BUSINESS TO BUSINESS RELATIONS IS THE BEST WAY WEST AFRICANS OR GAMBIANS IN PARTICULAR CAN ESTABLISH LONG LASTING BUSINESS RELATIONS WITH PARTNERS IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE, ESPECIALLY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
DEVELOPING ONE’S BUSINESS WITH THE AIM OF BEING ACTIVE ON THE LANE OF TRADE RELATIONS IS THE BEST WAY OR OPTION TO ENGAGE THE USA OR OTHER COUNTRIES IN THE WEST.
AMERICA IS NOT ALL ABOUT APPLYING FOR VISAS THERE ARE MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THOSE WHO ARE DETERMINED TO PARTNER WITH OR DO BUSINESS WITH AMERICANS. YOU CAN STAY IN THE GAMBIA WORK WITH PARTNERS IN THE USA AND MAKE MONEY!
AGOA IS THE KEY TO THE US MARKET AMERICANS WANT TO DO BUSINESS WITH GAMBIANS. LATTER IS A DIPLOMATIC, POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC FACT!
Compiled and Analyzed by Essa Bokarr Sey.
Those Gambians who want to excel in their own business, those Gambians who want to access the US market with professional guidance or want to begin their own enterprises within the Gambia itself before thinking of crossing the Atlantic are being advised that American Chamber of commerce Gambia could or the US embassy can transform their business goals into concrete results. Hard work attracts hard workers!
The desire to partner with parties who want to excel equally invites like minded ones into a sphere of mutual benefits where respect remain the conduit of participation.
I was once invited to one of their fora in Atlanta Georgia it was organized with the help of Sahel Invest and the US embassy. I never regretted attending that event. It was business to business relations ranging from projects at their embryonic stage to the expansion of businesses at the end find ways of using our quota on AGOA.
America IS NOT! all about visas and green card lottery! USA is a “business ocean” where every vessel can go fishing and come home with a good catch! I know it because I have lived the life of a diplomat and a normal citizen in the same country for years. Americans are some of the most accommodating and open minded people you can ever meet on earth..
I have lived in almost every corner of the world so I know exactly what I am saying..Here I am talking naturally not diplomatically or politically which means what I am saying is coming from the heart. Generally speaking ordinary American citizens are definitely caring. That I know and I lived through it for years.
Doing business from Gambia to America can show you another dimension you would have never imagined was missing on your chart of ACTIVITES all these years! Give it a try by visiting the AMCHAM and then ultimately do business with people right inside USA.
I have so far directed so many young Gambians who approached me with the aim of wanting to excel. Most of them do say to me: “Mr Sey I want to stay here do business and save money to build a beautiful house cause it will be cheaper here than other parts of the world” One them said this to me: “Uncle Essa I promise you I will make it to the top inshaa Allah. All I need from you is professional advise…”. These are people with rare skills and talents that can be transformed into “mobile industries” from the mind to action!
A young lady I met left a lasting impression In me in fact it is one of the reasons that made me pen this story today..She said: “Mr Sey I cannot travel and leave my mother here and I will make sure that I create my own American dream at our home (she laughed ) and continued to say my education was sponsored by my own mother and today I have a masters degree… I know I will make it I am determined therefore listening or writing about what you share all the time motivates me and some of my peers all the time… ” This young lady is today part of those who plan events and guides others like her to establish businesses too.
Many young Gambian ladies are eager to open their own designers shops, restaurants and salons..One young man said he will create the first mobile barber shop soon inshaa Allah.
I in fact gave my own money to one who needed only D2000.00 dalasis to start her own shoe making small workshop at home..Some one directed her to.me and that was it! Modou Mboge in Norway is one of those who does recurring donations in the amount of D1000.00 every month.Believe me that money will be part of what i will be using to help those who want to start small and build their own.
A case in point is that a crate of eggs from a poultry farm in Yundum is @ D180.00 mark you these are the best eggs compared to the imported ones. Which therefore means with Mr Mboge’s money one can help youngsters who do not mind selling eggs or make break fast with omelette and to at work places or in the streets. There is an old fulani proverb which says: Go’ owe foof inna jalnee kono haamboyah”
Meaning: ” A Starting point is most of the time laughable before the eyes of others but as time goes on things will keep changing for the better…”
Gambians should think of creating small industries, enterprises, or engage in import/ export activites between Banjul and the USA or other countries abroad. That cannot be without thinking of small before big. When you make money with partners home and abroad you will not apply for a Visa instead those partners will apply it for you based on mutual benefits and respect.
In fact all that one may need in Miami can be found between Banjul and Kartong or Gunjur.
We have a gem called The Gambia’s landscape which I can tell you Americans or business partners in other nations will be so keen to build or rebuild with us infrastructure wise.
Why not we change the gears, from that of waiting for donors or FDI Foreign Direct Aid to building business bridges between us and those people who pay the tax or raise the funds being given to powerful governments who are constantly claiming to be our donors?
Africa will never occupy its rightful position on the geo political arena or strategies without looking into transforming itself into a business or economic giant! Services and Production are the keys to growth there is no other escape route!
Check the following details and then go there to engage Amcham with a determined and positive mind.
American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) at the former UTG Faculty Building, near the Ministry of Works Building, MDI Road, or call 696 9500 or 227 44 99 or email: [email protected]
Prepared by Essa Bokarr Sey.