Mentoring & Advisory
Any and every startup idea needs some experienced hands to grab on before taking any step further. We specialize in the provision of expert and experienced advice to organizations and executives in three ways: through our unique Advisory Team services, through our subject experts, and through our one-to-one Mentoring. We are proud to deliver the services across the country in a range of formats driven by the needs of our clients. Although we value face-to-face engagement, many of our Team members, subject experts and mentors are dispersed around the world. We secure the right expertise and support regardless of its location. For that reason, our Teams, subject experts, and mentors deliver their services on whatever platform is desired by the client: in-person, by phone, electronically, or on a communication platform that suits the mentor and mentee. Our Advisory Team services provide exceptional value to the client that requires ongoing, consistent and expert advice whenever it’s required. Our expert team provides one-to-one advisory in terms of Mentoring, Fabrication, Funding, Managerial, Administrative, Technical etc.
While we have all the in-house facilities and team to mentor and advise you with every nook and corner of a business aspect, we understand that every step of the idea is crucial and important. That is why we analyse every small aspect of the business and provide our suggestions which can boost your idea to its very core. From enhancing organizational diversity through a livid process, where to focus while imploding on market research, giving a walk-through updated technology to covering any and every loophole if found in the model.
Business Plan Development
Business plans are the foundation of your business’s success. The right goals pave the way for the right investments which underscores the right direction for your business. But understanding where you want to be doesn’t illuminate the path there. At AIC, we will format your business plan which will act as a road map for your business. Each of our plans are tailor-made (without templates or plugins) and designed to be easily implementable in practice. Accomplish everything you’ve dreamed with consumer-tested, expert panel-approved business plans that outline your steps to success.
Funding and Investments
A start-up might require funding for one, a few, or all of the following purposes. It is important that an entrepreneur is clear about why they are raising funds. Founders should have a detailed financial and business plan before they approach investors. Here at AIC, right from the source of getting the finance to how much can your business get as per the model proposed, our expert financial advisors are here to give you all the major rapport required for getting the right and a hassle-free financial investment. We are always aware about the frauds happening because of investments pertaining to start-ups. Thus, our experts know how to crack that code and get your business a pretty safe landing. Our right team of experienced consultants are always on the nook and corner of how much finance and investment can help your start-up. From providing the right source of investment, evaluation and thorough analysis via comparing the best sources, we are to give it all to you.
Marketing and Sales
We help leaders create Change that Matters through meaningful growth transformations so that companies can deliver substantial value today and tomorrow. Every Business has an opinion on how to best approach markets and deliver values; however, very few (or none) ever jump in the trenches and pick up a rifle alongside you. That’s where the Our team comes into play, or rather jumps into action! We collectively identify your target market, evaluate the channels and tools to reach them, then creatively orchestrate and execute a customized sales strategy to drive new business. Our sales expert team is second to none, and our ability to make meaningful introductions and ignite campaigns in your marketplace will be evident in your sales numbers.
Take for example:
Your startup is based on Digital marketing, for which you are new to the sector.
But our experts are here to help you capture the right market for you in no time. They will identify which industry is vulnerable to take the work upon, how to approach, how much to approach with and many other aspects will be covered, so that your dream doesn’t go in vain, just like that.
Legal and Compliances
Complying with various regulations in India haunts every start-up. In general, compliance means conforming to a rule, such as a specification, policy and standard or law. Regulatory compliance describes the goal that organisations aspire to achieve and the steps taken to comply with relevant laws and regulations. Due to the increasing number of regulations and the need for operational transparency, organizations are increasingly adopting the use of consolidated and harmonized sets of compliance controls. Compliance and its importance are often overlooked by many start-ups new to the business ecosystem simply because they are not aware of the existing laws. Thus, here we have a perfect back-hand to support you in every legal matter. We are here to provide you a fastened up detailed process wherein your start-up is not long awaited in the traffic before it makes it to its destination. From registration of the company to every small detail required in tax filings and other statutory compliances, we are here!
Say for example you are dreaming of starting a coffee shop. Here are some basic certifications you should must have to keep your business going without any hurdles
- Licenses and permits required for opening a cafe
- Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) License
- Eating House License
- Health or Trade License
- NOC from Chief Fire Officer
- Pollution Certificate
- Trademark Registration
- Shops and Establishment Act License
- Music License
- Signage License
- Liquor License
- Lift Clearance
- Certificate of Environmental Clearance (CEC)
- Take Away
Here our experts are ready to help you to get different certificates and licenses to start your business followed by other related legal procedures.
