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Title: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: benelynne on November 14, 2007, 10:58:38 PM
Rather than fight off the addictive TB habit, why not make hanging out here worthwhile and productive? Allow me to propose a business concept that will add value to the time we spend here. I think the global network of Boholanos we have established within a brief period can be mobilized to make a positive contribution to Bohol's economy and provide employment opportunities to Boholanos.

This is an invitation for brainstorming. Your inputs and reality check are most welcome.

If needed, I will break down my own ideas to digestible bits. I hope we could eventually come up with a working project under what we may tentatively call Global Bohol Inc.

Potential Projects

Call Center

I believe that the most suitable industry for Bohol is in the service sector. Being based in Japan, I can only speak about tested business opportunities here that will earn us foreign currency (yen) with minimal investment whose profits and risks we can spread among those who are interested.

You see, there are about 250,000 Filipinos here, more than 50% of whom are from the Visayas and Mindanao. As Japan is still the boomtown of the world, the Filipino market segment is lucrative. Just to give you an idea, the Philippine-bound international telephone traffic hovers only between 3rd or 4th in volume after the US, China and Korea. Door-to-door cargo forwarding accommodates about 10,000 balikbayan boxes every month. ABS-CBN has sold about 10,000 subcriptions to its new video-on-demand TFCko product within seven months of launching.

Based on the data I gathered from industry sources, more than 60% of the above sales are made by call centers, mostly based in Manila. To think that there are more Visayan-speaking than Tagalog-speaking Filipinos in Japan! I was thinking: if Tagbilaran has the minimum required infrastructure for a call center, why not do it here? We have the advantage of speaking the predominant language of the target market, lower rent and other overhead costs.

At an ABS-CBN Japan meeting today, to which I was invited as a consultant, a Korean dealer who has a network of 10 Manila-based call centers asked me to help him expand the market for his company's products: prepaid telephone cards, rechargeable telephone cards, internet subscriptions, cellular phones, etc. (all of which are a staple consumption of Filipinos). ABS-CBN is also offering an attractive yen-denominated commission for its TFCko subscriptions.

I have a database of about 12,000 Filipino residents in Japan. The product suppliers are also willing to provide us with client data.

Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: lumine on November 14, 2007, 11:55:46 PM
nice idea, mr. bene!
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: Macky Ferniz on November 15, 2007, 01:33:50 AM
Call center is one nice idea Mr. Benelyne. It is lucrative, it needs only a minimum initial capital and it is a low risk venture. However, let us not forget that call centers have already reached its predominant stage. That means you are not alone, but you have to deal with lots of competition from various companies in order to grab a share in the market place.

So, this is just one of the idea and let us not limit our minds to existing businesses that we saw and heared. Think of something new, unique, something innovative, think outside the box. Think of something that yields exponential growth with less input, less effort and low risk.

Once you come up with an idea, you have to do the SWOT analysis(Strenth, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats).

Yes, a call centre could be something good to start with.

Over and above, a company has to be built first to host the business. This company must consist of strong leaders, must have a noble vision with policies built on ethics (pro-labor, pro-environment).

I am thinking of something and will come back on this thread soon.
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: benelynne on November 15, 2007, 09:16:19 AM
Call center is one nice idea Mr. Benelyne. It is lucrative, it needs only a minimum initial capital and it is a low risk venture. However, let us not forget that call centers have already reached its predominant stage. That means you are not alone, but you have to deal with lots of competition from various companies in order to grab a share in the market place.

So, this is just one of the idea and let us not limit our minds to existing businesses that we saw and heared. Think of something new, unique, something innovative, think outside the box. Think of something that yields exponential growth with less input, less effort and low risk.

Once you come up with an idea, you have to do the SWOT analysis(Strenth, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats).

Yes, a call centre could be something good to start with.

Over and above, a company has to be built first to host the business. This company must consist of strong leaders, must have a noble vision with policies built on ethics (pro-labor, pro-environment).

I am thinking of something and will come back on this thread soon.

The idea dawned on me at the dealers' conference called by ABS-CBN Japan in Tokyo last night in which it was disclosed that in the case of the IPTV product, more than 70% of sales last month were generated by Manila-based call centers. If you look at the data for this product, the market is really far from saturation, as the total penetration is still less than 5%.

And it's not only ABS-CBN that's dashing at the plum Japan market. GMA is also trying to make a homerun in the more traditional satellite broadcast market. Channel 7 has tied up with a Japanese company that has a call center in Ortigas Center (just imagine their operating cost).

On the other hand, telecom services are recurring consumer products whose demand--given the close-knit nature of Filipinos who love to talk long distance about anything--will never taper off. From my pulse of the market right here on the ground, Japan-bound call center industry can still accommodate players. Many of the marketing companies, like my Korean friend, here are still frenziedly looking for call-center partners.

You're right, Macky Ferniz, we need an initial project that is easy to set up, with manageable overhead and will generate immediate cash flow for us. Correct me if I am technologically naive, but if you have an internet cafe with ten terminals, you can easily convert it into a call center using IPphone. Paging Mari! The difference is that you will be earning foreign currency (yen). I can assure you, as soon as at least ten telephone lines are installed, we can immediately get the ball rolling as I have a client database and the suppliers' products. Payment cycle from point of sale is two to three months.

The Japan market is a good start for this company because we do not need intensive language training for telemarketers (no need for American or British accent) as the market we will be serving is the Japan-based Filipino, who is likely a Visayan 6 out of 10 times. So our training will be directed at marketing skills and product knowledge.

Once we get on the track, of course we can widen our market to the more sophisticated North American or perhaps British markets. And if we have the basic operating infrastructure and a regular cash flow, we can venture into more innovative fields you're thinking of.
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: benelynne on November 15, 2007, 09:38:19 AM
To discuss the mechanics of setting up the company in more concrete and simplified terms, those among us who are based in Tagbilaran can make a cost study of the initial investment. Offhand, I think Php 1 million is sufficient for the basic infrastructure--but I am not really sure.

We can then issue shares, perhaps at $50 or $100 per share or its peso equivalent. As this is an incorporation, we can then have a board of directors, which will decide on organizational and operational matters. Jun Ayag and our other corporate men can perhaps share their wisdom on financial and organizational matters. Our members in the legal sector and in the government can perhaps give us administrative guidance.

We who are based overseas can mobilize our marketing network to keep this company busy. Eventually, we look forward to timing our vacation during a payout of dividends.
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: Macky Ferniz on November 15, 2007, 07:42:54 PM
This is very interesting. We need brainstorming, more research, more analysis.
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: benelynne on November 16, 2007, 08:00:31 AM
This is very interesting. We need brainstorming, more research, more analysis.

