Tuesday, September 22, 2009

intrenation overview

Cairns plays host to a team of international ENACT Business Architects

Cairns played host to a team of international ENACT Business Architects recently, as they held their first ever annual conference at the Trade winds.

Mr. Trevor Holmes, Founder of the business consultancy franchise said “Business Architects are small to Medium business advisors and there is a new industry of these professionals appearing worldwide.”

ENACT Founder Mr. Holmes also turned on the Business Rescue Helpline that will provide local and other businesses throughout the country with immediate help with their businesses.

“I can really identify with Cairns businesses as they have to ride the waves of change in the economic climate, being from the Sunshine Coast which also has a high dependency upon Tourism, I know what that means in needing to hold onto your current customers while attempting to lure new customers from a fluctuating base” said Mr. Holmes.

Mr. Terry Thompson, local principal for the business consultancy franchise, has already seen an increase in inquiries to his Cairns Business Architect Agency since news of some of the best business developers in the world being in town this week.

“This happens once in a lifetime that some of the best business–builders in the world are together in one room, discussing how the international Small Business market will survive the current economic crisis and then propose in the future,” said Mr. Thompson.

“Business Architecture is not like traditional business coaching,” said Mr. Thompson, “Business Architecture is about redesigning the business to implement Structure, Systems and Measurement that sees the business stand and grow for years to come.

“You need to take a holistic approach to issues like the business having no direction, the staff being unmotivated, the business having no definable systems coupled with the sales and marketing not working. Traditionally, business coaching organizations only deal with one issue or other when building businesses, because they come from that background.”

ENACT Business Architects have worked with hundreds of businesses in Queensland alone to increase their profitability and secure their future, these businesses have created a clear vision of how to navigate through the tough times and even increase market share as their competitors falter and fall by the wayside

Written by Vikrant Chhabra

22, September 2009 16:20.


A 100 percent subsidiary of Alok Industries, Alok Retail India, is all set for an expansion and is in talks with private equity firms to raise Rs 100-crore. The company is targeting to add 250-275 stores, mostly through the franchise route by this year end.

The company's retail chain, H&A, will expand its network by 250 stores by the end of this year by adding 25 properties every month. It presently has 120 stores running across the country. The company is also planning to make a foray into Kashmir as well as eastern states. By the next three years, Alok Retail India plans to open 1,000 stores as there is a huge demand for apparels in India.

According to www.franchiseneed.com H&A is expecting to garner a turnover of Rs 500-crore in the next three-years from its retail operations alone.

Written by Chirag Singh

22,September 2009 15:45

welspun expansion in retail market


The retail arm of Welspun India Ltd, Welspun Retail is planning to add 50 stores by the next financial year making its store tally to 250. This raise can be attributed to a demand revival for the company’s products this fiscal year. As told to Abha Garyali of FIHL, Welspun will open its stores mostly by the franchise route in the metro cities. The franchisees will be chosen on purely merit basis.

According to www.franchiseneed.com the firm would re-open around 10 stores that it had closed due to the economic downturn. Welspun Retail expects revenues to touch Rs1.2 billion by March 2010.

onida looking for channel partners


Promoters of Onida, Mirc Electronics, plan to launch exclusive retail stores which will be both company-owned and franchise-operated. A few stores are to be opened by the end of this financial year and 10 - 12 are slated to open by the beginning of next year.

The company is opening a new plant in Roorkee in Uttar Pradesh next month as it has a lower market share in the north India as compared with the other regions. The new plant would start off with manufacturing of washing machines and later with other products. Onida’s product range includes television, washing machine, DVD players and microwaves. In order to highlight its other products, Onida is planning to launch a new brand campaign as it always was seen as a television brand so far. This would be started by the end of October.

According to www.franchiseneed.com this new brand campaign would highlight the thoughtfulness behind Onida's product features through the eyes of today's young couple. Mirc Electronics had a sales turnover of Rs 1600 crore in 2008-09 and is aiming for a 20-25 per cent growth in the current fiscal year, during which it had earmarked Rs 100 crore for ad campaign

Written by Chirag Singh

22, September 2009 15:15

reliance expansion in india


The fully owned retailing arm of Reliance Communication, Reliance Web store is ready to resume its expansion strategy by taking the franchise route, after an interval of nearly two years.

Reliance web store is in the process of altering the existing stores into franchised stores. However, this model has been used for giving incentives to the employees rather than for cutting on capital costs. Therefore the company will continue to own or lease land and make substantial investments into the stores that they open. The capital for starting a store, without external facilities like connectivity, will be around Rs One crore.

