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(NPCS Newsletter – Issue 042017)

Project Profiles of below projects can be viewed/ downloaded from http://www.niir.org/profiles/

The only way to determine if your ideas can potentially be profitable as a business and is worth pursuing further is to conduct feasibility studies. The purpose each entrepreneur should conduct a detailed feasibility assessment or study is to test if that business idea makes: Personal Sense, Business Sense, Market Sense, and Financial Sense.  Without looking at the personal aspect, business concept, the market, and the financials, as well as analyzing the data and information, an entrepreneur is likely not to be successful or not as successful as s/he would like to be. A business plan is an essential roadmap for business success. A business plan provides direction, keeps you on track and is usually a requirement when you seek finance. A business plan is a formal grid map of all of your business goals, and plans on how to achieve them. Entrepreneurial skills assist Small scale industries generate growth and development of new ventures in developing economies. At the entrepreneurship development level, a key role of the programme is to develop tools and programmes that deal with the long term effects of entrepreneurial culture.

We believe that preparing a business plan is important for any business regardless of its size or nature. To make it easier here are few project profiles for planning a business:

Floral Foam

Floral foam is a dense, lightweight and porous material that can be cut into virtually any shape. It holds its shape when wet and provides both water and support to cut flower arrangements. The density of floral foam means that it holds large quantities of water, which in turn, increases the life of flowers. It also provides increased support to the flower stems, giving more control with flower arrangements.Floral foam originally appeared as a green brick. Today, it comes in various colors and a variety of shapes such as spheres, crosses or wreaths suitable for a variety of arranging needs.

In addition, floral foam is pH balanced. This means that the acidity of the environment which the flowers are placed in remains at the optimum level ultimately helping your flowers to last. Another important feature of floral foam is how quickly it will soak and absorb water.Floral foams have become a permanent staple in the art of flower arrangement. By providing trouble-free support for flowers, many designs have been made achievable, giving flower arranging artists more room to come up with every design that they can imagine.

 

Aluminium Fluoride

Aluminium fluoride is the chemical compound with the formula AlF3. It has the consistency of a white powder. AlF3 is refractory, in strong contrast to the other halides of aluminium. Adding aluminium fluoride to the production process of primary aluminium lowers the consumption of electricity required in the smelting process and thereby considerably contributes to the reduction of production costs of aluminium. Aluminium producers (smelters) are the main users of aluminium fluoride.

Aluminium fluoride is used in many industrial processes. It is one of the minor constituents added to the electrolytic cells during the production of metallic aluminium. Aluminium fluoride is used in turning alumina into aluminium.

 

Spices and Masala

Grinding, Blending and Packing

Spices are non-leafy parts (e.g. bud, fruit, seed, bark, rhizome, and bulb) of plants used as a flavoring or seasoning, although many can also be used as an herbal medicine.They impart aroma, color and taste to food preparations. The volatile oils from spices give the aroma and the oleoresins impart the taste.

India is the largest producer, consumer and exporter of spices and spice products in the world and produces more than 50 spices. India is also a big exporter of Chilli, turmeric, cumin, pepper and many other spices.There are a number of masalas with various ingredients.

Cashew Nut Processing Unit

The cashew nut is a popular dessert nut, eaten out of hand, with other mixed nuts and used in baking and confections. Sixty percent of cashews are consumed as salted nuts. It is also made into cashew butter and nut milk. The nut is high in protein, oil and also vitamins, especially thiamin. The nut makeup is 47% fat, 21% protein, and 22% carbohydrate.

Three main cashew products are traded on the international market: raw nuts, cashew kernels and cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL). A fourth product, the cashew apple is generally processed and consumed locally. The raw cashew nut is the main commercial product of the cashew tree, though yields of the cashew apple are eight to ten times the weight of the raw nuts. Raw nuts are either exported or processed prior to export.

 

Wire Nail

Wire nail is very well known item, as it is very common product, which is normally used in daily life. It is used for fastening purpose. Its use is so wide spread that it has become part and parcel of the life.

