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jeovana
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looking for partners for new startups

Post by jeovana » Sat, 03 Nov 2012 4:09 pm

hi i'm looking for like-minded entrepreneurs who might be interested to consider starting a new business...i'm looking at service-based, distribution/logistics or F&B but am open to others.

let me know if anyones interested and we can then sit down to discuss. i have concepts and my own ideas on paper but thought it would be good to kick around ideas, share views/tips and what not. nothing to lose here, no obligations ya. just email me if you re interested at: [email protected] thanks!
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 03 Nov 2012 5:35 pm

So, what you are saying is you are fresh out of ideas of your own, so a gathering a like minded individuals but with ideas would be a good way for you to steal somebody's ideas for your own. Am I close? :cool:
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Post by taxico » Sat, 03 Nov 2012 11:56 pm

let's see...

there's a guy looking for someone to back him for a letter of credit...

and there's another one looking for 20k to complete the purchase of his home...

i could go on...

but if you ask me, i'd say the money's in manufacturing and selling home calf reduction kits you can then turn into a meal.

that would cover your service-based, distribution/logistics and F&B businesses altogether.

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Post by Kevin TY » Tue, 06 Nov 2012 10:52 am

For services/logistics you could consider a school-bus company. School buses are quite common in Singapore and most kids need to get to school. I myself used a school bus years back when I was still going to ACS.

F&B the indie cafe scene here in Singapore is booming, but is fairly competitive. Rents will also get you ( expect $15-20 per square foot).
You will need to do heavy social-media advertising for a new cafe or F&B outlet. Shopping centres and malls in Singapore are also quite tough to get into, but it's definitely possible.

Service-based might be a good idea, what are you looking at?
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Post by AnthonyC » Thu, 08 Nov 2012 1:43 pm

F+B is really tricky. It requires a lot of investment before you have a chance to test your idea.

When you look at different types of businesses you could start, it is by far one of the most difficult because it is a cash based business, and because you have a lot of stakeholders.

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