Archive 29/02/2016

Overseas Education Services Start-up investment with 355% returns on investment in 6 years

Current Status Pre-Revenue
Amount Invested RM52,000
Funding Required RM300,000 or less
Description Solutions Plus Malaysia LLP is a consultancy firm dealing with overseas education services. We aim to help and support our students achieve their goals and aspirations in life. We, Solutions Plus Malaysia believe in the power of education. It broadens the spectrum of knowledge which is vital to get hold of your own mind. It is the core ingredient in having dreams and turning it into reality. Having your own imagination and original ideas will make you, OWN SUCCESS. Success helps in the balance of life. To make everyone become self-dependent, a little bit of job security, no inferiority complex and a well-organized understanding of the world. Education might not be the key to happiness but it definitely is key to a lot of other things which come together to make us happy.

Our VISION and MISSION is to provide support to aspiring achievers. To motivate aspirants to excellence, to be independent and self-sufficient adults who will succeed and contribute responsibly in a global community.

We live by OUR VALUES, to COMMIT, to INSPIRE, to be CONSISTENT, and to be OPTIMISTIC at all times.

Quality counselling is the key to helping people. The knowledge, the experience and the expertise we have makes a lot of difference. The love and care for people who need support. The hand that’s always ready to hold for guidance. The commitment in our hearts to do the utmost service and to influence one another to look at the world through new eyes.

Solutions Plus Malaysia doesn’t promise work after graduation, we don’t promise wealth BUT success in your own field of interest. We commit to bring support to our future achievers. We inspire one to believe there is future. We, Solutions Plus Malaysia embraces everyone like family, supports everyone like a friend. Treats everyone like VIP.

We live in a fast paced world. Everyone is busy. Everybody’s time is precious. To achieve the mission and fulfil our vision in the most efficient way, we sought partnership with one of the top agency in India .We are currently connected with MEDWAY Education Consultant Pvt. Ltd. MEDWAY Education Consultant Pvt. Ltd. has been doing successful business for more than 10 years. They are the experts in the crucial part of recruitment and conversion that is Profile assessment and Visa process.

Our services
1) University placement assistance
2) Career Counselling
3) Programme Counselling
4) Job Placement Assistance
5) Travel and accommodation assistance
6) Immigration/ visa process assistance

Business Opportunity We assist candidates who are interested to study, work and live in New Zealand. We help with student’s enrolment, funding through scholarships, Job search, visa process and information on the pathways to permanent residency. Based on migration profile generated by UNICEF of Malaysia, a steady growth in migration to first world country is clearly shown. Since there are strict migration policies in the countries like Australia, USA, UK and Canada, students are looking at other option and that is New Zealand.

New Zealand education is equally good. It is also internationally recognized. Gaining professional qualification in New Zealand is logical, with 1NZD – 2.78RM currency exchange rate. New Zealand is the current preferred migration location.

Our target market:

1) Undergraduates
2) College graduates
3) Students with Postgraduate qualification
4) Students with Masters qualification
5) Working professionals
6) Non-working Professionals

Revenue / Business Model We earn income from every successful university placement. Commission received by Medway from University/College from the students referred or processed by SPI to be shared in the ration of 70:30 (70% SPI 30% Medway).

The commission from University/College is normally received 4-6 weeks after the student starts his course.

For the first 20 students, 20% on the net tuition fees. For 20 students up- commission of 25% and up of the net Tuition fees. Commission rate is negotiable depending on the number of students sent. Some private colleges offered a direct 40% agreement with Kharissa (SPI) alone. (No sharing with Medway)

10% of year 2 fee paid at the beginning of year 2. And 7% of year 3 fee paid at the beginning of year 3. From this income, Medway Education Consultant Pvt. Ltd absorbs 30% of our year 1 fee as they are assisting us on the administration work with universities and immigration.

Years of study varies depending on the student’s qualification.

