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Big Online Data Management

What are the first line challenges today before enterprises with respect to online data management?

  • Proliferation of data
  • Management of big data
  • Contextual and result oriented analysis of data
  • Pragmatic application of data findings
  • Tools and applications relevant in compounding data management

1) Proliferation of data:

The size of the very first hard disk I used was 8MB.  As a physical object the size was quite big whereas the storage capacity was very small.  In today’s terms it just can accommodate one or two songs.  In quite contrast to that we have today a thumb size and even smaller storage chips that accommodate gigabytes of information.

The moot point in the context is proliferating data.  Any single person today has several storage spaces for his data like (i) data stored on mobile phone, (ii) data placed on Tablet PC, (iii) data produced on Laptop, (iv) data manufactured on PC (v) data collaborated using Social Media tools and (vi) data on the cloud.  Again we have official data and personal data.  All these data sources are only contributing to more data, redundant data or data proliferation.

2) Data Management:

Irrespective of job position each and every employee in an enterprise adds some amount of data every day to enterprise data repository.  Here comes the challenge to manage it through analysis, verification and validation.

Data management involves (a) right inputs (b) controlled sharing (c) structured storage (d) secured storage (e) appropriate tools for analysis, verification and validation and (f) contextual and discriminatory retrieval.

If the data is not rightly managed going by the above parameters we add more waste data and compound the data management problems.  The end result will be chaotic data management, improper decisions, and a little or nil performance.

3) Contextual and result oriented analysis of data:

This is one of the biggest challenges in data management.  I would like to cite an example taking Google Analytics data.  Google Analytics gathers and displays highly comprehensive data related to an Internet site.  The parameters are endless and beyond the one shown in the image below.

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From the data set ‘Behaviour’ we can gather information about how many new and repeat visitors have come to our site.  What is the frequency and recency of their visits? What is the duration of each visit and how many pages they viewed?

Proper analysis of above data set would help us better our pages and its content.  It would also help us understand site loyalty.  As a whole we can achieve greater marketing ROI if we can analytically review all the data sets and make appropriate changes to our Internet site pages.  Result oriented analysis can be done comparing the original version of site and changed version (with respect to the content, design, object placement, feature facilitation) of the site pages.

4) Pragmatic application of data findings:

Say we have set the page “download evaluation copy” as a landing page.  There have been 1000 downloads on an average per month.  If we can compare the number of downloads and the number of actual purchases with the sources of download and sources of purchase, it is possible for us to find out the performance of the landing page and product acceptance.  Based on such data we can fine tune the site page(s) to respective demography and position our marketing and sales pitch through additional publicity, deployment of sales team, social media marketing, road shows and any other viable means of promotion.

So unless we apply the data findings for a proper use, proliferation of all this data would only add to our confusion or totally goes in vain.

5) Tools and applications relevant in compounding online data management:

We have several tools from all the big IT MNCs for offline data management including the very ERP applications that come with Enterprise Data Analysis modules.

However, considering the rapid adoption of online marketing means and social media engagement it is imperative for us to explore software tools and applications that can gather, analyze, and present us required information from our social media presence. Be it data gathered from our Facebook pages, data gathered from Twitter engagement or from any other online profile.

You may explore the relevance of following sources to your context:

  1. www.inmagic.com
  2. www.jivesoftware.com
  3. www.yammer.com
  4. www.cubevibe.com

Happy Blogging!

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Sources of Project Finance

Project Finance for Entrepreneurial Growth:

Entrepreneurial growth is largely dependent on the availability of project finance.  Several aspirant entrepreneurs go around banks and other institutions for project finance sanction.  In majority of the cases applicants won’t get desired financial assistance and thus give up their entrepreneurial dream in the very beginning.  We practically don’t know how many great ideas must have got suppressed or went into oblivion owing to such situations.

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In such instances, instead of resigning to their entrepreneurial pursuit owing to non-sanction of project finance, start-up ventures could explore their project funding requirement through several channels.

  • Own investment which is called promoter’s equity (a percentage of total project cost say 20% of total required project finance)
  • Government’s assistance and Bank loans
  • Angel investment by an individual investor
  • Venture capital funding
  • Partnership with like minded entrepreneurs
  • Business Incubators
  • Collaboration with other companies

Own investment:

In cases where you seek bank loans you should showcase your own equity which could be anywhere above 5% of the project cost. It might go up to even 40% depending upon your financial profile, your professional relevance to the proposed project, the security you propose, the project viability and regulatory provisions related to your project sector.

Project finance from Government and banks:

The funding assistance by banks and government sponsored credit would generally consist term-loan, capital subsidy, interest subsidy, marketing support, technology support, skill development, credit guarantee and more as come up from time to time for your proposed industry sector.

