Challenges of running a roadside small business

Submitted to : Mr.Nirmaalya B. Biswas

No. of words:1659

Date: 9-06-2010

Group: 1. Akhilesh Gupta 2. Raj Kishor Srivastava 3. Indrajeet Goyal

Bibliography Qualitative data analysis Page 2 . Analysis 6. Methodology 5. Introduction 3. Mind mapping 7. Executive summary 2. Conclusion 8. Objectives 4.Challenges of running a roadside small business Table of contents: 1.

and we don't even agree in the notion of objectivity. What all more he wants.Challenges of running a roadside small business Executive summary: Qualitative versus Quantitative has been always fiercely debated in the academic field. we had done a research on a topic ³Challenges of running a small roadside business´. In this report we are going to discuss about the Qualitative Data Collection and on the research based on it. who is selling pani-poori near Marathahilli Bridge and our group asked him some questions based on the main question. Though there are many techniques through which we can do the qualitative research but we had taken the interview of that pani-poori seller. It is really what you as the researcher think it is important. our targets is only µa roadside seller of pani-poori¶ so for that purpose we had taken one pani-poori seller. INTRODUCTION We are going to do a qualitative research on a topic or question. Research on the basis of primary source can be done either by asking them to fill the questionnaire or by taking their interview in personal. which we guess it was a good lesson. how he wants. In this report. And for that purpose our group decides to take up the method of interview and storytelling (semi structured way). Creswell's book about qualitative research. etc. I was pleasantly surprised by John W. So our group decides to do a research on the topic that is the ³Challenges of running a small roadside business´. We thought that qualitative research should be should be done before quantitative research. nothing is sure in this world. There is no right or wrong answer. how useful it is to him. Qualitative data analysis Page 3 . In this research. He also says that qualitative research allows the researcher to study deeply a problem and go beyond the numbers. Since we came to BMA we learned to question everything. how did it made their life easy and what are his expectations from this business. And we are able to collect a lot of information about what his thinking about this topic and how he resolved that challenges. All this was asked to him and he come up with very interesting answers. Until we have taken a qualitative research class at BMA we thought that quantitative research is more "scientific" than qualitative research. Well.

Our group has selected the interview method. he was a child labour. We started our conversation in very funny ways and spent some money on his stall. He was working at that shop from the age of thirteen. For our purpose we have chosen structured method. by telephones or by other means such as media. we have selected semi structured method to start the conversation and storytelling technique to get some basic answers related to him and his native place. But he is doing this business from last three years in Bangalore and now he can speak Kannada well.  Is it easy to run small business? METHODOLOGY In relation to attain above objectives.P. When we found out he is from Uttar Pradesh and his regional language is Bhojpuri.Challenges of running a roadside small business OBJECTIVES  Getting views of seller about the challenges faced by him to run this business. So he came here in the year 2007. but after that some of his friends were selling this recipe in Bangalore and earn more than him. Because we are also from Uttar Pradesh and we know Bhojpuri language well. In this method the researcher put a set of questions that is structured by interviewer before persons who are going to face the interview.P. Previously he was selling this Pani-poori in U. Then he learnt the technique to cook PaniPoori from that shop. first technique is structured and second is unstructured. We used face-to-face method of interview. Analysis: Before structured method. So it was a plus point for us to get appropriate answers from him. After this he told us that he read till fifth standard from Hindi medium and he don¶t know English. He doesn¶t sell this Pani-poori on fixed Qualitative data analysis Page 4 . Because it is the easiest and confidential way to interact with the pani-poori seller and find out his views. We designed a questionnaire for this interview and we have also used the storytelling and conversations technique to find out the data and information reach at our final objective. This kind of interview might be face-to face. There are two techniques of taking interview. Then after five years he decided to sell this stuff. we have used some methodology. Before this he was a waiter in a hotel in U.

So he looks for other places. Answers of these questions are as follow. Challanges: 1. Traffic police 6.G. 5. Weather (rainy season) After story telling for analysis our group has started structure method for interview. Many times the traffic Police doesn¶t allow him to sell on the roadside due to traffic jam. Many times the local shopkeepers don¶t allow him to sell this recipe in front of their shops. And for that our group has prepared some set of question for interview and as an answer our group got some certain data about him which is help full for understand his business challenges and for our research also. No fixed place 7. we found out through storytelling and conversation techniques. Education 3. Do you face language problems in Bangalore? Qualitative data analysis Page 5 . Money problem 2. Sometimes he sells at Marathahilli and on weekend he sells at M.) 3. 4. He told that weather also affects his business too much. What is your native place? He is from itawa (U. 1. What did you do before this? He was waiter in a small hotel in Itawa.P.Challenges of running a roadside small business place. Road. Language 4. What is your age? 22 years 2. Why did you select this business? Before he started this business he was waiter in a small hotel in itawa and he was not gating certain amount of profit that is why i started this business to get certain amount of profit. These are the some of challenges faced by him to run this business. Discrimination (local shopkeepers) 5. mainly the rainy season.

Are you married? No he is not married. 11. Did you come here directly to start your stall? No. my friends are told me Bangalore is good place where you can get more profit than here in Itawa so I thought about it and in 2007 I moved to Bangalore and in the starting some seller who are already had their stall they are all not allowing him to open his stall. Profit is also not so good doing hard work for every day in a month and getting small amount of profit. What do you think the worst thing about this business? First thing is Paying money to the policeman and they also eat pani-poori at free of cost second some time there are some type of people come and shouting on him and tell him you don¶t know how to make pani-poori some time there is no customer to eat his panipoori these are few thing according to him is worst. From where did you bring this capital to start this business? He was saved some money from his job and he collected some money from his father. 6. So our group has analysed that running small business in Bangalore is very difficult. 9. Qualitative data analysis Page 6 . 8. 7. Through structured method our group interviewed one pani-poori seller and our group analysed that the running small business in Bangalore is very difficult because of competitor who are already exist owner of that place to whom he rented for his business because of policeman who are asking money and language and weather also because there is no certainty when the raining start and hard work which done by that seller is waist. How much did you earn per month? Some days is good for him and in the end of month he is able to earn Rs7000 as profit. Is it very risky to do this business? Yes it is risky you don¶t know whether the people come and eat your pani-poori because there are so many other competitor who are also selling same thing you have to pay a certain amount to the police and owner of that place and in the end of day you don¶t even know whether you are in profit or in loss most of the time he able to make profit but not all the times.Challenges of running a roadside small business He had been here in Bangalore for three year when he came in Bangalore he had so much problem with language because the people talking to him in Kannada so at that time he had that problem but now he learn Kannada and he easily talking to them. 10.

Challenges of running a roadside small business Mind mapping: Central idea: Earn Money legally illegally Education Child labour Cleaner Waiter Learn cooking Continue with same job Own shop/stall Qualitative data analysis Page 7 .

BIBLIOGRAPY Kumar. And that seller is totally depend upon customers if the people do not come to his stall how he make profit. New Delhi: Dorling Kindersley.Challenges of running a roadside small business CONCLUSION: Our group is doing qualitative research on the topic of ³what are the challenges in running small business´. R. (2007). And our group found that the running small business in Bangalore is very difficult for them who are not from Karnataka because they don¶t know Kannada and because of weather who are not familiar with Bangalore¶s weather and policeman¶s and getting place for business is very difficult. During the interview our group got some certain amount of data and view of seller of pani-poori what he think about small business. These things which we found during research and our recommendation doing small business in Bangalore is very difficult. Qualitative data analysis Page 8 . Research Methodology (pp. 123-124).

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