Management Team KharissaUyBienes

– She is a registered agent and is currently Medway’s Director of marketing in the Southeast Asia Region. She has full knowledge about New Zealand Education, The programmes offered to international students, equipped with Immigration policy knowledge. With its crucial parts the assessment and visa application. She is the knowledge point of contact. She deals with counselling, training counsellors, attends education fairs along with New Zealand College and university representatives.

Shasikumar Ramalingam

– He works on business matters such as advertising and marketing, business development, HR and recruitment and direction of business. He also works on financial and growth through market research.

Company Background Solutions Plus Malaysia LLP (Malaysia) and Solutions Plus International (Philippine) was set up in September 2015. Both started operations in October 2015. A total of pre-set up investment made is around RM70,000. The breakdown is as below:

Office set up Philippines inclusive licencing and permit of operation: RM10,000
Lending with interest: RM55,000 (Fully utilised for marketing, set up of premise and travel for agreement and business set up in both countries)
Virtual office, training and recruiting in Malaysia: RM3,500

Full list or receipt and accounts will be presented during presentation.

The milestone we have reached to date is stated below

Total students under counselling: 15
Total students application under process (awaiting offer letter and visa approval): 9
Total student visa approved to date: 1
Total student visa declined: 0
Total students for July intake to date: 25
Total pending income: RM184,870
Pending commission pay out date: August 2016
Total operating period: 4 months

Funding Milestone We are looking for investors that could fund us for partial start-up. This funding will be directed to marketing mainly in education fairs throughout Malaysia and Philippine. The funding requested and usage allocations are as below:-

Total start-up investment proposed RM120,000.00
Marketing from March 2016 to August 2016 47.5% / RM57,000
Operations from March 2016 to August 2016 52.5% / RM63,000

Projected sign up expected in this period: 40 Students
Projected income with this estimation: RM295,792

% Equity Allocation 10
Expected ROI 355%
Risks and Mitigation Risk
Education is recession proof hence the only risk involving this business is stated below.
– Only 2 major intakes a year with 2 commission pay out months (March and August)

Mitigation Plan
– If operating cost could not be covered while waiting for commission to be paid out, a security deposit of RM1,000 to be charged to all applicants who are qualified. This security deposit will be refunded to applicant or their family once they start their course in New Zealand

Exit Strategies The exit option that has been planned upfront is for a shareholder buy back. We have strategic plan to buy over from the investors with profit sharing after.

We are proposing a full buy back in 1 year with 12% interest.
And we are also proposing a 10% return of company profit for the next 4 years

And as closing and appreciation, we would like to add another year profit sharing of 10%.

Based on the understated income and realistic cost, the total profit projected for the first 6 years are as below:

YEAR PROFIT YEARLY ROI
1 RM247,584.00 RM134,400.00
2 RM407,894.40 RM40,789.44
3 RM521,702.24 RM52,170.22
4 RM587,732.46 RM58,773.25
5 RM660,365.71 RM66,036.57
6 RM740,262.28 RM74,026.23

TOTAL RETURN (in MYR) FOR THE 6 YEARS = RM426,195.71
TOTAL RETURN (%) FOR THE FIRST 5 YEARS = 355%

Company Name Solutions Plus Malaysia LLP
Website/Facebook http://www.facebook.com/solutionsplusinternational
Business Address Level 28, The Gardens South Tower, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Selangor
Contact Person Shasikumar

