L.18 - Local Support for Enterprise

Read "Udyam Shastra" studiously, make friends with many entrepreneurs, Be of assistance to each other, And together you could prosper.

UDYAM SHASTRA- Chapter 10,Verse 05

Key Objectives:

Reading this module and doing the students activities will enable the students to:

  • Understand that they need support of several local enterprises, agencies and institutions.

  • Learn to use local directory and/or yellow pages.


Enterprise Concepts:

Enterprise support institutions: These are the institutions/agencies who play a helpful role in economic enterprise building, in local society. Examples could include, Chambers of Commerce, Directorate of Industries, Quality testing laboratories,Banks etc.

Yellow Pages: Yellow Pages refers to that section of a telephone directory, which is included in directory or published independently. It gives names and telephone numbers, categorized into Products or Service Type.These pages are typically printed on yellow paper to distinguish them from rest of the directory. Hence the name "Yellow Pages".

Enterprise Skills:

The student 'Activities' in each lesson are designed to clarify the ENTERPRISE CONCEPTS of the lesson and develop some ENTERPRISE SKILLS (E.SKILLS). The E.SKILLS included in a lesson may not be exhaustive, but are indicative.

E.SKILLS stated in a lesson elsewhere may also get addressed through the activities of a particular lesson.

Some useful E.SKILLS are dealt with below:

Classification: An entrepreneur should be able to group and regroup information into classes and categories which makes it easier to access the information. This skill is called classification.

ACTIVITIES:

Activity - LOCAL SUPPORT.

Instruction To Students

  • In this activity, the students will prepare a list of enterprise support services as also a list of other products/services they need for successful working of their own enterprise .Below is given a sample listing of Yellow Pages. Students will also learn how to refer to Yellow Pages if required.
    Some students can volunteer to bring along a YELLOW PAGES BOOK for their group working.
  • Assume that your group is starting a biscuits or some other product/service business. From the following list, tick the Local support agencies you may need. Locate their name ,address and telephone numbers. Add other categories, if required.
  • After completing the activity, each group should present and share its main discussion points with the rest of the class.
Describe your Enterprise :_____________________________________________________________________

Sample Listing of Yellow Pages 

Name, Tel.no. ,address
A 
Accumulator batteries
Acids
Advertising agency
Agricultural tools
Alcohol
Animal Food Suppliers
B
Bakery machinery
Bags
Bangles
Bank
Banner
Beauty Parlour
Body guards agency
Box Manufacturing
C
Cable connectors
Café
Catering
Cardiologist
Cash Counting Machines
Cellular Phone
Chamber of Commerce
Computer Consultants
Crockery
Cylinders ,LPG
D
Dairy Machinery
Departmental stores
Dial-a-grocer
Dining halls
Doctors
Drama theatres
E
Edible oils
Egg Distributor
Electric oven
Electronic moving display
Embroidery
F
Fans
Fashion textile
Fire Extinguishing Equipment
Flour and Flour products
Food Preservatives
Food Processing Machinery
G
Gas Burners
General Merchant
Generators
Glass cutting
Goods transport
H
Health Foods
Hoardings
Horoscope agent
Hotels
I
Ice-creams
Imitation jewellery
Infra-red lamps
Instant Food
Irrigation systems
K
Kitchen Equipment
L
Labels and stickers
Leather Products
Laundry Equipment
M
Machinery for Confectionery
Magicians
Marriage Halls
P
Paan Masala
Paper and card-board suppliers
Perfumes
Pest control services
Q
Quality testing agency
Quilts & Blankets
R
Roller shutter
Railway Booking
S
Sand suppliers
Sleeping bags
T
T-Shirts
TV advertising
V
Vastu shashtra Consultant
Vegetable oils
Vermi-compost
W
Water filters
Weighing machines
Woolen Garments
Z
Zip