Importance of Education
Name – R Swaroop
Profession – Entrepreneur
Designation – Managing Director
Organisation – Shri Cane Fresh
Age – 45
City – Bangalore
Work Experience (Years) – 26
Under-Graduation – Diploma in Textile Technology, PACRR Polytechnic
Please give us a summary of your Career.
Started working and learning at my father’s office in Karur in Tamil Nadu. He was a yarn merchant and the proprietor of a hundred-year-old yarn company. I was mainly into the marketing aspect of the whole operation. Later, I was designated at a textile mill at Karur as an Executive Officer with about 200 employees under my care. I started a textile product designing company at Karur. After working in the above-mentioned places for about 15 years, moved to Bangalore to start an agro-based farm direct company. So I started Shri Cane Fresh a total solution provider for all the needs of a customer who wants to start a Cane Juice outlet with high sophisticated standards.
Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as Managing Director.
Being the Managing Director I have to Manage the complete backend and frontend of the company. I have to attend to new customer inquiries and provide a total solution for their needs. Setting up counters in the respective locations for the customer’s convenience and making sure cane supply reaches them from our farms to their outlets on time every day and following all the health and safety norms needed to ensure ISO Certificate standards. I also, being the Managing Director, take care of the accounting and bank transaction part of the company to ensure the smooth running of the business.
Average Income in this Profession in the current scenario
Starting out/Fresher – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 40-80 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
Less than 7 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
All 7 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work as Managing Director require you to travel?
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Would you consider this Profession Risky?
Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
What are the different ways of entering this profession?
You just need a basic degree in commerce and a sound mind for business to enter the field.
How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
As it should be
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work as Managing Director is
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
Importance of Education in Your Profession
Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
According to you, what kind of person is likely to be a Happy & Successful Managing Director?
First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on possibilities and value innovation to come up with creative solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions by being sensitive and cooperative to others feelings
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be self-disciplined and organised
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details
The above-mentioned traits are self-descriptive and are exactly what is needed to be successful in this business.
What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join your Profession?
It gives anyone immense pride and happiness to own their own company and for themselves. The income is very good but it varies based on the season. Traveling once in a while for a change is good for everyone to explore different places, which will be a part of their responsibilities once in a while. When you are your own boss, you can set your own work timings and have flexibility and also have a balanced work and personal life, which is very important for their well being.
What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in your Profession?
There are negatives in every business and they have to be overcome to achieve success. The profits are never fixed and are seasonal. There will be tough times because of heavy rains or even lack of rain. Too much rain affects juice sales and too less rain affects cane supply. Tough times had to be endured and overcome to sustain in the business. Financial difficulties are a part and parcel of any business. They must be strategically overcome.
Recognition in your Profession
What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Impressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
General Information of your Profession/Business
What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
Medium to Large Business (Annual Family Income upwards of 20 Lakhs)
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Maybe Easy for Few
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?
Even if I was given another chance, I would choose a profession close to agriculture only.