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Dubai: Tally Solutions, a leading international business management software provider, has opened nominations for the fourth edition of their MSME Honours. This flagship annual event aims to acknowledge budding businesses and entrepreneurs who have made remarkable contributions to the MSME ecosystem across various geographies.

Over the last three editions, MSME Honours received around 8,000 nominations globally. For the fourth edition, 1,000 businesses are expected to nominate themselves in the MENA region across five categories. The winners will be felicitated on International MSME Day, celebrated on June 27, 2024. Besides the MENA region, the initiative also invites participation from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Kenya. Businesses or individuals who know such businesses can nominate them on the Tally – MSME Honours 2024 website by May 31st.

These honours spotlight and celebrate the diversity and positive influence of MSMEs by highlighting their best practices at the grassroots level. This year, MSME Honours in the MENA region will be celebrated across five categories: Business Maestro, Wonder Women, e-Preneur Icon, NewGen Icon, and Tech Transformer.

Wonder Woman: Recognizing women who have overcome challenges to establish thriving businesses, inspiring others in the process.

Business Maestro: Celebrating seasoned professionals whose expertise and resilience serve as guiding beacons for aspiring entrepreneurs, laying the groundwork for enduring success.

NewGen Icon: Highlighting startups as dynamic leaders in the business landscape, pioneering fresh solutions to age-old challenges and carving out new paths for growth.

Tech Transformer: Honouring businesses at the forefront of technological advancement, leveraging digital tools to drive efficiency and effectiveness in their operations.

e-Preneur Icon: Celebrating solopreneurs based in the UAE who creatively deliver to clients.

Mr. Vikas Panchal, General Manager - Middle East, Tally Solutions, said, “We are excited to announce the launch of the fourth edition of ‘MSME Honours,’ dedicated to showcasing exceptional MSME stories irrespective of their size, geography, and industry. This initiative is our way of honouring the dedication and contributions of these businesses. Through ‘MSME Honours,’ we hope to encourage more MSMEs to come forward with their innovative ideas and inspire others, including women entrepreneurs in the MENA region."

Ms. Jayati Singh, Chief Marketing Officer, Tally Solutions, added, “We are thrilled to announce the fourth edition of ‘MSME Honours’ and aim to bring forth remarkable MSME stories, regardless of size, geography, or business type. Over the years, we have made several efforts to augment the MSME economy. This initiative is our humble endeavour to celebrate the relentless efforts and contributions of these businesses, highlighting their stories of innovation and growth at a hyper-local level and sharing them as inspiration for others. We have felicitated close to 400 winners across all editions in India, UAE, KSA, Bangladesh, Nepal, Indonesia, and West Africa, and we are optimistic about greater participation this year as well.”

The nomination entries will be judged by an esteemed panel comprising experts from the fields of technology, the MSME domain, and media. This award aims for inclusivity, ensuring that impactful individuals from various cities, sectors, and those often overlooked but driving the economy are recognized and celebrated.