New Startups

Mathematics of New Startups

These days there are ready made business plans or should I say, with so many graduates from Business Institutes, the methodology of starting a new business is common knowledge. Allow me to list possible scenarios

Scenario 1: A native has certain skills, but, unfortunately he does not gel with his boss. He feels let down by the organization and then the team itself, so, he decides to quit his job and gather few disgruntled persons (like minded) and quickly comes up with a new venture. He also scouts for work elsewhere and with his business management skills ‘sees’ a demand and supply situation wherein he can be a supplier and start his organization.

He has his team all sorted out, he has his HR in place, the goals of new venture, possible group leaders, and employees. He along with some of his partners then register their organization with the organizational structure beginning with the CEO,, manager and then all of the senior administration. According to his business plan, he must also have a domain name in the name of the company, PIN numbers for CEO and Managers and all of the requirements of business plan. He must also have an office space which is not feasible at the moment, so, decides to rent a ‘suitable’ premises. He also has the salary structure or should work based incentives, travel expenses and perks worked out. Because their collective pool of funds is not enough for a startup, they also seek a loan from private parties

Having done their paper work ready, it is now for the real crunch – time to deliver results, coordinate with his clients and team to get things worked out in the right direction. However, there are pitfalls, unforeseen expenses which also must be taken care of. It is quite possible that his client also is also with the same business plan and dependent on market vagaries. It is an unwritten truth that 7 out of 10 such startups fizzle out within six months with terrible losses. In Indian scenario it is very easy to start a business, but, it will take ages to close and wrap up with government authorities and tax in particular.

Scenario 2: This guy has been working already on a very small time bases, knows the core flaws, pros and cons of the business. He is also familiar with his expenses having spent sizable amount of time slogging it out. Now he has some surplus funds to move forward and expand his business. He is in a way street smart and quick to drop possible expansion plans with people who are known to dupe people. He is also well conversant with demands and selects ONLY few men as employees. He has plans to get work done with n-10 employees. The extra amount of work will be on the shoulders of his small team and they sort of do a back breaking job to achieve profits.

How does Astrology fit in?

In Vedic Astrology we have something known as Dasha periods, and, having studied a horoscope in detail, we can chart out the struggles or profits that lie ahead. A person can be advised to stick to a where losses could be minimized. Allow me to explain with the two scenario mentioned above

Scenario 1: The native could be under a negative dasha influence where he cannot agree to work in tandem with a team or his boss. So, having quit a job at a wrong time, he is likely to gather another team which will go against his interests and suck his funds dry. In adverse dasha periods and transits, it is better to lay low and accept humiliation if it needs to be done in the interest of keeping the fire burning in households. There are again possible solutions in this scenario

  1. Join a successful team and climb the ladder to success.
  2. Search for a job elsewhere, where his talents can be appreciated)
  3. If funds permit, start with just the base level structure where a cap on expenses is levied and works hard to achieve whatever he might in adverse times. He must also take care not to take on loans which may be difficult to repay.

Scenario 2: This guy has already slogged his way to accumulate funds, he is probably approaching a favorable dasha and transits to formulate a successful plan. He also gets employees which are under good dasha period and will contribute to his success or rather polish his organization to success!

Business schools teach how to start a new business with a business plan devised in the west. This structured plan may not fit Indian scenario. No business school ever teaches how to successfully close a business with minimum losses. Instead all of their plans are geared for recurring expenses to third parties which can strangle a person to ruin. None of the so called business plans consider expected gains and whether the business will be a micro scale, small business, large scale or a corporate level business. Everybody is taught to look at the “bigger picture”

It is equally important to approach an astrologer to discover possible scenario ahead. Whether a new venture will succeed or be a majestic failure?
I have several clients who approach for help AFTER they have failed miserably. They are there to find quick fixes and miracles to happen. Sadly sometimes it is inflated self-worth and ego that comes in the way to success.

Of course one must choose an appropriate Muhurat to launch business, choose office premises with a structured Vastu Plan to maximize success.

Bottom line: As Vedic Astrologers say “If the time is ripe, one gets associates which will guarantee success, otherwise the native gathers all sorts of people who will eventually ruin him”.