According to www.franchiseneed.com the company has already started with its roll out strategy and has opened three out of its planned ten pilot stores. The stores, designed by the international design consultant Fitch, will continue to showcase the entire gamut of ADAG products. For example, they will also have shop-in-shop outlets of Bigflix and Reliance Money. The company aims to double the number of outlets to nearly 500 from the current 230 in the next five years

Written by Vikrant Chhabra.

22, September 2009 14:35

snap expansion in india

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The American fitness giant “Snap Fitness” is one of the fastest growing companies in the country. The company grew by 5900% between the period 2005 and 2008; having generated revenue of $31.7 million. Snap fitness is the world’s fastest growing fitness franchisers with such facilities as 24x7access to world standard cardio and fitness equipments. They offer a non-expensive solution to the fitness requirement of the consumers over the world and are very much present in the Indian market as well.

According to the www.franchiseneed.com , there are 500+ franchise brands in India and the fitness segment contains over 20 players such as Gold’s, VLCC, Body care etc.

Presence of Snap Fitness in India poses a serious competition to other fitness companies because the facilities offered by it are simply superb.

Peter Tauton, the CEO of Snap fitness opines that since everybody likes to be fit always irrespective of whether it is recession or inflation. So the franchise of any fitness club is very profitable and more so if it is of Snap India

“Our more than 400,000 satisfied members, combined with our triple-digit revenue growth, prove we're honed in to what consumers want and expect from their fitness program," Taunton added.

No wonder it has been ranked rank #1 on Franchise Market Magazine's Top 100 New Franchises and #3 among Entrepreneur Magazine's Top New Franchises. The Snap Fitness centers in India come under the purview of Force Fitness India Pvt. Ltd

A snap fitness franchise costs around Rs. 35 lacs to Rs 50 lacs. The franchisee is provided formal training for one week before being given the absolute charge of the franchise. The minimum term of the agreement is five years and the expected return on investment is minimum 35%.

Full marketing support to the franchisee is provided by the Snap Fitness and no specific qualifications are required of the franchise holder. Infact, in 70% cases the franchise holders are absentee owners/investors. Just make sure you have a space of about 1500sqm to 2000 sq ft in uptown area of the city

Written by Chirag Singh

22, September 2009 15:20

toon kids expansion plans


According to www.franchiseneed.com , there are 500+ Franchise Brands in India and the kids merchandise segment has over 50 players. Amongst these kids apparel industry in India is estimated at 28,800 crore and is annually growing @ 18%. The ToonKidz exploits this market segment by manufacturing clothing based on leading cartoon characters for both boys and girls. It has associations with leading animation channels like cartoon network and Pogo to use their animated cartoon characters.

ToonKidz is a very famous name in the kids merchandise segment as well and sells other things in addition to clothes such as footwear, stationeries, PC games and any other item that kids will like and force their parents to buy. It is promoted by AR Knit Process and NF Retail and has an in-house manufacturing process, design and branding house. Till date it has been increasing its market presence with the help of LSF and MBO and few EBOs (Exclusive Brand Outlets) in the country. But now the firm is aiming at opening close to 200 EBOs in the country and some Middle-East countries and is looking Franchisees for the same.

The franchise process for ToonKidz is simple and effective. Any interested party with an investment capacity of 16 to 25 lacs and an idea of a prime market area of around 1000sqm in any A and B class city in India can apply for ToonKidz franchise. The firm undertakes the marketing and promotional processes for the existing and newly opened EBOs. The firm guarantees a minimum return of 18% to the franchise holder on the investment and it can go Upto 70%.

The ToonKidz franchise has a product line-up of 20 products, the highest any retail store for kids’ products in Asia has. So a Franchise license to sell the products of ToonKidz is very attractive and profitable. It also plans on launching a range of chocolates under its brand name by Christmas this year.

The ToonKidz franchise is based in Bangalore with its manufacturing division in tirupur, Tamil Nadu, India. It is headed by Mr. Venkat RV who is very positive about the success of franchise business of ToonKidz

Written by Chirag Singh

22, September 2009 14:50


US Based leading supplier of office stationary and services, Office Depot and India based Reliance Retail have entered into a joint venture to provide the Office Depot’s products and services to the customers in India. For the alliance to be successful, they have also acquired eOfficePlanet, a Mumbai based dealer in office products and services, supplying its product to major businesses and companies throughout the country.