Wire nails are pin-shaped, sharp objects of hard metal or alloy used as fasteners. They are typically made of steel, often dipped or coated to prevent corrosion in harsh conditions or improve adhesion.Ordinary nails for wood are usually of soft, low carbon or mild steel while those for concrete are harder. Nails are used for various purposes and industries ranging from building and construction to carpentry. There is a tremendous variety of nails, since they are used for so many different purposes.

Sterile Water

for Injection with BFS Technology

The objective of formulating and compounding sterile preparations is to provide adosage form of a labeled drug, in the stated potency that is safe to use if administeredproperly.Water for InjectionWater for injection is purified by distillation or reverse osmosis and is free of pyrogens (bacterial substance that can produce fever).Sterile water for injection USP is sterilized and packaged in single-dose containers not exceeding 1000 ml.Bacteriostatic water for injection is sterilized and contains one or more bacteriostatic agents in a container no larger than 30 ml.

India’s pharmaceutical sector has seen unwavering growth in the past few years, going up to 23 billion USD in 2012 from 23 billion USD in 2002. Various industry reports suggest that the pharmaceutical sector in India has been growing consistently at the rate of 13-14% every year since the last five years.India has an organized pharmaceutical market of its own, which is being considered as a potential partner by other countries. The Indian Pharma Market is ranked number 3 in terms of volume and 10thin terms of market value.As a whole it is a good project for new entrepreneurs to invest.

 

Precast RCC Sleeper

For Railway Track

Earlier, wooden sleepers were used for laying the railway tracks but due to the depleting wooden resources and increasing concern of the ecological balance, the use of concrete sleepers was started and now it has completely replaced the wooden sleepers.Concrete ties have become more common mainly due to greater economy and better support of the rails under high speed and heavy traffic.

Ties are normally laid on top of track ballast, which supports and holds them in place, and provides drainage and flexibility. Heavy crushed stone is the normal material for the ballast, but on lines with lower speeds and weight, sand, gravel and even ash from the fires of coal-fired steam locomotives have been used.

 

Mini Aerodrome

An aerodrome or airdrome is a location from which aircraft flight operations take place, regardless of whether they involve air cargo, passengers, or neither. Aerodromes include small general aviation airfields, large commercial airports, and military airbases. The term airport may imply a certain stature (having satisfied certain certification criteria or regulatory requirements) that an aerodrome may not have achieved. That is to say, all airports are aerodromes, but not all aerodromes are airports.

India needs to build 50 new airports with investments of Rs.2.72 lakh crore, to handle air traffic in the next 5-7 years.

For the last one-and-a-half years, India has been the fastest growing air traffic market in the world.

 

Activated Carbon

from Coconut Shell

Activated carbon in any form of carbon shows high absorptivity for gases, vapours and colloidal solids in either the gas ion or liquid phase. It is available in many forms such as pellets, granules and in powder form. Activated carbon is very important chemical has wide application and employed by numerous industries which require absorption of certain gases and vapours in purification, in catalytic chemical reactions, decolorisation of vegetable oil and sugar solutions. Activated carbons have a large surface area, liquid phase or decolorising carbons are generally light, fluffy powder that exhibits surface areas of about 300 m2/g. while gas or vapour phase carbons are hard granules or formed pellets that exhibit surface areas from 800 m2 /g to 1200 m2/g.

 

Hydroponic Green House Farming

Hydroponics is a system of agriculture that utilizes nutrient-laden water rather than soil for plant nourishment. The re-use of nutrient water supplies makes process-induced eutrophication (excessive plant growth due to overabundant nutrients) and general pollution of land and water unlikely, since runoff in weather-independent facilities is not a concern. Aeroponic and hydroponic systems do not require pesticides, require less water and space than traditional agricultural systems, and may be stacked (if outfitted with led lighting) in order to limit space use (vertical farming). This makes them optimal for use in cities, where space is particularly limited and populations are high-self-sustaining city-based food systems mean a reduced strain on distant farms, the reduction of habitat intrusions, fewer food miles, and fewer carbon emissions.

