Business startup failure causes — and how to avoid them

1. No written plan: Don’t believe the myth that a business plan isn’t worth the effort. The discipline of writing down a plan is the best way to make sure you actually understand how to transform your idea into a business.

2. Slim or no revenue model: Even a non-profit has to generate revenue (or donations) to offset operating costs. If your product is free, or you lose money on every sale, it’s hard to make it up in volume. You may have the solution to world hunger, but if your customers have no money, your business won’t last long.

3. Limited business opportunities: Not every good idea can become a blockbuster business. Just because you passionately believe that your product or service is great, and everyone needs it, doesn’t mean that everyone will buy it. There is no substitute for market research, written by domain experts, to supplement your informal poll of friends and family.

4. Can’t execute: A “million dollar idea” alone is really worth nothing. It’s all about the execution. If you’re not comfortable making hard decisions and taking risks, you won’t do well in this role.

5. Too much competition: Having no competitors is a red flag — it may mean there’s no market — but finding ten or more with a simple Google search means your area of interest may be a crowded. Remember, sleeping giants can wake up. So, don’t assume that Microsoft or Procter & Gamble are too big and slow for you to worry about.

6. No intellectual property: If you expect to seek investors, or you expect to have a sustainable competitive advantage against giants in your industry, you need to register for patents, trademarks and copyrights, as well as enlist non-compete and non-disclosure agreements to protect trade secrets. Intellectual property is also often the largest element of early-stage company valuations for professional investors.

7. An inexperienced team: In reality, investors fund people, not ideas. They look for people with real experience in the business domain of the startup, and people with real experience running a startup. If this is your first time around, find a partner who has “been there and done that” to balance your passion and bring experience to the team.

8. Underestimating resource requirements: A major resource is cash funding, but other resources, such as industry contacts and access to marketing channels may be more important for certain products. Having too much cash, not managed wisely, can be just as devastating as too little cash. Don’t quit your day job until new revenue is flowing.

9. Not enough marketing: Having a slick word-of-mouth marketing strategy isn’t enough to make your product and brand visible in the relentless onslaught of new media out there today. Even viral marketing costs real money and time. Without effective and innovative marketing across the range of media, you won’t have customers — or a business.

10. Giving in too early: The most common cause of startup failure is the entrepreneur just gets tired, gives up and shuts down the company. Despite setbacks, many successful entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs and Thomas Edison kept slugging away on their vision until they found success.

350 FRESH GRADUATES NEEDS ACCENTURE IN BANGALORE & HYDERABAD

FRESHERS AT ACCENTURE : Receive & Record calls from Vendors / with regard to Payment status. Investigate vendor queries and respond.

Responsibilities/Authorities:

  • Daily processing of calls received within assigned turnaround time.
  • Adaptable to learn new processes, concepts, and skills.
  • Share knowledge and experience with others.
  • Develops and maintains documentation.
  • Escalates issues and seeks advice when faced with complex issues/problems.
  • Accountable for the completion of various trackers.

Location : Bangalore & Hyderabad
Positions: 350
Experience: 0 to 1 yrs
Education: (UG – B.Com – Commerce, B.B.A – Management) AND (PG – MBA/PGDM – Finance)

Desired Candidate Profile:

  • Good Communication
  • Good Planning and Monitoring Skills
  • Comprehensive problem solving abilities
  • Zeal to Work and learn
  • Self-Motivated and Enthusiastic
  • Team facilitator

Company Profile:
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 244,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$25.5 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2011.

Email: educopindia@gmail.com

RefCode: ACCEN/EDU765689

Last Date: 15-10-2012

Wanted 120 Software Engineers at GE Healthcare

Software Engineers at GE Healthcare

1. Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electronics / Electrical Engineering or related computer field
2. 0 -5 years experience developing software for complex systems or computerized products
3. Software development cycle and automated testing experience
4. Experience in object oriented design methodology and various programming languages, including C/C++.

Qualification:
1. Knowledge of Quality processes.
2. Experience in platform and application development.
3. Good communication skills, exposure to Healthcare domain

Location : Bangalore / Hyderabad
Positions: 120
Experience : 0 -2 years

Company Profile:
GE Healthcare’s Surgery business offers a range of market-leading intra-operative and interventional imaging products. Surgery’s C-arm imaging products are integral in many fields including general surgery, orthopedics, neurosurgery, urology, cardiology, and GI, and for specialized procedures such as pain management. Surgery prides itself on offering imaging products with superb image quality and an unparalleled technical and clinical support team that ensures the products deliver optimum performance.

