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maya
02-07-2002, 09:23 PM
hi there every1.....

I'm thinking of opening a marriage bureau in the next few months...hopefully if things go well I'd like to expand the business...so I could hold dinner and dance evenings, christmas parties etc....

I would like to focus my business on asians looking for sum1 to get married to...the tradition of arranged marriages is changing slowly and I would like to contribute in helping asians to find ideal partners in an environment where their parents would be happy for them to choose and where also they could have a say too.

I think there are lots asian families that look for "compatible" matches in England but sometimes fail and then have to resort to going back to their own home country to find sum1 for their son/daughter...but if there is someone who could help them find sum1 here...they may not have to do that.

I have seen some bureaus charge lots of money for only a few months membership or a number of contacts....I would like to try and keep costs low as possible, but offer a service that could make a difference.

Do you think there's a chance of success ?

Designr
02-07-2002, 11:35 PM
Hello Maya. I think if you can present it the right way, then yes, there is a market for it. I think dinner evenings and social gatherings are a good idea. However you would need to consider the costs involved. (ie Hiring a venue, costs of membership, maybe website costs....etc) How often would the gatherings be? How will you market your agency? You could take a look at advertising your services in magazines like Snoop and other asian targeted publications.

Kind regards

maya
03-07-2002, 10:37 AM
I am interested in doing a website, i just don't know how i'd go about doing it....I was thinking maybe I should get the business up and running for a few months and then once I've put some money aside I could start on costs for a website.

I know that I would want to take credit cards on-line so I have to think about the costs of that too.

I think it's important to have know how well the business is going before you plunge into it with all your finances and few months down the line realise it isn't going as well as you thought it would.

Thats why I'd like to take one step at a time. I don't know thats my thoughts if anyone thinks differently they can mail me.....It's always nice to know what others think.

Designr
03-07-2002, 11:10 AM
It makes sence taking one step at a time, however, at sometime in the furture, a business like yours would benefit from a website.

Just a thought regarding marketing, you could have flyers printed and distribute them at asian weddings. As far as I know, there is a similar project that happens in Leceister once a year. Its like a sports type event where people go and socialise. Maybe look at activities like that.

Good luck

chilleddesign
03-07-2002, 12:31 PM
Hi

If you need any help with the website design email me and i can answer any questions u have (or try anyway)

Chris

serenakainth
11-04-2006, 06:02 PM
Hi Maya,

this sounds like a really good idea and if you decide to go ahead and need any help with venue sourcing for events or any aspect of event management, just give me a shout.

Serena

Plus One Event Management Ltd

Martin
11-04-2006, 06:08 PM
Originally posted by serenakainth
Hi Maya,

this sounds like a really good idea and if you decide to go ahead and need any help with venue sourcing for events or any aspect of event management, just give me a shout.

Serena

Plus One Event Management Ltd

I think we have a new world record today ladies and gentlemen :)

A reply after about 3 1/2 years :D

serenakainth
11-04-2006, 06:28 PM
OOPS! all i can say in my defence is that its been a really long day!