Bank sanctioned loans would constitute Term loans for CAPEX, Working capital, Open Cash Credit (OCC), and OD.   You may also get non-fund based credit in the form of BG, LC or any other leased instrument.

Angel investment by an individual investor:

Angel investment is extended by angel investor who could be a serial entrepreneur interested in financing other ventures.  It could be an affluent person who can lend you required project fund.  Angel investors in return may seek a specified rate of return, equity share, or any other return on investment.  They generally come with personal touch but not without a calculated risk.

Project finance through Venture capital funding:

There is a growing level of VC funding in Indian investment scenario.  VC funding is mostly for larger projects.  They generally are distinguished by the investment size they venture into, their preferred industry sectors, type of participation in the project as an external support or active participation in the project controlling finance and management.  The biggest advantage with VC funding would be that they do thorough evaluation of your project and once they decide to fund your venture they may facilitate marketing channels, strategic collaborations or bring in proven personnel at senior management level.

Partnership with like minded entrepreneurs:

This is the most common approach of first time entrepreneurs.  A few like minded and passionate individual join together. Some with ideas, some with capital, some with subject matter expertise.  We have scores of ventures who had seen ultimate success through similar partnering.

The success path in partnership ventures is always defined by the clarity in terms of partnership, role play in the business and finally clarified exit route for those who don’t wish to continue in the partnership.

Business Incubators:

We have several companies and institutions who provide you with all the required infrastructure for your venture like office premises, IT infrastructure, people, and management support all for an equity share plus regular returns.

Collaboration with other companies:

In case your product is an ancillary requirement to other companies or your product is a supplementary to their product range you may seek their collaboration to invest in your venture.  This happens under long-term MOUs and strategic agreements.  This is the best approach to raise your startup as you get investment and you get a ready-made market for your product.

The other approach is you may collaborate with companies under buy back arrangement which means that the company will buy your products and you just need to focus on making a quality product to the scope and design of the collaborated entity.  In case you get into buy back arrangement with reputed companies or government institutions you can raise bank loan without many hassles.

You may now consider the best source from among the above for your project finance.  Leave your comments here for further information, if any, required.

Happy Blogging

Team BlogBee

Food Processing Projects

 

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You will find herein some project profiles related to bakery_products, canned_mushroom, coconut_powder, cold_storage, dairy_farming, fish_pickle.pdf, hatchery, milk_products, squashes and more.  The profile workings and data are just an indicative and the figures will need to be reworked based on today’s market data. However, the project profiles are useful in understanding the project elements, approach, a ballpark investment and ROI.

We suggest you to may thoroughly evaluate your business idea before your invest your money, aspiration and time.  May check the evaluation metrics and approach defined in the following image.  This should help you in a pragmatic understanding of your proposed business.

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Further any business before being finalized should have an absolute marketing strategy, marketing plan and if possible marketing tie-up.  This is important especially with respect to a manufacturing activity.  Hence, you may choose any specific business avocation duly exploring and researching the market for the proposed product.

If you still need further guidance about giving a shape to your entrepreneurship dream you may leave a comment here so that our panel adviser will provide you with relevant inputs.

Food Processing Project Profiles:

  1. bakery_products
  2. bread
  3. canned_mushroom
  4. cashewnut_shell_liquid
  5. coconut_cashew_feni
  6. coconut_powder
  7. coffee_flavored_milk
  8. cold_storage
  9. dairy_farming
  10. dehydrated_vegetables
  11. domestic_flour_mill
  12. fish_pickle
  13. fruit_jam_jelly
  14. hatchery
  15. ice_cream_churner
  16. milk_products
  17. protein_rich_biscuits
  18. pulse_milling
  19. ready_to_server_curried_veg
  20. rice_flakes
  21. shrimp_papad
  22. soyabeen
  23. squashes_syrups
  24. termeric
  25. turmeric_powder
  26. wheat_milling

Happy Blogging

Team-BlogBee

Note: The project profiles are drawn from various government sites.  The project computations and other factors need to be recomputed going by the present market data and the context of your project.

How to get a great job and a great pay?

How to get a great job?  You may no longer need to ponder over it time and again if you could follow the steps herein.

You may be one of those many job aspirants who are looking for their first job, next great job or next big pay?  Did you ever check yourself as to what has been your approach in reaching your big goal?  Are you still following those traditional approaches of making resume, placing it in job sites or submitting it to a HR consultant?  Then you are unlikely to get into your desired slot unless you predominantly have a strong profile.

Then what else you should do?  The one common element for job success or professional success or success of any nature would always lie in the approach that is different, unique and in vogue with the trends related.  Similarly a job aspirant should review his job search methods with respect to rightly profiling his credentials, aptly pitching for a position and ably reaching the target employers.

