Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Herbal Products Manufacturing

Now we are with a whole new set of business, more related towards herbal and natural products. Budget of this business has a wide variety. If anyone has done their course on ayurvedic or siddha medicine can draft a good business plan, which will aid them getting a bank loan and start their business.

Any business you do requires well marketing and hard work getting clients or customers. A mix of hard work and good marketing will surely reap good results. I have listed the various kinds of business related to herbal products, their project cost.
Profile Name Salient Application Project Cost Fixed Capital Working Capital Margin Break Even Point Estimated Rate of Return
PERIWINKLE It contains alkaloid Alstonine which has ability to reduce blood pressure. Rs.10.9 lakhs Rs.8.1 lakhs 1.28 lakhs 71% 4.36 lakhs
PLANTATION AND EXTRACTION OF AMLA Amla is a very rich source of Vitamin C and has very high medicinal value. Rs.39.42 lakhs Rs.29.72 lakhs 3.12 lakhs 65% 9.39 lakhs
PLANTATION AND EXTRACTION OF ASHWAGANDHA Used for treatment of rheumatism, gout, hypertension Project . Rs.69.42 lakhs Rs.56.24 lakhs 0.25 lakhs 36% 62.91 lacs
PLANTATION AND EXTRACTION OF GUGGUL Anti-inflammatory agent. Rs.28.85 lakhs Rs.44.65 lakhs Rs.16.69 lakhs 48% 45.18 lacs
SAFED MUSALI Herbal drug formulations. 22.8 lakhs 38.2 lakhs 10.72 lakhs 45% 42.21 lacs
SENNA Senna is used as a purgative drug. 58.73 lakhs 40.49 lakhs 4.91 lakhs 50% 23.72 lacs
VALLARAI TONIC Memory tonic. 34.87 lakhs 25.14 lakhs 5.81 lakhs 62% 10.88 lacs
FAIRNESS CREAM Cosmetics Proposed capacity200 kgm per day, Rs.65.87 lakhs Rs.25.28 lakhs Rs.42.21 lakhs 48% 49.62 lacs
HERBAL COSMETICS Herbal cosmetic products are used for beauty care, hair care, body care. 64.87 lakhs 25.65 lakhs 33.49 lakhs 34% 111.85 ac
HERBAL EXTRACTS Herbal Extracts has its application in Cosmetics, Food and Pharmaceutical industry. 66.42 lakhs 48.66 lakhs 8.47 lakhs 51% 32.85 lacs
HERBAL HAIR OIL Hair oils are combination of oils and suitable perfumes. 18.73 lakhs 12.86 lakhs 2.25 lakhs 66% 6.35 lakhs
HERBAL SHAMPOO It is used to Cleanse hair and scalp. 80.41 lakhs 56.34 lakhs 12.78 lakhs 42% 55.21 lakh
HERBAL SHIKKAI It is used to Cleanse hair and scalp. 28.18 lakhs 13.81 lakhs 5.51 lakhs 51% 15.27 lacs
HERBAL SOAPS Cosmetics 39.28 lakhs, 35.77 lakhs 2.18 lakhs 65% 8.76 lakhs
JOJOBA OIL Jojoba Oil has versatile industrial uses. 47.42 lakhs 32.64 lakhs 3.87 lakhs 44% 27.92 lacs
NANNARI Health drink. 30.07 lakhs 30.88 lakhs 2.60 lakhs 62% 8.63 lakhs
NATURAL VANILLA Flavour 19.35 lakhs 66.65 lakhs 7.90 lakhs 44%32.72 lakh

All the best for your new venture.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Indian Entrepreneurs in US

Out of the public listed companies in USA 1/4th of the ventures are started in the past 15 years founded by immigrant entrepreneurs, according to American Made Magazine.

The current market capitalization of these firms exceeds $500 billion, and they employ more than 220,000 people in the U.S. and 400,000 internationally. Immigrants have had the greatest impact in the fields of IT, life sciences, and particularly in the high-tech manufacturing sector, where 40% of publicly traded, venture-backed firms operating in the U.S. today were founded by immigrants.

Indian immigrants typically come from middle-class families, and they tend to be college graduates, many with particular expertise in science, engineering, or technology. They come to the United States to get graduate degrees and they are under a lot of pressure to see if they can take care of their parents and families back home.

The wealth in India is still controlled by a small percentage of the people in the country, so even if their parents are educated people, they may work in low-paying, civil service jobs. There is no way it is possible to break the entrenched social system and the cultural barriers over there. When an immigrant reaches US and sees that so many opportunities exist, he becomes quite ambitious.

The Indus Entrepreneurs is a networking association originally started by Indian entrepreneurs and engineers in Silicon Valley in 1992. The focus is on business development, support, providing education for future entrepreneurs, and giving back to the community.

