Agribusiness Start-up Toolkit

by Hamid, Naveed

ISBN: 9789354618840
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Imprint : Daya Publishing House
Year : 2024
Price : Rs. 5795.00
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Author Profile

Dr. Naveed Hamid possesses a meritorious academic record and awarded by university merit certificate in recognition of his having achieved the prescribed scholastic standards of high order OGPA in Doctorate as well as in Masters (Agri-Business Management) programme.He has more than 6 years of teaching and research experience in the field of Agricultural Business. He has more than 85 research publications in referred, NAAS rated and UGC approved journals, 22 abstracts, 31 Book chapters,8 Agribusiness Case Studies, several Newspaper/Magazine articles, 17 books and so many international/National conferences to his credit. He is recipient of more than 14 International/National recognition award from repute organization for his contribution to the Agri-Business field. Among those awards he is bestowed with Swami Vivekananda Excellence Award by Governor of Kolkata, Krishi Bhushan, Best Mentor Award in Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Best Idea Award for Smart Fish, and IRDO Young Fellow award. He has Mentored 100 + Students/Faculties in Agriculture and allied sectors. His field of expertise is Agricultural Business Management, Supply chain/value chain and marketing. Naveed Hamid is presently working in Innovation & Entrepreneurship Cell IDP SKUAST Kashmir and has worked in Ministry of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare. He is also Ambassador, ACPCL (M.P) for promotion of FPO and Agribusiness related activities in Jammu and Kashmir State, District Coordinator, IMPAR, Advisor,MKPA international Nodal Officer Innovians Pvt Limited, Coordinator Centre of Excellence for Dairy (CEDSI) and Peace Ambassador, Nepal.

About The Book

The Agribusiness Start-up tool kit provides comprehensive advice, personal coaching, background information, and guidance on the most relevant topics in Entrepreneurship and Start-up. The book is carefully crafted to provide a highly practical resource for readers with all levels of experience and will prove especially valuable for the new budding entrepreneurs/ innovators who want to take their ideas to next level in start-up arena. To assure quality and accuracy, a specialized content adviser from a world-class business school closely reviewed each volume. Whether you are a new idea innovator seeking to expand your business expertise or aprofessional looking to broaden your knowledge base, this toolkit put reliable answers at your fingertips. Everyone is looking for financial security and financial freedom in this uncertain and competitive world. The only way to achieve this is by being an owner of a business/Start-up. The book is a ready material for the student/faculty innovators comprises of several chapters and annexures for guiding them how to ideate, design thinking, formulation of business plan and testing the feasibility, registration of company/start-up, registering under Start-up Schemes, modes of pitching your ideas, sources of funds/grants, Success stories of young start-up in agriculture, Entrepreneurial test series, searching of incubation centres across nation for funding and incubational support of ideas and investment format sample etc. This Toolkit is beneficial and a ready reckon to every innovator, student, faculty, entrepreneurship institute, university and incubation centres.