Model Preschool in Penang, Malaysia

Current Status Concept / Business Plan
Amount Invested 0
Funding Required RM300,000 or less
Description The service is a model preschool incorporating a play-based, wholesome curriculum catering for a multi-racial clientele aged 4 years to 6 years. The learning programme is age-appropriate which has been devised to develop the young minds with a balance of IQ with EQ.
The basis of the curriculum emphasizes play and exploration which is age- and developmentally appropriate for the early learners. Key Development Indicators (KDIs) are used to chart the progress of each child in development areas such as the arts, literacy, mathematics, physical education, health, social studies, science and technology. Children’s initial experiences with these content areas form the foundation for later understanding and success. They develop physically, socially, emotionally, cognitively and linguistically, giving them a holistic, balanced growth.
The program aims to nurture creativity, enabling the children to appreciate diversity, practice sustainability, promoting health and safety while involving parents as partners in the education process.
The objective of setting up of the model preschool is to create a lasting foundational learning concept through play. A play-based and fun learning environment is important to stimulate and nurture both the EQ and IQ of a child which is crucial for his or her well-being. The ultimate aim is to develop the child holistically.
Business Opportunity The preschool is to adopt an ‘out of the box’ approach towards teaching such as incorporating more play and EQ into the curriculum which will differentiate its service in the market. Early childhood education in Malaysia is a hugely growing market with a lot of potential for growth. This is evident from increased birth rate in the country coupled with increased awareness among the parents to start education earlier for their young ones to get a headstart at Primary schooling. The operations team is widely experienced in this field and has operated four centres successfully for almost 20 years in the states of Perak and Penang. The facility will cater to a multi-racial customer base thus increasing its reach and drawing clients from a larger pool. The introduction of the four major languages in the country is an added advantage. The target clientele are middle to upper income level parents who are into a different approach towards early learning. The pupils will be from a multi-racial background with emphasis given to the English language as the medium of learning.
Management Team The business is to be managed by a Steering Committee consisting of Vickys Art Ventures and the investor as the ‘sleeping partner’. Vickys Art Ventures will be actively involved in the running of the day-to-day operations of the preschool. The investor and Vickys Art Ventures will be the persons making all decisions for the business operations after consultation among each other in a meeting.
The business structure will be that of an enterprise for a start and then operate as a private limited company (Sendirian Berhad) based on business and expansion needs.
The operations staff comprises the following:-
Principal – 1 person full-time who also handles clerical work
Kindy teachers – 3 persons full-time
Teacher’s aide – 2 full-time
Daycare carer – 1 full-time
Cleaner – 1 person full-time
Cook – 1 person full-time

The investor(s) is expected to play the following role:-
 Partake in planning for the business
 Attend meetings held at regular intervals
 Input of ideas and resources that the business needs
 Participate in the growth and development of the business

Company Background The owners of Vickys Art Ventures have for 18 years operating four preschools successfully in the states of Perak and Penang mainland. The centres built a good reputation among its clientele and became well-known for its care quality and producing high-achieving pupils. The principal, Ms. Vicky is very passionate about childhood education and welfare while striving to find new and innovative ways to make early learning more fun and interesting to preschoolers. This has culminated into the creation of a preschool learning program known as ‘Total Learning Concept’.
The program was adopted for use by NGOs like CHILD in 2014 encompassing 28 preschools throughout Malaysia under its care, 15 Tamil(SJKT) preschools under a project awarded by SEDIC in 2015 for the state of Kedah and are being used by more than 25 private kindergartens in Penang, Johor, Kelantan and Terengganu for the past 4 years. Ms. Vicky has travelled nationwide training preschool teachers to become more effective in their work from 2012 till 2014.
Funding Milestone The proposed investment of RM300,000.00 by the financing investor(s) which will give them a 70% stake or returns in the form of net profit. As for the active partner being Vickys Art Ventures which will contribute their expertise, knowledge, time and intellectual property which will give it a 30% ownership as well as a 30% profit from the business.

Digital Marketing Specialist

Investor Type Fisrt Time Investor
Preferred Investment Amount RM50,000 or less
Preferred Investment Opportunity 1) Food & Beverage
2) Agriculture
Will NOT Invest In 1) Manufacturing
2) Beauty-Related Industry
3) Media-Related Industry
Preferred Location Doesn’t Matter
Public Profile In terms of business investment, I consider myself as a first time business investor. I usually go the traditional and safe route (eg. ASB or even gold). I traded stocks once in a while. However, I think it’s about time I invest in a real business and work with those entrepreneurs who are passionate about growing their businesses. I am in marketing line in which means, I am very open to any out-of-the-box, crazy ideas you have as long as you have a good business model and the right attitude for it, I’m IN!
NAME Sarimah Samad

