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Good biz model

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There is this cơm sường place near my house, at the corner of Tôn Thất Tùng and Sương Nguyệt Ánh. During lunch hours it is packed with office workers. To solve the lack of tables problem they move the bbq pit outside on the pavement. They also set up about 10 tables there. That amounts to 30 m2 of space rent-free. To solve the lack of waiters problem they allow this shoeshine boy to help them out. Whenever I m there, I see him running around sitting people, pulling out chairs for them, taking orders. He even opens the taxi’s door to let customers in and out. The only thing he doesn’t do is handle the check. Now why would he do such a thing without pay? Because by being helpful, he bets on the customer letting him shine his shoes. It is a win win situation for both the restaurant and him.
Here is the picture of him asking a customer if he wants his shoes shined, after he sits him down.

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Written by bluekite2000

January 14, 2009 at 12:45 pm

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How to run a business

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At 23/9 park in downtown Saigon, there is this old van outfitted as a mobile coffee shop

which pays no rent and enjoys a huge customer base.
Recently however, there has been crackdown on them. Being the entrepreneurs that they are, they moved the van out of sight. Now the boss is equipped w/ a handheld radio

so when an order comes in, he radios back to the van, which makes the order and dispatches a mobile unit to deliver it.

Since the customers scatter all around, a foot unit also roams around to take and deliver orders (shown here taking a rest)

The end result: a milk coffee for 6K.

versus 50K across the street, at the ultra posh Crepery Cafe.

Written by bluekite2000

December 24, 2008 at 1:27 pm

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Dream realized

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books ordered 9-Sep
books shipped 12-Sep
shipment arrived port 27-Oct
shipment arrived home 17-Nov
store open 28-Nov

 

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Written by bluekite2000

November 30, 2008 at 3:57 am

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Vietnam-the land of opportunities

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It is here where an ugly chick becomes a supermodel, a supermodel who cant talk becomes an MC, an MC with no acting skill becomes an actor, an actor with no singing talent becomes a singer, a singer with no sense of fashion founds her own label, hiring ugly chicks to model her shows, starting the cycle anew.

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November 16, 2008 at 7:47 am

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