Sunday, January 27, 2013

Mobile Laundry - Brilliant Business Model

Mobile Laundry, most of Indians are not familiar with this term, because they either wash at their home or give it to dhobis (washerman). When you consider developed countries, they have launders where more than 10 washing machine are available. Customers take their clothes and wash them there. Detergent, water etc etc are available in shop, charging per wash depends on the owner. Charges are either per wash or per kg based, which varies from location to location.

What is "Mobile Laundry"
Erecting 10 washing machines and providing this service is a proven business in many countries, but considering India, it is not very famous. Keeping in mind the small/medium scale budget, renting a shop is not advisable at initial  stages, until you are monetary wise strong enough to wait for 1 year to get your returns back. Mobile Laundry model is a movable container which can hold space for 2 washing machines, a water tank, a dryer, waster water collector, ironing table. This model can be customized to any format based on ones creativity. One sample model which we can think of will look like this.
How it works?
We need to take care of quite a big list of things listed below. 

Branded / Non-branded
Light color / Dark Color
Color fading - Yes / No
Detergent to be used - Expensive / Regular
Scented After Wash - Yes / No
Pressing - Yes / No

Once we have sorted this out, tag the clothes with billno and hand over the bill to customer with 24 Hour delivery promise. Added value would be to message them once clothes are ready.

Whom to target ?
You have to target the busy people having very less time for washing. Start promoting this concept by printing pamphlets, flyers, advertisement in local daily's or weekly's. Bachelors, Students, Working people, restaurants can be best target.

Initial Investment
Initially you can start with low capacity washing machine around 7 - 10 Kg capacity, and once you start getting more customers, purchase a commercial heavy duty washing machine. Per kg would be approximately 4 shirts, and assuming you charge Rs.50 per kg, one time full wash would be around Rs.500, out of which detergent + water + electricity + labor + rent would be Rs.300 maximum. ROI is clearly 65% which keeps increasing as you build good returning customers.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Start Fountain Soda Business

Earlier I discussed about options of starting Sugarcane business, its investment and running cost, its profit percentage. In this post, I have discussed in detail about starting a flavored soda business. This is also a standalone machine which requires very small space. Soda machine varies in different sizes and we can order based on the size of our shop.

Floor Size: Soda machine is kiosk form business, so this can be placed in walkway of malls or to a side of big super market or placed outside a crowded commercial spot. Based on space available we can order different size of soda machine. The more the size, the more number of flavors available in the machine, a normal small size machine will be 23"x33"x36", for 4 flavors to a maximum of 66"x32"x32" for 20 flavors.

Machine Price: This machine costs from Rs.1 Lakh to Rs.2 Lakh based on the number of flavors requested. When you purchase or make a deal, you should also get details of how many CO2 cylinders are provided along with this machine. Minimum 2 CO2 cylinders are required, one for use and one for refill, this is to avoid business shutdown because of CO2 shortage.

Power Consumption of the machine is around 900-1000watts, so 1unit of electricity is used for operating machine for an hour, which can produce around 500 cups of Soda, assuming 10 seconds for one cup.

500 Cups of Soda contains (250ml per cup): 250*500 = 125000 ml (125 Liters) of Soda

MaterialCost / 500 Cups
Mineral Water (Rs.25/20Liters can)Rs:160.00
Paper Cup (Rs.0.40/cup)Rs: 200.00
Flavours (Rs:100/Liter and 1gm/cup)Rs:50.00
CO2 (1.2gm/cup @ Rs.100/kg)Rs.600.00
Power Consumption (Rs: 10/unit)Rs:10.00
Total (per cup)Rs:2.00
Labor + Rent + Miscellaneous charges (per cup)Rs:0.50

So for a cup of soda, real working cost is Rs.2.50 per cup, and based on the shop location, it can be sold for Rs.5 or Rs.7 or Rs.10 even, which is 100% - 300% profit. Let me know if you find this post useful.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Fruit Candy - Small Scale Business Idea

Fruit Candy in India are not very popular, when the big brand players rule the market with their expensive advertisements. Fruit Candies are also called crystallized candies, produced by merging fruits in sugar syrup or honey. When they are submerged fruit absorbs the sweetness and can stay eatable for months, when stored in cold place.