It really has helped create energy, synergy, and a social system for Asian Indian immigrants and other entrepreneurs. They have 10,000 members in nine countries now, including England, South Africa, and Israel, and they're going beyond technology into other industries.

Start Juice Shop

If you are looking for an idea on what business you can start easily, a juice bar is one idea you can seriously consider. With more and more people becoming health conscious, a juice business is timely. Today, the popular obsession with dropping pounds and losing inches certainly feeds into the health food trends that fuel juice bar popularity. But the health food industry has also benefited from another recent concept, that of organics.

Every herb has its faithfuls who claim for it almost magical qualities. Mint has its after-dinner fame as a breath freshener and a digestive aid; ginseng is one of the latest in a long line of alleged energy boosters and anti-aging supplements; garlic is supposed to aid the immune system; ginger has been said to possess aphrodisiac properties.

Each fruit and vegetable, too, has accrued its own collection of anecdotes and testimonials. What child hasn’t been told that carrots will help him see in the dark, or that an apple a day will keep the doctor away? Who hasn’t heard that Popeye is strong to the finish because he eats his spinach?

In modern times, speed and efficiency are joint rulers of an ever more fast-paced world. For a person on the go, a tall cup of mixed juices spiked with nutritive powders is the ideal meal. Like coffee and soda, it can be consumed in the car without taking one’s other hand off the steering wheel and endangering one's self and others.

But unlike those beverages, juice is part of a balanced breakfast. It could be said, tongue in cheek, to balance even better than breakfast, since unlike a plate of toast and scrambled eggs it can be sealed up with a lid and straw and enjoyed safe from spills. And with all the supplements available at your local juice bar, that tall cup of fruit and vegetable squeezings can be a balanced breakfast.

For entrepreneurs who put health above anything else, starting a juice bar is probably one of the fastest and the most lucrative businesses out there. It can be added to an existing business or simply started independently.

Juice Business Structure
You can start a juice business entirely on your own. It would help if you have an experience about juice preparation from working in a juice bar, but this is not necessary. You can also buy an existing business, or get a franchise. Franchising will cost a little bit more, though. If you have an existing food business, you can incorporate a juice business into it.

Juice Bar Menu
You don’t have to be a nutritionist or obtain a degree related to health to know that fruits and vegetables are good for the body. You can sell a variety of juices from apples, carrots, oranges, bananas, celery, melons and other fruits and vegetables. You can purchase juice wholesale from fruits and vegetable juice manufacturers or distributor or you can do the juicing onsite. You can even do both at the same time. Get juices wholesale. You can add vitamins and health supplements, for example, those that are known for their immunity boosting or antioxidizing effects. You can sell juices in several cup sizes starting at a price of Rs.10.

Juice Bar Location
You can open at any place that is frequented by people such as tourist attractions, a kiosk in a mall, office building, airport, hotels, schools, beach areas, public markets, health clubs, and fitness clubs. Vending from a cart is another option you can take.

Juice Bar Startup Cost and Profit
Your startup cost will depend on how much you are spending for equipment (juicers and coolers), rent, advertising and getting the necessary license and permit. Your profit will depend on your total sales minus the cost of your ingredients and overhead. It could be several times your capital after awhile when you’ve mastered the operation. Adding other items such as sandwiches in your menu can help boost profit.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Start Beauty Parlor or Salon

A beauty salon or beauty parlor deals with cosmetic treatments for men and women. Nowdays beauty salon also contains hair salons and spas. Beauty salons provides more generalized services related to skin health, facial aesthetic, foot care, aromatherapy, — even meditation, oxygen therapy, mud baths, and innumerable other services, but hair salon provides only hair treatment.

Facials, Massage, Manicure, Pedicure, Waxing, Threading

Hairdresser washing a woman's hair
A hair salon is a place where one goes to get the hair cut, as well as styled, highlighted or coloured. Salons are in various business forms from sole traders, branches of salons or large franchise owned salon chains. Some larger chains offer their own brand of salon products.

The term spa salon refers to a salon where spa treatments are done. Spa treatments are also offered in some beauty salons. Treatments may include holistic theraphy or Reiki.

Cholayil SanjeevanamRs. 5,00,000 - Rs. 10,00,000Health and Fitness
CLARA INTERNATIONALRs. 5,00,000 - Rs. 10,00,000Health and Fitness
Clipso Beauty Aesthetic SchoolRs. 10,00,000 - Rs. 25,00,000Education
Lakme IndiaRs. 10,00,000 - Rs. 25,00,000Beauty and Hair Salons
NET PLANET INFOTECH SOLUTIONSRs. 5,00,000 - Rs. 10,00,000Business Services
Shahnaz AyurvedaRs. 5,00,000 - Rs. 10,00,000Beauty and Hair Salons
Sharkey's Cuts for KidsRs. 25,00,000 to Rs. 50,00,000Retail

Start Coffee Shop

Coffee shop is one of the most popular business ideas, young entrepreneurs adopt. In the recent 10year period, there has been many foriegn vendors have established their presence in India. A coffee shop is not just coffee, but a variety of food and beverages, which is a quick snac for customers.

