The Bombay Industries Association, a body of traders and businessmen, has launched a digital platform called BIA GlobalLinker to help its members digitise their businesses and connect to a global community.
The platform, developed in partnership with GlobalLinker, a business networking platform for small and medium enterprises, will help BIA members create and share e-business cards and build a digital catalogue of their products and services.
The assisted e-commerce store creator, which is part of the solution, will help micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to expand their sales opportunities, manage inventory, payment gateways and logistics, the organisation said in a press statement.
BIA GlobalLinker also provides several digital tools to address business efficiency challenges such as a business calendar where the MSMEs can schedule meetings with connected members and an eBriefcase for MSMEs to store and share documents.
“Through BIA GlobalLinker, the Bombay Industries Association aims to provide its SME members with an ideal solution to Connect, Collaborate and Capitalise – all on a single platform,” said Ajit Singh, immediate past president of the BIA.
Launched in 1948, the BIA has about 1,000 members.
GlobalLinker was founded by Sameer Vakil and Summi Gambhir. It digitises and connects SMEs with each other to enable effective networking. The company claims to host over 150,000 SMEs on its platform.