Telangana Government announces digital platform for 2.3 million MSMEs in the State
Partners with MSME enablement ecosystem GlobalLinker to launch ‘Telangana State GlobalLinker’
Digital networking platform enables Telangana’s MSMEs to connect to a global community of small and large businesses
Host of benefits to MSME members include: digitisation, an e-commerce store and access to business efficiency tools
by Prashant Kapadia/NHN
Mumbai, 27th Feb, 2019: The Telangana Government in partnership with GlobalLinker, a unique MSME enablement ecosystem, announced the launch of a digital networking platform called ‘Telangana State GlobalLinker’. The platform will digitize and connect over 2.3 million MSMEs in Telangana to a global community of small and large businesses. The initiative will help in putting Telangana MSMEs on the national and international map using the power of digital technology. GlobalLinker has alliances with leading corporates such as ICICI Bank, Jet Airways as well as industry bodies like Federation of Indian Exports Organization (FIEO) and Bombay Industries Association. Recently GlobalLinker was the only Indian company amongst a host of global entities selected by the Monetary Authority of Singapore to create ‘Business sans Borders’, a collaborative AI-driven global solutions hub to foster MSME digitization.
Telangana State GlobalLinker, will allow MSMEs to create a digital profile for their business, connect with other global MSMEs, enable them to find buyers and suppliers, gain visibility and receive up-to-date industry trends and news. Members will also enjoy exclusive offers on travel, legal services and loans, offered by both corporates and fellow SMEs.
Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Industries & Commerce Department, Government of Telangana said: “Digitization is going to be one of game changers for MSME businesses as it helps them cater to customers beyond local boundaries, allows their profit to grow twice as fast and substantially increases their contribution to GDP. Industries Department of Telangana has collaborated with GlobalLinker to create Telangana State GlobalLinker, a digital SME Networking solution to address key challenges faced by MSMEs with the core objective of making the business growth of MSMEs – simpler, more profitable and enjoyable”
MSMEs on ‘Telangana State GlobalLinker ‘will also be able to create eBiz cards to share with other members and a digital catalogue of their products and services. An assisted e-commerce store creator will help MSMEs to expand their sales opportunities, manage inventory, payment gateways and logistics. The platform also provides several digital tools such as a business calendar and an eBriefcase for MSMEs to store and share documents.
Sameer Vakil, Co-founder & CEO, GlobalLinker said: “We are immensely proud to host the Telangana state government MSME network on the GlobalLinker platform. Digitization can truly catalyze growth for MSMEs, as it not only blurs borders but also provides greater access to clients. We look forward to assisting over 2.3 million MSME members to transform their business on the strength of our platform.’’
About GlobalLinker: GlobalLinker, a unique MSME enablement ecosystem, focuses on connecting MSMEs with each other so that they can enjoy unhindered networking powered by an algorithm based ‘match-making’. MSMEs on the platform also benefit from unparalleled economies of scale through collective purchasing power and superior access to business knowledge and skills. A number of growing business utilities are also offered to SME members of GlobalLinker – e.g. a free eCommerce store creator with payments gateway and logistics services pre-embedded. Currently, GlobalLinker hosts over 2,00,000 MSMEs on the platform. At the core, GlobalLinker digitizes and connects SMEs and is entirely freefor them. SME digitization happens through the creation of Digital Business Cards, Digital Business Profiles, and Digital Product Catalogs for SMEs. GlobalLinker is offered as a co-branded solution by Governments, Trade Bodies, and Corporations to their SME Clients and members.