 

Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is a food paste made from ground nut or peanut. It consists essentially of cleaned, graded, blanched, roasted and crushed groundnuts containing about 45 percent of oil and over 25 percent of proteins, being thus a highly nutritive food.The major groundnut-producing countries of the world are India, China, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Burma and the USA. The peanuts are shelled and dry-roasted the skins are removed and the nuts are finally ground. This material is blended with salt and other ingredients that may include hydrogenated fat, dextrose, corn syrup solids, and lecithin and anti-oxidants.

Plant and machinery required for the manufacture of peanutbutterarenot much sophisticated and canbeprocured indigenously. Peanut butter is used for making Sandwiches, candy and other bakery products.

 

Holiday Resort

A Holiday resort is a self-contained commercial establishment that endeavors to provide most of a vacationer’s wants, such as food, drink, lodging, sports, entertainment, and shopping, on the premises. A resort is not always a commercial establishment operated by a single company, although in the late twentieth century this sort of facility became more common.

The need for advancement of holiday resorts has been felt very recently due to advancement in the technology and industry due to which a lot of young million are have come into existence. This class of people and many people from higher and medium class like to take advantage of this type of holiday resort on many occasions.

 

Dal Mill

(Pulse)

India is the still by and large vegetarian in dietary habit and heavily depends upon vegetative source to meet out its daily protein requirement. India is bound to be global leader in terms of production and consumer of pulses. Since, India is leading importer of pulses; production of pulse/legume crops has been stagnant over the years.

They are the main sources of protein. The important dals in the country are Channa, Moong, Urad, Moth, toordal and Masoor, Matar etc. The pulses are used for preparing hot dishes, sweet dishes and other varieties.Pulses are the important sources of proteins, vitamins and minerals and are popularly known as “Poor man’s meat” and “rich man’s vegetable”, contribute significantly to the nutritional security of the country.India is the largest producer (25% of global production), consumer (27% of world consumption) and importer (14%) of pulses in the world.

 

Paper Napkins, Toilet Paper Rolls & Facial Tissues

 The tissues paper sector has boomed over the last few years. With a move to more luxurious tissue paper and ultra-absorbent paper towels the industry has been able to increase the tissue prices and create new brands to retain consumers.Tissue can be made both from virgin and recycled paper pulp. Majorly there are five types of tissue papers namely; Bathroom Tissue, Facial Tissue, Paper Towel, Paper Napkin and,Specialty and Wrapping Tissue.

Facial tissue and paper handkerchief refers to a class of soft, absorbent, disposable papers that are suitable for use on the face.Toilet paper is in large and increasing demand and its manufacturing can easily be embarked upon by small industry.Paper Napkin age becoming popular with catering Industry due to its manifold uses. These are absorbent, hygienic light and can be had with attractive printing.

 

Market Survey Cum Detailed Techno Economic Feasibility Report on above projects can be had from NPCS

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2.      The Complete Book on Cold Storage, Cold Chain & Warehouse (with Controlled Atmosphere Storage & Rural Godowns) 

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11.The Complete Technology Book on Textile Spinning, Weaving, Finishing and Printing (2nd Revised Edition)

12.The Complete Technology Book on Asbestos, Cement, Ceramics and Limestone

13.Handbook on Coal, Lignin, Wood and Rosin Processing

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20.Manufacture of Value Added Products from Rice Husk (Hull) and Rice Husk Ash (RHA)
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22.Manufacture of Thinners & Solvents (Properties, Uses, Production, Formulation with Machinery Details)

23.The Complete Book on Non-Ferrous and Precious Metals with Electroplating Chemicals

 

 

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The problem: New startups often face the problem of not having the right documents essential for business operations. It can be extremely hard to manage the extra time, resources and unexpected costs to ensure critical documents related to Fundraising, Accounts, Legal, Human Resources, etc. are in place before starting a business.

