Soprex Foundation has received a lot of email enquiries about the 1.35 Mini Ice Plant. It is good to know that interest in the Mini Ice Plant technology is very high among rural entrepreneurs.
Because Soprex is committed to make available our knowledge base free of charge, we have put up a downloadable pre-feasibility study for the Mini Ice Plant technology and start-up. Just browse the PLEDGES Program section to your right and click on the Mini Ice Plant link.
The document is in PDF so you can save and read it later on your computer. You can also instantly print it if you want as Scribd, which hosts the Mini Ice Plant feasibility study document, has a print utility.
Starting a Mini Ice Plant Business
If you want to start a Mini Ice Plant business, then it is important to consider your location. As you may already know, a very important part of the Mini Ice Plant feasibility study is market feasibility. This will depend primarily on the specific situation of your particular locality.
Some aspects that are very important to consider when you design a Mini Ice Plant feasibility are the following:
1. Market Demand
2. Availability and cost of power
3. Availability and cost of water
4. Prices and product quality of competitors
The nature of your organization should also be considered in the feasibility, e.g., single proprietorship, stock corporation, non-stock/non-profit, cooperative, etc.
In terms of financing, you must consider the following questions:
1. Is there a specific proponent who will fund your project?
2. Do you need additional funding?
3. Do you have a financial plan?
4. What are your financing prospects or sources of funding?
Infrastructure and fixed assets are also important to consider when you develop a Mini Ice Plant feasibility. Specifically, you should underscore if there are existing buildings, lands, etc, where you can build the Mini Ice Plant. If there are none, then this situation will affect the total cost of your start-up.
If your search for a Mini Ice Plant feasibility is for academic purpose, then we can recommend the Social Edge website. This institution sponsors a Global Social Business Incubator program through online mentoring and coaching services. We have learned a lot from its practices. You can visit its website at http://www.socialedge.org/features/gsbi.
Soprex Consulting Services
On the other hand, if you are seriously considering starting-up a Mini Ice Plant business, then Soprex Foundation is prepared to provide a complete package of consulting service for reasonable fees and charges. As an institution, we are dependent on such consulting fees so we can pay for the cost of support staff, personnel, and operating expenses.
To minimize the initial engagement cost for preparing the feasibility study of a Mini Ice Plant, we are adopting the online mentoring and coaching model. We can engage in real time data conferencing so we can guide you every step of the way in preparing your local study document.
Please feel free to download our Mini Ice Plant pre-feasibility document. You might find it useful for your own pre-feasibility study.
You may contact us any time if you want to know more about our services. We also encourage you to post comments on this blog and share your ideas on Mini Ice Plant technology.
UPDATE: We have a new post giving additional tips and resources that may help you. https://soprex.wordpress.com/2011/12/07/more-information-on-mini-ice-plant-business/