Potential Projects

Travel & Tour


It would certainly be fun to have EBs and travel around Bohol, but even more fun if we could do it in the best places in town at the best rates. As a corporate entity, Global Bohol Inc. (GBI) can serve as a booking agency. The discount we get depends on the number of quests we bring to the hotels and resorts... Bisag sa mga taga TB lang and their families, whose members go home at least once every three years, I think we can already gather the minimum number to get corporate rates. Count our friends, colleagues and acquaintances. Include those among us who want to actively promote Bohol as a tourist destination. GBI can add more value to the service by handling the ground logistics--the transportation and tour guide services.

The Department of Tourism (DOT), if you notice, is really pushing Bohol to the fore of its tourism campaign worldwide. I was told the Japanese are the most numerous visitors to our island, followed by Koreans. The DOT has created a special promotional unit called the "Japan Team" to give their campaign in Japan a more vigorous push. I am sure they are doing similar initiatives in North America, Europe and other major tourist markets. We are in the best position to take advantage of these opportunities. We just have to gel our ideas and put our act together.
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: ben on November 16, 2007, 09:21:53 AM
(about the call center) The fact that your operators can speak Visayan, that's what sticks out as the unique advantage.  If you have permission to use that client data to make sales calls - then definitely, go for it!
I'm sure you and your fellow OFWs in Japan could come up with the capital needed - but am I correct in thinking that you want to offer it as an opportunity to the wider Bohalano community - who may be in greater need of a good investment?
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: benelynne on November 16, 2007, 10:32:02 AM
(about the call center) The fact that your operators can speak Visayan, that's what sticks out as the unique advantage.  If you have permission to use that client data to make sales calls - then definitely, go for it!
I'm sure you and your fellow OFWs in Japan could come up with the capital needed - but am I correct in thinking that you want to offer it as an opportunity to the wider Bohalano community - who may be in greater need of a good investment?

You're right, Ben. I will certainly encourage some of my friends to invest, but I am offering this to the Boholanos first because the operation base will be Tagbilaran.  I myself will invest in this company, but I don't want to overstretch myself by looking at the day-to-day operations. I think there are more Boholanos who are familiar with the local terrain and can handle this better. As Macky here says, we just have to maintain a high standard of corporate management.

I myself am running a small company in Japan, and most of the product providers are actually my clients whose documentary, translation and marketing collateral needs I service. In fact, ABS-CBN has designated my company as a dealer. There are three other companies--two in the telecom and one in the beauty product (interestingly, the Filipino market here is 80% female)--that are enthusiastically urging me to set up a call center to sell their products. But I am willing to subcontract all the marketing jobs they are giving me to GBI, should this entity indeed be realized.

I am in possession of a client database of 12,000 from my various clients--telecom, cargo, magazine and TV subscriptions. There will definitely be ethical considerations in the use of these data for marketing--but most of these data were openly volunteered by the clients in the various promotional events and campaigns I have done for my corporate clients. Moreover, to boost our sales activities of their products, my corporate clients themselves are willing to provide us with additional data. They would like to outsource their marketing operation to GBI.
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: -<GEC348>- on November 16, 2007, 02:44:12 PM

Very interesting topic.

Call center based in Tagbilaran -- the government still needs to put in place the digital/broadband backbone to meet the technical requirements. I heard PLDT is one of those considered to install this. Globelines broadband is here but we are not sure this is already sufficient.

Travel & Tours -- To be accredited with DOT, the minimum capital investment is P500,000.00.

Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: benelynne on November 16, 2007, 03:31:53 PM
Very interesting topic.

Call center based in Tagbilaran -- the government still needs to put in place the digital/broadband backbone to meet the technical requirements. I heard PLDT is one of those considered to install this. Globelines broadband is here but we are not sure this is already sufficient.

Travel & Tours -- To be accredited with DOT, the minimum capital investment is P500,000.00.

Thanks for the info, GEC. They're still falling over themselves to catch you, but I've framed you here in this thread, so I consider this lucky.

I hope you could get more specific info on the technical and cost requirements to have 10 IPphones installed. We are thinking here of a modest operation, which can be adjusted upward depending on the improvement of BB capacity as well as the market response.

I simply have the gut sense that a call center manned by Visayan telemarketers, serving a mostly Visayan-speaking market, will do well in Tagbilaran.

And of course, since our name is "global", that's only to kick off our foray into other markets...
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: -<GEC348>- on November 16, 2007, 03:35:16 PM
Thanks for the info, GEC. They're still falling over themselves to catch you, but I've framed you here in this thread, so I consider this lucky.

I hope you could get more specific info on the technical and cost requirements to have 10 IPphones installed. We are thinking here of a modest operation, which can be adjusted upward depending on the improvement of BB capacity as well as the market response.

I simply have the gut sense that a call center manned by Visayan telemarketers, serving a mostly Visayan-speaking market, will do well in Tagbilaran.

And of course, since our name is "global", that's only to kick off our foray into other markets...

Ok, benny.

I'll snoop around and eavesdrop on their conversation ;D   Feed you more info as they come.


C yah around.

Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: asianfairy on November 16, 2007, 05:38:22 PM
Great idea Sir Benelenne. I fully agree with you that it is good if we in TB can also organized some sort of foundation or a business where we can used part of the profit to help those who are in need.

I personally think that A call center is better than a Travel & Tour business. I am not saying this because we have a travel agency already. Pero mas maayo kon mangita ta ug kanang business nga dako ang makita kay daghan man ta magtabangay.

IMO, The idea of TB owning a bank or a TB hospital, TB university will bring much profit.
Anything is possible if we only will trust each other and believe on it.

Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: asianfairy on November 16, 2007, 05:41:02 PM
Here is btw, the url to our travel & tour. Kon kinsa tong gusto motour nga taga TB , I will give 20% discount.
For those who want to travel abroad, I can also give some discounts on the plane tickets.

http://www.tagarotravelntour.com/index.html
Daghan nindot pics ani. so try to visit.

Ciao!
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: -<GEC348>- on November 16, 2007, 05:46:20 PM
Here is btw, the url to our travel & tour. Kon kinsa tong gusto motour nga taga TB , I will give 20% discount.
For those who want to travel abroad, I can also give some discounts on the plane tickets.

http://www.tagarotravelntour.com/index.html
Daghan nindot pics ani. so try to visit.

Ciao!


Gee, wow!  I am tempted to avail of this offer, Asianfairy!
Imagine, 20% discount!

Somebody, stop me ;D

Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: asianfairy on November 16, 2007, 06:01:37 PM
he..he.. Gec basta imo ko sultihan sa PM kon kinsa ka..pwede 50% discount ako ihatag. ;D

Check the gallery section sa mga fruits nga pics. tam-is kaayo ang mangga no?

Gisultihan kana ni Mike kinsa tag-iaya adtong iyang latest nga balak? sultihi pod ko bi. :-))
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: -<GEC348>- on November 16, 2007, 06:13:43 PM
he..he.. Gec basta imo ko sultihan sa PM kon kinsa ka..pwede 50% discount ako ihatag. ;D

Check the gallery section sa mga fruits nga pics. tam-is kaayo ang mangga no?