Email: educopindia@gmail.com
RefCode: GEH/EDU434345
Last Date: 15-10-2012

Wanted 200 Software Engineers at Tesco

Software Engineers at Tesco

1. Strong object oriented development and design skills (C# / .NET Framework)
2. Automation experience, particularly around web services / API tests
3. Experience in automating web application using selenium or watin
4. Working knowledge of Windows XP/Vista/7 testing platforms. Understanding and experience with interface testing

  • Good knowledge on Browsers and Web Technologies, e.g. IE/Firefox/Chrome Java script, HTML and CSS
  • Excellent in database testing
  • Should be good in writing SQL queries, identifying scenarios
  • Good experience in Agile SDLC and understanding of Software testing workflow
  • Knowledge of Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010.and how TFS is used in a continuous integration environment.

Location : Bengaluru/Bangalore

Positions: 200

Experience : 0 – 1 Years

Education : UG – B.Tech/B.E. – Any Specialization / PG – Any PG Course – Any Specialization

Company Profile: The Tesco Hindustan Service Centre (HSC) is the Global Services Arm for Tesco. The centre sits at the heart of the Tesco group, and provides IT and Business services to Tesco operations across Europe and Asia. Tesco was the first major international retailer to have a fully-owned support centre in India. Our core purpose at Tesco is to create value for our customers to earn their lifetime loyalty and Tesco HSC is dedicated to supporting those values by providing great service to our internal customers.

Email: educopindia@gmail.com

RefCode: TESCO/EDU33381

Last Date: 10-10-2012

Work@Educop World in a Class of its Own

Work at Educop World in India

Did you know that two new members join Educop World every second? If you are looking for an opportunity to shape the direction of one of the world’s fastest growing companies, Educop World is the place for you. We are looking for intelligent problem solvers who are inspired and motivated to change the world. We have a great culture that values big ideas, creative thinking, and teamwork. Come join some of the brightest people in your industry to build a company that is creating economic prosperity for professionals around the world.

The Educop World Culture

Every employee at Educop World has the opportunity to transform the world, Educop World, and their career. A few things to make this promise a reality include:

  • Speakers: We bring in speakers who inspire and educate. 
  • inDays: One Friday a month, we give the day back to employees to innovate, think creatively, and work on aspirational projects.
  • Health & Wellness: Designed by an employee who is training for the Olympics, you have to go out of your way to be a couch potato at Educop World. We have organic fruit at every corner, boot camp in the morning and yoga / pilates classes in the afternoon.
  • Led by employees: Our executives are deeply invested in the Educop World culture, and believe it must be employee-led. If you have an idea for transforming the world, our company or your career – you are empowered to make it happen.

Come join us and change the way the world works.

Diversity@Educop World: A place to be you

At Educop World, we don’t just accept difference – we thrive on it. We celebrate it. And we support it, for the benefit of our employees, our users, our culture and students interested in the technology industry.

Everywhere Educop World operates, we are thinking about how to best support diversity and inclusion in a way that is both locally relevant and globally impactful.

Top 10 Reasons to Work at Educop World

1. Lend a helping hand. With millions ofvisitors every month, Educop World has become an essential part of everyday life –like a good friend – connecting people with the information they need to livegreat lives.

2. Life is beautiful. Being a part ofsomething that matters and working on products in which you can believe is remarkably fulfilling.

3. Appreciation is the best motivation, so we’ve created a fun and inspiring workspace you’ll be glad to be a part of, including on-site doctor; massage and yoga; professional development opportunities; shoreline running trails; and plenty of snacks to get you through the day.

4. Work and play are not mutually exclusive. It is possible to code and pass the puck at the same time.

5. We love our employees, and we want them to know it. Educop World offers a variety of benefits, including a choice ofmedical programs, company-matched stock options, maternity and paternity leave, and much more.

6. Innovation is our bloodline. Even the best technology can be improved. We see endless opportunity to create even more relevant, more useful, and faster products for our users. Educop World is the technology leader in organizing the world’s information.

7. Good company everywhere you look. Educop World people range from former neurosurgeons, CEOs, and U.S. puzzle champions to alligator wrestlers and Marines. No matter what their backgrounds, Educop World people make for interesting cube mates.

8. Uniting the world, one user at a time. People in every country and every language use our products. As such we think, act, and work globally – just our little contribution to making the world a better place.

9. Boldly go where no one has gone before. There are hundreds of challenges yet to solve. Your creative ideas matter here and are worth exploring. You’ll have the opportunity to develop innovative new products that millions of people will find useful.

10. There is such a thing as a free lunch after all. In fact we have them every day: healthy, yummy, and made with love.

Educop Opens 18th Associate Office in Noida, Uttar Pradesh

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION / BROADCAST

Educop World opens its 18th associate office in north India, Noida, Uttar Pradesh. Mr.Sushil Kumar will be our Incharge for Noida operations. Our office is located at A-360B, Sector-25, Noida, Uttar Pradesh

We request all north India colleges, consultants, students & affiliated institutes may contact locally with us on email – delhi@educopindia.in. Best of Luck!!