Friday, February 19, 2010

Home Based Business - Where to begin from

Everyone want to start their own business, but what is stopping them? it could be financial constraints, business ideas, time constraints, resource constraints... it could be anything. In this current world, where everything has become online and with very cheap internet, you can start doing business from you home with very low investment and good profit. There are many ways listed below to do home based business.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Learn Saxaphone - Music Class

The saxophone (sax) is a conical-bored transposing musical instrument considered a member of the woodwind family. Saxophones are usually made of brass and are played with a single-reed mouthpiece. The saxophone was invented by Adolphe Sax in 1841. Its costly compared to other instruments. Chennai is proud to have the greatest sax player Kadri Gopalnath. Many of them want to learn sax, but they do not know where it is taught. I have listed some of the sax coaching places in Chennai

  • MADRAS SYMPHONY #12,first street,thiruvalluvar nagar,kilkattalai, Chennai-117 9941902699
  • Rhema Music Cultural Centre No.1, Spartan Avenue, Mogappair , Chennai 26560289
  • Rock & Rock Light Music Orchestra 83, Near Grand Residence Hotel, Arcot Road, Porur, Chennai - 600116 -66424892
  • Jeevalaya 28 A, Near R C M Schoolm 9th Street Lazer Nagar, Avadi +(91)-(44)-66245948
  • Lakshman Sruthi Musicals Pvt Ltd Ashok Nagar,Chennai-600083
  • Musee Musicals Pvt Ltd Mount Road, Chennai-600002
  • Elyon School Of Music Kilpauk, Chennai-600010
  • Carnatica Interactive Music Solutions Pvt Ltd Nungambakkam, Chennai-600034
  • Issai Aalayam Chrompet, Chennai-600044
  • Maithri Vidhya Kandhram Music School Saligramam, Chennai-600093
  • Shridi Sairam Musical Instruments Store Besant Nagar, Chennai-600090
  • Laya's Centre of Fine Arts 9940628808, 9940268808
  • Srishti’s Carnatica 13, Krishnabai Street, I Floor Gokulam Colony, T. Nagar, Chennai 17 42124130, 9444018270
  • Natyacharays School of Music & Dance New-16, Old-12A, 2nd Street Sakthi Nagar, Choolaimedu, Chennai Ph: 23741154,9884455286

Friday, February 5, 2010

Hotel business - Where to begin from

Hotels are the hot business in this computerized world. Although there are many hotels in the city, we still do not get seat when we enter into. So anyone who wants to start small eat-out can consider starting a hotel at small level and then develop big. I have listed some of the things which you need to consider when you start a hotel. QUALITY and SATISFACTION are the two mantras which you should keep hearing when you are in this hotel business.

There are 3 ways you can start a business,

Buy existing business - In this option you have to more careful. Analyze why its being sold, check for its reputation in the surroundings and bargain for best price.

Franchise - In this option, there are both ups and downs. You have to pay a big amount to get the setup ready as mentioned by the parent company. Every year you have to renew the franchise license. Advantage is the brand will be known to customers and you can gain their confidence easily.

Start from SCRATCH - This option is real real hard, which needs proper planning. The requirements will be

a) Location and Opportunity Choose the correct location for your hotel. Choose a place where there is hotel, who are not fulfilling all customer needs. If there are great hotels in the neighborhood, it will be hard for you to attract customers even if you charge less price. Research the location for about a month, learn customer requirement, look for items which are not available in near by places.

b) Strategy Ask the question "why my hotel?" within yourself, which will give you an strategy. There are different customers you have to attract, families with kids, couples, businesspeople, tourists? A good combination of amenities, atmosphere, location, and services will attract your customers. You might have to forgo certain customer target markets in order to make your service offering perfect for your most desired customers.