Gisultihan kana ni Mike kinsa tag-iaya adtong iyang latest nga balak? sultihi pod ko bi. :-))


Wa nah.... mingluya na akog tuhod sa imong offer, Asianfairy....
Dili na ko makabarog... matintal na jud ko...

Ako si-

Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: -<GEC348>- on November 16, 2007, 06:14:15 PM


Naghisgut ka sa balak ni mike.  No. wala pa siya mo PM nako. ;)

Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: Sigbin II on November 16, 2007, 08:43:23 PM
Sir, two very good ideas.  There are a couple of call centers here but the pay and other terms and conditions of employment are not as competitive as those in Cebu.  If you can offer better terms for call center workers here that would be excellent.  I think your main problem will be location but I believe it will not be difficult to resolve.
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: asianfairy on November 17, 2007, 02:11:17 PM

Wa nah.... mingluya na akog tuhod sa imong offer, Asianfairy....
Dili na ko makabarog... matintal na jud ko...

Ako si-



Gec, anytime basta ikaw..just PM me and I promised to give you the discounts. We have promos too if you want a weeks vacation to Singapore or Thailand and visit Mari in December :-)

Take care.
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: willmerit on November 17, 2007, 08:08:46 PM
kang gec ra ni nga offer?  wa diay mi apil?  hehehhe
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: junayag on November 21, 2007, 12:21:13 AM

bennelyne and all,

glad to be back after almost a week of absence... thanks for counting me among who could provide insights in setting and organizing a business for TB members.

Actually, a business is already in the pipeline and due for launching early or mid next year which covers all what you've discussed ( from A to Z ).  It is about events management, consultancy and outsourcing.  Basically it is total customer care.... providing products and services through a network of service providers that met quality standards.

Have initially discussed with some new bred of entrepreneurs who are also our colleagues in community and government service.  My intention of putting a thread relevant to business  here in TB (outsourcing is to gauge whom to tap and may have the interest to get involved or participate either as a provider or investor).

We may explore on the subject and I am more than willing to share ideas that would be mutually rewarding.  Those who are interested may send PM to my email addresses at: [email protected] or [email protected]
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: benelynne on November 21, 2007, 11:45:57 AM
bennelyne and all,

glad to be back after almost a week of absence... thanks for counting me among who could provide insights in setting and organizing a business for TB members.

Actually, a business is already in the pipeline and due for launching early or mid next year which covers all what you've discussed ( from A to Z ).  It is about events management, consultancy and outsourcing.  Basically it is total customer care.... providing products and services through a network of service providers that met quality standards.

Have initially discussed with some new bred of entrepreneurs who are also our colleagues in community and government service.  My intention of putting a thread relevant to business  here in TB (outsourcing is to gauge whom to tap and may have the interest to get involved or participate either as a provider or investor).

We may explore on the subject and I am more than willing to share ideas that would be mutually rewarding.  Those who are interested may send PM to my email addresses at: [email protected] or [email protected]

Hi Jun,

I certainly look forward to exploring this subject with you and other interested people. I think most of the overseas Boholanos have developed and established community and business networks in their adopted places that they could utilize not only for profit but also for the economic development of Bohol. As soon as I am available, I'll communicate with you at greater length.
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: junayag on November 22, 2007, 12:12:21 AM


hello benellyne,

my more than 2 decades stay in the Kingdom had provided me opportunities that could be translated into something that could contribute to Bohol's economic development... had some encounters where i've identified interested parties who would like to put up a business in the Philippines in the aspect of tourism.  I have not fully put all my energy on it as am constrained with priorities that I need to work on.  But it would not be a distant future where we could launch initially a venture where it would help improve the trend and lifestyle of every Boholano...
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: asianfairy on November 22, 2007, 07:00:49 AM
kang gec ra ni nga offer?  wa diay mi apil?  hehehhe

Hi Willmerit...
Sore karon pani nako mabasa. Of course apil pod ka. Para to sa tanang TB members.
Just PM me. ok?

Ingat...

Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: junayag on November 22, 2007, 02:25:04 PM


asianfairy,

momarket unya ko sa imo nga travel & tours, okay lang?
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: asianfairy on November 22, 2007, 08:19:17 PM

asianfairy,

momarket unya ko sa imo nga travel & tours, okay lang?

Sir Jun, the answer to this is a big YES!

I added you to my yahoo but you havent accepted me yet.

We can talk more about it there.

Thanks and best regards!

Thanks to Ms Lumine for informing me about this link kay naa diay koy tubagonon.:-)
Sorry guys nga panagsa nako kalugar ron. Nagsunosunod akong assignment. Besides my small business I also work as a registered Interpreter. (Swedish-tagalog-cebuano-bisaya)

I interpret in court, hospital, immigration, police, employment office and other authorities here.
I love this job a lot. Labi na gayod kon sa korte kay naay daghang gwapo nga mga abogado. Last time I interpreted in court, one lawyer kamukha gyod ni Jodie Foster. Malesbian pod ta. toinks. :-)

Wa gihapon mawa ako kaigat. ha..ha..
In real life I am conservative. Dire rakos TB naigat kay natagdan. ha..ha..

Well, The best way to contact me that I can read the message at once is to write to: [email protected]

I miss you all guys. I wish there are 34 hours in a day so i will spend the 10 hrs extra here in TB.

Puss och kram!

P.S.

Ginger, anha rako greet sa imo birthday kon mao na adlawa para thrilling. he..he..
Doy Bran, I am so sorry to read about your best friend.
I can understand how you feel now kay namatyan nasab ko ug best friend and she was only 23 years old.
I cried a lot and was asking GOD many times the same question.
Until now I still miss her.

Kon duol pata ako kana gianha and give you a comforting hug.
Take care.

Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: junayag on November 24, 2007, 01:11:03 AM


hi Asianfairy,
thanks for the big YES, will find time to explore on this agenda.  It would be an opportunity to work with people who embed and demystify quality in their systems...and I've seen that character in you. Looking forward to that...
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: willmerit on November 24, 2007, 02:14:03 AM
thank u asianfairy!
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: lumine on November 24, 2007, 09:33:30 PM
you're welcome, ms A! i know you're busy so if naay mga tubagunon nimo,ako lang i-offline ang mga links.
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: Macky Ferniz on December 09, 2007, 12:47:59 AM
Dear Benylene

I met somebody who formerly works as a supervisor in a call centre and gathered valuable data from him. Moreover, I made a brief research on the basic structure of a call centre operations and below are my findings.

Basic Elements & Functions:
1. Materials: Hi-speed connection, VOIP, Computers, server, networking hub, router, UPS to anticipate brown-outs, Generators, headset, office, software (operations and accounting), Web Site with affiliation to Paypal, Visa or Mastercard.

2. Legal requirements: SEC registration, Bank Account, Insurance and other local permits.

3. Database & Research / Survey Team
International Team that constantly searches / buys phone number databases & emails of potential customers. This is also called the life-blood of the business as without data, a call center can not exist.

4. Outbound Team
They are the Sales Team & telemarketers selling products/services to customers found in the database. They are the door-knockers.

