Register for training program on “How to setup a new business”

Posted by on Nov 1, 2014 in Business, Training | 4 comments

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Submit registration form:

In reference to my earlier post on the ensuing training program “How to setup a new business” and Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/944855788864715/ I request the aspirant participants to fill in the attached Registration Form and forward it to ram@epmworld.in.

Your participation shall be confirmed upon receipt of the registration form and training fee.

For any clarifications please leave your comments here or post on our event page.

Please click the following link to download registration form.

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How to setup a new business – 2 day training

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Business, Self-employment, Start-up business, Training | 2 comments

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How to setup a new business – 2 day training November 8-9, 2014 at Hyderabad

Training – How to setup a new business?

There are different kinds of approaches among aspirant entrepreneurs during their initial momentum.

  1. Approach of the majority of aspirants would be that he/she would explore on their own the ways and means to turn their idea into business.  As a first step they go searching for a like minded partner and then into further steps.
  2. Some of the aspirants who would like to play safe would talk to business consultants for advise and guidance before they invest their money.
  3. Some of them directly approach banks for project finance with bare idea and without any documentation.
  4. Some of the aspirants would remain in suspended decision while keeping their dream alive.
  5. A very small percentage of aspirants just go ahead setting up their new business with a gut feeling.

We are conducting a 2 day training programme which would provide answers, guidance and momentum to every aspirant who is in the mind and action of starting a new business.

=== Outline on training content ===

  • How to finalize the best business idea?
  • How to start a new business?
  • What are the various steps to launch a business?
  • How to determine a right investment?
  • How to make a Feasibility Report and a Project Report?
  • How to make a Project Plan?
  • What are the schemes available for a security free loan?
  • How to market products or services?
  • What is the right path to achieve success?
  • How to improve present business?
  • How to build online presence for any Business?
  • How to grow to be a big company?
  • How to earn global identity?

=== Faculty profile ===

http://blog.epmworld.in/wordpress/index.php/about-me/

=== Contact ===

ram@epmworld.in

=== Fees ===

INR 4,000 per participant.

Lunch and two time tea is included.

=== Schedule and Duration ===

2 day training November 8-9, 2014 at Hyderabad.  The venue shall be notified in the first week.

This training program aims to cover all such above questions with case study/exercise specific 2 day 16 hour session.

=== Who can attend? ===

  • Anyone who intends to start a new business
  • Existing business owners
  • Consultants
  • Students who would like to get knowledge of business and entrepreneurship
  • Housewives who are keen to start home based businessThe sessions are covered in English with clarifications wherever so required in Telugu or Hindi.

=== Training material ===

  • Notebook, Pen
  • Model Project
  • ReportImportant templates

=== Takeaways ===

  • New Business ideas that you can immediately launch
  • Clarity in Vision, Approach, and Mechanism to start a new business
  • Templates that can be used in the process of setting up a new business
  • Mentoring on case-to-case basis to setup a Business

=== Facebook event ===

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Enhance individual value to gain personal branding

Posted by on Apr 9, 2011 in EPM World, Leadership, Marketing, Branding, Training | 1 comment

When we refer to a ‘brand’ in the context of a product or service, it reflects the value, the promise, and the contentment it delivers to the consumer.  The requirement of branding is mostly driven by the stiff competition, presence of multiple choices, and the demand of individuals to enjoy a distinctive identity to what they are attached with.  When a product stands for the belief of the consumer he would develop a kind of affinity and remain loyal to the brand.  He would develop an emotional relationship and take pride to own the brand.  Branding is an affair that we develop and maintain with the product or service offered by a particular company.  That is the very reason we would see many of the advertisements by major brands being promoted through the lenses of relationship.  It could be that the content of advertisement speaks the language of relationship or the actors in the advertisement are a family, a couple, a dad and daughter or so.

The world today is enlightened.  We are all matured and decisive about our choices in every aspect and in every walk of our life.  When a product or service in a situation happens to be a person, it is important that the person enjoys the loyalty of the consumer and stands for the brand value.  The person could be a trainer, a consultant, a doctor, a business man, or any other individual.  Even friends no longer like to connect with unless they find in us a growing value.