R&D Engineer of a MNC in Kuala Lumpur

Investor Type Fisrt Time Investor
Preferred Investment Amount RM50,000 or less
Preferred Investment Opportunity All type
Will NOT Invest In Non-HALAL,scam e.t.c
Preferred Location Kuala lumpur
Public Profile I am engineer specializing in robotic engineering seeking investment in technology startups
NAME Saiful

SharperShopper – an online comparison website for groceries

Project Title SharperShopper is an online comparison website for groceries. We enables users to compare prices across a number of supermarkets in Malaysia.
Current Status Pre-Revenue
Amount Invested RM 90,000
Funding Required RM300,001 to RM600,000
Description SharperShopper is an online comparison website for groceries, household items and health and beauty products in local supermarkets. We enables users to compare prices across a number of supermarkets in Malaysia. We aim to help people save as much as 30% by using our site to compare before buying. We aim to serve as a community benefit to make sure grocery shoppers get the best value for their grocery purchases. Assuring shoppers with the best prices and discounts. Shop wisely, conveniently, and of course, save money.
Business Opportunity Grocery items are becoming more expensive. Inflation is rising in Malaysia. Cost of items are becoming more expensive than ever with the recent implementation of the Goods and Services Tax and the currency depreciation of the Ringgit (MYR). Grocery shopping is a MUST for every individual, whether buying once a week or once a month, they must buy groceries and household needs. By using SharperShopper.my, your savings could reach up to 30% by knowing which supermarket has the cheapest items for the things you want to buy. Buying things at promotional prices or discounts and making every Ringgit value count, would be a necessity to leading a comfortable lifestyle in Malaysia. We have made a local survey on the need to have a grocery comparison website. Close to 95% of the respondents agreed for a need to have a big and full scale grocery comparison website. We have about 2,000 plus visitors a month.

In the future where grocery shoppers will shop for their groceries online. And they can save much more by making comparison for the items they want to buy by using the app. TESCO Malaysia went actively online allowing deliveries since 2015. Giant (Malaysia) and AEON (Malaysia) will begin its launch in 2016. The rest will have to follow suit to maintain their market share of customers.

Revenue / Business Model We have 3 revenue sources.
(1) Paid advertisement by major supermarkets in our website space.
(2) Pay Per click for each reference from our website directed to the supermarket online delivery website for order purchase.
(3) Mini, smaller retailers promoting their grocery items online in our comparison platform.
Management Team The team’s strength is that they are very pro-active and hardworking. They are motivated by helping others make the best purchase of their Ringgit’s worth. We are a team of careful shoppers with good and sharp skills in managing grocery expenditures and would like to share with everyone on saving the most important
and expensive part of necessity spending, which is our groceries. Making it cheaper & affordable by shopping wisely.
Company Background Company Name: Megah Fortune Sdn Bhd
Website name: Sharpershopper.com.my
Date Founded: June 2015
Address: E-2-22, IOI Boulevard, Jalan Kenari 5, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47170 Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Investment Made to Date: RM 90,000
No profit
Funding Milestone RM 600,000 for the first 2 years
Current traction of visitors at approximately 2,000.
To increase traction base to 10,000 by first half of 2016. RM 250,000
Increase to 50,000 by end 2016. RM 200,000
100,000 by first half 2017 and subsequently 300,000 by end 2017. RM 150,000
% Equity Allocation 30%
Expected ROI 5 years at 20 times their investment
Exit Strategies 1) Trade sale
2) Flotation
3) Going Public
Company Name Megah Fortune Sdn Bhd
Website/Facebook http://SharperShopper.com.my
Business Address E-2-22, IOI Boulevard, Jalan Kenari 5, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47170 Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

All Natural, Organic and Non Toxic Baby Care Products

Current Status Concept / Business Plan
Amount Invested RM50,000
Funding Required RM300,000 or less
Description As a parent of two, we’re so concerned on the products that our kids used on the daily basis. With our current weather, air pollution, etc, we’re very concerned on the products that our kids used on daily basis because this might effect their skin and some other things. With regards of that, we’re always ensuring that every products that our kids used must only contains only natural, organics ingredients and most important things is, it must be non toxic. Unfortunately, this kind of product are kind of hard to find and if it was there, it wasn’t good enough for us. Moreover, most of the products that are natural and organics are imported.