5. Inbound Team
After Sales Service. Responds to incoming calls, customer queries, provides technical information from calls initiated by the outbound team or from companies who subscribe from your call. They can also act as telemarketers opening further opportunities.

6. Human Resource / Training
Recruitment and Training of personnel. Quality control/ Employee performace evaluation.

7. Marketing Team
Promotes the call center to outsourcing companies. Searches for Potential products/services to be represented by the call center (where most of it are niche products). They negotiate corporate deals, local and international.

8. I.T. Department:
Maintains the software/hardware/networking materials. Maintains connectivity / signal quality. Maintains the web site, creates links and interface from outsourcing company to end-user.

9. Finance/Accounts / Billing Team
Maintains the cashflow of the company. Determines profit & Loss. Logistics/purchase can be part of this team since it plays only minor role in a call centre.

10. Management:
The board of Directors. Policy making and spearheading company’s direction. Operations can be part of this team and assign somebody with double but related roles (to save overhead budget) while in infancy stage.

Basic package for telemarketers (NCR rate) ranges from 20,000 to 25,000 pesos plus commission.

In summary, the deeper you go, the more complex you will find it. However, does not mean impossible. I still believe there’s a huge potential & opportunity for a call centre in Bohol.

This is based only on my shallow research and limited knowledge. Perhaps TB members with hands-on experience could shed light.
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: PrincessSaDagat on December 09, 2007, 01:03:06 AM
I agree. We have the mass and educated Filipinos who can do the job provided with proper training.  Certainly, we can compete with India on education, friendliness, and English proficiency.

All we need is the experts and investors who are willing to invest in Bohol.
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: junayag on December 09, 2007, 02:56:35 AM


Sugdan unya nato ni ha, pohon inig uli nato... tabangan ni nato... posible lagi ni.
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: lindy on December 09, 2007, 03:23:14 AM
Pls. count me in as an investor... as long as it is affordable.
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: junayag on December 09, 2007, 03:32:47 AM


Hi Lindy and potential investors,

For any queries, you could reach me at [email protected] or [email protected]
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: st. agnes on December 09, 2007, 09:26:13 AM
ang word nga "business" mi tingkag jud akong ulo.... i love business thing... hehehehe--- kaso faet taga gawas man ning naa sa TB, daku jamu ni silag financial capital... ako ulipon raman ko, pila ray ajung share ani kaha? hehehehe :)
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: [email protected] on December 12, 2007, 11:06:04 PM
I met somebody who formerly works as a supervisor in a call centre and gathered valuable data from him. Moreover, I made a brief research on the basic structure of a call centre operations and below are my findings.

Basic Elements & Functions:
1. Materials: Hi-speed connection, VOIP, Computers, server, networking hub, router, UPS to anticipate brown-outs, Generators, headset, office, software (operations and accounting), Web Site with affiliation to Paypal, Visa or Mastercard.

* hi-speed connection is not so important for a startup, if you're planning for a 10-line voip then a single server or (P4 normal PC) will do BUT with some little tweaking sa hardware niya. then install some opensource applications for VoIP services for the pabx~server connection and control. and dont forget the broadband connection, at least 512kbps with 2 providers for redundancy.

2. Legal requirements: SEC registration, Bank Account, Insurance and other local permits.

3. Database & Research / Survey Team
International Team that constantly searches / buys phone number databases & emails of potential customers. This is also called the life-blood of the business as without data, a call center can not exist.

* database, yes... opensource again is the answer. ;) depende sa module nga needed just need some people to deploy and do the maintenance.

4. Outbound Team
They are the Sales Team & telemarketers selling products/services to customers found in the database. They are the door-knockers.

5. Inbound Team
After Sales Service. Responds to incoming calls, customer queries, provides technical information from calls initiated by the outbound team or from companies who subscribe from your call. They can also act as telemarketers opening further opportunities.

6. Human Resource / Training
Recruitment and Training of personnel. Quality control/ Employee performace evaluation.

7. Marketing Team
Promotes the call center to outsourcing companies. Searches for Potential products/services to be represented by the call center (where most of it are niche products). They negotiate corporate deals, local and international.

8. I.T. Department:
Maintains the software/hardware/networking materials. Maintains connectivity / signal quality. Maintains the web site, creates links and interface from outsourcing company to end-user.

* to consider, depende sa size sa company and equipments nga gigamit.

9. Finance/Accounts / Billing Team
Maintains the cashflow of the company. Determines profit & Loss. Logistics/purchase can be part of this team since it plays only minor role in a call centre.

10. Management:
The board of Directors. Policy making and spearheading company’s direction. Operations can be part of this team and assign somebody with double but related roles (to save overhead budget) while in infancy stage.

Basic package for telemarketers (NCR rate) ranges from 20,000 to 25,000 pesos plus commission.

In summary, the deeper you go, the more complex you will find it. However, does not mean impossible. I still believe there’s a huge potential & opportunity for a call centre in Bohol.

This is based only on my shallow research and limited knowledge. Perhaps TB members with hands-on experience could shed light.

Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: [email protected] on December 12, 2007, 11:10:23 PM
then if you're ready for a full blown call centre, then you can ask people from avaya to help setup the needed voip solutions for you. but for starters, you better check the opensource community for the things they can offer. ;)
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: Macky Ferniz on December 13, 2007, 12:52:08 AM
Thanks [email protected] for the input. I am sure Mr. Benny and Jun are taking notes.

To make Bohol Inc. a big success, we need merger of great minds. Without a doubt, we Filipinos are brilliant and I believe in Filipino creativity and ingenuity.

However, before I would continue, allow me to remind that call centers exits due to a great demand on human services. What I mean human services are various tasks that can not be replaced by automation or artificial intelligence.

Moreover, let me remind everybody that in planning a business structure, you must not constrain your ideas to present technology. Please note that technologies were created/upgraded to serve a demand. I have repeatedly stressed this rule in my previous threads.

To be competitive, we have to develop a better, more sophisticated system on whatever business venture we wish to embark. Not just follow/copy on existing ones.

Every one of us in Tubag Bohol has his/her own areas of specialty. I urge everyone, to share their thoughts and ideas. Even ridiculous ones will do. The secret is to believe in yourself, think big, think outside the box.

Important note: Planning a business should be done in closed doors, as somebody might copy our ideas and launch it first. Maybe we should keep certain level of exposure to the public and keep it in PM during finalization stage. This is important otherwise opportunities will slip from our hands. I suggest our admin Mike should assign a moderator for such topic.
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: junayag on December 13, 2007, 01:35:31 AM


Yes guys am taking notes to consolidate later on and actualize the ideas...keep thinking....get motivated....and get started.
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: pioneer on December 13, 2007, 01:41:42 AM
Count me in for Online/Internet Marketing and Search Engine Optimization.
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: pioneer on December 13, 2007, 10:25:59 PM
news for additional insight in relation to this thread...

