Award Categories

  • Manufacturing Business of the Year – Micro
    Net sales less than 5 crores in FY 2012-13
  • Manufacturing Business of the Year – Small
    Net sales between 5 crores to 15 crores in FY 2012-13
  • Manufacturing Business of the Year – Medium
    Net sales between 15 crores to 100 crores in FY 2012-13
  • Best Exporter of the Year – Manufacturing Sector
    Manufacturing business with bulk sales in overseas market ( service /product)
  • Professional Service Business of the Year
    Professional service / solution supplier to SMEs
  • Food & Beverage Business of the Year
    Restaurants, food processing or producer of food & beverages ingredients
  • Educational Business of the Year
    Education institutes offering professional / non-professional courses
  • Transport & Logistics Business of the Year
    Transport / Logistics services over large geographic area
  • Travel & Tourism Business of the Year
    Travel / Tourism services – hotels, theme parks , tour operators and travel agencies.
  • IT & ITeS Business of the Year
    IT services like hardware solutions, data management services, software applications, and software development process
  • Healthcare & Beauty Business of the Year
    Health facilities like nursing homes, pharmacy etc and also for SMEs involved in beauty, wellness business.
  • Agri Business of the Year
    Agricultural / processing businesses (products / services)
  • Creative Business of the Year
    SME into product design or design services
  • Wholesale Business of the Year
    Wholesale trading of commodities (metals, non ferrous items, agricultural products) & distribution networks like wholesalers, franchises, etc.
  • Retail Business of the Year (Online/Offline)
    Retail trade (goods/ services) selling directly to consumers
  • Small Business of the Year
    Excellence in corporate performance by service SMEs
  • Small Business Banker of the Year
    Banks and financial institutions significantly contributing to SMEs
  • Small Business Mentor of the Year
    Professional service providers / facilitators (financial / non- financial) helping SMEs for improved operations.
  • Small Business Technology Partner of the Year
    Technological services/products suppliers helping enhance SMEs’ competitive edge and operation efficiency
  • Start up of the Year
    Young SMEs ( young SME having launched or started not more than a year) with great potential to become big in local /international markets
  • Dynamic Business of the Year
    SMEs having adopted best business practices and shown remarkable growth in a limited period of time.
  • Small Business City of the Year
    City providing the most encouraging and favorable conditions for SMEs to prosper
  • Woman Entrepreneur of the Year
    SME headed or created by woman entrepreneurs to salute their entrepreneurial spirit
  • Social Entrepreneur of the Year
    SMEs addressing social & environmental concerns in addition to economic goals
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
    Salute an individual/organization for lifelong commitment to the cause of SMEs in the country

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