How Women Can Self Finance to Start a Business of their Own?
There are many women in our country who have this desire of starting something of their own, instead of opting for a full-time 9 to 5 job outside. But, one main hitch that stops them from starting their own business is “where to get the start-up money”. Women, especially belonging to the middle class families of urban and semi-urban areas, have tight budgets and family expenses. Even if they have amazing business ideas, lack of capital prevents them from starting their own business. We present below few tips on how to accumulate free start-up capital for all women who want to start their own business and invest in their future.
Think of a business idea that you are confident of: First of all, start your business on something that you know. It should be build around your own personal expertise, skills and knowledge, something that you are confident of, and something that you can start without any third-party help, be it consultants, workers or any outside assistance. The less you rely on outside sources, the more you can save for yourself.
Tap your personal savings: One of the easiest ways to finance a small business is tapping your own personal savings. This can be from sources like as from your own saving account, some old investments in fixed deposits, family inheritance, gifts and rewards in the form of money and not to forget those some small amounts of money saved from your monthly budget given to you by your husband.
Advertise your business for free: Let everyone you know, be it your friends, family, relatives, neighbours, past colleagues, business contacts on what you are doing. Call them, send messages, Whatsapp them about your new business. Make your new venture known to your social media friends. And if you are lucky, your friends and family members can help you spread the word. This type of marketing at grass root level is without any investment. Take advantage of free advertising and marketing.
Avoid overspending: Remember, you still have your family to take care of, you are still in tight-budget constraints, your monthly family expenditures will remain the same or may increase and these cannot be avoided. What you can avoid though is unnecessary expenses. Make use of discount cards to do shopping, wait for SALES seasons, try to buy wholesale stuff for groceries, avoid bringing home fast foods or eating out, instead opt for eating a home-cooked meal, skip beauty parlours and learn to do your own pedicures, manicures, threading or colour your own hair, avoid buying that expensive dress that you had long awaited for. Remember, such small bits of sacrifices will repay you in the long run.
Start your business from home: If you start the business from home, you can avoid a huge expense in getting an office space outside. Convert a small room of your house or a portion of your backyard or your store room or just a corner into an efficient office space.
Get work in advance: One way to self finance your business is to get advance commitments in work. Before plunging on to your new business idea, make sure that you have aleast 1 or 2 business projects in advance. Your former boss (if you have left the company on good terms) or your good friend/neighbour/relative is often a reliable source to give you your first project of your start-up work. And if the first project goes off well, their recommendations will help you to get your initial stream of work and income.
Start a part-time job: If you have skill and experience and if you really need some extra money for your start-up, one good way is to get a part-time job. Save up your earnings by working part-time until you have enough money to start the business. A part-time job can supplement the money that you need for your new business
Get rented equipment or tools or buy used products: This is another way to start a business. You definitely need infrastructure (computers, office furniture, phones, supplies, other tools and equipment) to start your business. Try to get these items on a rental basis or else opt for purchasing second-hand products. This is all the more helpful when you are not sure exactly what and how much you require. And when there is an inflow of cash from your business, you can buy these items as per your needs. Shop smarter to build your initial capital.
Apply for a bank loan: Last but not the least, apply for a small loan under government-aided funding programmes. Several public-sector banks like State Bank of India, Andhra Bank, Bank of Baroda, etc. offers bank loans at low rate of interest under Government business loans. This will help you to manage your daily operational expenses, expansion costs for your business.
There are various ways to self finance your business. Don’t let shortage of capital prevent you from taking the plunge in starting your own start-up.
And yes, to make your business known to others, register yourself at www.womeninbusiness.in (A Platform for home-based entrepreneurs).
Copper is an essential nutrient and therefore vital to the health of humans. The health benefits of copper are numerous.
It has antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties. It also helps neutralize toxins.
The human body does not manufacture copper, so it needs to be obtained from daily food and water supplements.
The WHO recommended daily requirement for copper is 20 mg/kg body weight for adults and 50 mg/kg body weight for children.
Copper is essential for infant growth, bone strength, red and white blood cell maturation, iron transport, cholesterol and glucose metabolism, heart muscle contraction and brain development. Copper nutrition is especially important for pregnant women, the developing fetus and new-born babies.
