Across India, digital is helping businesses unlock growth. Small and medium businesses are the backbone of the Indian economy and are powering the next wave of the country's growth. As the country undergoes a digital transformation, many businesses are increasingly adopting the internet to help them explore new markets, engage different audiences and compete more effectively.
SMB Heroes is a program to discover, recognise and celebrate businesses that have unlocked the power of digital for their business growth.
We are excited to introduce you to SMB Heroes, a program by Google to discover and honour stories of businesses that have used digital to drive growth and share their stories with the world. Winners will win a trip to Google APAC HQ in Singapore, along with an opportunity to get enrolled in an executive education course.
As one of the partners of Google, we are at the forefront of supporting businesses through their digital journey so we would love to involve you in the process. If you feel any of you or any businessess you know have the potential to be an SMB Hero, we’d love to hear their story. You can choose to apply now. Please do not hesitate to write to us if you need any support.
How SMB Heroes works
Applications open from 8th March to 24th April, 2017
Applications for SMB Heroes 2017 are open to businesses all over India. From local retailers to manufacturers, service providers, restaurants and startups - the kind of business doesn’t matter, but its impact does. If you have a story that showcases the power of digital in driving growth and improving the lives of Indians, it could change the way a thousand more businesses work.
The SMB Heroes contest will be phased across 2 rounds:
- Regionals - May, 2017
- Nationals - June, 2017
The final winners of the contest will be announced at a finale in Delhi in June, 2017.
SMB Heroes will be chosen across 3 categories
Woman Business Leader in Digital
Honouring the visionary women who have empowered themselves to not just lead their organizations but have also leveraged digital to achieve exceptional business growth.
Business Innovation with Digital
Recognizing businesses that have leveraged the power of digital to influence the way they engage with customers, gain access to markets or derive productivity gains and transformed the way they work.
Impacting Change with Digital
Celebrating businesses that have gone beyond business growth by impacting the lives of people around them whether it’s helping students in rural locations, or empowering artisans to gain access to fair markets, or even providing financial inclusion to the underbanked.