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Any takers ?




Dear CD Members

Think of a business whereby all immigrant services like Settlement, Assitance, Mail Management ( address in Canada and send mail to home country), Freight Clearance on behalf of immigrants, Accomodation Assitance, Car Rental / Purchase Assitance, Discount information at malls and co / selling opportunities for other traders etc and etc ...
Other options could include list of real estate managers wanting to give apartments where i would stand gaurantee against customer deposit. With volume business apartment owner will not push immigrants to take 6 months advance and Indians will benefit with the service. Offcourse i will be legally covered. One Stop Shop i guess and hell of a lot more services including pick up/drop for grocery shopping for people who dont have cars etc.

However i want to sell also these online and make it accessible for majority of travelers with online payment gateway options or pay to your immigrant lawyer ?.
I have good networking in India ( delhi/mumbai/punjab) / Middle East Markets ( Dubai, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar ) and i see it as a big opportunity. Basically rates from different service providers to be stored in the website and customer gets to go through the shopping cart and get a quote and pay online/ other payment options ?

Any suggestions from people in Canada ?
Any suggestios on people in India/Malyasia / Middle East ? Will it make your life easy. I cannot promise lower rates than what you get, however one point contact and networking opportunity for people in this trade and opportunity for new immigrants to make their life easy, besides employment opportunity for CD's

Remember - Key to success - Superior customer service, excellent branding and positioning of the product.

Just an idea ? Any takers ?

Chao !!


 
CA

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Post ID: 31806 17-11-04 02:39:04
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DiogenestheCynic
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This is exactly what I suggested in this thread
http://www.canadiandesi.com/read.php?TID=5958

So, count me in the partnership. Ok, so how do we go about it? Let's get working on the details. If that dumbass them can make so much money fleecing customers, why don't we make some doing honest work??

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Post ID: 31888 17-11-04 11:56:38
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wouldnt this require some initial investment and would you be ready to do so?


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Post ID: 31889 17-11-04 12:02:48
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Quote:
Orginally posted by mercury6

wouldnt this require some initial investment and would you be ready to do so?



Yeah sure. But what is the amount and in what manner is that investment required. At my end here, I can take care of the post landing issues without investing much. THe work will actually revolve around collecting the necessary fund from the immigrant and providing him the service. IMO, since the money will already have been made available, investment if any is likely to be small. In anycase, let us hear, how much are we talking about?

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Post ID: 31899 17-11-04 12:59:48
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Guys,

Dont worry about the money. Thats my problem. I only need good people.
Starting this week, I am going to be working on

1. Scope of service covered.
2. process mapping of system that will need to be developed
3. Documentation of the flows
4. Discuss system details with IT team
5. Staffing requirements & Salary Caps/Incentives.
6. Distribution Streams - Local & International
7. Survey in ME Markets / Survey in India ( scope to be defined)
8. Budget, ROI, Financing etc


Guys/CD members you can help me by advising me on

1. Wage/Salary Levels for
a. Sales Manager / b. Sales Executive / c. Marketing/Indoor Sales
support / d. Admin Assitant / e. Accounts & IT combo. All of them
should have strong sales and customer service experience.












 
Post ID: 31911 17-11-04 13:58:14
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Quote:
Orginally posted by CA
Guys/CD members you can help me by advising me on

1. Wage/Salary Levels for
a. Sales Manager / b. Sales Executive / c. Marketing/Indoor Sales
support / d. Admin Assitant / e. Accounts & IT combo. All of them
should have strong sales and customer service experience.


What about the CEO?? Can I be the CEO??:D What do I have to do and what do I get??:D Just kidding!
But don't we need a business plan first?
Scope of service: What is it that is currently offered by them and its ilk?
IMO:
1. Calculate and confirm eligibiliy of potential immigrant.
2. Fill and file application on behalf of applicant.
3. Give tips and ideas of what to do in whatever exams they have to appear in. (I don't know because in my time I wasn't asked for anything except medicals and I got my visa in the post in only 7 months or so after applying.)
4. Provide information on job market in Canada.
5. Receive immigrant at airport in Canada.
6. Provide accommodation as per terms agreed.
7. Guide and help new immigrant in getting SIN, OHIP, job search etc.

What else??

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Post ID: 31912 17-11-04 14:06:53
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It will follow. Just be patient with me .

Idea is quite fresh. Let it develop. Once i have made document, I will be in better position to brainstorm. What you are talking about is settlement service. What I am talking about is tapping local and international markets in a much smarter way by attracting customers at first point of contact or inter canad traffic/relocation/freight etc
Services like SIN/PR etc are already available with First Top/Sunny Newcomer. We dont want to change dynamics of the market. What we want to do is introduce new product and optimize by differentiating our prices and creating different revenue streams. This is achieved by offering immigrants what they are challenged with during their first few days. Just put a marketing cap to your operations cap and make life easy for the newcomers...

Today they offers settlement, tomorrow maybe they will have agreement with you to provide same for their clients to cut cost and improve their customer service. They acces , our website and make a booking. Money paid every 30 days? Volume = discount

Look at things differently...
And yes, if you have the potential to be a CEO, then why not.
I am only concerned with bottom line at the end of the day.
I can be assitant and still get what i cant.. Thats the key..




 
Post ID: 31915 17-11-04 14:30:24
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OK...shoot!! I am right there behind you!:)
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Post ID: 31919 17-11-04 15:33:15
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CA, Will you be doing this from KUWAIT?


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Post ID: 31958 18-11-04 01:38:04
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M6
basic work yes. Once we know what we going to be doing, then we appoint legal, real estate, Public relations etc for legal issues.

What i intend to do is put details on paper.
Discuss with-in my networking circle here and see viability.

Step 2
Discuss with sheikh ( Kuwaiti sponsor ) here on the funding option.
Funding also includes investing 15 room guest house to support business

Step 3
We meet in Canada and take it futher if all looks promising
If not, then i am going only for the guest house and then later start the website as would be more viable option.

One can deam unlimited, however real test comes in making it happen.






 
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