Because of that, we comes up with Lorra Baby Care. Specially made for our kids, and now, we share it to all the parents out there. ONLY THE BEST FOR OUR LITTLE ONES AND YOURS TOO! Our aim is to be like the honest company in Malaysia and SEA.

Business Opportunity As a parent of two, we’re so concerned on the products that our kids used on the daily basis. With our current weather, air pollution, etc, we’re very concerned on the products that our kids used on daily basis because this might effect their skin and some other things. With regards of that, we’re always ensuring that every products that our kids used must only contains only natural, organics ingredients and most important things is, it must be non toxic. Unfortunately, this kind of product are kind of hard to find and if it was there, it wasn’t good enough for us. Moreover, most of the products that are natural and organics are imported.

Because of that, we comes up with Lorra Baby Care. Specially made for our kids, and now, we share it to all the parents out there. ONLY THE BEST FOR OUR LITTLE ONES AND YOURS TOO! We believe, more and more parents out there has realised about this and having the same problems as us. That’s why we comes up with Lorra Baby Care to help them to find the best baby care products for their loved ones.

On average, birth rate in Malaysia are 1600 daily. We believe that the market is huge for the Baby Care products. Based on the research, we found that the market for baby care products will be USD66.8 Billion by 2017. On 2011, the market for baby care products was 44.7 billion and increasing on 2012 to 47.7 billion. EMEA was expected to received 34.7% from the total market followed by Asia Pacific by 28.7%. (source:transparency market research)

Revenue / Business Model We are targeting to hit the Retail and online baby store. We are also thinking of selling it to agents and stockist. Not only that, we will also be selling online.
Management Team As of now, It’s only me working for this. I’m expecting to hire 2 or 3 people for marketing and sales, 1 for admin work and another 1 to manage design and maintain website.
Company Background Lorra was established on August 2015. Investment made was RM 60000. Our products is still on manufacturing, but based on Instagram and Facebook, we have got a lot of good review for our products.
Funding Milestone RM 300 000 :-
RM 100 000 to setup office and management (salaries, etc)
RM 100 000 for marketing ( Social Media ads, Magazine, Newspaper, Billboard)
RM 100 000 rolling capital
% Equity Allocation 10-15%
Expected ROI n/a
Risks and Mitigation Strenghts:
1. Only contains natural, organic ingredients and non toxic.
2. Halal – Things that are important for Muslim buyers
3. Baby Products – Birth rate in Malaysia is increasing, possibilities to enter the market and high demand.Weakness:
1. New company and products – Need to to do a lot of marketing to increase awareness on our products and brand.
2. Parent awareness – the important of Natural and Organics products for kids specifically for babies.

First Time Investor : Bryan Paul

Preferred Investment Amount RM50,000 or less
Preferred Investment Opportunity Biotechnology/ Healthcare
Research and Development in Engineering and Sciences
Communication preferably in Fibre Optic Networks
Natural Resources and Energy
Renewable Energy and Resources
Will NOT Invest In Any volatile market commodities.
Preferred Location Preferably Sarawak but I don’t mind other places.
Public Profile I have worked in one of Canada’s outstanding research university, University of Alberta, that have been constantly ranked in the top 100 by most universities ranking systems. My forte is in research particularly in the areas of biological sciences and earth and atmospheric sciences in which I was tutored personally by a Canadian Research Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Renewable Resources. Ultimately, I am a new investor in the market but I am known to make my homework prior to agreeing with any ventures. I am willing to learn other market ventures in the country but I preferentially sticks to what I know the most.
NAME Bryan Paul
Address 7819, Desa Pujut 2, Bandar Baru Permyjaya, 98000, Miri, Sarawak.