Storing water in a copper vessel creates a natural purification process. It can kill all the microorganisms, molds, fungi, algae and bacteria, present in the water that could be harmful to the body and make the water perfectly fit for drinking. In addition, water stored in a copper vessel, preferably overnight or at least for four hours, acquires a certain quality from the copper. Drinking 2 to 3 glasses of water that has been stored in a copper vessel is another easy way to supply your body with enough copper.
Approximately four million people in the EU acquire a healthcare-associated infection every year, from which approximately 40,000 die. Extensive testing in the laboratory and in the clinical environment has shown that antimicrobial copper continuously reduces bacteria and can kill the pathogenic microbes that cause these infections.
Three main characteristics make Antimicrobial Copper and copper alloys the most effective touch surface material:
Continuously kills microbes
Efficacy as an antimicrobial is scientifically proven to be far more effective than silver-containing coatings
Proven to continuously kill the microbes that cause infections
The only solid antimicrobial touch surface approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Never wears out
Continuous and ongoing antimicrobial properties
Remains effective even after repeated wet and dry abrasion and new contamination
Natural oxidation does not impair efficacy.
Safe to use
Not harmful to people or the environment
Inherently antimicrobial, no chemicals added
Completely recyclable.Other benefits one gets from Copper are listed per below-
Helps the digestive system perform better
Aids weight loss
Helps heal wounds faster
Slows down ageing
Helps maintain heart health and beats hypertension
Studio Coppre Pvt Ltd was formed in 2014 by Rashmi Ranade, Chhanda Bihari, Sudakshina Sinha Banerjee and Seemantini Mihir under the leadership and mentorship of Mr. Adhar Mirchandani. In early 2016 Coppre received a round one funding from 5F World and Aasiya Tejani
In general, Coppre started out as an idea or a set of beliefs. An idea that was born out of the love for the material, the love for the artisans who could skillfully beat the material into shapes, the love for India’s heritage, the belief that this heritage could be re-interpreted for a modern-day relevance, and the belief of the potential of taking these aspects to a customer who had an appreciation for identity-based high‐quality handcrafted wares.
At Coppre we believe that a brand is not about the goods or services offered by a company, but more about and how successfully its collaborators and customers identify with its core beliefs. Trend setters and markets have now begun to endorse belief systems.
Studio Coppre aims to have a sustainable growth with a focus on product development, exploring new target markets, increasing artisanal footprint and working with more metal craft forms to increase the reach and impact of our work. It has been instrumental in reviving the copper craft of Maharashtra and aims to be a model for sustainable craft-based ventures.
We pay the artisans for each piece, unlike the traditional method which remunerates them with daily wages or based on the kilos or weight of a handcrafted piece. We want to bring in a change in perception that the work done by the artisans is a piece of art.
Our customers are also mostly the discerning urban class, who recognizes the finish and effort in each of our products and does not balk at paying an extra amount for a handcrafted product they have a weakness for.
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Language is our primary source of communication. No one can stir up a dispute over the importance of foreign languages in our lives anymore. People have realized that the knowledge of language gives new possibilities and opportunities, no matter whether the language is spoken by millions of people or only by a few thousand. For example, good knowledge of English, Spanish, or Italian can bring a promotion to a diligent worker, well-paid job for a student, and regular customers for a freelancer.
But what should you do if the only language you know is your native one? Is it enough for your specialization? How to learn new words faster? Can you do it by yourself? We’re going to answer these and many other questions in our brief article below.
Career and Language
Many people, who don’t know any other language, except the native one, claim that their jobs and daily lives don’t require studying anymore. They are quite satisfied with a current situation and life position. This happens of not realizing that the knowledge of new languages will not only bring new social perspectives but also a fast development of their careers. People who know several languages have the higher salary than the people who don’t. Very often the actual amount of their working hours is much lower. The only thing that differentiates them from others is that they realized the advantages of studying this language. Perhaps you, like the heroine of the novel “Eat, Pray, Love”, have always wanted to speak Italian. So why not starting to learn this mellifluent language with an Italian tutor, or any other language teacher for that matter, at home.
