The intention of creating this group/Association is to create a strong & close-knit network of Entrepreneurs & Owners of Small & Medium Businesses across Karnataka by conducting regular activities & giving a platform to meet & interact. Through this group we will not only help SME Owners/Entrepreneurs know each other but also will help with the below mentioned needs, requirements & obstacles: • The group/association will try its best to address the challenges faced by SMEs in people management, in terms of conducting training, sharing knowledge between members, setting up a knowledge base on methods & sources of recruitment, managing and retaining the best talent from across the country. • Group/association will negotiate with vendors on behalf of the members to supply various routine requirements and fix prices at low cost. • Group/association will educate members on how to handle various compliance that are relevant to SMEs, including but not limited to software compliance, labor law comp., taxation law comp., local municipal or corporation laws compliance, fire and safety compliance etc. • Group/association will provide means to tackle bad debtors by publishing them to the fellow members of the association and blacklisting clients who repeatedly and willfully default on payments to the members of the association. • Group/association will provide the best of legal aid to the vendors for all their legal issues • Group/association will provide networking platforms to association members through regular events, gatherings, meets etc. • Group/association will take up any unfair or any unjust treatment that is done to the SMEs either relating to government policies or customer behavior. • To assist entrepreneurs in reaching out to the right individual funders/angel investors/venture funders/financial institutes/private financers to help funding of new ventures and top-up funding of existing SMEs. The effort of the association will only be an assistance to present your business funding requirement to all categories of funders available and approval of such funding is solely based on the funder. Being a member does not guaranty that funds will be arranged. • To create opportunities to reward & recognize group/association members for: good entrepreneur skills, business growth, motivation of employees, help & support provided to the fellow association members, active participation in various group activities & various other fruitful initiatives taken.