The solution: WF NEN has developed Helpdesk Resource Library which is a repository of documents and resources needed for startup operations, with the intent to assist entrepreneurs with their startup needs. The entrepreneurs can download for free and integrate them into their business needs.

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Wednesday, 8th February 2017 | Hotel Sahara Star, Near Domestic Airport,  Mumbai | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

 

SME Chamber of India and India International Trade Center (Investment & Trade Promotion Organisation) jointly organising Conference on “Venture Capital & Private Equity for SMEs” onWednesday, 8th February 2017 at Mumbai and will provide unique opportunities to SMEs to understand how to obtain Venture Capital for unique projects or new innovative business ventures as well as private equity for growth and expansion, new technology, make acquisitions, expand working capital and to bolster and solidify a balance sheet. This conference will highlight on the awareness about VC/PE, its importance for business growth and expansion, formalities and procedures, preparation of attractive Business Plan, expectation from investors and interaction with Venture Capital & Private Equity Funds/ Institutional Investor.  SME Chamber of India regularly receives enquiries from investors and PE / VC funds for potential SMEs for investment opportunities.

 

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This year, Entrepreneurship Cell IIT Kharagpur and IBM are proud to present Empresario 2016 in association with the prestigious International Business Model Competition (IBMC) which is co-hosted by Stanford, Harvard and Brigham University. The best entries in all categories will get an opportunity to participate directly in the semi-final rounds of IBMC 2017, which will be conducted abroad. ((Visit www.ecell-iitkgp.org/empresario for more details). The prizes and services for the winners as per last year are worth 25 lacs INR.

 

The shortlisted entries are provided immense help in terms of mentorship and the winners also get a much sought after chance to pitch their ideas in front of some of India’s biggest VCs and investors. Empresario participants are mentored and supported by organisations like TiE, NEN(National Entrepreneurship Network) with honorable mentions to http://www.constantprofitsecrets.com/the-four-percent-group-review/, etc. Startup Services like legal advice, taxation, financial, technical aspects of running a startup, co-working space, HR needs, incubation opportunities, etc. are provided.

Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur is a student organisation established with the aim of fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship among college students in India. We are one of the most successful entrepreneurial organisations in the country with over 50 start-ups incubated within 8 years of our inception. We are playing a vital role in developing the upcoming startups into successful companies by taking a great initiation of conducting flagship competition namely Empresario, our Annual and India’s only Global Business Model Competition.

It has been observed that startups with static business plans fail miserably since reality does not conform to their assumptions. Hence, there is a need for a more dynamic methodology while starting up and this is why the Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur sought to undertake a Business Model competition, which was entitled ‘Empresario’

Empresario accepts business ideas in all fields which include Product and Service, Product Design and Social categories. Each of the entries get equal opportunity to win the prize and incubation money to the tune of INR 2.5 crore.. Previously, Empresario has been launched in association with TiE Kolkata, Mahindra Spark the Rise and Dell Social Innovation Challenge.

Empresario is about recognizing that any new venture is just a guess at a problem / solution and the only way to test whether those guesses are correct is to “get outside the building” and validate their idea with customer feedback. A business model is designed to change rapidly to reflect what you find outside the building in talking to customers. It’s more visual, dynamic and it reflects the iterative reality that startups face.

For the first round of Empresario, we will require participants to fill up a questionnaire asking in brief about their Business idea and submit it. This questionnaire can be found on our website www.ecell-iitkgp.org/empresario . If participants register now, they can avail the Early Bird privileges, which include extended mentoring and offline mentoring session.

One of the winners of Empresario’14, Betaglide also secured the largest funding among all the startups present at Rice Business Plan Competition of around $1 million.

