More than 27 Years of Experience

Advice on how to start your own business, with support to help you plan, develop and fund a start-up business, plus recommendations on registering the business, its legal structure and finding financial backing for growth. Whether you are just beginning or have already taken the first steps and want to keep everything on track, our expert advisors will give you the knowledge to help lead you to success.

Learning how to set up a business can initially seem daunting, but with good support and a strong idea you can quickly pass through the key stages of the start-up process and be able to launch your company with a solid foundation.

Topics covered include: regulations and requirements for SME owners, finding and selecting the professional services you may need (such as banking, branding, setting up a website and etc.), legal structure options (self-employed person, sole trader, a partnership or a limited company), business planning, India MSME funding sources and finding your first customers.

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This section provides expert advice for a small business owner looking to start and run a successful business. Leverage our case studies and lessons learned from like-minded professionals.

To know different funding options available to new start-ups and established small businesses looking to grow. Guidance and tips on raising cash, finding investors, how to better manage your accounts and cash flow, views on the future of business banking and where to source alternative finance.

The expert advice will help you learn how to make an effective business plan to help secure funding and there are guides to step you through the launch of a successful business.

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