Showing posts with label Business Opportunity. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Business Opportunity. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Brace Yourselves for the Storm

22 October 2008

As I open my eyes gratefully to be able to see the morning sun, the grimy economy news in The Straits Times didn't bother me much. The reporters seem to be copying and pasting the same bad news everyday for the past week. The difference perhaps lie only in the company/country being inflicted with the bad economic flu.

After collecting a deposit from a client and processing his printing job, I received a couple of calls regarding request for quotation for various printing jobs. It's that time of the year again. So little wonder why I would get such a shock later in the evening.

It's totally unfair that Lin Qiang already started receiving "Navy News" Magazine. I didn't even had one before enrolment!

After a healthy dinner with a hilarious slapstick movie "The Big Hit", I went downstairs to attend my RC meeting. Over the next 2 hours, the topic of an adverse economy popped out from time to time. One member said that companies are starting to tighten their belts and retrenchment would definitely start next year.

After the meeting, the coffee shop discussion couldn't escape the mention of the economy as well. People from different industries and various walks of life painting the gloomy picture for the coming months or even years. That's when I got a shock, not a very big one but it definitely had its impact.

I remember some wealthy soul mentioned that recessions are periods when the riches in the world are redistributed. As we tighten our belts, we should start thinking of how we can leverage on this impending crisis since recessions don't come so frequently and hopefully this will be the last to come!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Garskin Franchising Opportunity

Coming back from a chalet at 5am, I had to rush to a meeting with Garskin Business Development Managers at 11am.

I was greeted by two young man dressed in style and coat. A very great contrast with my attire.

Mike and Jimmy shared with me useful information on the franchising opportunity and I am impressed by their achievement.

Anyway Garskin is the No. 1 in Laptop Skins. Garskin is founded by a group of Singaporeans, including Mike Sim and Jimmy Han. The skins are like stickers but they are easily detachable and re-attachable. Even the mousepad can be skinned. If you are keen in getting one garskin, you can log on to the Garskin website.

Now I have to discuss the plan with some friends. It would be a great chance to accumulate business skills and experience.

Monday, April 16, 2007

QSTR Business Opportunity

I got to know of this business opportunity through a flyer pasted on a pillar near a bus stop in Tampines.

After getting in touch with the people from QSTR, they sent me a free online manual which would only appear for a limited period of time. The online manual did not reveal much on the operations of the company. It only featured heaps of testimonials from people who have benefited from the programme.

Upon expiration of the online manual, the lady gave me two packages to choose from. S$25 for an online gold manual and video download, and a S$60 for DVD and an offline gold manual. She refused to reveal anything related to the business model. To fulfil my curiousity, I signed up for the S$25 package.

The online gold manual contains information on the current world and the future trend of businesses. After watching the videos and going through the manual, there is a questionnaire to fill up.

When the package expires, an online Skype interview was arranged among myself, the introducer (the person who pasted the flyer) and a mentor. The entire interview lasted for 2 hours.

QSTR is a home-based business. It is a network marketing company, marketing products from Herbalife. I didn't choose to take up this opportunity however, because it requires one to buy the products and consume them. I was asked to buy and eat the pills without knowing the ingredients and effects. And I would need to also buy the pills every month to sustain the account. Not for me...

Update on 9 July 2008: Saw another flyer. This time it's called Systeway Home Based Business System. 62343515. It's also QSTR under a different naming. Take Note!

Update on 13 July 2008: According to a reader who commented on this blog, QSTR also comes in the name of

Update on 16 July 2008: Saw another flyer at a traffic light. This time the website is . Tel: 62342372. I reckoned that QSTR members uses unique domain names so that when you search it through google, you can only find the site.

Decided to compile all the QSTR sites:
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  • [Contributed by Damsel in Distress]
  • [Contributed by Yifang]
  • [Contributed by Viv]
  • / 62341892 / 92717183

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

A Business Opportunity on Photography

The morning rain did it. It made me ignore my alarm clock. I would love to be immersed in that cool and breezy, go-sleep kind of spirit in the air. And then, I received a call from Adrien Johns, a friend I met while he was conducting a survey at Tampines interchange. He's an insurance agent from AIA. His call got me out of the bed. Right, I'm going to be late.

If not for Adrien who postponed the meeting time, I would have been late. Luckily, I reached Han's cafe on time. Had a chit chat with Adrien over a Tuna Mayo sandwich and Milk Tea. Found out that he's in a Toastmaster club. Cool, that's a club that I have wanted to join all along. He actually wanted me to teach him some conversational Mandarin, but we ended up just getting to know each other better.

Went to Eunos Community Club to use the toilet before going for breakfast. The toilet auntie was cleaning the toilet, so I asked politely if I can use it. Her response was funny:

"You can pee, but you can't shit."

Outside of the toilet, I saw an eviction letter at the door of the cafe. Amazingly, the owner Lawreena Place is demanding that the current occupier evicts out of the building due to illegal occupation of the cafe. Then I wondered if I had eaten from the illegal party or the legal owner. Still remember that there was once when the chef actually apologised to me because I had ordered Chicken Noodles but he didn't put the chicken meat in it. He then gave me 50cents since the price of Chicken Noodles and plain noodles differed by 50cents. Hilarious. They made good pratas. Goodbye to them...

In the evening, I went to United House to attend a business opportunity session. The business opportunity was a very good one. Right time, right market, right opportunity. It's targeted at the increasing trend in digital photography. I believe when the office is set up here, the local photo shops would have a harder time. If you want to find out more about the business opportunity, feel free to contact me or drop a comment.

I also measured my health today. It's a wake-up call to me that I need to exercise regularly. My body age is 32, a steep difference as compared to my actual age. So sad. The layers of fats coating my organs are approaching high risks standard soon. Argh!

The people at the business opportunity session were great. Made new friends and enjoyed their sharing. I am privileged to be exposed to such opportunities at this age. Usually the youngest to appear in these sessions.