  1. Prepare sugar syrup (Honey can be healthy alternative) in two concentration, thin and thick. 
  2. Use dry fuits like dry jack or dry fig or dates or dry grapes or amla etc, cut them in to medium pieces
  3. Soak them in thin sugar syrup for a week, so the fruit absorbs the sweetness
  4. Cover the sweet soaked fruit with the thick concentration of sugar syrup.
  5. Leave them to dry to give candy look.

This candy is healthy with honey and dry fruits. This is a new area not much explored in India, if properly marketed, this can be advertised with medicinal values, and can open new segment of candy business. Good Luck.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Mumbai, Banglore, Delhi Foreclosure property - July 2012

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Property CodeArea DescriptionType of propertyExpected
B 600 (Y)BANGALORE at  Uttarahalli Bobli Land with School Building Measuring East to West 50Ft Plus 35 ft divide by 2 ft and north to south 50 ft . Exp Px -88 LLAND WITH  SCHOOL BUILDING88 L
B 596 (T)BANGALORE at Kumara park West Land Measuring  393.60  Sq mtr  Exp px 2.75 Cr                                             Land Measuring  135.60  Sq mtr  Exp px 74 LacsRESIDENTIAL LAND74 Lacs
B 593 (U1)BANGALORE at Vasanthnagar Falt 1st Floor Measuring 1074 Sq Ft UDS XXX With Two Coverd Carparking Slots In The Basement Floor  Exp Px-72 LFLAT72 L
ND 601 (C)NEW DELHI at Dhanda Paharganj Flat Measuring 33.33 Yds Exp Px 27.50 LFLAT27.50 L
M 601 (C)MUMBAI at Chembur Byuilt Up Area 592 Sft Exp Px 82 LOFFICE SPACE82 L
M 601 (B)MUMBAI at Panvel Land Measuring 450 Sft Exp Px 20 LLAND20 L
M 601 (D)MUMBAI at Andheri (E)- J B Nagar Flat Measuring 378 Sft Exp Px 45 LFLAT45 L
M 601 (F)MUMBAI at Bapat Road Built Up Area 715 Sft Exp Px 1.20 CrCOMMERCIA  LAND AND BUILDING1.20 Cr
B 601 (J)BANGALORE at Yelahanka Land Measuring 1200 Sft With Building 18.50 LacsLAND WITH BUILDING18.50 L
B 601 (T)BANGALORE at Geddalahalli Village Flat Measuring 925.18 Sft UDS 277.58 Sft Expected Price : Rs 33.50 LacsFLAT33.50 L
B 601 (T1)BANGALORE at Gandhi Nagar Land Measuring 8220 Sft With Building Exp Px 34 CrLAND WITH BUILDING34 Cr
ND 601 (K)NEW DELHI Pushp Vihar Built Up Office Space 78350 Sft Ground Floor + 1st Floor With Carparking Space Expected Price : Rs 10.50 CrCOMMERCIAL COMPLEX10.5  Cr
ND 601 (M)NEW DELHI C R Park 1) Built Up Arean 104.30 Sft Exp Px 29 L                                 2) Built Up Arean 104.30 Sft Exp Px 29 LLAND WITH BUILDING29 L
M 601 (S)MUMBAI at Borvoli (E) Flat Measuring 469 Sft Expected Price Rs 76 LFLAT76 L
M 593 (F)MUMBAI at Andheri (E) - Marol Flat Measuring 475 Sq Ft UDS XXX Exp Px 45 LacsFLAT45 L
M 602MUMBAI at Santacruz (E) - Kalina Village NAFLAT28 L

