i am an accountant and i have my share of experience with the call center industry when i worked for one in makati and i can say that establishing one in bohol is a very promising move.
it would provide good jobs for dozens and dozens of boholanos who are more than fluent to speak in english, right now we find that lots of boholanos are working in cebu or manila to work and earn in a call center. if we can answer this concern with our Global Bohol Inc, the better as they would not need to go far but stay in the beloved hometown of Bohol.
nindot jd e utilize ang Pilipino skills and talents in the homefront kay mkatabang ta sa mga tawo and sa economy. i am all up for this! =)
Indeed, nowhere else in this world is there a combination of professional skills, talents and backgrounds who are like-minded in their goals and kindred in spirit than in Tubag Bohol. We only need to harness our collective force. Then we don't need to go to Cebu, Makati, Tokyo, Sweden, Saudi Arabia to make a decent living for ourselves. But to those of us who have already been or are still in places far away from home, nothing will be lost as we need the expertise and the network we have acquired overseas not only to benefit ourselves and our families but also Boholanons at large. As Macky has mentioned before, we can take advantage of technology to do our global work in our home village, for a lesser cost financially and emotionally (we can be with our loved ones).
Let me just float to you some business ideas that gives me confidence Global Bohol Inc. is a viable and winnable proposition.
Once we have incorporated Global Bohol Inc., we can let this company take care of our EBs for a fee (since we do spend for these events out of our personal pocket anyway), the net profit of which will eventually be returned to us in terms of dividends. The advantage is that we can get good venues at discounted rates as a corporate client. Aside from EBs (which are just drops in the bucket), our company can also do events --concerts, sports and competitive events, etc-- like Sir Jun has conceptualized.
Global Bohol Inc. will also take care of the travel and tour needs of our family and friends. As Bohol's popularity shoots up worldwide, we at TB who are dispersed geographically worldwide are best positioned to market this tourist destination. We can have our own trade publication for circulation not only locally but also internationally. Among us, we have Mike, Jun, Paul, Scott, Leo, Melrose, myself and many others who can make this publication world-class. We can ask the Department of Tourism to be an official sponsor and get a budget as well (our very own Congressman Edgar Chatto is after all chair of House tourism committee, and DOT honcho, Cebuano Joseph "Ace" Durano the number one endorser of Bohol), as well as the tourism industry in Bohol and surrounding areas. Of course, aside from Tubag Bohol, we should have a website version for our trade publication that will be interactive. With Mike's search-engine optimization expertise, we will be the site to consult for tourism in Bohol and the Visayas.
Our Tubal Bohol Green Village can be entrusted to the management and maintenance of Global Bohol Inc. Since most of us will not be here most of the time to take care of our property, we need a company to maintain and develop it. If it is envisioned to be not only a holiday haven for members but also a tourist attraction, given its ecotourism motif, the property certainly has to be maintained professionally. I can imagine a resort, shopping and dining facility in the complex that will also generate income for us. It is possible that our upkeep and upgrade of our individual properties can be financed from our earnings.
The lawyers and accountants among us can help me service the needs of the increasing number of Japanese companies in Cebu and the Visayas. They need help with their contracts, labor relations, government compliance procedures, etc. With 100,000 Filipinas, mostly Visayans, presently married to Japanese, there is an explosion of civil and criminal cases needing lawyers well-versed in the Family Code, property relations, child custody, etc. etc.
As soon as the bandwidth in Bohol is upgraded to accommodate the needs of a call center, we can also launch this service using my client database and my network of product providers in Japan.
Daghan pa kaayo tag possibilities. Maayo pud nga inig-uli nato sa Bohol, atong pang-laag-laag diha na nato kuhaon sa atong dividends.Linkback: https://tubagbohol.mikeligalig.com/index.php?topic=6410.0