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Down Arrow New ! Feedback from an Organized Retail Consultant (12th June 2021)

  "I am glad to inform you that with your good wishes, the first supermarket under my consultancy opened successfully last week. We had a record first day sales. Pleased with our efforts, our consultancy services have been extended. Thanks a lot for your motivation." - Mumbai based Organized Retail Consultant. More information on our Retail consulting services. (12th June 2021)

Down Arrow New ! On Akshaya Tritiya, looking forward to India's post Covid-19 growth (14th May 2021)

  Today is Akshaya Tritiya which is one of the most auspicious days of the year as per Hindu scriptures. As the nation currently tackles the ongoing Covid-19 health crisis, it could be an opportune time to seek blessings from the Almighty and also look ahead positively on what we need to do once the pandemic is over.

The need of the hour today for India is good quality jobs at scale. Startups have been adept at the same. Interestingly, in a post Covid-19 world, even political leaders globally are fast moving into startup thinking & action mode. The current mayor of the US city Miami Mr Francis Suarez is one such leader. Through his proactive work, he has been single handedly responsible for the migration of software & IT (Information Technology) jobs to Miami for the past few months.

I recently wrote an article comparing his actions to some of our Indian leader's past & current work in India and how we can target growth towards the US 5 Trillion GDP in the years ahead. A very long read - Medium Article Startup is a living verb, not a has-been adjective (14th May 2021)

Gray Arrow Can Indian automobile dealers India survive Covid-19 ? (1st June 2020)

The automobile sector even before Covid-19 had been suffering from various global macro / India specific systemic issues. Covid-19 has only exacerbated the industry problem.

  We personally experienced visiting 8 to 10 automotive car dealerships in Mumbai since the past 3 months while researching the purchase of a new car for personal use. We found that with the perhaps sole exception of the dealership of the Indian automotive car market leader, most of the other automobile dealers we met as prospective buyers severely lacked both professionalism and a grasp of working in a hyper competitive market. 

  Since at Kaytek, we have had experience working for over 2 decades in a hyper competitive global IT market, we could immediately visualize several gaps in the dealer operations we interacted with. Customer interactions, ability to emphatize with the customer needs, professionalism in enquiry handling, etc. were some of the problems we noticed. Most analysts have identified the automobile industry as one to face severe pain in the days ahead. Notwithstanding the same, obviously at an individual automobile dealer player level, specific strategies would depend on many factors including: Owner background & vision, Team / Next generation capabilities, Financial stability & the capability to leverage existing assets, Mix of service / sales revenues & capabilities, Internal systems and more.

  The starting step would be obviously to reduce the monthly cash burn IMMEDIATELY. The immediate goal is Survival not growth.

  Gray Arrow For Startups - Kaytek Founder Director Mr Mahesh Khatri was a mentor to various startup entrepreneurs who were developing solutions in different verticals & domains for Code19 - a hackathon against Covid-19 organised by Asha Jadeja & Motwani Jadeja Family Foundation.  (3rd May 2020).

Gray Arrow For Startups, Business Owners & Entrepreneurs - 3 minute read Medium Article Covid-19 - Unsettling Times, What Next in Startup World' by the top VC / PE heads of Chiratae Ventures, Inventus Capital, Jungle Ventures & Nexus Venture Partners.  (9th April 2020)

Gray Arrow Mr Azim Premji, WIPRO's founder retired on 30th July 2019. As WIPRO's business partner in our early days, we highlight four of his key traits - A-Z-I-M - An acronym for Agility, Zeal, Integrity and Meticulousness - Medium Article Azim Premji - A Legendary Indian Industrialist Retires Today (1st August 2019 )

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Our Personalized Confidential Mentoring Services help you achieve your business goals in :

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Gray Arrow Strategic Confidential Entrepreneur Coaching & Mentoring Services

Based on our experiences with entrepreneurs and senior management executives, we have confidential Mentoring & Coaching Interactions with Interested Entrepreneurs in various facets of managing their organizational and inter-personal conflicts and issues.

These private one to one individual counselling sessions help entrepreneurs in getting independent valuable professional perspectives.

In case you are interested in initiating a dialogue with our Consulting Director on the same, kindly email using the link at the bottom of the page. All personal interactions email exchanges will be strictly confidential between us & you.

Gray Arrow Half Day Structured Training Program For Entrepreneurs To Help Them Understand Digital Business Opportunites and Challenges.

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Gray Arrow Musings - (Insights-N-Ideas)

Gray Arrow Weblog - Why Indian Entrepreneurs need Professional Mentoring and Consulting.

Down Arrow International Finance Corporation (IFC) Focus Group In India - Interactions

Down Arrow Kaytek Consulting Director Participated in a Focus Group Meeting organized by IFC - International Finance Corporation, Washington in Mumbai on Entrepreneurship and Technical Education Development across Value Chains of four industry sectors in India.

