For these ladies, every day is Women’s Day, a celebration of themselves, their skills and most importantly, their economic independence. Rachel Fernandes tells you more
MAKING MONEY GROW ON TREES
MIGUEL BRAGANZA, trained horticulturist and farm manager at the Mahamaya Nursery and Agri Farm at Sal-Bicholim writes about the various schemes and subsidies offered by both, the Government of India and the state government to boost the waning interest in agriculture
When it comes to honouring Goa’s business jewels, nothing short of the best will do. And the best they got at the glittering Ulhas presents Business Goa Awards for Corporate Excellence 2012 ceremony. So, while the beautiful sun set into the Arabian sea on a pleasant February 7 evening, 29 businessmen, businesswomen and businesses took away a personalized award plaque to thundering applause and cheering from the entire Goan business fraternity. Held at the popular sea-side venue, Tito’s Courtyard, in Baga, the event witnessed a spectacular turnout. Almost the entire business industry as well as friends and well-wishers of the Business Goa magazine graced the ceremony. The chief guest for this stunning evening was Delhi-based Annurag Batra.
'Where else' do you go to for some of Goa's most happening parties? Tito's of course, where owners Ricky and David De Souza promise you the time of your life. RACHEL FERNANDES catches up with them.
German company Putzmeister, based at Verna Industrial Estate in Goa, is hoping to revolutionalise the Indian construction industry with their concrete machines under the leadership of Managing Director Michael Schmid- Lindenmayer
Suraj Morajkar is a first generation entrepreneur. Someone who dreamt big and realised his ambition on sheer dint of hard work and taking risks. The difference however was that very early on, his company- Sun Estates decided to foray into the luxury market when the word was yet to make sense in Goa, writes CASSANDRA D'ROZA
From being a small garage startup that executed anything and everything within the engineering and fabrication space to being an original equipment manufacturer to some of the most respected companies in the world and to eventually carve out its own brandname, the Mapusa based Pai Kane Group has come a full circle in a little over two decades of its operations notes HARSHVARDHAN BHATKULY
Learning the hard way
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Two years and Business Goa has covered nearly every kind of commercial venture in Goa. Fashion to food, maufacturing to music, shipping to shoes, and industries to mom and pop shops. This Anniversary Special Cover Shot takes it a step further. For a state which has recently been warming up to change, it is interesting how the sucess of business in Goa today does depend soely on its major players. There are many others who have been instrumental in changing the scene in their own ways. Dedicated to Goa;s oddballs, here is a look at an inspiring set of entrepreneurs who are doing just that by being different
FREDERICK NORONHA speaks to the movers and shakers at this century-old trade and commerce institution to gauge the change that it forsees for itself and business in Goa.
Also in the cover story, an interview with the present and former presidents of GCCI, Manguirish Pai Raiker and Cesar Menezes.
And what else does GCCI have cooking at their Verna facility?
Read more about it in the June 2011 issue of Business Goa