Chennai Foreclosure Property List - July 2012

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Prop CodeArea DescriptionType of propExp
596 W (2)MADHAVARAM at Vinayagapuram  Flat 700 Sft UDS 330 Sft VACANTFlat17.50 L
593 FMUDICHUR at Maruthi Ngr Flat 1st Flr 999.35 Sft UDS 671.5 SftLand37.50 L
590 D (1)MADHAVARAM at Ponniammanmedu Flat 780 Sft UDS 482 Sft 2BHK - CPFlat24 L
595 H (2)ADYAR at Sardar Patel Rd Flat 9th Flr 2700 Sft UDS 992sft 4 BHK - CPFlat2.60 Cr
600 XTHIRUNINDRAVUR at Saraswathi Ngr Land 1183 Sft - Bldg 440 SftL & B10 L
588 T (3)NESAPAKKAM at Yerikkarai St Flat 2nd Flr 600 Sft UDS 256 SftFlat19 L
601 ASALIGRAMAM at Gandhi Ngr Flat 2nd Flr 1000 Sft UDS 405 Sft- CPFlat29 L
TN 2000 HB 17SITHALAPAKKAM Total 29 Vacant Land(5288 sft 3757 sft 20340 sft 7492 sft etc ) VACANTLand1.40 Cr
TN 2000 HB 18SHOLIGANALLUR Total 7 Land (969 sft 16930 sft 133144 sft )  VACANTLand5.50 Cr
600 X (1A)UDUMALPET at Metrathi land 2.235 Acres BldgL & B60 L
600 X (1C)PALLADAM Land 9.73 Acres-BldgL & B2.25 Cr
600 X (1D)PALLADAM at Chittambalam Land 1.72 Acres BldgL & B1.10 Cr
600 X (1E)ERODE at Madachoor Land 4.49 Acres- BldgL & B4.30 Cr
600 X (1F)TIRUNEIVELI at Irrukanthurai land 22.69 Acres-BldgL & B65L
601AMBATTUR at NOOMBAL Land 1200 SftLand44 L
588 D (3)MADAMBAKKAM at Padmavathy Ngr Flat 1st Flr 885 Sft UDS 375 SftFlat20 L
TN 2000 HB 19VELACHERY 1) Land 20538 Sft-Bldg Exp 12.50 Cr   (2) Land 625 Sft Exp 40 LVACANTLand12.50 Cr
TN 2000 HB 30BAGALUR (Total 12 Houses)  Land 1744 Sft - Bldg 577 Sft VACANTL & B6.50 L
TN 2000 HB 30 (1)BAGALUR (Total 2 Land) LIG type Land 601 to 743 Sft VACANTLand2 L
TN 2000 HB 30 (C)AVVAI Ngr LIG type House Land 378 Sft - Bldg 215 Sft VACANTL & B4.50 L
TN 2000 HB 30 (D)KAVERIPATTINAM (Total 15 Land) Land 1211 to 1361 Sft VACANTLand7 L
TN 2000 HB 30 (E)KRISHNAGIRI (Total 7 Land) HIG type Land 1614 to 2672 Sft VACANTLand18 L
TN 2000 HB 30 (F)HOSUR Land 3366 Sft - Bldg 983 Sft  VACANTL & B56 L
TN 2000 HB 30 (F1)HOSUR (Total 19 Land)Land 840 to 3985 Sft  Land12 L
599 P (1)MADHURAVOYAL Land 7 1/2 CentsL & B1.25 Cr
599 EPONNERI at Attanthangal Land 2220 SftLand7.50 L
TN 2000 HB 11THIRUVANMIYU 1) Flat 920.43 Sft UDS 803.21Sft 2) Land 3505 SftFlat82 L
596SHOLINGANALLUR Land 4.37 AcresLand 

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Online Remote Support - 'CrossLoop'

CrossLoop is almost similar to any screen sharing or remote access tool if seen on high level, but its actually not, if you dive deep in to its website. They are pretty much simple in listing their features.

Screen Share Mode: Both users need to install the cross tab software on their machine, host connects to crossloop server and get a access code which is shared to the target user, who then connects to crossloop server using that access code, ofcourse warning is provided to grant permission to the target user. Once connected, host is ready to share screen, share file of any size, provide remote support or give online training. This basic feature is free to everyone and limited one to one access, this seems to be a disadvantage compared to other screen sharing tools.
Another greatest feature they offer is the language support, they almost support 20+ languages, including HINDI. Click CrossLoop Software to download the application to your PC.
Online Support Mode: This is an awesome feature they provide. Any professional can purchase a license for online support and connect to crossloop server. Once connected they get listed in the Expert's page. If anyone across the wold needs a support from these professional, they can goto Expert's Page, search for the correct expert, look for their pricing/hour, their rating, their reviews and hire them to support you in fixing your issues. This feature seems to be one of its kind which I have not seen till now.
They give an unlimited remote connection sessions and the performance is ultimate. The whole remote session is secured completely with 128 bit encryption. After providing the support CrossLoop provides option to send bill to the customer and get the payments credited to the Expert's account, if the customer does not contact you and if the expert themselves have contacted a customer, then CrossLoop charges the Expert with Self-Referred Rate.