Office Depot will serve the Indian business houses by satisfying their demand for office stationery and supplies; office technology; printing solutions; corporate gifting and promotional products; break room, canteen, pantry and janitorial supplies;

The partnership reflects a powerful combination of category leading expertise and global sourcing capabilities of Office Depot with the immense distribution reach and deep customer understanding that Reliance Retail has achieved," said Bijou Kurien, President and CEO of Lifestyle for Reliance Retail.

Country Manager for Office Depot India, Sreenivas Nagappa will be based in eOfficePlanet's Mumbai headquarters and the CEO of eOfficePlanet, Shyam Barilits-Gupta, will be a part of the management team within eOfficePlanet.

The strategic acquisition of eOfficePlanet is expected to strengthen the position of Office Depot in the Indian Office product market, which is estimated to be $10 billion. Recently the Future Group signed in a deal with another global stationary provider, Staples and has its products selling at its retail counters.

According to www.franchiseneed.com , there are 500+ franchise brands in India and the retail segment has over 50 players, including the Mahindra Retail, Fortune Group etc. franchise are seen as a strategic way of spreading its foothold in the market by a company and Office Depot has been exploiting it for quite some time now. The Reliance Retail which plans to reshape the Indian retail segment provides franchise license to the investors for setting up of its outlets across in major cities of India and has over 465 retail stores now.

As observed by industry experts, this is seen as a counter move as the Future Group acquired the franchise rights for Staples in India

Written by Vikrant Chhabra

22, September 2009 13:50

vision spring


Vision Spring is solving the problem of presbyopia and helping more and more people find employment opportunities at the grass root level. And it does this in a very innovative way by distributing reading glasses to the people living in the villages and less developed areas of the country at a subsidized rate.

Till date it has been very successful in implementing its schemes. It has members, called Vision entrepreneurs (VE) who are given the in charge of the village they belong to and other adjoining areas. There main task is to spread awareness and hold camps for the same in the villages and testing the villagers for presbyopia and accordingly giving out reading glasses. It needed, they are also prescribed to a local eye-specialist. The VE are not the employee of the Vision Spring (India) but work with it on commission basis which they get on the sale of each reading glass.

VEs are given week long training where they are given the required knowledge and skills. Another way through which Vision Spring (India) functions is through Franchise operations. It ties up with local NGOs to make use of their networking channel in order to spread its word and the reading glasses. This method is mainly used for entering new areas for detecting and correcting presbyopia.

Vision Spring, founded by Dr Jordan Kassalow, is mainly US based but has large scale operations in India and is connected with L.V. Prasad Eye institute in Andhra Pradesh and this is where its first pilot project started in India. It soon spread to other parts of the country with more and more NGOs taking up it franchise.

According to www.franchiseneed.com , there are 500+ franchise brands in India and the development industry has close to 15 players. The number of players doesn’t mean that the industry is not developed or not competitive or doesn’t have prospect for development. It is very attractive to help lift the weaker sections of the society for which we need to do our bit.

Written by Vikrant Chhabra

22, September 2009 13:20

young people are kings


www.franchiseneed.com provides us the on the whole point of view that there are 500+ Franchise brands in India and the women western wear franchise industry is successfully growing. Amongst these brands flaunting women’s western wear Madame is one of them which has made its mark in the fashion industry and has attracted many Indian teenagers and adults towards its clothes, accessories and perfumes

Written by Chirag Singh

22, September 2009 12:50


bata style for future india


www.franchiseneed.com gives us an overall perspective that there are 500+Franchise brands in India and the shoes franchise industry is flourishing even more than before. Amongst these shoes brands the famous one which every Indian is aware of is Bata, a leading brand from Italy which has made a distinctive mark in the Indian shoes market.

Earlier shoes were only a necessary commodity used to cover and protect your feet from unwanted while walking or running. Nowadays, shoes have become not only a necessary commodity but a luxury item which if you have the best one in town makes a definite fashion statement.

To help you in that Bata, Italy’s famous shoe brand have unveiled their stylish and chic autumn/winter collection of 2009. This collection has a large variety ranging from tailored balmorals for men and elegant suede boot for women.

In this collection you will see that the designers have used high technology in creating these master pieces. With intrinsic detailing and a combination of exclusive Italian designs they have thoughtfully produced the chic boots and heels for women and trendy court shoes for men.

