Dialogue on Business

Entrepreneur Nelcy Gamarra accesses the Dialogue on Business program from her mobile phone.

From the Classroom to the Phone: New Digital Training Program for Entrepreneurs

Shoemakers, tailors, bakers — these small business owners are usually experts at their craft, but that doesn’t mean they automatically know everything...

The Faces of Microfinance: Financial literacy for women in India

The Faces of Microfinance: Financial literacy for women in India

This is Tetra. She lives in Saketnager, a village on the outskirts of Varansi. The village is comprised of a...

Lost (and Found) in Translation

Lost (and Found) in Translation

After the 14 hour flight from JFK to New Dehli, I boarded my second flight. Another 2.5 hours, and I...

Client Story: Nagamabanu Sarmukhtyarbhai Bagvan

Client Story: Nagamabanu Sarmukhtyarbhai Bagvan

For the last fifteen years, Nagmaben has lived in the Juhapura area of Ahmedabad  with her family, including her two children....

Welcome to Gujarat: Lessons from the Field in Ahmedabad

Welcome to Gujarat: Lessons from the Field in Ahmedabad

It’s lunchtime; I jump into a rickshaw with Jaya, a trainer working with one of Accion’s Dialogue on Business (DoB)...

The Technologically Integrated Moral of the Story…

The Technologically Integrated Moral of the Story…

Storytelling has been an integral part of Indian culture for generations and is a popular performing art across the country — each...

Building Businesses in Bangalore

Building Businesses in Bangalore

Business is booming in India. We all know how the bulk of contemporary global growth is emanating from emerging economies...

A Shopping Mall as a Classroom

A Shopping Mall as a Classroom

>> The following is a post from guest blogger, Rajul Bharti, an Analyst for Accion’s Dialogue on Business training program based in...

The stuff that doesn’t get lost in translation

The stuff that doesn’t get lost in translation

I came to India to document the stories of the women entrepreneurs I would eventually meet; but what I left...

What do cashews, lab work and floor mats have in common?

What do cashews, lab work and floor mats have in common?

So, what do cashews, lab work and floor mats all have in common, you ask? Well, they all just happen...