Language knowledge is equally important for freelance translators, copywriters, and programmers as well. First of all, you need to provide yourself with the guidelines and realize the exact way you want to move in. What language do you want to learn? Why do you need it? Is it your personal preference or a market demand? Answering all these questions is the most important stage in the learning process.
Where to Start
Of course, the absence of foreign languages can’t prevent you from starting a freelance career. You can always improve during real work process and through real projects. But let’s make a short plan where to start and how to develop.
Word Press Project Management states that freelancers make up 33 percent of US labour force. Hiring freelancers for your company’s projects and services shall transform your way of managing projects and be a rewarding strategy for your company. Hiring talented freelancers on hourly basis shall also be cost effective. Freelancers are a good alternative for employers.
GharSeNaukri is a perfect platform for companies and employers to hire freelancers from various field of expertise. As an interface for companies and freelancers, association with GSN is cheaper, easier, less paperwork and onboarding time. A random search for freelancer will result in various sites wherein employers can find the registered freelancers and bid a price for the write-up. But at GSN, we showcase your company’s requirements and connect the freelancer of your required expertise. Companies might need a legal service freelancer for a short term or a content writer for the website for a long term assignment or a data analyst for project execution, GSN has registered qualified professionals.
Providing the best source of freelancers in an employer’s local community is our mission. GSN has an inventory of women professionals keen to do freelancing be it Web/Graphic Designer, Content Writer, Website Designer/Marketer, Image Editors, Proof Reading/Editing or Recruiting Professionals. As an employer from a Corporate house or Company or Start-up, GSN shall offer you a skilled, talented freelancers who shall bring an unparalleled value to your job profile. By engaging a brand of freelance women professionals, GSN promotes the company’s brand and name. (more…)
GharSeNaukri (GSN) is a unique portal to empower competent women by engaging into Jobs and Business Opportunity while sitting at Home. It is our strong belief that women have the capability and expertise and hence our distinctive career portal resolutely offers women with a variety of choices with the vision to bridge the gender workforce disparities and empower the capable efficient women. (more…)
A – Action and Attitude to be an active agent of change. Approach is to shoulder all familial responsibilities and balance work and home.
M – Meticulous and Methodical to nurture and create a beautiful home and community. Minute specific details of a good housekeeping be it cooking, parental care, children’s responsibility and helping hubby to share the responsibilities is taken care off.
P – Perseverance and Patience are the two virtues which helps her going. Besides the perfect wife, mother and daughter at home, She has the potential to work and be economically independent.
O – Open your horizon. Optimize your expertise. Offer your services and skills. Join the bandwagon who work from home and do business ventures working from home.
W– Work from Home in the field of your expertise or interest. Pursue your passion as a career too. Explore all opportunities to work from home, devote dedicated hours and earn!
E – Entrepreneurial opportunities to boost your income, morale and happiness. You craft a product, you provide expert services or you want to take up a business opportunity with an established industry or brand. Fly high with success.
R– Risk taker, The woman of action, The achiever are your inherent qualities. Unfold and unleash these with exploring the prospects of working from home. Relaxation time can be made productive.
E – Engage, Connect, Join the career and community portal and check the job and business opportunities. Evolve as the perfect social capacity builder. Earn from the comforts of your home.
D– Dynamo is you! You are the go getter and self starter who bought a revolutionary change in your own self and is now the source of inspiration of many.
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The beautiful woman who takes us in her arms when we fall, the strong woman who stands behind us guiding and supporting, the strict woman who yells at her kids when they howl for ice-cream before dinner, the crying woman whose heart aches when she sees her child struggling to find her feet in the world….Is the One and Only admirable creation called “MOTHER”. She is addressed by various names as Ma, Mom, Ayee, Maman, Amma, Mai, Mataji, Amee but is the quintessence of pure and unconditional love, indefatigable support and supreme sacrifice.
Mothers – Our Strength
It is said a young girl never realizes the importance of her mother till she herself becomes one!…..But yes motherhood is that unfathomable responsibility which comes to every woman naturally and she does it with ease and finesse despite all the challenges.
