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How to Start a Consulting Firm on Your Own?

Starting any business is a brave thing. There is a chance of falling down. But if you want to win you have to take the risk. You may have heard about consulting business firms. It’s a very interesting business in modern days. Here, you can earn money by consulting someone, and it’s not a bad idea. If you want you can start this business by following some tips. At first, you have to consider your qualifications. In details-

1. Ask yourself in which consulting area you have a lot of experience and knowledge. I mean evaluate your expertise.

2. As a consultant, you will need to be able to explain why your services are the best. For example, Are you an excellent writer?

3. Skilled at communicating problems without sounding too harsh or judgmental? A creative problem-solver who can come in and fix issues? Good at teaching or training others? Think broadly about your skills, and you might even find that you have some that surprise you!

Source: www.consultancy.uk

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To succeed at consulting, you should have the following personality characteristics: A strong sense of organization, a love of networking, the ability to think creatively, the ability to motivate and supervise yourself, the ability to handle risk and unpredictability.

After considering your qualifications it’s time for setting up your business. Here are main tips to start your own consulting business.

1. Do some market research

Get your needed information. Information can help to start your firm smoothly. What are other companies already doing? What clients and companies could benefit from your knowledge and skills? Can you target a particular audience to make yourself stand out? Just find the answers.

2. Develop a business plan

It’s important to write a business plan as it helps you figure out how to turn your knowledge and skills into profit. Otherwise, if you have to find investors for start-up capital, you’ll need to show them a solid business plan to convince them to invest.

3. Decide a location

Other countries, for example, like the USA, many consultants operate their companies from home offices. This can be a great choice because you don’t have to find a separate location, pay rent, or think about a commute. Once your business expands, you may need to find a different location. When you’re just starting out, keeping your expenses to a minimum will help your bottom line. You can follow it in Bangladesh. If you have a better idea, then go for it. Make sure to keep your home office separate from your personal living space as much as possible. If you use a spare bedroom, for example, don’t also use it as a guest room.

Source: Consultancy.org

4. Determine your financial goals

You need to have an idea of how much money your company will need to stay operational, including travel expenses, any business overhead, and your own salary. Writing your business plan will help you nail this information down.

5. Register your business

Do not avoid registration! You can have legal advantages if you register your business.

6. Decide how to handle administrative tasks

Determine whether you have time to do it yourself or if it would make more sense to hire an employee to do tasks like mailing sales brochures, answering the phone, and setting up appointments.

7. Create your brand

Particularly if you’re just starting out, strong brand identity will help you to communicate who you are and what you do for potential clients. Purchase professional business cards, create a website, and maintain social media accounts like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. It’s important to keep your accounts up to date! Post regularly to show that you’re committed to staying in touch with the developments in your field. Consider starting a professional blog. This can be a great way for you to show off your extensive knowledge and experience. It will also help potential customers get to know you.

8 Do cold calls

By dictionary, make an unsolicited visit or telephone call to (someone), in an attempt to sell goods or services is cold calling. Your clients may not even be aware that they need your services, but cold calling can let them know how much you could help them. You can also use email and LinkedIn to introduce yourself and your services. In fact, it’s a good idea to send a “warm call” first via email or LinkedIn to tell a prospective client that you’ll be calling them in a few days. Warm calling refers to a sales call, visit or email that is preceded by some sort of contact with the potential customer or prospect, such as a direct mail campaign, an introduction at a business event or a referral. Keep emails and messages short!

9. Promote your company

Traditional advertising, such as buying print ads in newspapers or having TV ads, as a bad idea for a consulting company. These advertising types may seem to cheapen your brand. Instead, create original, helpful content in your field of expertise that’s easily found online. Write online and print articles and publish them on your blog, in the local paper. Keep your social media profiles up to date with great information about your field. When customers see your expertise displayed this way, they’ll feel good about hiring you.

10. Feedback

Ask feedback from your clients that if they are satisfied or not.

These are all tips I’ve got for you. If this is helpful, I will believe that I succeed. Thank you for reading this article and stay connected with Business Haunt.

Contributor: Kolins Chakma | Studying at Mawlana Bhashani Science & Technology University, Bangladesh.

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Top 10 hotel brands/chains in Bangladesh

The hotel sector in Bangladesh is very popular in the world. There are many hotels in Bangladesh but a few of them are quite famous. Because they give their best service. Therefore, hotels have now become one of the brands, and they are known as the top hotels in Bangladesh. Most of the hotels are located in Dhaka, Sylhet, Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar and those hotels are doing good business. Hotels are not just made to stay. Many of these are events, wedding parties, and political events. There are also many branding product stores. So, the top branding hotel in Bangladesh is described below.

