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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Interesting Entrepreneur: Rajeev Kher


 
 
Rajeev Kher is a little different from  the other Entrepreneurs from India. After completing his Masters in Business studies, when he wanted to start his own business he didn't choose any of the modern trendy technical ones. Instead he chose the Mobile Toilet Business!!!

After completing his studies, Kher was not able to convince the banks with his idea of Mobile Toilets business. So with the little fund from his father, who was a former army officer, Kher started his compnay - the Sharmik Sanitations Systems (3S) in Pune, with vision to sell, lease and market portable toilet units in India.

After the initial struggles to get customers, today they have installed about 1000 portable toilet cabins across the country. They also provide the utility services to clean the wastes at regular intervals.
In a country where thousands of little kids die of diarrhea and most of the people still defecate in the open, Kher's idea might not solve the problem completely but surely gives some hope of things getting better - especially in events like public exhibitions, pilgrimages, construction sites, etc.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Venkat said...

Nothing special.

Doing an MBA doesn't mean he's a genius who will be employed in A++ financial firm.

9:46 PM  
Blogger Vetty Officer said...

@Venkat:
Yeah, there is nothing special in an MBA starting a business, but what I feel special in this case is their product/service. I think this is new in India (to my knowledge)

6:48 AM  
Blogger Sundaaz said...

Venkat...I totally agree with you. Just that I wanted to do something different for my country and unserved people and I guess to survive we all need to make some money so I derived a business model for the same. Im sure I would have been a very average employee had I been working for a firm.
Rajeev

8:09 PM  
Blogger NIKHIL ACHARYA said...

As a symbi guy I can understand that feeding he got, and must be knowing answer to the problem which can be solved by doing business as well."Bottom of pyramid", his approach is refreshing and useful. Though it does not required any special skills to do this kind of business, but still its a bold and meaningful approach to solve society's problem
All the best to him

-Nikhil Acharya

5:41 AM  
Blogger NIKHIL ACHARYA said...

As a symbi guy I can understand that feeding he got, and must be knowing answer to the problem which can be solved by doing business as well."Bottom of pyramid", his approach is refreshing and useful. Though it does not required any special skills to do this kind of business, but still its a bold and meaningful approach to solve society's problem

5:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a symbi guy I can understand that feeding he got, and must be knowing answer to the problem which can be solved by doing business as well."Bottom of pyramid", his approach is refreshing and useful. Though it does not required any special skills to do this kind of business, but still its a bold and meaningful approach to solve society's problem

5:41 AM  

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