There were Information Communications Technology (ICT), Automotive Components Manufacturing, Retail and Agriculture Based Businesses.

Extensive Interactions were held via Email between Kaytek Consulting Director & IFC representative on further detailing of strategies on the above sectors.

Gray Arrow Entrepreneur's Feedback

Down Arrow IT - Hardware & Software

Gray Arrow Online advisory interactions with IT solution providers entrepreneurs on AI (Artificial Intelligence), automation of accounting operations, cyber-security, malware prevention strategies amongst others.

Gray Arrow How is the Internet impacting your Business ?

Gray Arrow Thoughts on Scalability, Growth & Financing Issues for IT & Software Entrepreneurs.

Gray Arrow Cloud Computing For Startups.

Gray Arrow IT-Industry Square Separator ERP Square Separator Software Future and Trends.

Gray Arrow Technology Square Separator Software Sections.

Gray Arrow Regular Interactions on Offshoring, Global IT Products & Services Strategies with Entrepreneurs.

Gray Arrow Experienced Functional Executives switching to Careers in Information Technology - Software.

Gray Arrow Want to switch to SAP?

Gray Arrow Mentoring for UK British Council Chevening Scholarship Selection of IT professionals from India.

Down Arrow E-Commerce Ventures

Gray Arrow Business plan discussions, competitive strategy study and software architecture advisory services for online pharmacy players.

Gray Arrow Angel funding evaluation and advisory services for online lingerie brand.

Gray Arrow E-Commerce Web Site Hardware Sizing Estimation for 1 Million Hourly Transactions.

Gray Arrow Provided Extensive Technology & Commercial Inputs, Business Model Validations & Website Portal Development Services to a US wholesaler for setting up a B2C (Business To Consumer) E-Commerce Portal. Some more details here.

Gray Arrow Technology Transition Advisory Services for a fast growing E-Commerce Food Delivery Services Venture in Mumbai.

Down Arrow Automotive / Auto Components

Gray Arrow Evaluation of business plan for angel fund raising by LIDAR (Light Detection & Ranging) Sensor solution provider for Autonomous Vehicles.

Gray Arrow Advisory on angel investment in Electric Vehicle (EV) Battery manufacturer.

Gray Arrow Mentoring and consultancy for Auto Component Manufacturing Units in India in the areas of :

Gray Arrow Shifting from Legacy Information Systems to ERP - SAP Area.

Gray Arrow Dr. C.K. Prahalad's - Bottom Of Pyramid (BOP) Lessons for the Auto-Component Manufacturing Industry.

Down Arrow Family Businesses

Gray Arrow Online advisory interactions with entrepreneurs using online social media platforms such as Whatsapp, Twitter & Linkedin. These are on various topics of interest such as AI (Artificial Intelligence), cyber-security, Demonetisation, GST, global macro economics, India / China / US geo-political & economic strategy amongst others.

Gray Arrow Online advisory interactions with entrepreneurs on setting up divisionalized operations, company wide compensation plans and growth strategies without equity dilution.

Gray Arrow Kaytek Consulting Director has conceptualized proprietary frameworks that help understand key issues confronting family owned, managed and controlled businesses.

These are in the following areas :

Gray Arrow Articulation of Family and Individual Mission, Vision & Values.

Gray Arrow Understanding The Inherent Challenges of Expectations Management in Family Businesses.

Gray Arrow Evolution of Solutions To Help Solve Structural Family Business Problems.

Gray Arrow Design of Management Accounting Systems For Family Businesses.

Gray Arrow Weblog - Guruji Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Advice.

Down Arrow Financial Services

Gray Arrow Online advisory interactions with entrepreneurs on the Aadhar platform in India.

Gray Arrow Informal Technology and Business Interactions & Insight Exchanges for Mutual Fund Distributors & Independent Financial Advisors in India.

Gray Arrow For one private equity company, we helped them question the feasilbility of several million dollars of obsolete IT resources that one of their CRO (Clinical Research Organization) Portfolio company was proposing which helped save money.

Gray Arrow Suggestions for Portfolio Companies of Private Equity & Venture Capitalists.

Gray Arrow Suggestions for Microfinance Entrepreneurs.

Down Arrow Hospitality, Tourism & Travel

Gray Arrow Brief Strategic Insights To Financial Services Entrepreneur Diversifying Into Local Travel Agency Business in India.

Gray Arrow Brief Strategic Discussions & Business Model Review of a Global Travel Portal.

Gray Arrow Independent Review of 3 Star Hotel Website & Agent Portal in Dubai, UAE.

Gray Arrow Periodic Strategic Business & Technology Consulting Inputs provided to the Owner Manager of a 5 Star Hotel in Mumbai, India.

Gray Arrow Brief Feasibility Overview Study for setting up Service Apartments in Mumbai for a New York, USA based Investor.

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