Welcome to the India SME Forum, India’s largest Small & Medium Business Movement. Formed in May 2011, with the objective to propel a Small and Medium Business Movement across the country, our aim was to provide a voice to small and medium entrepreneurs, wilting under the non-entrepreneur friendly policies of the government, and to support and recognize innovative, globally competitive, SMEs in India.

Starting out with 400 members in 2011, today we have over 76,000+ MSMEs as members, 270+ Sectoral & Regional Associations as Supporters and 35 major banks, corporations & organizations as partners.

We have been at the forefront of demanding a radical change in the way our country is led. We are committed to a paradigm shift in the mindset of the people of our country, towards its entrepreneurs.

We can feel a huge excitement in the next generation of entrepreneurs, and the MSME sector, India’s Second Largest Employment provider, which was feeling neglected and ignored, has renewed their faith in the possibilities and opportunities, opening up.

As part of our mission, the India SME Forum, shares best practices, information and knowledge as well as seeks and recognizes MSMEs who have exhibited great success in leading their enterprises, creating much needed employment, enabling a sustainable ecosystem and catapulting their enterprise to the next stage, while navigating the inherent risks imminent with business.

Join, network and share best practices & knowledge with over 0.6 million Entrepreneurs who have registered as Members, Contributors & Volunteers from all over India and contribute to creating the best Entrepreneurial ecosystem, India has ever seen.


India SME Forum has initiated Gujarat Chapter to unleash the potential of SME’s in the state of Gujarat. Mr. Nilesh Shukla was announced President for the chapter by India SME Forum in presence of Hon’ble Minister SME (Ex) Shri. Haribhai Chaudhary during Launch of the Chapter on 19th Aug 2017. The initiatives of the ISF-Gujarat Chapter hope to inspire willing and able SMEs that have the potential to be world- class enterprises and offer them the platform to promote themselves to partners, investors, and collaborators, to sustain long-term growth. ISF-Gujarat Chapter is well on its way to patronize the SME sector, with a view to act as a catalyst and provide every possible support to accomplish the mission.

India SME Forum is among the three national MSME organizations to find a place on the Advisory Committee of the Ministry of MSME, Government of India. The Forum is an ex-officio gazetted member of India’s National Board of MSME, the apex MSME Statutory Body, since 2015, a Member of the High-Powered Monitoring Committee of the National SC/ST HUB under Stand-Up India and a Member of the RBI’s Standing Advisory Committee on Flow of Institutional Credit to MSME Sector, apart from contributing to various national and international think tanks, on the MSME & Entrepreneurial ecosystem. The Mission of India SME forum is to foster the development of a flourishing entrepreneurial culture and a competitive SME sector to support economic development. The core strategies employed by the India SME forum to achieving its mission are:

⦁ Listening, Sharing and Advocating for a Pro-Business Environment
⦁ Identifying, Enabling and Seeding Innovative Start-ups and MSMEs
⦁ Recognising, Grooming and Supporting, Promising SMEs.


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    Nilesh Shukla


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    Ashish Bhavsar

    Honorary Secretary

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    Shweta Upadhyay

    Regional Director

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    Raxit Kothari

    Advisory Board

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    Nilesh Desai

    Advisory Board