By Joel D. Pinaroc, ZDNet Asia

The country's Internet access industry is undergoing major changes with traditional Internet service provides (ISPs) now making way for multi-service, multi-focus companies offering services that go beyond basic Internet access.

According to William Torres, president of industry group Philippine Internet Services Organization (PISO), Internet companies in the Philippines have transformed their business to align themselves with emerging market demands, such as online games and communications.
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"We have seen how traditional ISPs, which have invested heavily on providing Internet access [services] only, may have had to close shop or transform themselves to keep up with emerging demands," Torres said, in an interview with ZDNet Asia.

He noted that the industry is moving away from traditional online services, "forcing" these companies to transform.

Also the chairman and president of local ISP Mozcom, one of the largest Internet services companies in the Philippines, Torres said the availability of broadband and falling broadband rates have paved the way for the emergence of smaller ISPs that have overtaken their larger peers in terms of presence and customer base.

The wider availability of broadband services has proven to be a catalyst for small service providers to enter the access business, and in the process, grab a significant piece of the pie that "traditional" ISPs previously dominated, he said.

More importantly, Torres added, growing segments of the Philippine society are "discovering more and more uses" of the Internet.

"Suddenly, demand for cheaper alternatives for voice calls such as VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol), [is providing] a good source of revenues for small cafés, with more and more customers, particularly those with relatives and families abroad, discovering the technology and how easy it is to walk into a neighborhood café and make that overseas call," he said.

According to Torres, PISO projects that only a handful of ISPs still play in the access-only business, where the majority are now opting to diversify their services.

"By our own estimate, we have some 200 to 300 value-added service providers in Metro Manila alone," Torres said. More than 20 of the country's largest ISPs now offer VoIP services, including Mozcom, he added.

By PISO's unofficial estimate, Torres said there are some 1.4 million Internet subscribers in the Philippines, and 600,000 who access the Internet wirelessly.

However, he added, the actual user base could be as high as 9 million to 10 million because some of these individual subscribers may be small Internet cafés, which are "common access centers" for several other to access the Web.

Torres noted that government agency National Computer Center (NCC) is currently conducting a nationwide Internet survey, though developments are still under wraps due to the scope of the project. "The NCC survey will give us a more accurate picture on the number of Internet users, and Internet usage in the Philippines," he said.

Role of the government
Meanwhile, the Philippine government is urging for more changes in the Internet industry and calling for cyber cafés to promote Internet adoption, Torres said.

The emergence of Internet cafés as multi-purpose centers has prompted some government agencies to look these centers as possible solution to extend adoption, particularly in rural areas across the Philippines.

Torres explained: "The government's Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) and a host of private associations are working hand-in-hand in encouraging more ISPs to promote access."

He added that the government is looking at establishing "e-centers", which can be deployed to allow more rural areas to have Internet access.

The task, however, is daunting, Torres said, considering that the country is an archipelago and wireless broadband access is much more expensive than fixed-line broadband.

"But for areas that can be reached by a telephone line, these multi-purpose centers will help promote access," he said.

The Philippine government said it currently has 700 community e-centers scattered nationwide.

Torres said some smaller cyber cafés can even specialize in providing only VoIP services, particularly in areas where there is a large concentration of individuals with family members working overseas.
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: junayag on December 15, 2007, 12:10:12 AM

Mike, thanks for the info...
Title: Comment: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: bol-anon_ko on January 04, 2008, 06:24:23 AM
hmmmm.. interesting.. I just read the first page of this thread and skipped to the last to post my reply.. I will backtrack later on to read the rest of the pages... but so far so good..

My friends and I initially started something like this in Tagbilaran. Actually it was my idea.. it was more focused on TECHNICAL stuffs since thats my field.. unfortunately i had to leave the company to pursue something more impt.. but looking forward to get back into this type of business.. 

Title: Comment: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: bol-anon_ko on January 04, 2008, 06:35:23 AM
Here is btw, the url to our travel & tour. Kon kinsa tong gusto motour nga taga TB , I will give 20% discount.
For those who want to travel abroad, I can also give some discounts on the plane tickets.

http://www.tagarotravelntour.com/index.html
Daghan nindot pics ani. so try to visit.



TINUOD KA ASIANFAIRY?  SA TNANANG TB MEMEBERS MAN KAHA GUD?
Ciao!
Title: Comment: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: B:) on January 04, 2008, 07:17:14 AM
Sir Benelynne you're thinking huge stuff. Looking at Sir Macky's gathered info, it looks like, it will surely takes a lot of jobs for skilled Boholanos. The question is, are there still any? It seems to me they're all working abroad or even planning to go abroad. Can you convince them to stay?
I'm not in Bohol but yes, i'm interested to this topic. So Gentlemen please keep it coming, I'm still reading.
Title: Comment: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: bol-anon_ko on January 04, 2008, 07:31:33 AM


I think lets start it small para dali ma realize..

count me in as a potential investor
Title: Reply: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: junayag on January 07, 2008, 01:18:47 AM


Nipahulay man sad ang thread while on a holiday... hehehe...

Bol-anon Ko,we will be counting you to be a part of future business undertaking... we will provide you then with the basic information and get to know your passion... for when you get involve yourself... you need to have that feel of accomplishment kon buhaton nimo ang imong gusto...
Title: Reply: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: Macky Ferniz on January 07, 2008, 01:49:23 AM
Sir Benelynne you're thinking huge stuff. Looking at Sir Macky's gathered info, it looks like, it will surely takes a lot of jobs for skilled Boholanos. The question is, are there still any? It seems to me they're all working abroad or even planning to go abroad. Can you convince them to stay?
I'm not in Bohol but yes, i'm interested to this topic. So Gentlemen please keep it coming, I'm still reading.

B:) I realized that brain-drain is non-existent anymore. The world is now squeezed and shrinking to a small dot (.com that is). Look at us in Tubag Bohol. We are miles away, yet you are now 24 inches away vertually.

I believe everything is possible right now vertually.
Title: Reply: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: Macky Ferniz on January 07, 2008, 01:52:55 AM
sayop noon akong spelling sa virtual da'. It sounds like taga Dauis nga pinahumok.
Title: Reply: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: Scarb on January 07, 2008, 02:17:04 AM
Dong Ray,
pwede na nimo ma "edit" ron kon masayop ka ky gibalik na ni Mike ang access(4ur info.)

tanx for ur PM.
Title: Reply: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: st. agnes on January 07, 2008, 09:16:51 AM
IMO, The idea of TB owning a bank or a TB hospital, TB university will bring much profit.
Anything is possible if we only will trust each other and believe on it.

ka nindot paminawon sah?
BANK OF TUBAG BOHOL
TUBAG BOHOL MEDICAL HOSPITAL
TUBAG BOHOL UNIVERSITY

wow~! ganahan kaayo ko da!
Title: Reply: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: benelynne on January 07, 2008, 10:31:55 AM
hmmmm.. interesting.. I just read the first page of this thread and skipped to the last to post my reply.. I will backtrack later on to read the rest of the pages... but so far so good..

