The Small Giants Paradigm

SMEs have been globally considered as an engine of economic growth and as key instruments for promoting equitable development, higher employment and capital efficiency. Worldwide SMEs constitute an overwhelming majority of total manufacturing and service enterprises and major share of industrial production and exports.

In India too, SMEs play an essential role in the overall economy of the country. In recent years, the SME sector has consistently registered higher growth rate compared with the overall industrial sector. With its agility and dynamism, the sector has shown admirable innovativeness and adaptability to survive economic downturn and recession.

The SME sector is characterized by its heterogeneity. It is diverse in terms of size, technology levels, location, and product range that spans from grass-root village industries to sophisticated units producing auto components, micro-processors, electronic components and electro-medical devices. As SME units have a high degree of geographic dispersion, their development assumes great significance for an equitable and inclusive growth which is the ultimate objective of our economy.

“India’s Small Giants” recognises, honours and acknowledges India's Most Successful Entrepreneurs who have created a legacy and their enduring entrepreneurial spirit has left an ever-lasting impression on the minds of generations of future entrepreneurs. An ode to the undying spirit of Indian entrepreneurs who have started out small businesses and have over time, garnered a sizeable market share, immense goodwill and sizeable brand awareness for their business while enabling and empowering those around them.

As the title connotes, India’s small companies who define success by not only their bottom line, but by their contribution to their community, dedication to great customer service and the creation and preservation of workplace cultures of excellence, while choosing to be Great instead of Big.

Welcome to this exclusive club of Trail Blazers, Innovators and Small GIANTS.

about ISG



The India SME Forum is India’s largest Not for Profit initiative for Small & Medium Business. Formed on 1st May 2011 to propel the Small and Medium Business Movement, the forum aims to nurture entrepreneurship and support innovative, globally competitive, SMEs in India. The Forum has over 70,000 members, 126 industrial & commercial associations as supporters and 27 major corporations & organizations as partners. The India SME Forum strives to change the entrepreneurial landscape in India and to create an environment that inspires, supports and celebrates Startups, Small & Medium Business and enables sustainable economic growth. The India SME Forum seeks to engage and involve partners in ambitious year round initiatives to empower SMEs. The Mission is to reach out and support 5,00,000 SMEs, handhold 5000 SMEs and transform them into large Companies by 2015, while incubating at least 500 enterprises.



SDRC commenced operations in June 1985 as a consumer market research firm in the UK. In early 1992, SDRC decided to focus on business to business research in addition to its consumer research portfolio. The work done by SDRC, soon went beyond conventional market research to tactical and strategic consulting in Europe and the Middle East. SDRC has a compelling value proposition to provide strategic advice and implementation assistance based on their ground-up approach and their roots in market research provide a strong foundation for actionable ideas to growing Small and Medium Businesses. Currently, SDRC's 140 consultants operate out of 4 offices worldwide.

SDRC has grown from a market research firm (B2B, Consumer, Customer satisfaction) to a full services firm with a business advisory focus. SDRC India Advisors, the Indian arm, today represents large overseas corporations and firms for their business interests in the Indian subcontinent. SDRC's credibility stems from their diverse sector record covering 36 sectors, extensive experience of 300+ engagements, tangible results with over US$ 126 million of investments in India and exposure to 220 leading firms.

Nirvana Motion Pictures Ltd.

Nirvana Motion Pictures Ltd.