Thus personal branding gained momentum in the face of growing social networking and enticing business opportunities.  Every one wants to be recognized.  We like to be identified on Page3.  We like to have several connections on Linkedin, several followers on Twitter and several friends on Facebook.  We vie to hog the best identity.  Every one of us wants to connect with the best people around the globe.  It could be social celebrities like Anna Hazare, successful people like Bill Gates, public intellectuals like  Amartya Sen, noted personalities like Oprah Winfrey or any other promising individuals.

Relationship stands for its meaning when it is established and maintained both ways.  The real challenge lies in gaining mutual connections.  Personal branding helps us achieve this.  We can improve a brand identity to ourselves when we are identified with a specific, demanding, and valuable knowledge, trait and significance.  We should evolve to be a product sought after by several consumers.  Value reciprocation is the driving force for creating and maintaining relationship.  So we need to create and maintain a value to ourselves so that we grow with specific identity to ourselves.  We need to grow attractive.  A beautiful bride is everyone’s dream.  We need to become such a sought after bride, who is beautiful, resourceful, manageable and reciprocal in relationships.

If we are able to identify ourselves with all or some of the following, we will invariably improve our personal value and can attract coveted identity in the social milieu.

  • An achievement
  • An expertise in any given discipline
  • Reciprocal attitude
  • Benefit of relation
  • Core personal traits like honesty, trust, and sincerity
  • Social identity

So when we like to connect next with any important figure in the social networking let us check if we hold something attractive enough to reciprocate and what is our brand value.  We may not immediately gain the stature of  Anna Hazare, Medha Patkar, Abdul Kalam, or Anupam Kher, but we can certainly work to be in such vicinity.

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Need to strengthen younger generation

Posted by on Feb 17, 2011 in EPM World, Expressions, Self-employment, Training | 0 comments

In my professional journey, I have interacted with thousands of students who are from different streams of education.  My interactions were in the context of training, employment, career development and counseling.  My dialogue with them would always start with the question “Can you explain a 5 minute brief about your 4/3 years study?”.  All I wanted to know from them was what subjects they had studied, what was the favorite subject, and a few lines on the project work undertaken by them.  The answer from a considerable percentage of students had always been either a blank face or an incoherent talk.  A four year graduation has around 4,800 home preparatory hours at 4 hours a day for 300 days.  This is besides the time they spend in college and mandatory holidays.  Such a precious time is going unaccounted for.  The students were unable to express not because of any momentary psychological pressure or so.  It was because they practically never paid sincere attention to their academics.  All a perfunctory routine.  Attending to college, chit-chat at common adda, movies, and more.

The result is that most of the students (a) end-up being irrelevant to job market, (b) go for supplementary skill development for employment, (c) pursue higher studies (again with same approach.  I saw several students who qualified M.S. with similar predicament as indicated above.  Recall Tri-Valley University saga), (d) take up insignificant or irrelevant jobs (e) undertake errands depending on the need (f) increase gap after last academic which will make them ineligible in the job market or (g) remain unemployed.

The various reasons for this alarming trend is:

  • Insincere efforts by college with respect to quality pedagogy, lab infrastructure, periodical evaluation, project work, and disciplined academic flow.
  • Education is taken up as a commercial venture with least responsibility towards mandatory deliverables.
  • Total lack of regulatory strictures.
  • Lack of involvement and interactions from parents about the child’s growth.
  • Employment opportunities that hardly relate with pursued educational stream.
  • Total absence of understanding  in the students about the (a) value of academic time, (b) foundational significance of studies for bright future, (c) individual responsibility (d) future risk to the career development owing to poor performance, and more.
  • The static nature of academic system w.r.t. its (i) syllabus, (ii) approach, (iii) evaluation system, (iv) faculty development, and (v) infrastructure development.
  • Total absence of research or research based approach.
  • Nonchalant approach towards technology trends, market requirement, need to integrate with or collaborate with industry and research institutions.
  • Mushroomed growth of academic institutions with pure commercial motive.

