India Business Advisory Forum

About IBAF

IBAF – India Business Advisory Forum is a consortium of Industry experts and subject matter experts who have come together with a common objective of helping an Indian business or entrepreneur grow. Our focus has been helping entrepreneurs – be it business ideation, validation of an idea, launching a product or services, turning around a business, expanding a business across geographies or channels, expanding product lines and segments, increasing profitability,  cutting costs, support in distress and especially in current situation – Post COVID19 lockdown and emerging as a winner amidst the crisis.

IBAF is dedicated chapter for entrepreneur and business advisory under Empower Foundation which is registered with NITI Aayog, Government of India.  It has been involved in various initiatives over the last decade which includes mentoring and advising startups and businesses and also in policy making for the country. IBAF participated in the creation of National MSME policy (2017) where in it voiced the views and needs of MSMEs to the Department of MSME, Government of India ( Empower Foundation also represented the Industry as a part of the Executive committee, BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards), Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Government of India.

Our model – How we advise and help businesses

Our model is a very different as we understand that one size fits all approach does not work in all kinds of businesses. Over the last 10 years our model and consortium has evolved on lines of the growing needs of businesses and changing market dynamics. We do not believe that one seminar or webinar along with some digital support and standardized content could be of a great help. We ensure that we get associated with you and our mentors walk along with you till your objective is achieved. Various businesses have different problem areas or opportunities and depending on the same we allocate a mentor or a team of mentors who are experts in the field and believe in making an impact. We have experts in the areas of Marketing and branding, Sales Management, Change and Crisis management, Finance, Legal, Business growth and Strategy, Psychology and life coaching who have deep experience in their respective fields and also a strong network created over years which could benefit a business.

Connect with us if you are in need of Business advisory

If you think that you have a business problem and are open to engage with an expert/s who can come with a diverse thought process, experience and network to help and advise you, please share some very basic details so we can connect with you. The link below will help you share some basics about your business and it will hardly take a few minutes to do it (Press the link below)

We look forward to connect with you. India has a huge potential and opportunities. We, Indians have fantastic DNA of hard-working and the right attitude. The only thing which can make a difference is someone with the right experience or connect, who could advise or guide. Even the great warrior Arjuna needed Krishna to win the War of Mahabharata !



Join us as a Mentor

If you are passionate about helping someone with your experience. If you have one or two areas of expertise and think that the same can be of help to someone else. If you can spare just a few hours to engage and help a business or an entrepreneur. If you think that you can mentor, hand-hold and advise someone – this is the place. Do write us at with a brief about yourself and our team would connect with you. We have mentors who have worked with one entrepreneur in a year and also there are some who have worked with three startups or businesses in a year. It all depends on you. Post empaneling you, we will connect you with the startups or entrepreneurs who need advisory and mentoring. We have process to ensure that the mentor and mentees are able to work seamlessly.

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