The franchise partner of from the Middle East tells us that the amount of effort that the designers have put into making these shoes can be seen in the outstanding collection of models and palette with the use of materials like suede and leather and many others.

The new range has a wide variety of ankle boots and buckled shoes to knee high fur boots and pumps which you can show off with another wide range of our belts and bags. The shoes, belts and bags that Bata has to offer to you never get out of style.

The entire look of this collection is very chic and urbane and it also expresses bohemian fashion with a queer eye of detailing.

There are a range of colors in which these shoes are available like cognac, dainty rusts and knotted bottle greens. These are some of the colors which you can match up with an elegant evening dress or a formal office wear. The sober and day colors which you can flaunt in the day for brunches and day parties are rich maroons, purple, midnight blue and snow white. Some of the shoes that are included in the children’s collection display studs and overlap folds, with beautiful tassels

Written by Vikrant Chhabra

22, September 2009 12:25

exapnsion plans of coca cola

coco cola logo


Coca Cola the world’s largest selling soft drink company in the world has taken a bright step forward in the Indian market with the completion of their Rain water harvesting project in Kolkata along with the SOS Children’s Villages of India. The project was made at the SOS Children’s Villages at Bidhan Nagar in Kolkata and is dedicated to the children of the village and the local community.

The Evolution of Coca Cola in the Indian market took place in the year 1993, in the same year it also took over the ownership of the nation’s biggest soft drink brand and bottling network. Ever since its evolution in India, it has made significant investments to consolidate its position in the country’s market like new production plants, waste water treatment, marketing channels and distribution systems.

So far, Coca Cola is considered to be one of the largest investor in the Indian market with an investment of over more than Rs.1000 crores in the first decade and further also invested around Rs.100 crores in the year 2003 for its operations. The soft drink giant has given the Indian consumers an opportunity to get a taste of the world class soft drink to fill up their refreshment and hydration.

This social project was a step forward in the area of sustainable water resources for the children and to increase the nationwide water conservation.

Mr. J. Mukhrejee the HR-Manager of Bengal Beverages said that this project was an important step towards water conservation and environment management. He also added that these projects can not be carried forward individually and required a combined and collaborated effort. He was also very thankful to SOS Children’s Village for coming together with them to start this nationwide project of rain water harvesting.

According to www.franchiseneed.com there are more than 500+ Franchise Brands in India, the Food and Beverage sector has over 25+ players active in the market. Coca Cola has not just been involved in social projects, but has also provided job opportunities to a large population in the country. Coca Cola provides direct employment to over 6,000 people and indirectly helps more then 125,000 people to earn their living.

The Indian operations have 50 bottling units in the country; out of which 25 are owned by the company itself and the rest 25 are owned by franchisees. In addition to this there are 21 packing manufactures which are associated with the company

Written by Chirag Singh

22, September 2009 11:50

Cadd expansion in india


Asia’s largest computer training institute CADD is all set to sign up a deal with Syscoms Information Technology. Syscoms Information Technology is a part of the EMKE group based in the Middle East and has planned to launch their franchise in Qatar. CADD offers a wide range of computer aided courses like the Computer aided Design (CAD), computer aided engineering (CAE) Programme and Project Management (PPM). It has also decided to offer new courses like training in civil/ architecture and electrical CAD which are essential for manager and engineers to cope up with the increasing demands in the market.

The Director of CADD Mr. Karaiadi Selvan said that they were proud to be associated with Syscoms Information Technology as they were the prime providers of educational in the Middle East with affiliation to the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, U.A.E. Mr. Selvan is very confident that their presence in Qatar will surely help the region as they will be offering their CAD and PPM programmes for the local industries there.

CADD holds an amazing track record of training 400,000 professionals from different fields of engineering, graphic and management. The Director Mr. Selvan also gave an indication that the in-house Curriculum and Product Development team was working closely with the leading firms in Qatar to develop a programme according to their requirements. The leading oil and gas firms are involved in the process to develop a customize CAD/CAM/PPM training programme for them. He also added that the courses offered by CADD are world renowned and globally accepted

When asked about the partnership to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. MM Shabeer of Syscoms College, he said that they were eagerly looking forward at this relationship as they had seen CADD, India being highly successful in offering exclusive professional and skilled development programmes in information technology and management in India as well as many other foreign countries. Mr. Shabeer also told that they will provide CADD with complete infrastructure from the major training institute in the world to provide with the best of programmes. He has also promised that this learning experience at Syscoms will be totally different and something to remember with the latest available gadgets and teaching aids.