Some of the past student startups who were winners of Empresario are:-

  • BetaGlide – A startup by students of IIT Kharagpur, is a mobile app testing platform that allows developers to gather information in real-time about the system usage and the behavior of their app to improve its stability and performance. It has recently won the Tech Transfer Prize (Mercury Fund Prize) at Rice Business Plan Competition and became popular internationally.
  • Roof For Two – A startup by a team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a unique concept that can help solve the age-old problem of two-wheeler riders who ride daily through rain, sun and the cold. Roof for Two eliminates travel irritation with an affordable and stylish riding canopy.
  • COEO Labs – An IIT Kharagpur based startup focused on developing innovative and low cost medical technology products. Their device Saans catapulted them to winning Empresario, Social Track and there was no stopping them following that. After winning the TATA Social Enterprise Challenge and Master Plan, Social Track at IIM-A, they also went on to the finals of the International Business Model Competition (IBMC).

We conduct our flagship event – Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), the largest collegiate entrepreneurial summit in India every year in January. The final rounds of Empresario 2017 will be held during GES’17.

Choosing business services and tech products to run startups is easy now! With a few clicks, startups can find all support online anytime, anywhere. There are diverse one stop shops that help Indian startups and SMEs with a large pool of resources like business consulting services and others for buying and selling products and lots more. Here we are explaining about well known one stop shops that can be checked out by startups to raise their business swiftly.

Business activities are ever changing because of availability of new technologies and of resources. Start-ups hope to gain fast profits but rarely do they succeed. There are few factors that hinder startups to turn a successful brand. Starting a business, finding effective solutions and evaluating it for success is quite difficult task. The market is overcrowded with a huge number of companies of all sizes, be it small, medium or big sized ones. They face challenges when they launch new products and services in the market. Because of lack of resources and knowledge they also face many other challenges.

To help startups, a number of one stop shops are providing the whole thing on a single platform. Through these platforms, startups can get excess of everything including tools to services required to manage businesses efficiently at budget friendly packages. All resources and tools are available on one place; startups can choose the required service or tool as per their requirement and budget easily. Even though, if they face any challenge in the selection, free guide and expert support also provided via “one stop shops”. A list of such platforms is given below. All these platforms help startups to save their time and resources which they can use to build their market reputation and business planning.

Here are few online resources for Startups & SMEs in India:

1. SIDBI Startup Mitra – Startup offerings by state governments
‘SIDBI Startup Mitra’ – first ever national platform for the Indian startup ecosystem is unique platform for all aspiring startups, incubators, accelerators and startup financing organisations to register and leverage the power of the startup ecosystem in India.

State governments in India have launched various policies and schemes specifically to support and promote start up development. If you are a startup, register on SIDBI Startup Mitra today to explore and take advantage of the startup policies and schemes within your state.

2.smallB.in – Simplifying the process of Starting an SME
samllIB.in is SIDBI’s effort to support Indian SMEs by simplifying the procedure of starting and setting up a business in India. This platform helps entrepreneurs to identify business opportunities all along learning from other successful startups. It also gives access of technologies from IITs and other trustworthy institutions. It also helps SMEs to understand about how to get collateral free loans from banks and related formalities etc. Basically smallB Forum act as discussion platform to take inputs on different subject matter from experts.

3. SME JOINUP – Business Services Helpline for Startups and SMEs
SME JOINUP is an effective solution for all small businesses that need help in understanding a particular business service and finding the relevant vendor for their requirement. Pooja Kumar, Co-founder, SME JOINUP shared, “We hosts information and vendor contacts of 36 services from six categories namely Financial Services , Legal Services , HR Services , Online and Offline Marketing Services , Web & Mobile Development Services , SAAS and other platforms.” SME Joinup is a brand of SME Networks Pvt Ltd. She informed that so far SME JOINUP has market strength of 1lac+SMEs and the user base is increasing by the day. Pooja Kumar is a qualified Chartered Accountant with a work experience of 11 years before she started this platform in 2010. She says, “Being an entrepreneur, I understand that startups & Entrepreneurs have a tough time in understanding various business services in terms of usefulness, cost and the right vendor to outsource. We have launched SME JOINUP to serve as a business services helpline to address this problem.” Her understanding of B2B market along with Marketing, Branding and Sales helps startups and entrepreneurs to identify their business needs better.