My friends and I initially started something like this in Tagbilaran. Actually it was my idea.. it was more focused on TECHNICAL stuffs since thats my field.. unfortunately i had to leave the company to pursue something more impt.. but looking forward to get back into this type of business.. 

Just woke up from a long hibernation. I was down with flu during New Year. The cold is biting in this part of Japan. But I'm glad this thread is still up and about.

When all our ideas have gestated at the right time, we can further sift those that are workable and compatible to our competencies and financial resources.

But the experiences of those who have tried their hand at business in Tagbi would also be valuable input. I am just curious what opportunities and pitfalls we should be aware of...

If I remember correctly, Asianfairy had shared about her experience in travel & tour. What we can do is not to duplicate existing businesses and thereby be in competition but expand them through our TB network. In the case of travel & tour, if we do not have to reinvent the wheel and create the business infrastructure all over again with all its concomitant costs, we can be happy with a commission override on additional transactions from our own networks in the country we're based in.
Title: Reply: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: junayag on January 08, 2008, 01:45:11 AM


To those who would like to enhance entrepreneurial skills and explore more what the world can offer.... I would recommend to read the amazing book of Tom Peters " DESIGN ".
Title: Reply: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: bol-anon_ko on January 09, 2008, 02:06:54 AM
who amongst you here is into stock trading? wanna share your ideas or perhaps your portfolio's?
Title: Reply: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: benelynne on January 24, 2008, 04:48:34 PM
Very interesting topic.

Travel & Tours -- To be accredited with DOT, the minimum capital investment is P500,000.00.


Hi GEC,

Sorry for having allowed this thread to languish for a long time. Actually, during the whole time, I was doing some legwork, research and rehash of ideas... As I mentioned somewhere in this thread, no need to rush.

I checked with the Department of Tourism office in Tokyo about the P500,000 capital investment as a requirement for accreditation. I was referred to a DOT website where this was not explicitly stated. I was also told that DOT accreditation is an option and not a legal requirement to run the travel and tour business. They told me that the only advantage with accredited business entities is that DOT will actively promote and advertise the business in its materials.

Anyway, I will be starting another thread which is an offshoot of our inputs here. I appreciate receiving your inputs.
Title: Reply: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: bol-anon_ko on January 25, 2008, 01:13:06 AM
yeah whatever happen to this thread?
Title: Reply: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: junayag on January 31, 2008, 12:30:12 AM


It's time to revisit this thread after so many holidays.... Just recently a friend of mine who was based in Saudi for 5 years went home and provided information about the business climate in Bohol and Tagbilaran in particular.  What prevails presently or existing in Tagbilaran is an indicator or would like to spell out that Bohol business is improving though most of the entrepreneurs are not really from the province.  So with the downturn of the money/currency exchange, murag panahon na nga manguli ta and venture into something that would sufficiently sustain our requirements if the disparity of income while working overseas is just too narrow.
Title: Reply: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: benelynne on January 31, 2008, 07:22:46 AM

It's time to revisit this thread after so many holidays.... Just recently a friend of mine who was based in Saudi for 5 years went home and provided information about the business climate in Bohol and Tagbilaran in particular.  What prevails presently or existing in Tagbilaran is an indicator or would like to spell out that Bohol business is improving though most of the entrepreneurs are not really from the province.  So with the downturn of the money/currency exchange, murag panahon na nga manguli ta and venture into something that would sufficiently sustain our requirements if the disparity of income while working overseas is just too narrow.

Hi Jun,

Glad to meet you in this thread again. I can almost feel that you are raring to start your business. I will most probably be at the grand EB, barring any unfavorable happenstance.

I myself have decided to explore business opportunities, mainly in Cebu and Bohol, this year, using my own network of Japanese and Japan-based Filipino clients.

I am putting off the idea of a call center for now, after getting negative feedback from my call center associates. The impending US recession is casting a pall over Japan's economy as well. And with the peso getting strong or stabilizing at a high exchange rate, earning in yen does not seem as attractive as it used to be. You're right, the disparity of income between doing business locally and working abroad is not that big anymore, according to my friends in business.

In another thread I started here, I am planning to ride on the trend of the English study tours among Japanese students and young professionals. I am floating the idea of offering a package at half the price they would pay for if they do it in Australia, a favorite destination and the closest competition.

I need help with the ground logistics in Bohol. Perhaps we can cooperate in this area.
Title: Reply: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: junayag on January 31, 2008, 04:53:01 PM


Hi Benellyne,

Will be looking forward to meet you this coming GRAND EB, which will also coincide on my business launching during this period.  And with your idea in mind, I would say that we could still relate and could translate this into a promising business relationship.

I would be engaging into events management, professional consultancy and outsourcing ( which include training and other human resources related endeavors ).

Capitalizing on your network in Japan, we could promote Bohol tourism and at the same time learning English through our business outfit.  I've got a network of training providers (world-class / international competencies ) which would not be difficult for us to establish.

If you heard about what Dubai is doing? then we could do it here in Bohol and could start with Japanese, Chinese and even Arabs.  We could promote a package of sort ... an educational tour ( business, pleasure and learning... ).

We could explore more on this.  Am inviting you to be a partaker on one of the services available in the due-to-be launched business outfit.  I've been preparing this concept two years back.  The thing is, we have to get on board with tourism and diversify...
Title: Reply: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: benelynne on January 31, 2008, 05:30:26 PM

Hi Benellyne,

Will be looking forward to meet you this coming GRAND EB, which will also coincide on my business launching during this period.  And with your idea in mind, I would say that we could still relate and could translate this into a promising business relationship.

I would be engaging into events management, professional consultancy and outsourcing ( which include training and other human resources related endeavors ).

Capitalizing on your network in Japan, we could promote Bohol tourism and at the same time learning English through our business outfit.  I've got a network of training providers (world-class / international competencies ) which would not be difficult for us to establish.

If you heard about what Dubai is doing? then we could do it here in Bohol and could start with Japanese, Chinese and even Arabs.  We could promote a package of sort ... an educational tour ( business, pleasure and learning... ).

We could explore more on this.  Am inviting you to be a partaker on one of the services available in the due-to-be launched business outfit.  I've been preparing this concept two years back.  The thing is, we have to get on board with tourism and diversify...

Hi Jun,

Once I'm done with the concrete details and mapped out my resource requirements, I'd certainly like to discuss these things in more specific terms. Yes, I really look forward to joining hands with you in mutually beneficial endeavors.
Title: Reply: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: B:) on February 01, 2008, 04:51:00 AM
It sounds like new entrepreneurs will be born here in TB.
Amazing huh!
Title: Reply: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: Julai on February 01, 2008, 05:34:17 AM
This thread is very interesting. I read it from the 1st til the last page. Count me in as a potential investor, though I can't invest a huge amount, but I am very interested.
Title: Reply: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: benelynne on February 01, 2008, 08:19:56 AM
This thread is very interesting. I read it from the 1st til the last page. Count me in as a potential investor, though I can't invest a huge amount, but I am very interested.