Free Remote Support Tool - 'TeamViewer'

TeamViewer tops the market as online remote control tool to access any remote PC. TeamViewer connects to any PC around the wold in seconds and take control for online support. They have 100 million registered users so far and still growing. This needs an installation on your machine unlike or who provide online screen sharing. The features list of TeamViewer goes big with some of them for you to know
  • Free for individuals, but licensed once for commercial and its only one end, it can be shared to unlimited clients, license fee is minimal and great ROI within a year for customer care kind of corporates
  • Very high security maintained for the sharing performed using 1024-bit RSA key exchange and 256-bit AES session encoding
  • You don't need to worry about firewalls, blocked ports or NAT routing –TeamViewer finds a connection to the remote computer every time.
  • Meetings, online training can be conducted up to 25 participants and avoid travel, rent for conference rooms
  • Also provides a browser based presentation, so that participants do not need to install the software, they just need a browser and internet connection.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Free Online Remote Access - 'showmypc'

Today am discuss about features of another free screen sharing tool, This is another great tool similar to and As soon you open homepage, they have a crisp feature list.

Remote Access: A service has to be installed in the PC which needs to be controlled and activated. That's it, you can now take control of this machine anywhere. The target machine used to control needs an application which lists all the remote PC you have registered for, beside every remote machine you have "Connect to PC" to connect to the machine.

Private meetings: Customers can provide remote support, remotely access PCs, conduct meetings and demonstrations online. This is more for corporate who provide customer support and have some dedicated server.

Premium meetings: This is same as private meetings without the need of dedicated server, but only protected with a password.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Free Video Streaming -

In my earlier post about Free Video Recording - Screenr, I discussed about the features of video recording and sharing provided by Screenr, completely free for basic usage. This post am going to talk about another similar free tool collaborate, train, help or just show off :) Very useful for online tutors, elearning institutes. is another website featuring online live video streaming, without even registration.

Features - Free version
1. Visit and get code, and invite others by emailing code, parties on other side just have to join using the code in url.
2. Once joined, screen can be broadcasted, paused, again broadcasted.
3. Free Internet Calling provided for talking to the participants
4. Free Chating provided for public chat with all participants or private chat with specific user.
5. Option to give control to other participants to share their screen.
6. Option to give control to participants to control your screen.

All these are available in free version, they also have a commercial version, which is based on the number of users. Additional features provided in professional version

1. Unique code for each broadcaster, rather having a new code everytime
2. Free desktop version provided, so no need of browser.
3. Schedule meetings in advance

What not, they are ultimate in the service they provide. This is another great tool in this video broadcasting segment. If you compare this tool to Screenr, does not have sharing recorded video to social networking sites. is more of live streaming done immediately.

Free Video Recording - Screenr

Every human has some unique talent, some show it outside and few lack to show it. Some go ahead one step and teach others. Recently I came across a very useful website(Screenr), for online trainers, who can record whatever they do in their PC, while they can talk, which can be recorded in maximum 5 clicks :) sounds easy isnt it. Say you want to show your friends how to apply an effect in photoshop, only thing you need to do is switch on the video recording tool and start using your photoshop as well keep talking what you are doing, once you are done, click done and your video tutorial is ready.

Step 1: Go to Screenr website
Step 2: Click Record
Step 3: Fix the frame you want to record
Step 4: Click Start Record
Step 5: Finish whatever you want to record along with your audio
Step 6: Click Stop Record

Now you have the video ready and you can either share it in social network sites like facebook, g+, twitter, or even email the video to someone private.

You do not have to go through a complex registration process, if you have google/facebook/twitter/linkedin account, it can be used to login to the application. Screenr also provide webcast, which means live streaming is possible, wonderful isnt it. The free version of Screenr has the basic options for any movie creation and live streaming.

Screenr is also provides a commercial version for corporate who can customize recording, have private sharing, replace company's logo for branding purpose etc. Screenr is the top most tool in this segment accepted by CNet, Mashable, The New York Times etc...

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