Ideation and Strategy Services
From shaping innovative ideas to providing thorough guidance on strategies to your company, we can provide the wider framework your start-up needs to capitalize on the opportunity that today’s start-up is in dire need of. We passionately believe in the power of ideas; opportunity & innovation and we strive to make these a reality for you. Our experts with entrepreneurial experience and commercial acumen allow us to shape and add value to great ideas and enhance the function for the seed your start-up is about to grow in the market. Our team can support you from shaping your initial idea, strategizing a roadmap for success all the way through to launch and delivery. By helping you play to your strengths and resources, we will help you reinvent your business model and shape new ideas that can spearhead commercial success.
When you thinking of starting something new, this the ideal 4 steps to strategize
- Consider All Questions Carefully. Often the idea of a new business comes from the lack of a product or service that is needed, or a way to make an existing field better.
- Create the Perfect Business Plan.
- Develop an Excellent Marketing Plan.
- Figure Out the Financials.
Now these are just the above mentioned points, but these 4 points requires a lot of brainstorming, for which our team is always here.
Hiring and Team Building
Finding and hiring skilled employees with the right mindset is one of the most crucial jobs in a fast-growth or early age start-up. If your founding team does not have prior experience in recruiting, you should simply start with your networks. Here we come into the picture as well. In this area, we guide and help about hiring and team building for early-stage start-ups. The discussion covers among others: What to look for in co-founders? Who to hire as the first employee? What kind of compensation to offer? How to deal with stock options? And what the market situation really is for start-ups trying to find team members.
Here are the 6 important steps our experts will help you to create a perfect team for your startup
- Learning the recruitment of top talents
- Understanding the Legal requirements for hiring employees
- Revamping the interview process
- Solidifying the onboarding process
- How to build a positive company culture
- How to improve the company’s recruitment process continually
Knowledge Management & Documentation
Sometimes, the company’s information is scattered across various platforms and it’s disorganized and incomplete. Others have no system in place at all. Failing to build a knowledge hub will cost your start-up time and money. Knowledge management is the process of centralizing all knowledge about the business into a single system, bringing all employee expertise together and making it easily accessible. Here we will help you get all the whitters in one whisker! That’s right, from optimizing the scattered information to helping it structure for customer display and proper documentation, our expert team is all here to help you do it in a jiffy!
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Event Management and Launch Celebrations
Any and every start-up requires to showbiz itself for a better visibility. That’s where events come in the picture. Every good event or launch that grabs people’s attention and touches their heart is backed by an elaborate process of thinking, planning and conceptualizing things with discreet attention. This applies for all events whether it is a conference, marketing pitch, a cultural show, fundraising activities or promotional events. The perfect process can turn it into the talk of the town and make headlines of the paper. We at AIC, are offered to help in this too, with our state-of-the-art facilities for your events. If you are in the hunt for a perfect event in the city who can help you with organizing an event for your start-up, then here we are and we will do all the help and suggestions as well as the organization you require.
We organise a number of events both online and offline, where startups can learn how to organise a successful event, learn how to speak and coordinate the team. These small events will make you understand how important
it is to build a rapport to have a successful business down the line.
Some people think networking is handing out business cards and going to lunch with business friends. While that may be part of it, that’s not nearly the whole story. At its core, networking is about building relationships. It’s about getting people to know, trust, and want to do business with you. The personal and professional connections that you forge can be leveraged to boost your business exponentially. We help start-ups and entrepreneurs in connecting with the right mentors, searching for co-founders/business partners, connecting with service providers (Web/App Development, Digital Marketing, Graphic Designing, etc), supporting/conducting monthly online and offline start-up events and much more.
As said, networking is the most important part if you want to start something of your own. We at AIC, organize get-togethers and meetings, so that you can network easily, not just with your target market but overall connecting for a purposeful and successful business.
It’s absolutely clear-media is one of the most effective mediums of marketing for start-ups and small businesses. Nothing comes close to the affordability and reach of different media marketing. Today’s media is a double-edged sword. It can either provide you excellent returns, or it can totally mess up your reputation online or offline. What you post in the media stays there forever! Hence, it is critical to make sure that whatever you post on different media is professional and aligns with your brand vision. But do you have the time and expertise to do that every day? Don’t worry, we have a solution. With our media management services, we’ll take the media off your to-do list! Let our skilled media managers help you create high-quality content including graphics, curated links, videos, etc. and manage your community and ads as well! All the content that we’ll design for your start-up will be 100% unique and relevant for your brand. Plus, you’ll have on-going support from us. Our goal is to help you attract more customers via different media platforms.
Say for example, you are starting a salon.
Now there are different mediums these days to build your salon brand. Traditionally it was newspaper ads and pamphlets. But now-a-days Digital Marketing is ramping up the marketing industry. Thus here are certain ideas designed by our experts of how can you market your salon
- Creating a buzz is very important while starting something new, so a billboard with “We are coming soon” and a “Big scissor graphic” in the nearby areas will do the trick.
- The buzz can also be created by hitting the same ad in the newspapers
- Apart front that, SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING is very important to keep the business going and successful
These are certain examples which can help your salon dream grow.