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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Business Plan guides templates sample plans

Business Plan guides templates sample plans: "A business plan should include all the important matters that will contribute to making your business idea a
success. These generally include the following: Your basic business concept., Your products and services and their competitive advantages., The markets you’ll pursue, The background of your management and key employees, Your strategy and the specific actions you plan for implementing it., Your financial needs."

Information Services for Small Industry,Services & Business Establishments

Information Services for Small Industry,Services & Business Establishments: "Entrepreneurs Need Lots of Information while in the process of Starting an Enterprise of their Dreams or Managing their existing one. The information pertaining to project selection, location, markets, choice of technology and machinery, mode of finance, distribution channels, selection of suppliers of material inputs, recruitment of personnel, Logistics, Government Rules, Procedures & Regulations are some of the things the entrepreneurs will be searching for at one time or other.
There are many government, trade associations, consultants, customers besides Newspapers, magazines, technical literature in all the countries providing information to entrepreneurs . Despite the availability of wide institutional network getting adequate, timely, quick, reliable up-to-date information on what to produce, how to produce and market continues to be one of the major drawbacks and problems of the Entrepreneurs all over the world."

Home Page for Ministry of Agro & Rural Industries

Ministry of Agro & Rural Industries: "Worldwide, the micro and small enterprises (MSEs) have been accepted as the engine of economic growth and for promoting equitable development. The MSEs constitute over 90% of total enterprises in most of the economies and are credited with generating the highest rates of employment growth and account for a major share of industrial production and exports. In India too, the MSEs play a pivotal role in the overall industrial economy of the country. It is estimated that in terms of value, the sector accounts for about 39% of the manufacturing output and around 33% of the total export of the country. Further, in recent years the MSE sector has consistently registered higher growth rate compared to the overall industrial sector. The major advantage of the sector is its employment potential at low capital cost. As per available statistics, this sector employs an estimated 31 million persons spread over 12.8 million enterprises and the labour intensity in the MSE sector is estimated to be almost 4 times higher than the large enterprises."

ISO 9000 -  SISI Chennai ::

ISO 9000 - SISI Chennai :: "MSME-DI, Chennai conducts EARA (UK) approved Foundation Training Course (ISO 14000) in collaboration with SEQM, Ltd., UK. The course aims to equip Trainee Environmental Auditors with the basic knowledge, skills and techniques necessary to participate effectively in environmental audits and other related activities. It also helps to develop the approach to implement Environment Management Systems and prepare for what the certifying (ISO 14000) agency will look for.
20 officers have come out successfully in an EARA (UK) approved foundation course on environmental auditing (ISO 14000).

List of Units that obtained ISO 9000 Certification with MSME-DI, Chennai Consultancy Service"

Banks give Rs 9,000 cr in loans to MSMEs

Banks give Rs 9,000 cr in loans to MSMEs: "Banks have lent Rs 8,500-9,000 crore to the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the last few months as a part of the stimulus packages announced by the Union government.
Of Rs 7,000-crore refinance facility extended to the Small Industries Development Bank of India (Sidbi), Rs 4,300 crore have already been released to the commercial banks, Dinesh Rai, secretary in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, said at an Assocham function here today. Sidbi is a state-run diversified refinancing agency, which lends mainly to the small scale sector."

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Agricultural Company

Hi Sundararajan,
We would like get some consulting support in forming Agriculture Company (Pvt Ltd). we would like to know the model to get all goverment and other bodies subsideries. we would like to know is it any special process required for Agriculture company.
Best regards,


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Rice Flake making project

MFPI: "Rice flakes making units can easily be established in paddy growing rural areas either by an individual or on co-operative basis. Husk (22%), bran (5%) and broken flakes (2%) are byproducts. The husk can be used as fuel for heating the water required for soaking paddy, and for heating the grain roaster. The bran rich in oil (18-25%) is pure and stablised and can be used for extracting oil. The broken flakes can be used for preparing traditional food products.
Estimated project cost:
Capacity of the unit : 2000 kg/day
Building : 50 M2
Equipment : Rs.1,00,000
Working Capital (1 month) : Rs.50,000"