The average coffee shop sells about 5,00,000 worth of coffee in a year. 52% of Indians drink coffee daily. 15% of Indians buy minimum a cup of coffee every day. 63% of Indians buy a cup of coffee occasionally – this number is increasing at the rate of 3-4% per year. It is better if you are expertise in coffee brewing, its best to start your own coffee shop otherwise you can opt for coffee shop franchise. Now the question "Choose Franchise or not" comes to mind, actually both have their own pros and cons.

A franchise offers many advantages like prebuilt advertising, promoting, procurement, reciepes, pricing, location, ambience etc. The master company promotes the product, inturn your shop benefits publicity, but you have to make a substantial financial investment in the startup, and pay an annual licensing fee for your coffee shop to use the franchise name and logos. The fee you pay varies from 6-11% of your revenues for advertising and royalty fees each year. When you opt for franchise, you are sure working on a proven concept, and benefit from experience of a successful business.

The average costs of opening a franchise coffee shop include 100,000 to 3000,000 in construction costs. Coffee shops which offer franchise and their rough estimates are

Barnie's Coffee Expansion FranchiseRestaurant and Cafe ShopRs. 10,00,000 - Rs. 25,00,000
BOOK CAFÉ FranchiseRestaurant and Cafe ShopRs. 25,00,000 to Rs. 50,00,000
Brewberrys hospitality pvt ltd FranchiseBrew Funs, Brew Smiles, Brew CoffeeRs. 5,00,000 - Rs. 10,00,000
CAFE COFEE DAY FRANCHISERestaurant and Cafe ShopRs. 50,00,000 to Rs. 10 Million
CHICKING FranchiseFast FoodRs. 25,00,000 to Rs. 50,00,000
Chipmunk's Playland & Cafe FranchiseEntertainment and LeisureRs. 10,00,000 - Rs. 25,00,000
Chokhi Dhani FranchiseEntertainment and LeisureRs. 10,00,000 - Rs. 25,00,000
COFFEE DAY XPRESS FranchiseRestaurant and Cafe ShopRs. 50,00,000 to Rs. 10 Million
CONNAUGHT PLAZARESTAURANTS FranchiseRestaurant and Cafe ShopRs. 25,00,000 to Rs. 50,00,000
Crazy Noodles FranchiseFood and BeverageRs. 10,00,000 - Rs. 25,00,000
Crepeteria FranchiseRestaurant and Cafe ShopRs. 1,00,000 - Rs. 5,00,000
DIXY PANBAN CHICKEN FranchiseFast FoodRs. 10,00,000 - Rs. 25,00,000
Dosa Plaza FranchiseFast FoodRs. 10,00,000 - Rs. 25,00,000
Food Factory Express FranchiseFast FoodRs. 10,00,000 - Rs. 25,00,000
Go! Chaatzz FranchiseFood and BeverageRs. 5,00,000 - Rs. 10,00,000
Goli Vada Pav FranchiseFast FoodRs. 10,00,000 - Rs. 25,00,000
Kaati ZoneRestaurant and Cafe ShopRs. 10,00,000 - Rs. 25,00,000
KIC FOOD PRODUCTS FranchiseFast FoodRs. 25,00,000 to Rs. 50,00,000
KWALITY WALLS FranchiseFood and BeverageRs. 5,00,000 - Rs. 10,00,000
LITTLE ITALY FranchiseFood and BeverageRs. 25,00,000 to Rs. 50,00,000
Motimahal Delux Management Services FranchiseRestaurant and Cafe ShopRs. 25,00,000 to Rs. 50,00,000
Nescafe FranchiseRestaurant and Cafe ShopRs. 25,00,000 to Rs. 50,00,000
Papa John's FranchiseRestaurant and Cafe ShopRs. 25,00,000 to Rs. 50,00,000
Ruby Tuesday FranchiseRestaurant and Cafe ShopRs. 10 Million +
SAGAR RATNA FranchiseRestaurant and Cafe ShopRs. 10,00,000 - Rs. 25,00,000
YO CHINA (MOODS HOSPITALITY) FranchiseRestaurant and Cafe ShopRs. 10,00,000 - Rs. 25,00,000
YOKO SIZZLERS FranchiseRestaurant and Cafe ShopRs. 10,00,000 - Rs. 25,00,000

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