4. IndiaFilings – Helping on Legal and Regulatory Requirements
IndiaFilings is another dedicated platform that is committed to helping startups and entrepreneurs to start and manage their business with no hassle! This is an initiative started by Verve Financial and aims to educate startups on the legal and regulatory requirements. It has a dedicated team of experts including Chartered Accountants, Lawyers, Accountants, Chartered Engineers, Bankers, Company Secretaries and lots more to provide a wide-ranging service for startups and SMEs. This is one stop shop helping new businesses, start-ups, private limited companies, one person company, trust and many others in obtaining IPR, tax registration, import export code and lots more. IndiaFilings is committed to 24/7 customer support. It utilizes modern technology to ensure the delivery of quality business services through its wide extended online and offline networks. IndiaFilings was launched by Lionel Charles, in October, 2013. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds other degrees.

5. Power2SME – Empower SMEs to enable the India growth story
Headquartered in Gurgaon, Power2SME was launched in 2012 by R Narayan who won the ‘Serial Entrepreneur of the Year’ award at the Entrepreneur India Awards 2013. He has launched this concept with an aims to empower small businesses to ensure fast growth. It plays a vital role in arranging raw materials for SMEs at competitive prices. To help SMES, it has created a wide extended network of professionals with expertise in managing supply chain, marketing, finance, sales, HR and IT for Paints, Chemicals, Metals and many other industries. Currently it has extended network all over India with offices in Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and Pune. Power2SME has raised funding from Kalaari Capital, Inventus Capital & Accel Partners over USD 15.5 million in three rounds.

6. SME Toolkit India – Provides Helpful Tips and Advice for SMEs
Another impressive one stop resource for small businesses is SME Toolkit India! Unlike above mentioned one stop shops, it is a cooperative initiative from International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank Group and ICICI Bank. This platform provides valuable tips and advices to small businesses in India to make them competitive at global level. It offers a number of free resources like software for website development, business planning, accounting, marketing etc. Apart from a wide range of resources, SMEs can also list businesses for free all along receiving valuable industry updates and advice from world famous mentors and entrepreneurs.

7. SBI for SME – Collaborating banks, buyers and sellers for transactions
State Bank of India has developed SBI for SME platform to cater the developing needs of SMEs related to financing and funding. It has created an online two-way platform to take the banks, buyers and sellers all together for easy financing across SMEs segment. SMEs can explore financing schemes from different banks easily. It has Electronic Vendor Financing Scheme which is completely a web based solution for offering instant credit to suppliers of reputed companies. This scheme allows both the industry leaders and its vendors to get benefits by making funds available. SBI bank has a wide extended network with specialized SME loan facilities across the country.

8. SMBConnect – Engaging SMEs with Professionals Community
Sandipan Ray, Director and co-founder of SMBConnect launched this platform in 2012 to connect SMEs directly with other professionals in the same industry pan India. It organizes events where SMEs get abundant chances to connect with each other for helping each other. It is creating common meeting points for SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs to share their experiences and learning from each other knowledge.

9. SMEListing.com – Contacting SMEs to get best priced services
It is another fast growing marketplace for startups and SME in B2B space. As per the info shared on website, it has more than 1, 00,000+ registered companies either for products or services from across the country. SMEs can also list their companies to get business enquiries hassle free.

Apart from these platforms, there are others like IndiaMart and Just Dial which also help find the right vendors however they don’t offer customer support and enough information on services, tools to help in closing a transaction. They connect buyers with suppliers and majorly assist manufacturers, exporters, importers, retailers and all other type of businesses.

Nonetheless, every startup idea is different and has different requirements. Choosing the right B2B vendor with right suite of services is very important. This problem can be solved easily with the help of above mentioned B2B one stop shops easily as they have a huge data of service providers as well as the service seekers.

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