1. Four Points by Sheraton Dhaka, Gulshan

It is a multinational hotel brand run by Marriott International that targets business travelers and small conferences. It was founded in 1995 and has hotels worldwide. In Bangladesh, it is known as Four Points Sheraton Dhaka, Gulshan. It is located in the heart of Dhaka city. This hotel is convenient for many foreign embassies and high commissions, and they are a few steps away from premium shopping and dining. That is why the hotel provides the best service to tourists. Many tourists and businessmen come to Bangladesh every year. Therefore, Hotel Sheraton is always active to welcome them.

Contact:
6/A North Avenue Commercial Area, Dhaka 1212
Phone: 09609-444555

2. Amari Dhaka

Amari Dhaka is the top second hotel in Bangladesh. People know it as Amari Dhaka Hotel. They always provide good service to their customers. For example, 134 soundproofed rooms offer free Wi-Fi, free wired internet, and 24-hour room service. Amari Dhaka VIP provides good facilities to the person. They also organize various events.

Contact:
47, Road No 41, Gulshan-2, Dhaka City, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh 1212
Tel: +880 2 5505 9620

3. Best Western Plus Maple Leaf

The Best Western Plus Maple Leaf Hotel is located close to the train station and the great airport. The hotel is a 10-minute drive from the airport railway station and a 13-minute drive from Shahjalal Intl Airport (DAC). They have a 24-hour restaurant and room service. In the morning they serve a complimentary buffet breakfast. They also have Bhuvan SPA, high-speed Wi-Fi internet, rooftop BBQ restaurant. They communicate with their guests in three languages. Preferred, English, Arabic, and Hindi. So it is the third top hotel in Bangladesh.

Contact:
Best Western Plus Maple Leaf
Plot 1B, Road 1, Sector 1, Uttara Model Town, Dhaka 1230, Bangladesh.
Front Desk Hotline: +880-1966667677   Tel. : +880-2-48964855 
Fax: +880-2-8932835

4. Grand Sultan Tea Resort & Golf

Grand Sultan Tea Resort and Golf are located in Sylhet outside Dhaka. So, if the travelers want to visit Sylhet, they have to travel 4 hours from Dhaka. They will also be able to fly from Dhaka to Shahjalal International Airport. It is located at Srimangal in Sylhet. It is the only and five-star resort in the Sylhet region of Bangladesh. They have classified 135 rooms into 08 sections. They give their guests all five-star benefits. On the other hand, they arrange all kinds of meetings or events.

Contact:
Srimongal, Moulvibazar – 3210, Bangladesh.
For Reservation: +88 01730 793501 -4
For Corporate or Group Event: +88 01730 793555
Fax: +88 08626 73020

5. Hotel De Castle

Hotel de Fort Lee. Dhaka, a boutique hotel in Bangladesh. They started their hotel business in 1997. Their priority is to provide the best service to the guest. They provide 100% service to their guests during their stay at the hotel. They are working to establish world-class hospitality services. Because of this, they want international travelers to enjoy their leisure time well.

Contact:
Address: House 72, Block -B Road -21 Banani, Dhaka -1213 Bangladesh
Cell: +8801914392889
Email: info@hoteldecastlebd.com

6. Le Meridien Dhaka

Le Meridien Dhaka is a fully furnished Italian-designed hotel. They also decorate their 304 rooms in Italian design. The hotel was built in 2014. It is located in the vicinity of Banani. It is a 20-minute drive from the airport railway station. They give their guests all five-star benefits.

Contact:
79/A Commercial Area, Airport Rd., Nikunja 2, Khilkhet
Dhaka, 1229 Bangladesh
Phone: +880 963-8900089
Fax: +880 2-8900090
Sales fax: +880 2-8900090

7. Long Beach Hotel

Long Beach Hotel stands by very near to the beach. This hotel is situated at Cox’s Bazaar. From this hotel, every guest can see the longest amazing beach of 120 km in the world. They are also offering world-class facilities and exhilarating experiences to their guests. This hotel is a perfect choice for business, romance, and holiday travel.

