Anant - Micro Enterprise - The Future, Today


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Rahul Singh, Internet Architect gives a presentation on how small companies can provide the same level of service as large companies with proper tools and organization which are freely or cheaply available on the Internet.

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Anant - Micro Enterprise - The Future, Today

  1. 1. Microenterprise Building the Future, Today Washington, D.C. : Talk for Change Feb 17, 2010
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Goals of This Presentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Define Microenterprise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explain Microenterprises </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Case against Big Business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Role of The Internet </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. The Internet : Disruptive Technology
  4. 4. Microenterprises <ul><li>“ a microenterprise is usually defined as a business with five or fewer employees” </li></ul><ul><li>“ small enough to require initial capital of $35,000 or less” </li></ul><ul><li>“ more than 23 million microenterprises in the U.S., representing 18% of all private U.S. employment and 87% of all businesses.” </li></ul><ul><li>( </li></ul>
  5. 5. Microenterprises : The Power of Few <ul><li>What can 1-5 People Do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clean Houses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fix Cars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Laundry Pickup and Delivery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Executive Coaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small Business Legal Work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small Business Accounting </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Microenterprises : The Power of Few <ul><li>What can 1-5 People Do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Help People Start Companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build Internet Sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build the </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teach and Train People </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grant Writing Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entertain or Speak </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Big Business : The reasons for it. <ul><li>Consistency of customer benefits. </li></ul><ul><li>Consistency of employee benefits. </li></ul><ul><li>Uniform delivery of goods or services. </li></ul><ul><li>Good Health Care options. </li></ul><ul><li>Tickets to sporting events. </li></ul><ul><li>Reliability, Scalability, Quality. </li></ul><ul><li>See your company on TV. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Big Business : The reasons against it. <ul><li>Lack of creativity. </li></ul><ul><li>Employees are less happy . </li></ul><ul><li>Constrained career paths. </li></ul><ul><li>A number not a team member. </li></ul><ul><li>Must be part of the “culture”. </li></ul><ul><li>Must follow a certain schedule . </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on shareholder profits . </li></ul>
  9. 9. So what? How do you replace Big Business? <ul><li>MACRO ENTERPRISE DOES THIS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ORGANIZE People, ORGANIZE Information , ORGANIZE Process </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MICRO ENTERPRISE CAN DO THIS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Replace PEOPLE with Local Service Providers (also PEOPLE) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organize and Manage INFORMATION with Service Providers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make a Local IMPACT and Become the LEADER in a Region </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scale your Service by Delivering the PROCESS over the Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>THE RESULT WILL BE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People what they do best for everyone else. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunity for employees to learn and do the same. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If it works, the solution can be given back community . </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. The Internet : Standardized Services : Free / Cheap <ul><li>All these Standardized Services are Free? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EMAIL & OFFICE – Google Apps, Zoho Apps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ACCOUNTING – Freshbooks, Harvest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MANAGEMENT – BaseCamp, CentralDesktop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CONTACTS – SalesForce, HighRise, Sugar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WEBSITE – GoDaddy, WordPress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PRODUCTIVITY – Remember The Milk </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. The Internet : Mobile Devices : Work Anywhere <ul><li>Operate my Company on the iPhone? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Record time spent on project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invoice a client for billable work. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mark task or project as done </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See which contacts need a follow up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Show clients products and services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage your daily and weekly todos </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Summary <ul><li>INDIVIDUAL are the fundamental unit of SOCIAL CHANGE . </li></ul><ul><li>SMALL Business SUCCESS is within EVERYONE’s grasp. </li></ul><ul><li>Culture of COOPERATION and not COMPETITION . </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy COMPETITION is present to create the BEST SERVICE , not the largest one. </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Future of Commerce is Social
  14. 14. References And Books <ul><li>Blog : </li></ul><ul><li>Amazon : Social Enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>Blog : Mashable : Business Lists </li></ul><ul><li>Blog : Freelance Switch </li></ul><ul><li>Sitepoint Forums </li></ul><ul><li>Craigslist </li></ul><ul><li>Basecamp </li></ul><ul><li>Freshbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Wordpress </li></ul><ul><li>GoDaddy </li></ul><ul><li>PayPal </li></ul>
  15. 15. Thank you Washington, D.C. : Talk for Change Feb 17, 2010 Contact Information Rahul Singh [email_address] Internet Architect Anant 202.390.9200
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