Hi Julai,

Welcome aboard! We'll update you about the concrete developments.
Title: Reply: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: junayag on February 01, 2008, 10:41:45 PM


Julai, nothing to worry about bisan gamay.  The important thing is you have that enthusiam leading to financial literacy.  Financial literacy comes in the power of numbers...bisan ginagmay basta daghan ta, we could achieve what we aspire for...
Title: Reply: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: Bambi on February 01, 2008, 11:59:22 PM
Sir Benelynne you're thinking huge stuff. Looking at Sir Macky's gathered info, it looks like, it will surely takes a lot of jobs for skilled Boholanos. The question is, are there still any? It seems to me they're all working abroad or even planning to go abroad. Can you convince them to stay?
I'm not in Bohol but yes, i'm interested to this topic. So Gentlemen please keep it coming, I'm still reading.

Me too.  I am just a silent observer.  Let's see!
Title: Reply: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: Julai on February 02, 2008, 03:57:33 AM
Hi Julai,

Welcome aboard! We'll update you about the concrete developments.

thank you kuya bene..I'll just wait for the updates.
Title: Reply: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: Julai on February 02, 2008, 04:00:11 AM

Julai, nothing to worry about bisan gamay.  The important thing is you have that enthusiam leading to financial literacy.  Financial literacy comes in the power of numbers...bisan ginagmay basta daghan ta, we could achieve what we aspire for...

thank you kuya jun..mor power to you and the rest of the TB members behind this GBI business venture. I'll wait for the updates.
Title: Reply: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: junayag on February 02, 2008, 11:56:26 PM


Mga higalang TB nga naa sa abroad,

Ang atong gibuhat dinhi is part of our Re-integration Program.  We don't have to prepare kon mopauli na ka but magsugod ug plano bisan mao pay pag abot sa laing lugar.  Hay...ngano man nga karon pa man ni nga trend.....nindot unta kon sa una pa nagkukabildo aron dili niabot ug dugay... hehehe
Title: Reply: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: junayag on February 05, 2008, 01:26:21 AM


All Embassies around the world through its Labor Offices are initiating this ReIntegration Program... to prepare us in economic and social terms... just look around, diba daghan gihapon bisan tigulang na nanarbaho gihapon bisan angayan na mag-enjoy o pahulay?
Title: Reply: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: B:) on February 05, 2008, 02:32:18 AM

Mga higalang TB nga naa sa abroad,

Hay...ngano man nga karon pa man ni nga trend.....nindot unta kon sa una pa nagkukabildo aron dili niabot ug dugay... hehehe

Don't worry Mr.junayag, it's not too late yet!
Title: Reply: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: junayag on February 06, 2008, 01:30:31 AM


Bitaw never too late... the first step is the start of a thousand miles...moabot ra lagi ta....
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: junayag on February 29, 2008, 02:09:01 PM


Asa ra man si Mr. Bennelynne? 
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: benelynne on July 16, 2008, 09:42:41 PM

Asa ra man si Mr. Bennelynne? 

Jun,

Naunahan pa nimo ma-meet akong wife, si Lynne. I am happy that you got along well, and many of your ideas have jibed. Marketing ang forte ana niya, ako concepts. Dire sa Japan, niagi pud mi organize ug lain-lain nga events, from concerts to sports. We solicited sponsors, mostly telecom companies and our last client was ABS-CBN when it launched its IPTV here in Japan.

I have high hopes that we can pool our talents, resources and networks for mutually beneficial endeavors kay kinahanghan seryosohon ang panginabuhi aron mulambo. I have lots of business ideas but we can proceed one step at a time. Pwede na jud siguro nato hinayhinayon i-realize ang atong mga ideas now that they have sufficiently gestated and we have formed a potent network here at TB.
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: ms da binsi on July 16, 2008, 10:21:14 PM
I like this thread...

Bene san pwede paba ta mo invest ug kanang top of the line tour bus mga TB peeps, example ra ni...

naa na tay resort ni Villa Tarcela, naa na sad tay Pilot farms nga ika pasegarbo,...nice roads etc etc...
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: benelynne on July 17, 2008, 07:09:53 AM
I like this thread...

Bene san pwede paba ta mo invest ug kanang top of the line tour bus mga TB peeps, example ra ni...

naa na tay resort ni Villa Tarcela, naa na sad tay Pilot farms nga ika pasegarbo,...nice roads etc etc...

Wala may limit ang business ideas nato Belle, basta magkahiusa lang jud ta. I think we've proven here at TB that we can do things together. Bus, coaster o van, importante man jud para sa travel and tour business. All TB shareholders in the company will be marketing representatives in their respective places.
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: ms da binsi on July 17, 2008, 07:28:37 AM
Dah lagi tua na!
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: balong on July 17, 2008, 07:11:20 PM
i am all for this. naa tay TUBAGBOHOL VILLAGE. naa tay GLOBAL BOHOL INC. unsa pa may atong gipaabot. willing ko mopalit ug 69,000 shares kay sa ahong pag subay ani, kasaligan ang mga tawo nga nakahunahuna ani. just kidding, bisan usa lang ka share gud kay mao ray ahong ma afford. ang aho lang ikatampo jud, serve as a broadcaster together wih belle. kay kami may pagarpar kaajo. to the powers that be behind this project ,you are my kind of people. generous and willing to help our less fortunate brothers and sisters. dili kay mag apas lang ug ganansya. ang negosyo man gud daghan ug matabangan. kay krisis jud tawon sa pinas. maajo na lang na, naay pila ka tawo ma employ. give our employess competitive wages and excellent benefits. make them shareholders in our company. i am willing to work on the united states side together with my partner in crime, my beloved painter leonarda. mas maajo nang kitay maka ganansya kay mga bisaya gud ang target sa mga call centers. segurado ning negosyoha. gamay ra ang pohonan sa call center . pila ra guy 1 milyon pesos. ipa notpik lang ni miss da binsi.
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: balong on July 17, 2008, 07:13:23 PM
kining GLOBAL BOHOL na poy ahong e broadcast. kay nahuman na man ko sa TUBAGBOHOL VILLAGE. segurado namang ma set up atong village.
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: balong on July 17, 2008, 07:26:59 PM
Thanks [email protected] for the input. I am sure Mr. Benny and Jun are taking notes.

To make Bohol Inc. a big success, we need merger of great minds. Without a doubt, we Filipinos are brilliant and I believe in Filipino creativity and ingenuity.

However, before I would continue, allow me to remind that call centers exits due to a great demand on human services. What I mean human services are various tasks that can not be replaced by automation or artificial intelligence.

Moreover, let me remind everybody that in planning a business structure, you must not constrain your ideas to present technology. Please note that technologies were created/upgraded to serve a demand. I have repeatedly stressed this rule in my previous threads.

To be competitive, we have to develop a better, more sophisticated system on whatever business venture we wish to embark. Not just follow/copy on existing ones.

