On 3rd Nov 2017, a Seminar on Business Scale Up and GST was organized at Hotel Venus International, Akola by Rifah Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It was a very successful Seminar in which around 200 businessmen from various kinds of business were present. The program started with the recitation of the Holy Quran by Mr. Azizuddin Falahi . This program was convened by Mr. Md. Yunus who welcomed all the guests.
Mr. Salahuddin Ahmad, Chief Operating Officer of Rifah Chamber of Commerce and Industry addressed the audience and told them that every business need to have a Mission, Vision and Value. He pointed out that although we do business , we follow the conventional methods. He said we need to move ahead with time so that we can sustain our business and grow day by day. He brought to the notice of the audience that if we fail to implement modern techniques in our business, our business would be soon wiped out. He informed the audience, the purpose of formation of Rifah Chamber of Commerce and Industry and pointed out the various benefits its offers. He encouraged the Business Community of Akola to join in large numbers so that they can benefit from the services which Rifah is providing.
Mr. Zameer Quazi, a motivational speaker from Akola, also addressed the audience on the topic - Positive Traits of Business. Mr. Quazi told the audience that we should always look at the positive side of events and try to find out new opportunities. He said we need to create awareness amongst ourselves about what is happening in various industries. He said we need to have an eagle’s eye to see what is happening around the world and grab opportunities in business.
Mr. Jayesh Gurbani, a Chartered Accountant by profession also graced this auspicious occasion by his presence. He explained the audience about various terminologies of GST and their relevance. He spoke in detail about CGST, SGST, IGST. He also said that Returns should be filed on time otherwise penalty is imposed. He interacted with the audience by answering the various queries about GST.
A GST Officer from Akola , Mr. Abhijit Suresh Nagle was also invited in this Seminar so that he can tell the audience about Government’s Support on GST implementation. Mr. Nagle addressed the audience in a very jovial way and the audience became very much interested in his way of presentation. He elaborated various supporting measures which Government is taking so that the Business community does not have to face challenges regarding GST. He also said that anybody who has any concern about GST can visit his office without any hesitation.
Mr. Bilal Thekia, President of Vidarbha Memon Jamaat was also welcomed on the dais and share his insights about business. He said in order to grow in business, we need to focus on education, he also said we need to move shoulder to shoulder with the changing time and need to be prepared for the upcoming challenges to compete in business.
Much awaited speaker of the day Mr. Afzal Baig was then invited to share his views on the various aspects of business. Mr. Baig gave a very motivating speech and told the audience that Islam never discourages to earn money, instead he told a successful businessman would contribute for the welfare of the society. Once he made his point crystal clear that it is good to earn more if your intentions are for the wellbeing of mankind, he then figured out why we fail in business and what corrective measures need to be taken in order to grow our business. He said that the community lacks vision for their business. Unless and until we have a Vision set for our company, we would not be able to grow our business. He further added that if we do not develop a system for our company, we can’t sustain for long. He said we need to develop process so that we can replicate our business model . Setting of process would also help in executing our business in auto mode. He pointed out that our community lacks awareness about basic requirements of doing business. He said we need to understand the importance of upgrading ourselves. He also said in today’s world Business coaching is important to keep oneself upgraded.
Concluding speech of the Seminar was delivered by Mr. Hamid Hussain. President JIH Akola. He addressed the audience that a successful businessman is an asset to the society. He also narrated few Hadiths in which Islam encourages doing business. He thanked all the audience and the guest who made this business seminar a successful event. He also praised the initiative of Rifah Chamber of Commerce and Industry to work towards business development which would ultimately provide employment to many youths in Akola.
Last but not the least special thanks to Mr. Md. Anis Memon, Mr. Khwaja Nizamuddin, Md. Yunus and the members of Rifah Akola body without whose efforts this event would not have been successful.