There are always people who wonder how small companies focusing on niche segments in technology are able to make it really big in the Silicon Valley. Well, it is true to mention there are people like Spark Labs who have made their presence felt in the facilitation of these budding businesses to be fore runners in technology.
Spark Labs is a team of experienced professionals that have immense expertise in creating, building and handing over technology companies to worthy successors. However, they limit their clients to US and European tech companies. Spark Labs is entities with the zeal to foster innovation by helping budding tech entrepreneurs accelerate the development in the local market. This is done with their specialty services that are mainly Startup Launchpad Program, space and support infrastructure that Spark Labs call their stronghold.
Have we ever wondered how it would actually feel like to be your own boss? How is it that you end up becoming one from being a well-paid employee? It is the crux behind the selective self-help book titled Let’s Do This- An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Knowing When to Quit Your Day Job. Written by A J Johnston, this is a live account of how a highly successful working couple made a mountain out of a molehill with their entrepreneurial venture. With feel good style of writing and looking every bit an experience, many career-focused couples with a budding entrepreneurial idea would do well to consider this a learner’s guide as to how to effective initiate the process, if not follow it to the dot.
The spark of an idea, the spirit of an individual, the enterprise of the team go into building a successful business. Without being aware, the government’s economic forecast and the nation’s economic growth hinges on entrepreneurial success and the vibrant progress of businesses. The ultimate recognition for an entrepreneur is taking the stage in the limelight to stand out from the crowd and win an award.
Shortage of trained nut pluckers is a grim farm sector problem in Kerala but for 37-year-old Selvin Chacko coconut plucking is a hi-tech profession involving car, mobile and even a dedicated website. While many youngsters looked down upon coconut plucking as a less-esteemed career, Selvin from Changanassery has opted for it with ‘career pride and pleasure’ and keeping in tune with the changing times he is using modern facilities like mobile phone and website to get connected to customers.
Tamil Nadu, which has the highest number of MSMEs in India, will equip all District Industries Centres in the 32 districts with better infrastructure at a cost of 50 crore. These centres can then serve as a hub to promote MSME units.
The government has also decided to train nearly 1,000 entrepreneurs under a new scheme. The ‘New Entrepreneur-cum-Enterprise Development Scheme’ (NEEDS) will help educated youngsters draw up business plans and tie up with financial institutions for their ventures. At least half the beneficiaries of this scheme will be women.