Nirvana was setup as a corporation in 2005 as a follow up to a not for profit organisation started in 1999 by a group of media enthusiasts, investors, celebrities and executives. The organisation worked in the aftermath of the Industry status conferred in 1998, on the hitherto unrecognised Film and TV production sector in India, promoting and jettisoning the era of business intelligence, transparency, financial management, international distribution and monetising the various avenues traditionally the realm of a few big production and distribution houses. Nirvana Motion Pictures Limited, started working in the filmed entertainment space by launching its B2B portal & magazine, graduating on to organising film conferences, festivals and awards apart from distributing Indian content to markets worldwide and brining international content to India. The India international Film Convention or IIFC, the Achievers of the Year Awards, Cinema & TV Explorer Magazine and The Foundation Film Festival of Oscar Winners and International Award winning cinema were all path breaking initiatives undertaken by NMPL. The Company went further to invest and produce in small budget socially and culturally relevant content both for a discerning audience in India as well as in the international Art House scene. Nirvana has line produced various forms of content for international broadcast and film houses including SABC, TV NZ, Channel 4, BBC, ZDTV and Rai Tv to name a few. The company has media associations for advertorials and content with Bloomberg TV, NDTV, Zee News group among others. Nirvana Motion Pictures Ltd, further co-produced India’s first Official Co production with Italy, Gangor, a path breaking film, opening in competition at the Rome international Film Festival and invited to 19 International film festivals while winning 14 International and National awards including Best Actors, Best Director and Best Film at the New Jersey Intl Film Festival, the Lino Broka Grand Jury Award at CineManila 2011, the NETPAC Award 2011 at the Third Eye 10th Asian Film Festival Mumbai 2011, Best Director Award at London Asian Film Festival and the UNESCO Award at Busto Arsizio Film Festival (Italy) 2012. Nirvana has four divisions. The Filmed Infotainment Division, the foundation of the company, is currently working on 3 international co productions and various filmed initiatives for national and international companies apart from a long list of satisfied customers for its Audio Visual productions and films. The Marketing & Distribution Division, 'BusinessWISE' continues to invest, promote, market and distribute socially relevant cinema apart from working with various small and medium corporates for branding and marketing. Nirvana has an exclusive events division 'Out Of The BOX' which caters to MICE execution for a long list of corporate houses and organisations apart from conducting its own properties. Nirvana's Publishing and Social Media Division, 'Netegrity' works in the print and web publishing space catering to its own magazines as well as websites apart from working for select corporates.

NDTV Prime


New Delhi Television is, and has been for a quarter century, a pioneer in India’s news television. Founded in 1988 by Radhika Roy and Prannoy Roy, NDTV is today the most watched and the most respected news and lifestyle network in India. From the path-breaking “The World This Week” (nominated as one of India’s 5 best television programs since Independence), the first private news on Doordarshan “The News Tonight”, producing India’s first 24-hour news channel “Star News” and the country’s first ever 2-in-1 channel NDTV has been in the forefront of every single news revolution. NDTV is most proud of how its work impacts the real world and how it is using its powerful reach to campaign for and with the people of India. 25 years of dedicated and innovative programming has brought into focus a number of social issues ranging from the 7 Wonders of India, Save Our Tigers, the Greenathon and Jeeena ki Asha to Marks for Sports, Support My School and the most recent University Sports Championships. Seen as an honest, unbiased and fearless crusader, NDTV’s sustained campaigns against injustice and human rights violations has forced apathetic governments to act, legislation to be changed and made the nation aware of the power of the people.

Its channels NDTV 24x7 (English), NDTV India (Hindi) and India’s first ever 2-in-1 channel NDTV Profit-NDTV Prime (Business and Infotainment) continue to raise the standards of journalism with innovative programming and uncompromising integrity.

NDTV Profit- NDTV Prime will telecast the India's Small Giants - Emerging Enterprises of India Series every Saturday 1230 Hrs and Sunday at 1830 Hrs starting from 27th July 2014 for 10 weeks.

Qualities of ISG

  • Great enterprises continue to create gainful employment and enable an entreneurial ecosystem year after year, elevating the standard of living and boosting the local and National economy.
  • Innovative small companies are nimble. Necessity and passion make them even more innovative than their biggest competitors.
  • Accomplished = skilled + adept + gifted + proficient + masterly. Visionary leaders have these values in spades.
  • Noble virtues, integrity, accountability, responsibility remain values that propel one through life with success.
  • Tangible and real business are always the result of the dreams and visions, of visionaries who keep their own lives real and simple, while creating real wealth.
  • Success maybe material. But it is also measured by everything above & beyond the material. A legacy leaves an imprint on investors, employees, partners and customers alike.

The wheels of Selection

Chosen as India's Small Giants

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