Saturday, August 28, 2010

Interview With Dakshayini Kanna, TREAMIS World School, Bangalore

Featuring Women Entrepreneur
Dakshayini Kanna
Founder/Director TREAMIS World School, Bangalore

[Category: The Recession Proof Corner - Education Industry: Part I
Integrate 'The Change']



Treamis World School was formed with the mission to provide an integrated learning environment that develops independent thinking and promotes self-discipline. Based on their philosophy, Treamis has developed a practical approach that prepares children to face real life issues and succeed in their future endeavors. It creates an ideal environment through which students become competitive and are educated for knowledge creation, lifelong learning and leadership. Treamis prepares them to take on leading roles in their future working environments: directing change, solving problems and developing new knowledge.

Dakshayini is a rare phenomenon in the primary education industry. She can be called a serial entrepreneur, whose experience has not been limited to classroom teaching, but she has been involved in setting up quite a few educational institutes from scratch. Born to parents who were into teaching profession, Dakshayini developed interest in teaching early. A gold medallist from Bangalore University, Dakshayini is currently a consultant at Heritage Academy, Bangalore, Deeksha High, Bangalore, Comorin International, Kanya Kumari and Little Elly, Bangalore, apart from being the Founder Director at Treamis World School, Bangalore.
Here is what Dakshayini has to say about her entrepreneurial journey:

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Recession Proof Corner - Education Industry: Part I

Integrate 'The Change' Into the Traditional Format *

India’s $20 billion (Rs 93,401 crore) kindergarten-to-12 (K-12) education sector is anticipated to grow almost twice as fast as the economy itself. Coupled with this, globalization has influenced Education Industry in India creating a demand for schools with new formats.

Whereas on one side our education system is one of the best in the world, it still has lacunae, which need to be bridged. Dakshayini Kanna can relate to these gaps with her 25 years of experience in education industry in India. Dakshayini is a rare phenomenon in the primary education industry. She can be called a serial entrepreneur, whose experience has not been limited to classroom teaching, but she has been involved in setting up quite a few educational institutes from scratch. I had the opportunity to get inputs from Dakshayini Kanna about the opportunity which has spearheaded

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Opportunities in Education Sector in India: Part I

Industry: Education
Segment: K-12

The K-12 segment of education industry in India has a few un-met and un-tapped opportunities. The most ignored members of this segment are the teachers.

Though on one side there is increase in use of multimedia for improving the teaching aids for the students, but there is not much attention paid towards empowering the teachers to make their contributions more effective.

Anyone who has been in teaching profession in the K-12 segment, will know

Monday, August 16, 2010

Interview With Anu Lall, Snartak Solutions

Featuring Woman Entrepreneur
Anu Lall
Founder: Snartak Solutions
http:// www.snartak.com


Snartak Solutions works in the niche of ERP – Human Resources and Payroll, providing a wide range of services. They understand the distinct requirements of this function, and deliver effective solutions based on experience, process knowledge and best practices that help your organisation choose a solution from a variety of alternatives.

Here is what Anu Lall, founder of Snartak Solutions, has to say about her venture.

Monday, August 9, 2010

The Building Blocks of A Start-Up

Important Drivers and Levers


Idea Conception
This is the key to starting any business. The first challenge is to come up with an idea (if you haven’t spotted one already). If you think carefully, actually you may come up with an idea reasonably quickly! Refer to my articles earlier [Home Grown Business: Part I; Mompreneurship Part I; The Early Riders]. They are a guidance as to how you can spot an opportunity and turn it into a business idea.

Finding the Right Business Partner

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Early Riders: Part I

Master The Knowledge & Unravel The Dogma

Shahnaz Husain
Founder: Shanaz Husain Herbals

Shahnaz Husain is probably the first successful woman entrepreneur in India.  She popularized herbal treatments for beauty and health problems. Her company, Shahnaz Husain Herbals, was the largest of its kind in the world and had a strong presence in over 100 countries, from the US to Asia. By 2002, the Shahnaz Husain Group had over 650 salons around the world, employing about 4200 people. The net worth of the Group was $100 million.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Mompreneurship: Part I

Opportunity In Disguise


Julie Aigner-Clark
Founder: Baby Einstein

Julie Aigner-Clark, the founder of Baby Einstein, is an exemplar of the ‘Mompreneurship’ ! She made a paradigm shift just by looking at a problem as an opportunity.



When Julie Aigner-Clark had her first daughter, she became fascinated by the research/studies on the capacity of newborns to learn. She wanted to buy something for her baby that was both educational, appropriate for her baby’s development and at the same time fun for both of them. She couldn’t find anything in the market.

Aigner thought that if she couldn’t find what she was looking for, maybe other mothers were in the same situation. This gave birth to the idea