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Ananda Raj Pandey

Developer at SavvySME

Member Since November 2012

Chatswood, NSW, 2067

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Ananda Raj Pandey brings over 18 years of IT products development experience with proven expertise in supporting and optimizing performance of web servers ( window / Linux) and providing freelancing services on web application development from planning to deployment.

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How do I deal with competition in a small market?

You need to build loyalty Melissa. That is key to the cafe business. You can gimmick all you like but the most successful cafes out there have amazing people behind them who live and breathe this world. They're infectious! You can tell they're people people and they love not just making coffee and food and selling it, but they love connecting with their customers. Make your customers feel valued. There is no better feeling than walking into your "local" and having the staff greet you by name and who know your order and ask how your day was. I would take that and pay a slight premium ANYDAY. Of course, the food and coffee have to be top notch too. You can market, market, market all you like. But if the product (coffee, food AND people) aren't top notch, they won't "convert" and your marketing efforts will have gone to waste.

Ananda Raj Pandey answered this question

Yee Trinh
Yee Trinh , Cofounder at

Importing

What are the differences between Toll, FedEx, DHL, or TNT ?

1. FedEx /DHL/TNT are courier service (door to door service) . They will take care of all customs and will do custom clearance for you. They can come to your place to collect your items. They are express service, normally they ship within a day or within limited time based on service you have purchased. 2. Toll : this is similar to FedEX / DHL , but they are more cheaper as they mostly transport goods by land ( car /var/ truck) So for larger items its will be cheaper but will not be faster - might take couple of days to transfer. 3.AusPost: Combination of above two, since its government, its cheap in many case but you may have to go to post office to collect your item. Summary,For small and important item use courier service, for larger item use Cargo service ( like Toll), as it will be cheaper and also door to door service. For small and general item use AusPost as you can wait, and go to post office to collect it.

Ananda Raj Pandey answered this question

Ananda Raj Pandey answered this question

Cassidy Poon
Cassidy Poon, Head of Digital & Social Media at LogicalTech Group

Server, Networking and Security

How do you identify and prevent dastardly digital downloads?

Use of proper firewall like "Zone alarm" will prevent any request from your computer to attacker server, and hence you will be notified what is requested.  So even you end up with downloading any bad files / software e/t/c. You will know by your firewall alert and best part it will be blocked automatically. So even the software is running in your computer it will do no harm and later on you can uninstall suspicious software(s). 

 

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Why I can't be entrepreneur...

Why I cant be entrepreneur... We all have dreams to be a successful entrepreneur. Its really exciting to be one, but after doing business or working with various companies, all my excitement now has gone and I'd like to share why I now feel I can't be entrepreneur.  I am a family guy   When I planned to be an entrepreneur, I was young and had no family attached to me. Everything I was...

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

How Can Google Business Listing Help Boost Your Small Business Promotion?

Do you know that having a Google business listing can help boost your small business promotion? Why use Google Places local search? As per Google, local business search is the highest search people does on the web. 97% of consumers search for local businesses online. Be there when they're looking for you with Google Places for business - a free local platform from Google. So getting your...

Business Finance and Loans

Investment 101: What Every Business Should Know

Investment is a big task to manage; if managed well, rewards can be charming else it will be big disaster. Before jumping in to investment market, we  should follow basic steps or generate own basic steps and must have understanding of different markets.   Selecting the Market: Golden rule for the investment is 'Never invest in the market which you don't understand'. You may know the marke...

Ananda Raj Pandey answered this question

What stops you from fully moving into the cloud?

Many  SME's have doubt and questions regarding the services on cloud. 
common questions i have are: 
a) seems expensive ?
b) need extra knowledge to handle the cloud?
c)  i have very small thing to do, so why increase cost by moving to cloud?
d) what happens if i switch the cloud service provider, and what happens to my data? how do i migrate it? is there cost involve?


Ananda Raj Pandey answered this question

Heidi Sheridan
Heidi Sheridan, Business Owner at Guava Virtual Marketing

Starting a Business

What are the best software packages for startup small business?

i suggest to visit google enterpise marketplace, you can find loads of free apps for project management, time management, customer management and so on. Most of these options are free, so easy to start with startups. 

Ananda Raj Pandey answered this question

Brent Hall
Brent Hall, CEO at HelloMedical

Banking

Is it possible to use multiple trading names via same company?

As per the second part of the question, Most of the banks or merchant account provider  doesn't allow you use multiple trading name, with single merchant account. So most of the time you have to have multiple merchant account for different trading name to be appear on customer credit card statement. 

Ananda Raj Pandey answered this question

Phil Joel
Phil Joel, Director at SavvySME

Web Hosting

The Difference Between Shared Hosting VPS And Dedicated Hosting?

Shared Hosting: In this type of hosting, a single server will have many sites hosted. User can get single hosting solution or reseller package for the shared hosting providers. Eventully eveything this will be hosted in the same server and thus server is  shared with other hosters. This type of hosting is low cost and good for the starters, but server has limitation on resources like cpu / memory per domain hosted. So need to check  terms and conditions before joinning the service.
VPS: is a personal server / or vitual server which will be hosted in a machince which may have more VPS server hosted. In this option, user will have own server so lots of freedom on server management, tweaks and custom settings, which are not possible with share hosting. server resources like cpu / memory will be shared with other VPS user in the same machine. 
Dedicated server: User with  own dedicated server, which is a single machine with one single server dedicated to user, its is much more similar to vps, but machine resources is not shared with others. So 100% cpu . 100% memory. While in VPS if one of the vps user of the same machine has more cpu constain job, other vps user will have slow performance. 