c) Planning Sit down and write down answer the questions listed below
  1. What is your product or service?
  2. State your company's goals and objectives.
  3. Marketing Plan
  4. How will your company differ from your competitors?
  5. Who your customers are?
  6. Who is your market?
  7. How long will this market need your product?
  8. What are the characteristics of your average customer?
  9. Who is your competition?
  10. What competitive advantage do you have over your competitors?
  11. What is the best way you plan to sell your product or service?
  12. How will you sell your product or service?
  13. How will you promote and market your product or service?
  14. Who are the employees of your business?
  15. What are their credentials?
  16. How does the business make money?
  17. How do you price your product or service?
  18. what inventory, raw materials and supplies the business uses.
  19. List your supplies and supplier.
  20. How easy or difficult is it to obtain supplies?
  21. Are their prices steady and dependable?
  22. State all of your business licenses.
  23. How will you finance your business?
  24. How will you manage your finances and what needs to be financed.
  25. Where will your finances come from?

4) Fundraising Assuming you do not have this money, you will need to seek bank loans. As you will be working with considerable assets, dependable and experienced legal and accounting help is a must as you create deals with investors.

5) Hospitality Mindset Finally, you must have a sense of how you want your guests to be treated.

Post your requirements in comments and I will give my suggestion from my experience.

All the best for your business.

Government complaints

In the recent years, Tamilnadu government has gone online in almost all its departments. The most useful one is the online bill payment facility for all the taxes government collect. The website where you can pay tax are in my other blog Pay Bill Online - Where to begin from

Now coming back to our topic, does Tamilnadu government give us any website where we can post our complaints? Yes they do give us the facility. I do not know if they really read all the complaints posted and resolve them, but atleast they have taken measure to get the complaints, good start.

The list of goverment departments and the website for complaints are

Pay Bill Online - Where to begin from

World is reaching a point where you sit in front of your computer to do 90% of your work. This has changed life drastically which has both advantages and disadvantages. One major relief for us is online bill payment and ECS. This online bill payment relieved us from standing in big queues to pay our bills.

As we know, private organization adopt to modernization very soon, so this online bill payment comes as one feature for private organization. You cannot see a private organization which does not have online payment option. Real surprise is TamilNadu government transformed most of its division to have online payment feature.

What is online payment: This is an option where you can login to your banking website, check for bill payment and pay your bills directly from bank account. This is real fast and one big advantage is your payment is recorded and noone can question you for arrears.

Governemnt Department and website for various services are listed below. There are about 150 services which TamilNadu goverment offers through online to avoid queue and easy maintainability, so make use of them to the fullest extent

Avoid Queues, Save Time :)

Start Internet Cafe - Where to beginfrom

When you say Internet Cafe, its not only providing service for browsing, but it means a lot. There are many failures and many successes in this business, most important thing is to learn business pattern from successful cybercafes and also learn why some of them failed.

Self Planning
If you are well planned to start your business, then great. You only have to organize your thoughts, project expense to be bared, financial capital, project adequate running cost, sketch down month by month progress of how the business would run. If you think all these requires a great amount of time, then you have to shift to Internet Cafe Franchise

Franchises already have a business model to run your internet cafe. Its more important from whom you take franchise, they should be well recognized and already reached to public. They have set of rules and plans which you should follow. The only disadvantage is you end up paying a little more amount for setting up your business but at the same time, you gain recognition and you pull customers from day 1.

Some checklist to consider before you start your internet cafe business.

  • Choose correct location, interior like furniture, wall decorations, and design for your Cafe should be appealing.
  • Choose correct location, interior like furniture, wall decorations, and design for your Cafe should be appealing.
  • You can offer branded Food & beverage services, coffee counter
  • Determine what to charge for computer time Type of computer equipment to purchase.
  • Check if you can provide WiFi network otherwise even wired network is also fine, but remember WiFi or wired, it should work most efficiently for an Internet Cafe.
  • Check best deals for peripheral equipment: printers, photocopying, faxing, scanners, telephone services & more
  • Offer fee internet classes which will attract elder people
  • Issue pamphlets on browsing, basic computer classes
  • Issue free teaching for making calls to foreign countries
  • Make money with computer LAN and Internet gaming Video conferencing, digital camera services, Resume services

All the best for starting your business.

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