Some of the required measures to nurture younger generation as true resources for development of resourceful Society and Nation.

  • Total and periodical review and redeployment of academic syllabus in line with the (a) socio-economic requirement (b) technological trends (c) market requirement (d) resource requirement (e) need for research and innovation (f) gap in leadership (g) global relevance.
  • An exclusive University for Faculty Development to meet the above.
  • Increased budget allocations for academic development
  • Infusion of scientific, innovative and leadership temperament in the students through constant means like (i) workshops, (ii) seminars, (iii) talent shows, (iv) knowledge confluence, (v) science expos, (vi) industry interaction, (vii) participation in the socio-economic and community programs, (viii) political pulse, (ix) entrepreneurship development programs, (x) development of individual and professional ethics and values.
  • Stringent performance evaluation across academic institutions.
  • To do away with the reservation system in academics (the reservation system is contributing in the further weakening of recipient socio-economic sections where they are forced to perform less.  I advocate against any incentives, reservations in the individual development, be it academics or other areas).  Fee reimbursement system or Free education is the best option in place of reservation system.
  • Funding to academic institutions for infrastructure development and perennial support in faculty development through the instituted university for the purpose.

Unless we strengthen the younger generation through academic excellence, knowledge proliferation and leadership development, we are going to further weaken our society and generation in all aspects.  We need Scientists, Innovators, Mathematicians, Leaders and Social developers.  Not just the graduates.

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Learning the training

Posted by on Jan 30, 2011 in EPM World, Training | 0 comments

Employee training is one of the quickest measures towards maintaining or enhancing the enterprise productivity levels.  Training invigorates the participants towards a pragmatic assessment of their own position vs. the topic of training.  When addressed with right module to the right participants by a right faculty, training works as a panacea.  Proper assessment of training requirement at the outset is highly imperative the way precise diagnosis is pivotal to handle any health complaint.  Training cost for the organization is more like a marketing cost.  Marketing cost at times may prove to be a sunk cost.  But trained resources would prove to be an asset under the right leadership.  Enterprise excellence should start within well before we tackle stakeholder management or satisfy stakeholder aspirations.   In order to exploit the human resource talent in an enterprise, periodical training could be addressed in the areas of :

  1. Job description-functional responsibilities-performance levels
  2. Skill rejuvenation, Skill enhancement
  3. Effective communication, Team integrity
  4. Job delivery, Ownership, Accountability
  5. Best practices, Process maturity
  6. Professional ethics, Individual excellence
  7. Employee role in the Brand development or Brand maintenance
  8. Employee contribution in Vision, Mission & Strategic growth of an enterprise
  9. Re-skilling in project transition
  10. Individual leadership and growth prospects in the organization
  11. Project Management

Identification, determination and imparting of training is a major challenge as it involves not just the right module but the conscious acceptance by the manager and the very participant.  Effects or result of any training to the employees again is dependent on the defined road-map in the appraisal of post training performance levels.

What are the sources to determine training requirement?  They could be:

  • Employee performance appraisal reports
  • Specific recommendation of reporting manager
  • Natural requirement during technology transition, organizational re-engineering, brand revision, new projects, industry recession, growth challenges, merger or acquisition and many related.
  • Confounding conflicts in the team(s)
  • Induction of new personnel

The next challenge is implementation of training.  It could be because the manager may not be in a position to spare his team members owing to project exigencies, or one or more members of the team(s) are on leave of absence, or there is a resistance from the identified team member(s).

The final challenge is identifying right faculty who is proven in the required module.  Certain areas of training require highly matured, experienced and a ‘Guru’ figure as a faculty.  A faculty who is highly conversational and who could engage the participants without touching the subject matter at the required scope may at times prove to be successful based on the participant’s feedback.  But he won’t meet the very requirement of training thus defeating the whole exercise made by the organization.  Hence, it is highly important to have an analytic approach in determining right faculty than a going for a generally accepted individual.  Because, generally accepted may not meet our specific requirement.

As we can see from the above, training is a serious measure which should be handled with care so that it benefits the organization and the participant individual.

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