Resources for NICE Entrepreneurs

Curated resources for cultural entrepreneurs. These resources are sector agnostic and useful for all NICE cultural entrepreneurs.

Welcome to the NICE Resource Center. Under the ‘Resources’ tab, we publish, update and maintain resources that are relevant for cultural entrepreneurs. In this blog, we present a collection of resources that are sector agnostic and useful for all cultural entrepreneurs.

Please note: We will be updating this list regularly.


1. All Things Legal

Biopiracy of Traditional Knowledge related Geographical Indications: a select study of Indian case

Biopiracy of traditional knowledge (TK) related geographical indications (GIs) has been rampant because of non-digitization of implicit knowledge available in the unorganized sector of the knowledge economy. After the adoption of Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement in 1995 Indian IP law has undergone sea changes to be TRIPS compliant. Refer to the Manupatra Intellectual Property (MIPR) report.

Preserve and Promote Culture Through IPR

Want to protect and promote Brand India? Encouragee genuine cultural enterprises by respecting and valuing Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). Learn more at the NICE Resource Center.


2. Govt. Resources

GeMSAHAY app for MSME sellers to get instant loans

Public procurement portal Government e-Marketplace (GeM) has launched ‘SAHAY’, a mobile application to help the MSME sellers listed on the GeMSAHAY app get instant loans.

This initiative paves way for frictionless financing by leveraging fintech. MSEs can now get a loan at the point of acceptance of an order on the GeM platform. Know more on Money Control.


3. Digital and Social Media Marketing

Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp Image size and more

For a complete guide of all the image types and their respective sizes for social media, refer to this blog on Promo.

Useful blogs on video marketing, social media, SMB tips

Promo is a video creation platform for businesses and agencies. The company’s blog section contains great content for Video Marketing, Social Media and SMB Tips relevant and useful for any entrepreneur. Check them out on


4. Courses and Books

7 of the best free online business classes for aspiring entrepreneurs

A little education can go a long way, especially when it’s free. Here is a guide to the best online classes from top universities to help grow your entrepreneurial skills at your own pace. Details on

19 business book recommendations from a successful entrepreneur

There’s arguably no better way to learn how to start and grow a business than to just dive in with a hands-on approach. That said, reading books is a great way to obtain information and advice from experts that can help you grow your business. If you’re looking for a place to start, try this list by Stu Sjouwerman on the Entrepreneur.

Note: Some of the books are specific to the tech industry.

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First Indian Cultural Enterprise Investment Report 2021

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