Setting up a business, getting the permits and filing the necessary paperwork with the proper authorities, can be daunting. Doing a company incorporation in a place like Singapore felt challenging even though it’s easier than in most places. I wanted to expand my mail order business into Asia and decided to set up shop in Singapore due to their friendly pro-business environment. They’re known as a mecca for business and I thought I could save more money operating here than in other places. The corruption, for example, is quite low compared to other countries in the region and English is widely spoken.
But that still left me to navigate the corridors of government agencies in a quest to make sure I was dotting and crossing all the letters. I decided to look for someone who could help with the process as I had several other things going on at once and felt I couldn’t waste my time doing something that could very well turn into a weeks long process. I went online and found a company that takes all the pain out of the process by filing the paperwork for you. Even better the cost seemed low compared to the time I would lose trying to do it myself.
I hired them and picked a reasonable package that took care of the paperwork and also provided me with an address in Singapore plus a slew of extras that I needed to get going. For example they provided me with company secretary services for six months, a position required by law in Singapore where they advise me about corporate issues. I got so many extras out of the deal that it not only saved me money but also time in that I didn’t have to line up additional employees or services. I can’t wait to get started!
Running a fish market in Singapore is an exhausting job. Still, I wanted to find a way to better promote ourselves to our customers and potential customers. I ended up going to http://doorgiftsingapore.com to find out if there was some way to use promotional business gifts to rack up bigger sales. I learned about the site from a friend who works at a bank that handed out bottles to customers with their bank’s name and logo on the items and he said it really worked out well for them. People actually started asking for them when they came in.
So I looked on the site to see if I could find something that would be perfect for the fish market. Handing out pens or umbrellas or hats just didn’t have the right feel. I wanted something that would match the product perfectly. I actually didn’t think I’d find anything and would have to settle for something food related such as plastic bottles like my friend’s company used. Then my eyes stumbled over coolers. Now that is a perfect item for a fish market. The problem with fish is you’ve got to get it home right away or it’s going to spoil pretty quickly. No one wants to carry around fish in a bag for long.
With the coolers you could put the fish in them and then take your time getting home. You might even be able to run some other errands without worrying about ruining your purchase. Once I saw the coolers it was a snap to get them customized with our name and address put on the side. We ordered a fair number of them and they were gone in days! People loved them, and I’ve noticed many of the customers bring them back to carry subsequent purchases. I think it was a winning idea.