Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Subject(s): Commerce
ISBN 9789395245388
 Publication Date
  Pages 194





This book Small Business and Entrepreneurship is designed to address the requirements of undergraduate students of commerce and management.


 Logical arrangement of topics.

 Use of charts, exhibits, tables and snapshots to facilitate easy understanding of abstract concepts. Incorporation of all recent developments in the sphere of Entrepreneurship in India.

 Clear presentation of functions of institutions promoting entrepreneurship and institutions supporting entrepreneurs financially.

 Procedural formalities connected with starting units and complete coverage of SSIs, MSMEs, Micro and Tiny sectors.

 Elaborate presentation of entire gamut of incentives given by Central and State Governments especially Government of Tamil Nadu.

 Detailed coverage on support systems like District Industries Centre, Industrial Estates and Institutional Finance.

 Succinct account of business idea generation, opportunity analysis and financial feasibility.

Cover Page
Half-title Page
Title Page
Copyright Page
Chapter 1. Small Scale Industries and Small Entrepreneurs
Definition of Small Business in India
Different Definitions of SSI
Characteristics of Small-Scale Industries
Scope and Types of SSIs
Objectives of SSIs
Role or Significance of SSIs
Problems of Small-Scale Industries
Registration of SSI
Registration of SSI Unit
Public Deposit
Documents Required for Registration at Appropriate Authority
Steps to be Taken for Starting SSI
Promoter’s Margin or Seed Capital
Review Questions
Chapter 2. Governmental and Non-Governmental Agencies Promoting Entrepreneurship
Role of Government and Non-Government Agency in Promotion of EDP
Promotional Role or Stimulatory Role
Supportive Role
Regulatory Role
Socio-Economic Role
Institutions Promoting EDP
The Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII)
Review Questions
Chapter 3. Business Idea Generation
Searching for Business Ideas or Opportunities
Idea Generation by Market Scanning
Idea Generation by Consumer Survey
Closeness to Area Activity Intermediate
Sources of Business Ideas
Approach to Ideation
Review Questions
Chapter 4. Opportunity Analysis /Project Formulation
Meaning of Opportunity
Characteristics / Attributes of Opportunity
Identification and Analysis of Business Opportunities
Kinds of Business Opportunities
Opportunities at Global Level
Kinds of Global Opportunities
Sources of Opportunities
Steps in Selection of New Business Opportunities
Criteria to Assess Business Opportunity
Review Questions
Chapter 5. Managerial Feasibility/ Forms of Ownership
Sole Trading Concern
Partnership Firms
Company Organisation
Cooperative Society
Factors Influencing Choice of Appropriate Type of Organization
Review Questions
Chapter 6. Financial and Economic Feasibility
Financial Feasibility
Financial Planning
Approaches to Capitalization
Over Capitalization
Under Capitalization
Capital Structure
Capital Gearing
Factors Influencing Pattern of Capital Structure
Source of Funds
Long-Term Finance
Medium-Term Finance
Short-Term Finance
Bank Finance
Classification of Banks Advances
Forms of Loans and Advances
Venture Capital Finance
Forms of Venture Capital
Estimation of Cost of Production and Marketing Cost
Break-Even Analysis
Assessment of Fixed and Working Capital Requirements
Fixed Capital
Working Capital
Review Questions
Chapter 7. Institutional Finance and Entrepreneurship
Structure of Development
Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI)
Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI)
Schemes of Assistance
Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India (ICICI)
Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation
Financial Activities / Assistance
Industrial Finance Corporation of India (IFCI)
Financial Assistance
Promotional Activities
Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)
State Financial Corporation (SFC)
Promotional Efforts
Industrial Investment Bank of India (IIBI)
Indian Investment Centre (IIC)
The Various Functions of Indian Investment Centre (IIC)
The Closure of Indian Investment Centre (IIC)
Tamil Nadu Industrial Investment Corporation (TIIC)
Schemes of TIIC
Commercial Banks
Roles and Functions of Commercial Bank
Financial Schemes of Commercial Banks
Participation Loans
Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC)
General Insurance Corporation (GIC)
Unit Trust of India (UTI )
Review Questions
Chapter 8. District Industries Centre (DIC)
Manager (Economic Investigation)
Manager (Machinery & Equipment)
Manager (Research, Extension & Training)
Manager (Raw Materials)
Manager (Credit)
Functions of DIC
Administrative Functions
Operational Functions
Documents to be Submitted for Provisional Registration
Obtaining Permanent Registration
Operations of DIC
Acting as a Nodal Agency
Sponsoring Applications
Provides Seed Money
Operating Modernisation Scheme
Providing Subsidy on Quality Testing Equipment
Providing Other Facilities
Conducting Fairs
Providing Exim Assistance
Review Questions
Chapter 9. Industrial Estate
Objectives of Industrial Estate
Classification of Industrial Estates
Features of Industrial Estate
Merits of Industrial Estates
Industrial Estates in India
Industrial Estates Programme During the Plan Periods
Reasons for Poor Performance of Industrial Estates
Review Questions
Chapter 10. Incentives and Subsidies
Need for Incentives
Incentives Offered by State and Central Government to SSI
Subsidies to SSIs
Subsidies to Small Scale Industries
Incentives and Subsidies in Tamil Nadu
Subsidies for Exporters in India
Review Questions
Dr. K. Sundar is Professor, Department of Commerce, Annamalai University. He has over 25 years of UG and PG teaching experience. A prolific author, he has contributed over 100 articles in national and international journals. He has authored books on Business Communication, Principles of Management, Human Resource Management, Organisation Behaviour, Business Ethics, Business Management and Auditing.
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