Every one of us in Tubag Bohol has his/her own areas of specialty. I urge everyone, to share their thoughts and ideas. Even ridiculous ones will do. The secret is to believe in yourself, think big, think outside the box.

Important note: Planning a business should be done in closed doors, as somebody might copy our ideas and launch it first. Maybe we should keep certain level of exposure to the public and keep it in PM during finalization stage. This is important otherwise opportunities will slip from our hands. I suggest our admin Mike should assign a moderator for such topic.

hihihi, secret lang gihapon. pero ug dili mo makakita ug pwesto sa tagbilaran for call center, naa koy pwesto sa maribojoc. duol ra man ang tagbilaran sa amo. pwede pod mag extend ko ug building para lang jud sa call center. way maka kawat aning ahong pwesto kay ako may tagija. so pag sulti lang mo mga dagkong tae dinhi sa tubag bohol. willing ko mo partner sa GLOBAL BOHOL INC. naa man pod koy kompanya. BMW. balong motor works. hihihihi
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: benelynne on July 17, 2008, 09:31:44 PM
I am glad that despite the long dormancy of this thread, you guys are still interested in the idea of a business for TB.

Since this thread was first started, so many things have changed dramatically. For one, the business environment has become more challenging--with the prices of food and oil spiking. Presently, the internet bandwidth in Bohol, I believe, cannot yet accommodate the requirements of a call center. But if you follow Mayor Dan Lim's policy pronouncements, the Tagbilaran Business Center (formerly Agora) will be completed in December, and one of its facilities will be a call center. I assume then that the telecom companies will orchestrate the upgrading of the bandwith to the completion of this city's flagship project.

Meanwhile, Sir Jun is already launching his business during the Grand EB. I think we can find a point of convergence for all our ideas. We can just pool our resources--capital, network and intellectual inputs together. Personally, I think it is hard to kick off a business in Bohol by myself. Individually, even our best strengths can easily be copied--that is why we would need to discuss things in a closed forum. But if we combine all our strengths together, our chemistry will be hard to replicate.

At this stage, GLOBAL BOHOL INC. is still a going concern and needs inputs in terms of ideas.
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: balong on July 17, 2008, 11:12:51 PM
okey kaayo ni ben. $100 per share. this is very exciting. heheheh. maka afford man ta aning 100 / share. bisan tagsa ka share lang gud. usually i buy shares in the NYSE in round lots of 100 shares. but once ma form ning GLOBAL BOHOL INC. , atong himoan ug bylaw nga pwede maka palit bisan usa ka share. para matagaan ang tanang members ug oppurtunity nga mahimong stockholder.
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: balong on July 18, 2008, 03:53:20 AM
hala kinsa pay interesado nga mag put up ta ug company, paningog mo. ako ujon kaajo ko ani. GLOBAL BOHOL INC. kay sure naman ta nga maka put up ug TB VILLAGE, nagpadala naman ang mga interested parties ug pang down payment. para ma hold ang corella lot. pahuway sa ko kay medyo na pagaw na ko ug singgit
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: smiffytheninja on July 18, 2008, 04:28:24 AM
I can't even imagine all the possibilities this idea could potentially lead to!  ;D :o From call centers to booking agencies, imagine serving the people of Bohol and others! Of course, as the price of oil and agricultural goods increases, there is also the issue of affordability to the various clientele.
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: ms da binsi on July 18, 2008, 04:33:22 AM
Bebeee! good point Indayon!!!
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: smiffytheninja on July 18, 2008, 04:46:15 AM
 ;D Thanks. It kinda reminds me of when Ate Ging, my mom and myself went to this Thai restaurant and we ordered rice. My mom & Ate Ging were like  :o why did the rice price go up?

Some people are trying to get around the rice price increase... Switching from Jasmine rice to Calrose... lol
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: maiagabrielle on July 18, 2008, 07:47:25 AM
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! =)
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: benelynne on July 18, 2008, 10:38:06 AM
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.



Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: ytesski on July 18, 2008, 10:58:26 AM
ako lang ni timan-an kay ako ni basahon unya.  :D

Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: ms da binsi on July 18, 2008, 12:17:15 PM


I will leave this all to the boys!

Basta ako mo invest ra ko.

Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: balong on July 18, 2008, 10:14:39 PM
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.




ben, promising jud ni kaajo. ikaw may naay knowledge ani, we'll push this through. naa may travel agency si asian fairy, naa pod koy travel agency dere sa states, let us coordinate everything. pasalig ko ug baligja ug phpne cards sa new york ug florida. frustrated kaajo ko sa mga phone cards dinhi. they will not give you the exact minutes. kay lagi gi palabaw man ang profit motive. kong mag gama ta ug kaugalingong phone cards which can deliver more than promised, i think it will sell. ang importante man gud ang repeat customers who will keep on using it. hilig pod ko ug eyeball. solo flight intawon. aho na pong ipasa sa atong corporation ang ahong umaabot nga eyeballs. naa man gud koy financier, a multi millionaire maribojocanon who resides in california. he shoulder all the expenses of my eyeballs. no questions asked. pwede na pod ug kitay mo present ug PBA games in bohol. daghan kaajo ang possibilities
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: balong on July 18, 2008, 10:17:22 PM
in short, GLOBAL BOHOL INC. will be a convergence of synergies of proud boholanos, mga kaliwat gud ta ni dagohoy
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: hofelina on September 26, 2008, 06:01:31 AM
maajong gabi-i! karon pako kabasa kay bagito pa intawon ko. 

This is very interesting because I am after for job opprtunities for local Bol-anons who are really gifted, talented, makugi-anon ug molahutay. I have to go to bed and will try to digest the issue perhaps I will be productive tomorrow.  Good night.
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: oliver on September 26, 2008, 07:24:26 AM
asianfairy,
   kaila ka ba ni Edith Tagaro? taga  Valencia, roomate nako sa DWC in the late 70's
UNja, yes i could use your service.. contact me directly, i need a host in my visit soonnn.
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: oliver on September 26, 2008, 07:30:48 AM
I could use 30 electrical workers in SOuthEASETERN US, travel agents you could find me ways to procure workers.
we have already Fil-15 H1B on board workers to join force with US workers, i prefer fil better. let me know what are any possibilities..
Title: Re: Global Bohol Inc.--business idea for interested TB members
Post by: asianfairy on October 04, 2008, 06:04:06 AM

Hi Oliver,

Sore karon pako nakatubag ani.
Nagkaila nata dugay ra sa CBN.

Si Alicia Tagaro Andersson bitaw ko.

Kadomdom ko nimo ikaw tong gwafo nga admirer/uyab as akong first cousin nga si Editha Tagaro.:-)

Pila naman imo anak? Si Editha morag 4 na.
palihog lang email sa: [email protected] sa uban nimong pangutana. ok?

Thanks.




asianfairy,
   kaila ka ba ni Edith Tagaro? taga  Valencia, roomate nako sa DWC in the late 70's
UNja, yes i could use your service.. contact me directly, i need a host in my visit soonnn.