Our mothers are our strength. We have imbibed and learnt values and life skills from them. All mothers are their children’s anchor. Mothers lay the emotional foundation in the child. Be it any age, the child still yearns to hear the compassionate words “It’s fine baby, I am here”. Mothers are a bundle of emotions challenging every reason or sensibility.
Mother – That’s You
The poignant story of an IT professional from a small town in S Korea who lived at Seoul, shall move one to tears. As a child, he was always conscious of his mother being blind in one eye and the taunts in his school and college, made him move away to Seoul. Once established, he married without informing his mother and never bothered to get in touch with her. At an occasion of an alumni meet, when he returns home, he visits his mother’s shack, of course to unfortunately realize that his mother was no more. Going through old albums and letters, he stumbled across the writing by his mother in which she had mentioned about the horrifying accident which had taken away her only son’s vision of one eye and how she donated her eye to him so he could see the world properly.
Can any sacrifice be paralleled with this kind of love?
Let’s Celebrate Her – Not Just Today, But Always!
It is time today to show our deepest gratitude to our mothers who have given us oodles of joyous moments and boundless happiness. It is time to express our heartfelt appreciation to mothers who have made us what we are today. Her happiness, her aspirations, her dreams, her thoughts now need wings, it needs to be recognized and nurtured. ‘Thank You’ is enough for her…….But Join with GharSeNaukri to give her something more…..An opportunity where she can fulfil her lifetime dreams. Connect her to our community platform; engage her with our women oriented programs, explore opportunities for her to work from home or freelancer or business venture……..And wish her “Happy Mother’s Day!”
Can women battle stereotypes? Is a woman assertive enough to lead? If a woman has a successful career, does it mean she neglects her home? And if a woman balances her home and career, does it mean she is disloyal to her career? Call them issues, questions and points to be pondered or debated, the underlying highlight is that women still encounter the age old battle of which is more important – home or career.
Till date, society places the classical double bind on a woman. ‘Can a working mother raise healthy children?’ This is the archetypical question which comes to everyone’s mind. Another societal bias which a working woman faces if she chooses not to have children is that she is under constant scrutiny. Hungry for power, self – centred, indifferent, are the words which are attributed to her. Her society and family leaves no stone unturned to constantly remind her of the misdeed she is performing by not fulfilling the expectations of the society.
A survey by National Parenting Association, USA reveals that successful women assume more responsibility of home and children than their male counterparts. Working women devote more time to children. The primary level of stress which leads them to overburden themselves is ‘guilt’. Juggling a career and home is not just time consuming but requires a great deal of planning and strategising, and when a woman is trying to meet these, the label of ‘Good Mother ‘and ‘Bad Mother’ comes up. Good mothers raise their own children and bad mothers leave them at someone else’s care. Can anything be more conflicting when she is pitted against her own child’s future on one hand and her dreams, her aspirations or her ambitions on the other?
We have a vast population of women on who gave up their professions because of this epic battle. But the time has now come to herald a change. GharSeNaukri, the Job and Business opportunity portal for women believes in empowering her by allowing her to balance family and career. Women need to be included into the workforce by offering opportunities of various types and enhance their expertise and skills. Providing opportunities to work from home or start with a business venture working from home shall enable women workforce to get integrated and throw aside all stereotypical notions
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It is said that skills never wane off. Skills complemented with expertise and experience is unmatchable. Bollywood Divas look all the more glamorous and enchanting after a hiatus which they have taken due to marriage and children. If Kajol, Madhuri still are the reigning queens of our hearts, then why does the economic structure of our country pose a big question for women professionals who want a comeback in their career after a break due to family responsibilities?
Second Career Woman
A report in ‘Business Line’ reveals that “Women professionals who quit for personal reasons are being wooed back by companies big and small that value their multitasking abilities.” Many companies are accepting women back into the workforce who have quit jobs for personal reasons. Corporate majors such as IBM, SAP, Mahindra Satyam, Hindustan Unilever, Virtusa Corporation and many Tata companies have dedicated programmes to woo back these ‘second career’ women.