Table of Contents

Foreword (Prof. Nazir Ahmad Ganai) v Foreword (Mr. Jaswant Singh Kalsi) vii Let’s Taste the recipe of Entrepreneurship ix 1. Entrepreneur & Entrepreneurship 1 Start-up Toolkit?—The Key to Success —Who is an Entrepreneur?—The characteristics of a successful entrepreneur—What is Entrepreneurship? —Agricultural Entrepreneurship —Scalable start-up entrepreneurship— Importance and Role of Entrepreneurship—Role of Entrepreneurship Development in times of change—Relationship between entrepreneurship and economic development—Entrepreneurshipsas a boom to Development and Prosperity of Nation—Quality not Quantity—Can Entrepreneurship be promoted?—Approach to increasing entrepreneurial opportunity —7 2. Design Thinking (Polish your Mind with the cream of ideas) 8 Preparation before the Storm—How to Prepare Before You Start Ideating— Process of Design Thinking—Need of design thinking by Entrepreneurs/ Innovators? 3. Ideation 12 Aim of an Ideation:—Ideation Methods—Ideation Working Plan—Ideation and Brainstorming—Ideation Will Help—Why to Ideate—Ideation will help you—How to Brainstorm Solutions through Ideation Workshops—How to Facilitate Successful Ideation—Types of Ideation Activities—Brainstorm:— Brain dump—Brain writing—Strategies for Innovative Thinking—Methods of Innovative Thinking —Build and Test Your Idea—18 4. Business Plan 19 Elements of a Business Plan—Agribusiness Business Plan—Scope of Business Plans in Agriculture:—Developing a Business Idea—Starting or Acquiring— Starting a Business—Pros—Cons—Acquiring a Business—Pros—Cons xii Agribusiness Start-up Toolkit 5. Business Model Canvas 23 Need to use Business Plan Canvas for Your Idea—How to use it—Questions to ask when defining your business/product:—Tips:—Understanding the Steps in Business Model Canvas—1. Customer Segments—2. Customer Relationships—3. Channels—4. Key Activities—5. Key Resources—6. Key Partners—7. Cost Structures—8. Revenue Streams—How to gain revenue?— Put Your Idea to Work—30 6. Smart Startup Goals 32 SMART Goals—Examples/Ideas:—Ups and downs of being an entrepreneur— Access to Capital 7. Startup Marketing Strategies 35 Components of a Market: —Dimensions of a Market: —Marketing Strategy for Startups—7 P’s of Marketing:—Earning Brand image for your Startup— Media—Traditional media include:—Non-traditional media include:—Social Media 8. Company Registration Process 39 Private Limited Company—Features of Private Limited Company—Limited Liability Company—Features of Limited Liability Company—General Partnership—Features of General Partnership—Sole Partnership—Features of Sole Proprietorship—One Person Company—Features of One Person Company—Startup registration Process—Start-up / Company Registration— Steps to Register your Start-up—Steps to Register Your Start-up with Start-up India—Documents Which have Been Waived Off 9. Patenting Your Innovations 46 Patent—Types of Patents—Requirements of Patenting—It is important to remember—Patenting in India – Old and under the New Act—Advantages of Patents—Points to remember:—Procedure for patent application— Provisional Specification—Complete Specification—Cost of Filing Application in India—Publication of applications—Request for Examination— Examination and First examination Report—Acceptance & Notification of Complete Specification—Opposition to the Grant of Patent—Grant of Patent—How can a patent be obtained worldwide?—Patent offices in India— Regional Patent Office’s Address:—List of Forms—Forms and Fees—Can an idea be patented? 10. Idea Pitch Deck For Funding 56 Pitching Your Idea to Investors—What should be in an investor pitch deck?— Important points for preparing your pitch. —The most common exit strategies include:—LANDING THE PITCH—59 Let’s Taste the recipe of Entrepreneurship xiii 11. Funding Schemes (Fund your idea/Startup) 67 Introduction—Types of Start-up Funding—Steps to Startup Fund Raising— SAMRIDH Scheme—Startup India Seed Fund—Start-up India Initiative— ASPIRE scheme innovation entrepreneurship INDIA —Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY)—Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship—ATAL Innovation Mission—Dairy Processing and Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF)—Support for International Patent Protection in Electronics & Information Technology (SIP-EIT)—Features and benefits of the SIP-EIT scheme are:—MGS | Government Grants for Start-ups in India—Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises (CGTMSE)—Software Technology Park (STP)—The Venture Capital Assistance Scheme (VCA)— NewGen Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (NewGen IEDC)—Single Point Registration Scheme (SPRS)—Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS)—Stand Up India Scheme—ExtraMural Research or Core Research Grant—High Risk - High Reward Research—IREDA-NCEF Refinance Scheme—Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme—Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED) Certification Scheme—Credit Linked Capital Subsidy for Technology Upgradation (CLCSS)—Design Clinic Scheme for Design Expertise 12. Myths in Entrepreneurship 79 1. Starting a new business guarantees freedom.—2. Launching a company quickly leads to wealth.—3. Only money motivates employees.—4. Businesses either flourish or fail.—6. All responsibility falls on the entrepreneur.—7. There’s a secret, “silver bullet” key to success.—8. Businesses need someone with an MBA at the helm.—9. Quitting is for losers. Annexures 82 References 139 Index