Leadership

Why I can't be entrepreneur...

Why I cant be entrepreneur... We all have dreams to be a successful entrepreneur. Its really exciting to be one, but after doing business or working with various companies, all my excitement now has gone and I'd like to share why I now feel I can't be entrepreneur.  I am a family guy   When I planned to be an entrepreneur, I was young and had no family attached to me. Everything I was...

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

How Can Google Business Listing Help Boost Your Small Business Promotion?

Do you know that having a Google business listing can help boost your small business promotion? Why use Google Places local search? As per Google, local business search is the highest search people does on the web. 97% of consumers search for local businesses online. Be there when they're looking for you with Google Places for business - a free local platform from Google. So getting your...

Business Finance and Loans

Investment 101: What Every Business Should Know

Investment is a big task to manage; if managed well, rewards can be charming else it will be big disaster. Before jumping in to investment market, we  should follow basic steps or generate own basic steps and must have understanding of different markets.   Selecting the Market: Golden rule for the investment is 'Never invest in the market which you don't understand'. You may know the marke...

Ananda Raj Pandey answered this question

How do I deal with competition in a small market?

You need to build loyalty Melissa. That is key to the cafe business. You can gimmick all you like but the most successful cafes out there have amazing people behind them who live and breathe this world. They're infectious! You can tell they're people people and they love not just making coffee and food and selling it, but they love connecting with their customers. Make your customers feel valued. There is no better feeling than walking into your "local" and having the staff greet you by name and who know your order and ask how your day was. I would take that and pay a slight premium ANYDAY. Of course, the food and coffee have to be top notch too. You can market, market, market all you like. But if the product (coffee, food AND people) aren't top notch, they won't "convert" and your marketing efforts will have gone to waste.

Ananda Raj Pandey answered this question

Yee Trinh
Yee Trinh, Cofounder at

Importing

What are the differences between Toll, FedEx, DHL, or TNT ?

1. FedEx /DHL/TNT are courier service (door to door service) . They will take care of all customs and will do custom clearance for you. They can come to your place to collect your items. They are express service, normally they ship within a day or within limited time based on service you have purchased. 2. Toll : this is similar to FedEX / DHL , but they are more cheaper as they mostly transport goods by land ( car /var/ truck) So for larger items its will be cheaper but will not be faster - might take couple of days to transfer. 3.AusPost: Combination of above two, since its government, its cheap in many case but you may have to go to post office to collect your item. Summary,For small and important item use courier service, for larger item use Cargo service ( like Toll), as it will be cheaper and also door to door service. For small and general item use AusPost as you can wait, and go to post office to collect it.

Ananda Raj Pandey answered this question

Ananda Raj Pandey answered this question

Cassidy Poon
Cassidy Poon, Head of Digital & Social Media at LogicalTech Group

Server, Networking and Security

How do you identify and prevent dastardly digital downloads?

Use of proper firewall like "Zone alarm" will prevent any request from your computer to attacker server, and hence you will be notified what is requested.  So even you end up with downloading any bad files / software e/t/c. You will know by your firewall alert and best part it will be blocked automatically. So even the software is running in your computer it will do no harm and later on you can uninstall suspicious software(s). 

 

Ananda Raj Pandey answered this question

What stops you from fully moving into the cloud?

Many  SME's have doubt and questions regarding the services on cloud. 
common questions i have are: 
a) seems expensive ?
b) need extra knowledge to handle the cloud?
c)  i have very small thing to do, so why increase cost by moving to cloud?
d) what happens if i switch the cloud service provider, and what happens to my data? how do i migrate it? is there cost involve?


Ananda Raj Pandey answered this question

Heidi Sheridan
Heidi Sheridan, Business Owner at Guava Virtual Marketing

Starting a Business

What are the best software packages for startup small business?

i suggest to visit google enterpise marketplace, you can find loads of free apps for project management, time management, customer management and so on. Most of these options are free, so easy to start with startups. 

Ananda Raj Pandey answered this question

Brent Hall
Brent Hall, CEO at HelloMedical

Banking

Is it possible to use multiple trading names via same company?

As per the second part of the question, Most of the banks or merchant account provider  doesn't allow you use multiple trading name, with single merchant account. So most of the time you have to have multiple merchant account for different trading name to be appear on customer credit card statement. 

Ananda Raj Pandey answered this question

Phil Joel
Phil Joel, Director at SavvySME

Web Hosting

The Difference Between Shared Hosting VPS And Dedicated Hosting?

Shared Hosting: In this type of hosting, a single server will have many sites hosted. User can get single hosting solution or reseller package for the shared hosting providers. Eventully eveything this will be hosted in the same server and thus server is  shared with other hosters. This type of hosting is low cost and good for the starters, but server has limitation on resources like cpu / memory per domain hosted. So need to check  terms and conditions before joinning the service.
VPS: is a personal server / or vitual server which will be hosted in a machince which may have more VPS server hosted. In this option, user will have own server so lots of freedom on server management, tweaks and custom settings, which are not possible with share hosting. server resources like cpu / memory will be shared with other VPS user in the same machine. 
Dedicated server: User with  own dedicated server, which is a single machine with one single server dedicated to user, its is much more similar to vps, but machine resources is not shared with others. So 100% cpu . 100% memory. While in VPS if one of the vps user of the same machine has more cpu constain job, other vps user will have slow performance. 

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