Bamboo Ply Board

The main raw material for the production of bamboo ply/mat board is bamboo, which is the fastest growing plant and occurs naturally in the forests and is also suitable for plantation even over degraded lands. For manufacturing boards, bamboo is to be converted into mats. The sheets have been found to be resistant to water, fire, decay, termites, insects, etc.

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7 value attributes of your product

Breakthrough products are driven by a complex combination of value attributes that connect with people’s lifestyles. If you are conceiving a new product, you must conduct a value opportunity analysis that evaluates the current state of products against seven major attributes of value, in the market where the new product requires significant improvement. This is an essential step in any new product development. Failure to thoroughly and thoughtfully complete this phase will have a negative impact down the line. Read the full post HERE

Story of a Startup – part 2

Next day, armed with our ‘Green-Pop’ idea & never say die approach and enthusiasm, we met S at a coffee shop (CCD). We discussed the idea at length over several cups of coffee. We discussed the target market, pyramid marketing structure to set up the sales chain, sourcing design and in turn starting a pop-art movement in India, identifying and managing vendors, value addition, financial requirements. We were happy that we are on verge of creating something innovative, and with that we decided to meet the following day with some background research on various modalities. Read the full post HERE

Story of a Startup

This is a story of a real time start-up whose genesis began in June 2009. I was bored with monotonous and boring work of being an advisor on tech project consulting for the government, and wanted to experiment. I had past ten years of international experience working in cross-functional roles in various domains [http://www.stratessence.com/team/] , had thought of several ideas for converting into businesses, but was yet to do a formal bootstrapped start-up. It was around this time I had met a brilliant and out-of-box thinker guy who was 8 years younger than I was, already few start-ups old and we used to discuss plenty of ideas over cups of cappuccinos everyday and strategy to convert them into $$$$ earning enterprises. Read the full post HERE

Common cold & potential remedies for Startups

Many startup ideas fail to ever be launched and many, many fail within the first year or two. In most cases, the failure has nothing to do with the business idea, but how the business is managed. The business of entrepreneurship is business first, then operations (what your business actually does). The Top Ten startup mistakes that lead to ultimate failure are:

Insufficient Startup Idea Development: Most startups do not fail because the business idea is bad. The problem is that many first-time entrepreneurs fail to actually plan the business before sinking cash into the startup. No matter how great a business idea is, it can’t succeed without detailed planning. Take the time to work through every angle of your business idea. Not only will you have a better grasp of how far your business can go, you will also reduce your risk and prepare yourself to make the best decisions as you go.

Read the full article at: http://www.stratessence.com/blog/business-in-a-backpack-common-cold-potential-remedies/

Social Innovation & Enterprise

All innovation involves the application of new ideas – or the reapplication of old ideas in new ways – to devise better solutions to our needs. Innovation is invariably a cumulative, collaborative activity in which ideas are shared, tested, refined, developed and applied. Social innovation applies this thinking to social issues: education and health, issues of inequality and inclusion, and environment.

Read the full article at: http://www.stratessence.com/blog/social-innovation-enterprise/

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