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(1)  Your resume should serve as a case study:

Your resume should not just list out your academics and experience.  It should at a glance tell the reader as to what you can do in the aspired job and how your credentials shall help you / them in the direction.  Construct your resume like a case study that present the benefit of hiring you and getting return on investment.  Let me explain this with an example.

You must have read some case studies earlier.  A case study generally would talk about:

(i)    A problem and its causes
(ii)    Ways and means to resolve the problem
(iii)    Approach and processes applied to resolve the problem; and
(iv)    Benefits achieved before and after the applied processes.

In the same vein you should be able to present your resume detailing:

(i)    Job position aspired for and your understanding of the job functions
(ii)    Your suitability to the job position w.r.t. your academics, sectorial experience, expertise, and your personal traits
(iii)    Value additions that you can offer owing to peripheral knowledge or additional skills that you possess
(iv)    Benefit of employing you for the position

You may detail the above as a separate sheet attached to your resume.  Before you do this you should be able to explore the project nature, functional requirement and aspirations of the employer in question.  You can take the help of your consultant or go for digital research or even talk to the HR personnel in the organization who sought for your resume or discuss with an existing employee of the company.

(2)  Create digital profile:

The days of carrying paper based resume are no more a right practice.  Go and do a digital profile of yours.  It can be in the form of a blog which doesn’t cost you a pie.  Name the blog preferably combining your first name and last name.  You may also name your blog with your officially known name.  Populate the blog with:

(i)    A brief about you
(ii)    Your interests
(iii)    Your achievements
(iv)    Your strengths
(v)    Your resume without DOB and Address
(vi)    Your social media identities
(vii)    Your writings

Once you create your blog with the above details, periodically keep writing blog posts covering your area of expertise, your experiences or your perceived solutions to common problems in your profession.  The blog posts that you write this way would help your prospective employer as a case study of what you can do and how you can do and professionally what you are?  This is the best source for you to present your total personality in the positive best way.  The advantage here is that you are never in the tense of an interview or similar compulsions.  You can do enough research and come out with best of your writings.  Besides being a supporting credential for your resume this will also help you create your personal brand.

(3)  Create Social Media identity:

You may already be having your account with Facebook or other social media channels. If not you should create following identities.

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Facebook profile:  Make this profile more of a professional in nature.  Don’t let it reflect much of your personal side like your weaknesses, your not much productive avocations, or casual and damaging scribbling on Facebook wall.  Link your blog / your resume to this account.  Invite your professional circle to like you on Facebook.  Engage in constructive interactions.

LinkedIn profile:  Similar to Facebook make this truly constructive.  Join LinkedIn professional groups related to your area of expertise.  Converse actively on important topics.  Create questions and seek reactions of group members.  This is the best platform for you to showcase your expertise, enhance your thinking process; engage with expert professionals whose inputs could be of much help to you.  This process again will enhance your professional side and will give the best of impression to your prospective employer.

Twitter profile: This is a strong source for you to get yourself updated with every minute trend in your area of interest.  How?  You just follow the organizations, experts, or professionals related to your area.  To be precise, you follow the Twitter handles of your prospective or target employers.  You will be able to proactively gather information about the organization.  You may be able to connect with the senior management or senior executives of the organization.  You can engage in professional chat with experts across the globe.

Google profile:  You must be already owning a Gmail ID.  Create Google profile with the same ID preferably the one used in your resume.  Post some good photos.  Submit posts.  Create circles inviting your professional circles.  Link Google profile with your blog.  Place your Google profile badge in your blog.

Announce your digital profile to everyone.  Let them take a look at.  Ask people to subscribe to your blog feeds.

Now you don’t need to wonder as to how to get a great job?  You make a constructive six month effort as detailed above.  I am sure you will be the most sought after professional from among thousands in your area of expertise.  Enjoy blogging.  Achieve your professional goals.

If you are a blogger reading this you may register your blog with blogbee.in and get ready for a great networking.

Happy Blogging!

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Twitter basics for bloggers

One of the regular activities of a blogger is commenting on other blogs to maintain a friendly  network.   For a great traffic and expanded identity of your blog on Internet you should explore the most valuable social media channel – Twitter, which helps you effectively promote your blog to a wider audience.

If you are active on twitter, you must be aware of all the commotion over there. From twitter trends to online celeb wars, Twitter provides a great deal of global updates and fun too. And if you are a blogger who is active on twitter, the fun just multiples with all your fellow bloggers joining you and mutually promoting each others’ work while blabbing about your daily activities.

But, are you entirely new to Twitter?  Then it is the biggest missing point in your blog promotion.  Better late than never. Let us look at some Twitter basics so you can have your share of merry while promoting your blog(s).

1) Create an account

Of course the very first step. Create an account, preferably with your blog’s name as the user ID (known as ‘handle’ in Twitter lingo).