Contact:
14 Kalatoli, Hotel-Motel Zone,
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
Tel: +88 0341 51843-6, +88 09666772266
Reservation: +88 01730338907, +8801755660051
Email: sales@longbeachhotelbd.com

8. Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka

Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka is a hotel of Pan Pacific Hotels Group. It’s Headquarter is in Singapore. This hotel is located at the heart of the City Center. The hotel is fully controlled by its headquarters in Singapore. There are property companies with an outstanding portfolio of investment and development properties. Pan Pacific Hotels Group is working on developing about 50 hotels in 29 cities across the Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America. They are also managing their resorts in various proprietary ways.

Contact:
107 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Dhaka 1215, Bangladesh
Telephone+880 2 5502 8008
Emailenquiry.ppdac@panpacific.com

9. Rose View Hotel

Rose View Hotel is located in Sylhet. It has been made in hilly areas and Keane Bridge is a local landmark. There are some areas which are attractions to the guest include Dreamland and Adventure World. Also, this ideal hotel can hold for business and private gatherings for over one thousand people, with full meeting and event facilities. The hotel has 140 fully furnished deluxe and suite rooms and they provide all five-star facilities to their guests.

Contact:
Tel: ++88 (0821) 721835, 720492
Mob: ++8801972787878,01977200705
EMAIL: info@roseviewhotel.com /sales@roseviewhotel.com

10. Six Seasons Hotel

The Six Seasons Hotel salutes the city and stands tall. From where one can see Gulshan Lake and the park on one side. There are also breathtaking views of lamas all around. This magnificent hotel has grown to 15 floors. Its architecture is magnificent and full of mechanical talent and richness which has never been seen before. Six Seasons Dhaka is the top, safest hotel in Dhaka according to Trip Advisor rankings. This hotel is conveniently located in the diplomatic area of Gulshan II. They also offer car services upon prior request.

Contact:
Road 96, House 19, Gulshan 2, Dhaka
Mobile: +88 01955393291
E-mail: info@sixseasonshotel.com

Writer: MD.Afzal Hossain 

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Top 7 Well-known E-Commerce Company In Bangladesh

e commerce business in bangladesh

In Bangladesh, online shopping is getting more and more popular, people want to grab their products form hundreds of options. Consumers search for easier, trustworthy and applicable online shopping options where they can easily shop anytime as online shops are open 24/7. Big giants are attempting to grab the eCommerce market of Bangladesh like Alibaba already own daraz which was operating in Bangladesh for a few years.

Lets see what are the Top 7 E-Commerce Business in Bangladesh,

Rokomari.com

One of the most trusted and reliable e-commerce sites for books in Bangladesh, is rokomari.com. Since 2012, it has been operating and build their own home delivery system in Dhaka, Chittagong, and Rangpur. rokomari.com also sells electronics and accessories at very reasonable prices. They have great deals for books and other electronic products. You can purchase your products through cash on delivery, MasterCard, VISA card, Bkash, and DBBL as a payment system.

daraz.com.bd

Daraz BD, currently owned by Alibaba is one of the leading online shopping sites in Bangladesh. You can have almost everything here with a wide selection of electronics, fashion and home appliances. From 2015 March, Daraz started their journey to Bangladesh.  They catch a big portion of the market share selling products on discount offers, installment facilities. You can have your product on your desired pick up point as they are making a strong supply chain and warehouse facilities.

ajkerdeal.com

ajkerdeal.com has targeted the middle class with a wide range of daily necessary products. They have electronics, home appliances and food products. The products of ajkerdeal is very affordable everyone. They deliver their products theough cash on delivery, Bkash, DBBL, MasterCard, VISA card etc.

pickaboo.com

pickaboo.com is well known for the electronic devices. You can have almost any well known foreign brand’s electronic accessories at pickabook.com. From pickboo you will have brand warranty and 100% authentic products at very reasonable prices. They provide EMI too and have a very easy returnable policies for better customer experiences.

Bagdoom.com

Bagdoom.com is famous for its lifestyle products. They sell almost all kinds of life style products and they target the youth. Its previous name was akhoni.com. To become more specific and relatable to the youth they rebrand the site and the transformation is quite successful for the company.

othoba.com

othoba.com is an E-Commerce site which is more focused garbing the market of the accessories, daily groceries, and medical kits. It is doing business from November 2015. It is a sister concern of Pran-RFL group. Their advantage over other e-commerce site is lower delivery charges. The Pran-RFL company’s strong distribution system is working as a core pillar for the othoba.com.

PriyoShop.com

priyoshop.com is trust able and popular for clothing, footwear, jewelry, restaurants, health & beauty products. From 2013, priyoshop.com is raising. It has ensured all the necessary facilities for the consumers and racing to become one of the e-commerce market leader in Bangladesh.

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