Musroom cultivation project

MFPI: "The cultivation of this variety of mushroom is very simple and quite economical in rural areas where raw materials and facilities required are easily available. The produce can be sold by adopting a suitable market strategy.
Estimated project cost:
Capacity of the unit : 25 kg/day
Building : 100 M2
Equipment : Rs.20,000
Working Capital (1 month) : Rs.5,000"

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Industrial Design

As a general rule, an industrial design consists of:
three-dimensional features, such as the
shape of a product,
two-dimensional features, such as
ornamentation, patterns, lines or color
of a product; or
a combination of one or more such features.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Small Business Administration - Success Stories

Small Business Administration - Success Stories: "Fulfilling her lifelong love of science, Payal Tak journeyed from her native India in the mid 1980s to continue her education in the United States. The life sciences soon gave way to computer science earning Tak academic degrees in Computer Science and in Telecommunications Systems Management.

Tak began climbing the career ladder in the information technology industry where she undertook several challenging assignments and was recognized for her significant contributions and leadership skills."

Social entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship—the practice of responding to market failures with
transformative, financially sustainable innovations aimed at solving social
problems—has emerged at the nexus of the public, private, and nonprofit

Small Business Administration - Assessment Tool

Small Business Administration - Assessment Tool: "Are You Ready to Start a Business?

This assessment tool is designed to help you better understand your readiness for starting a small business. It is simple to use and will take less than 5 minutes to complete. The tool will prompt you with questions and assist you in evaluating skills, characteristics and experience – as they relate to your preparedness for starting a business.
Your responses will be scored automatically and an assessment profile provided, when you click the submit button. You will also receive, based on your score, a statement of Suggested Next Steps, directing you to the most appropriate SBA resources to help improve your business preparedness. Such next steps may include free SBA online courses, direct access to online counseling and/or targeted links to appropriate resources."

Sunday, April 19, 2009

India News Updates: Jute makes inroads quite literally

India News Updates: Jute makes inroads quite literally: "Bhattacharya, also executive director of the National Centre for Jute Diversification (NCJD), added: “If jute fibres and cut-ends are mixed in cement instead of stone chips it evolves an equally strong but much lighter product called jute fortified concrete.”

Asked when the new product would hit the market, he said it was still at an experimental stage. “But it was tested and found to be really useful”."

Friday, April 10, 2009

From Innovation to Commercialization and Beyond - Mandy Haberman

From Innovation to Commercialization and Beyond - Mandy Haberman: "From Innovation to Commercialization and Beyond - Mandy Haberman
Inspired by her own child suffering from Stickler’s syndrome, graphic designer Mandy Haberman designed a feeder for babies with sucking difficulties. The Haberman feeder was patented in the UK in 1984 and Mandy Haberman initially set up her own company to commercialize the product worldwide before granting manufacturing and distribution licenses. The product’s success was significant, though the nature of the product limited its distribution to a very narrow market.
A few years later, Mandy Haberman, inspired this time by a friend’s child spilling blackcurrent juice over a cream coloured carpet, decided to set out to design a leak-proof cup that seals between sips and created the Anywayup® cup. In 1992, the first of many patents was filed (patent no. GB-B-2266045). The patent protected her idea that uses a slit valve to control the flow of liquid through the spout of trainer cup. Additional patents both for the UK and overseas were later filed and granted."

Welcome to TIMEIS

Welcome to TIMEIS: "Fruit vinegar is made from fruits e.g. pineapple, apple, grape, orange, banana, peach, apricot as well as sugarcane juice, coconut water, malt, molasses. The juice/ aqueous extract is fermented with Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast after adjusting sugar concentration. The fermented alcoholic liquor is passed through vinegar generator for acetic acid fermentation using acetobactor culture. It takes nearly 15 days for completion of fermentation process. Vinegar contains about 4% acetic acid. The brewed vinegar is aged in plain oak barrels for at least 6 months to improve the flavour and bouquet. The final product is filtered, packed in bottles and sealed."

