatives, so that our team members who are all working from home, can get in touch with you.

Please click here to fill the form

With best regards,

Be Safe and Be Corona Free.

Sushma Morthania
Co-Founder & Director General - India SME Forum
Managing Editor - BUSINESSWISE
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