Say your blog URL is abcxy.wordpress.com (or) abcxy.blogspot.com (or) abcxy.com. It is suggested that your Twitter handle also be @abcxy. That makes it easier for your fellow bloggers and others to identify you. Also it will help in the SEO of your blog.

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In the initial setup you should describe your brief bio in the profile page.  The brief info should preferably bear the focus keyword of your blog and a crisp description of what you are or your blog is.  This is the brief that any Twitter user would look at before they follow you or when you followed them.  This brief bio is also visible in search impressions along your Twitter handle.  A great opportunity for you to spread your brief profile and link to your detailed profile.  We find almost 50% of new users on Twitter leave this blank.  You know you shouldn’t be one of them.

2) Follow desired Twitter users to Kick-start your Twitter journey.

The next step after you finish your profile page would be ‘follow’.   Follow is a very important element.  Say you are a blogger.  You blog on movies, entertainment and movie reviews.  Your content is relevant to movie industry, celebrities, critics and even general audience.  Here you should use the ‘Follow’ feature effectively.  How?  Search Twitter for Twitter handle of celebrities, directors, artists, producers, entertainment houses, and so.  Follow them.  ‘follow’ in Twitter means adding people to your network. Such people’s tweets/updates are displayed on your page which makes you get the updates and timelines from these people helping you construct your blog content appropriately relevant to the trends and times.

3) Be active, follow your followers

Now that you followed enough people, there is plenty of feed displayed on your page. Once you are active, you will gain good number of followers which may include the people you followed, your acquaintances, friends, bloggers or others who are interested in your tweets and even blog updates. People those who add you to their network are your ‘followers’. Whatever you tweet will be updated on their feed.  Pay right attention to your followers.  In all seriousness you should follow your followers to develop friendly network.  There is an exception, however, to spam followers.  Don’t follow them.

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You can also display your twitter feed on your blog. It attracts your blog visitors to 'follow' you on Twitter, thereby you'll gain more followers.

4) Tweet, Tweet and Tweet to stay in touch.

What is Tweet?  Tweet is the twitter basic.  Twitter is a micro blogging platform.  A tweet is any content that you like to share on your Twitter account.  Tweet is limited to 140 characters.

What you can Tweet?  You may tweet your opinion on someone’s tweet.  You may tweet any update like an important or interesting news piece.  You may tweet your blog post link.  You may tweet replying to someone’s tweet.  You may also re-tweet someone’s tweet.

When you are tweeting your blog post link, write a few keywords beside the link of your blogpost which can describe what the post is about.  Act smart and try to attract people in limited words.

Tweets are the way to spread your content across Internet.  Every Tweet you throw into the Twitter stream would compound search results for your Twitter ID and connected links like your blog URL mentioned in Twitter profile bio and tweet links.

 

twitter-mentionsAnother feature of Twitter is ‘mentions’.  Twitter ‘mentions’ are a way to connect with people. Say you want to start a conversation with a person ‘bcd’ or talk about ‘bcd’ in your tweet. In your tweet you will @bcd and then start the conversation.

5) Avoid junk

Be aware that each and every tweet of yours should add value to yourself and to people you follow. This matters a lot. Don’t say something for the sake of a tweet.  Don’t spam by tweeting your blog links or over said news every time.  If you try to spam you will lose your followers who will un-follow you..

6) Use hashtags

Hashtags are nothing but adding a ‘#’ to tags/keywords. If you are a blogger, you must be adding tags to all your blog posts. In the same way, you can use tags in your tweets. Say, your new blog post is on the topic Bollywood celebrities. Beside your post’s link, add hashtags like #Bollywood #celebrity #yourblogsname #blog #blogging etc. That means you will use keywords that can best describe your post.

7) Follow trends

‘Twitter trends’ list out what is being trended on twitter, what most of the people are tweeting and talking about. Follow twitter trends and tweet your opinions on the same. And add the ‘hashtag’ of the trend in your tweet.

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Twitter trends - they appear on the left bottom corner of your twitter account

People like to go through the tweets that are focused on twitter trends. So, if you tweet your views on the same, there is every possibility that your twitter handle and blog gets noticed by wider audience.

Eg: In the above image, #earthquake is the top trend. So, tweet your views on earthquake and use ‘#earthquake’ anywhere in your tweet.

8) Maintain clarity

Hashtags automatically appear with hyperlinks, clicking on which will take you to the search results of that particular hashtag. So, excessively using hashtags in one tweet will disturb the clarity of your tweet.

blogbee-clarityAnd use capital letters to highlight the title of your post or anything else. Even in a pool of tweets, your tweet could be noticed if you do so.

These are the Twitter basics that should help you start your Twitter journey.

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