Apply for Angel Funding online- Indian Angel Network- Resources for First Time Entrepreneur

Apply for Angel Funding online- Indian Angel Network- Resources for First Time Entrepreneur: "APPLICATION FORM FOR ANGEL FUNDING

All applicants must submit a clear & concise business plan no more than 2 pages and a 4 slide power point presentation.
For guidelines on the format, please download the elevator pitch template and submit in the form below for the Indian Angel Network
All completed elevator pitches will be circulated to the IAN member investors."


#selected: "Are you entrepreneurship material?"

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Startup Professionals Musings: MBA: Blessing or Not for an Entrepreneur?

Startup Professionals Musings: MBA: Blessing or Not for an Entrepreneur?: "when an MBA really helps an entrepreneur:
If you are already an entrepreneur, more education, including an MBA, will only slow you down. Consider it a waste of time.
If you plan to become an entrepreneur, and already have business experience or an undergraduate Business degree, skip the time and cost of the MBA.
If you have a technical career with no business background, and you want to start your own business, an MBA can be a blessing by giving you the basic knowledge you need to manage your business."

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Cos finding domestic markets increasingly attractive: ASSOCHAM

Cos finding domestic markets increasingly attractive: ASSOCHAM: "The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), in a report titled 'The Rise of Rural India' released on Tuesday, said companies in the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector have recorded higher growth in rural market, which has contributed substantially to their bottomlines.

'Majority of FMCG firms such as DCM, ITC have been recording higher growth rate and sales of their product in rural areas as compared to urban markets,' the report said.

India's FMCG industry is currently estimated at Rs.200,000 crore. Of this, domestic consumption accounts for Rs.17,189 crore."

Recession forces over 1.3 lakh MSMEs to seek debt revamp

Recession forces over 1.3 lakh MSMEs to seek debt revamp: "Under the global credit squeeze, over 1.30 lakh Indian entrepreneurs, mainly in the small and medium sectors, have sought relief from government-owned banks, which have completed corporate debt restructuring worth Rs 14,000 crore till February.

About one lakh micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) have approached the Union Bank of India for immediate corporate debt restructuring, while the State Bank of India has cleared 26,000 proposals for rescheduling loans, according to information given to the government."

Business Today - India's leading business magazine

Business Today - India's leading business magazine: "Indian banks’ finest hour?

The KPMG Annual Best Banks Survey is a check-point on the performance of the banking system in India. The past five years have seen the Indian banking industry gain significant strength. This strength is reflected in the high growth in credit and size of the balance sheets; well diversified portfolios across corporate, retail and SME; improved margins and spreads; healthy asset quality; reduction in non-performing assets with improving asset coverage ratio; and improvement in the implementation of the SARFAESI Act through effective use of debt recovery tribunals.
Not surprisingly, PSU banks, with low-risk appetites and being conservative followers of regulatory guidelines, have significantly improved their position. Driven by better technology and risk principles, they have seen considerable improvements in their asset quality, operational efficiency, spreads and margins."

Yale seminar to focus on business scope in India

Yale seminar to focus on business scope in India: "Ivy League business school Yale School of Management will Friday organise a seminar on emerging business opportunities in India during the current economic crisis.

The seminar will focus on the impact of the global financial crisis on the Indian economy and discuss the opportunities and challenges faced by foreign investors in India.

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor Rakesh Mohan and president of the US-India Business Council Ron Somers are among the speakers at the day-long conference."

Microsoft to expand SME partnerships in India

Microsoft to expand SME partnerships in India: "Entrepreneurs, he said, are more flexible and cited a survey done by the company which revealed that 86 per cent of small business owners indicated that despite the economic downturn, they still prefer owning their own businesses to working for someone else."