Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Online business consultants for the BOP

I recently came across a new website via NetSquared called Nabuur.com. They are attempting to connect people in the developed world with those in the developing world, particularly to generate information exchange/advice. I think this could be a valuable tool for a microfranchise operation. Perhaps a partnership could be established with a franchise in the U.S., for example Subway, in which the franchise owners could volunteer their time to be personal business consultants to microfranchisees of, for example, a bakery in the Philippines. What do you see as the potential problems of such partnerships? Do you think it is something that could be valuable to the Microfranchise movement? I wonder if websites like Kiva plan on incorporating the concept of Nabuur into their operations.

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