Information about technology 
For small units, information about technology options is often through word of mouth or from a visit to an advanced unit. Few have access to technical literature, professional journals or information about new product launches. In India, much of this is changing. With the advent of internet, new vistas are opening up through electronic journals, catalogue downloads and advanced search facilities. The Technology Bureau for Small Enterprises (TBSE) (www.techsmall.com) promoted with the assistance of the UN offers access to databases and information on technology. In addition, NSIC has taken up an initiative to enhance technology options for SSIs . Technology intervention in clusters offers nearby units an opportunity for a look and feel of advanced technology. Entrepreneurs are also assisted to participate in overseas trade fairs to update them with the latest worldwide. Tool Rooms, Testing Centres, Production-cum-Process Centres and Workshops also assist in this task.