More than 27 Years of Experience

It costs money to start a business. Funding your business is one of the first — and most important — financial choices most business owners make. How you choose to fund your business could affect how you structure and run your business.

The financing channel looks at the different small business funding options available to start-up businesses and established SME businesses looking to grow. Get a wealth of advice and tips to help manage your accounts and cash flow better, views on the future of business banking and where to source alternative finance.

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Otherwise known as bootstrapping, self-funding lets you leverage your own financial resources to support your business. Self-funding can come in the form of turning to family and friends for capital, using your savings accounts. With self-funding, you retain complete control over the business but you also take on all the risk yourself

If you want to retain complete control of your business, but don’t have enough funds to start, consider a small business loan.

To increase your chances of securing a loan, you should have a detailed project report with financial projections. We will help you in preparing the DPR and other documentation to contact banks and credit unions to request a loan.

Investors can give you funding to start your business in the form of venture capital investments. Venture capital is normally offered in exchange for an ownership share an active role in the company.

Venture capital differs from traditional financing in a number of important ways. Venture capital typically:

I – Focuses high-growth companies
II – Invests capital in return for equity, rather than debt (it’s not a loan)
III – Takes higher risks in exchange for potential higher returns
IV – Has a longer investment horizon than traditional financing

About Us

TANSTIA-FNF SERVICE CENTRE (TFSC) is a collaborative venture between Tamil Nadu Small & Tiny Industries Association (TANSTIA), Chennai and Friedrich Naumann Foundation For Freedom (FNF), Germany, established to promote entrepreneurship (the need of the hour today) and to provide support services to Micro and Small Enterprises.

TFSC endeavors to assist the vibrant sector of Small and Tiny Industries in the changing scenario. The centre was inaugurated on August 26, 1992, by Shri. R.Venkataraman, Former President of India.
More than 27 Years of Experience ,

Our Credentials

Gold Rating

An ISO certified Centre and in which TFSC has been accredited by the Quality Council of India and received the “Gold Rating”.

Future for Micro Enterprises

TFSC is the only project selected from India under the theme ”Science and technology -Thinking the future for Micro Enterprises”.

A Well-established Consultants

TFSC has well-established consultants who work through for various advisory, consultancy and training needs of SMEs

Pioneer in Information to SMEs

A pioneer in catering information requirements of SMEs. The information portal offers one-stop information.

BDS provider and Facilitator

TFSC is the only project selected from India under the theme ”Science and technology -Thinking the future for Micro Enterprises”.

Unique Information Department

The Centre is equipped with unique information dept with a specialized panel of Consultants with more than 250 experts.

The Mission is to enable the small industries to attain all-round capabilities and to lead the way towards high performance thereby enhancing their participation in the national and global economy.

To emerge as a nodal state of the art service centre in the service of SMEs.

We at TANSTIA-FNF Service Centre, strive to provide high-quality services, better value addition and quick responses at all times to our esteemed customers, especially SMEs, in line with their needs and expectations. Together we will create an organization climate, which will sustain our efforts by teamwork, innovation and continuous improvement.



Chairman-TFSC-President- TANSTIA



Trustee-TFSC-General Secretary- TANSTIA

Mr.S.Ashok Sekaran



Trustee-TFSC-Vice President-Madurai Region


Trustee-TFSC-Vice President-Coimbatore Region

Mr.Annadurai Alagar

Trustee-TFSC-Vice President-Trichy Region

Mr.Vasudevan Srinivasan

Trustee-TFSC-Vice President-Chennai Region


TFSC- Trustee-Past Chairman TFSC-Past President TANSTIA


TFSC- Trustee-Imm Chairman TFSC-Imm TANSTIA



Mr.Girish Pandian