According the www.franchiseneed.com there are more than 500+ Franchise Brands in India and the Education sector has over 95+ players. CADD is the latest name which has been added to the franchise business in India. To check out the latest list of computer and internet player in the field, you can log on to www.franchiseneed.com

Written by Vikrant Chhabra

22, September 2009 11:25

new palyer on the block


Preschool is considered to be the first step of socializing in a child’s life. None other than New Age Knowledge Solutions (NAKS) understands that better. The NAKS have started their new chain of preschools in the country and decided to take in all around the country by this month end. The first preschool named ‘I Play I Learn’ was started this April and has gained popularity in no time.

The New Age Knowledge Solutions (NAKS) are striving hard to take their concept all across the country through franchise. When asked to the Managing Director, Mr. Arun Khetan about their future plans, he said, they had gained huge popularity in this short span of time and are in talks with 20-25 franchisees to sign the deal. He also added that if things go as planned, there will be 5-10 preschools opened under the name of I Play I Learn by this month end. All the school will be operational under the franchise model.

These ventures are all set to open up in big metro cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, New Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai. Apart from the metro cities, NAKS plans widen its arms in cities like Patna, Guwahati and Bhubaneswar. The company also targets to open up townships in various cities across the country.

The franchise process is not that complicated in this case as the franchisees can open up the preschool in a residential area which requires low resources. The minimum space required to start up the business can be 1500 sq.ft. This can be extended up to 6000 sq ft. From the investment point of view the minimum expected investment will range between 6-8 lakhs. On a higher side one can invest up to 35 lakhs.

The breakeven is expected to be achieved when 20-25 students enroll in the school. The franchise are divided into 5 different models i.e. Standard, Deluxe, Super deluxe, Premium and Deluxe Premium. The type of franchisee is offered on the basis of the investment and the area available with the franchisees. The curriculum remains the same for all the models but the fees vary from one place to the other.

The New Age Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd also provides the franchise with all the necessary graphic support, marketing tools and staff. Proper training is given to the complete staff including the teachers and the franchisees to carry out the business smoothly. Special Training is given to the teachers with regard to the curriculum.

The main aim of I Play I Learn is not just education; they look forward at developing the child in every part of his life and make them confident to express him/her self in the best manner.

Apart from play school NAKS also runs other activities for children for the age group of 4-12 years. According to www.franchiseneed.com there are more than 500+ Franchise Brands in India, the Education Sector has over 95+ players in the market who are successful. For more information visit www.franchiseneed.com

Written by Chirag Singh

21, September 2009 13:00

Monday, September 14, 2009

Us dollar store review on season done by chirag singh from www.franchiseneed.com

Chirag singh view on Us dollar store from www.franchiseneed.com

Promotions give customers a reason to come back to your US Dollar Store more frequently. They add a festive tone to the atmosphere. Properly promoted and merchandised they can lead to significant increases in sales.

The number of options available for promotions is virtually limitless. In fact, the bottom line is that it is easy to hold multiple celebrations every month if you choose. Even more important is the fact that your shoppers will return time and again throughout the month to purchase items during your promotional events. Those extra trips mean extra merchandise sales and extra profits.

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The foremost to start with is the grand opening event for your own dollar store business which you may call MY own Dollar Store 99. Here is the perfect opportunity to announce you are here and open for business. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the number of visitors a well run grand opening event can generate. Along with a high number of visitors will come great dollar store merchandise sales, and dollar store profits. Invest the time upfront to develop a plan. Then execute the right actions to turn that plan into a profitable event.

Major holiday promotions can mean major dollar store profits. There’s a long list of commonly celebrated holidays. These include all major festivals (like Diwali, ID, Rakhi, Christmas & other regional festivals etc ),New Years, Valentine’s Day, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, and the list goes on. There’s an even longer list of holidays that might be perfect for you and your customers to celebrate.

Celebrate every significant change for your business. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a store expansion, the addition of a new manager, or your annual store birthday be sure it is celebrated. Bring in some new and exciting dollar store merchandise. Then complete advertising and promotion to get shoppers excited.

As the customers walk through the door you’ll realize what a good idea holding the promotion. The positive impact to your business bottom line is sure to please. There is an almost endless list of potential promotions you can celebrate at your dollar store business. In all cases it does take a little planning. You’ll need to order the right dollar store merchandise to match the promotion. Add a little advertising and you are on your way to even more dollar store profits. For more details and franchise enqiury please visit www.franchiseneed.com