Supporting local independent women-owned home-based businesses in Istanbul to grow and giving women with non-traditional Blue Collar Skills exposure and economic opportunities.
Istanbul, Turkey is miles away from North America, but the plight of women is the same in every country. Women want economic security for their families and to have a feeling of self-worth and equal opportunity to realize their potential
Many women during economic hardships, caused by reliance only on their husband to bring home a paycheck find it very difficult to make ends meet. Often there are sacrifices such as not sending one child to school or getting the daughter who is nearly 19 years old to be married off. Some women to keep their families together start a home-based business such as catering, bread making, and selling food grown from home-based gardens. They rely heavily on the community where they live for support, but that is often not sustainable. Small businesses (home-based and more formal) are important to the social and economic fabric of our communities worldwide and as a sum, to the economic development of a country—but they can’t survive without exposure and further business growth.
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There are many megastores much like Costco and large supermarkets in Istanbul but they often do not sell the foods grown or produced by the local family business or even products from immigrants. Another aspect is there are many immigrant communities in Istanbul from Africa, Syria and even North America who own businesses selling and making food products. Busy, well-meaning consumers, in Istanbul would welcome the chance to support entrepreneurs in their local economy, but they have no way of getting access to these local businesses and their products, whenever they need it and at any time of day, delivered right to their business or homes.
Our business aim is to create an online platform where customers through our website will order directly from these small and home-based businesses. Our business also wants to share their stories and put a face behind the product to give customers an experience that is meaningful, to not only buy the product but to know the people and reasons why their business matters to them.
Another focus of our business will be to offer value added services to our customers. In addition to discovering and purchasing meaningful products, customers can help to support women with Blue Collar skills such as plumbing, carpentry, electrical skills. In a predominantly male-dominated society such as Istanbul. Women with non-traditional blue collar skills are often overlooked for their male counterparts.
An additional service we will offer is for our B2B clients and their employees to use our company for their office, property or home maintenance and cleaning needs. Our company will hire skilled women to offer our soft and technical services.
Consider the impact on the economic and social development our company will have, where busy consumers can not only discover and support local independent home-based businesses, but, at the same time help to promote gender equality in a very male dominant industry such as the care and maintenance of properties and buildings, in Istanbul and in the Middle East.
A more inclusive, open and fair world should be tackled one country and economy at a time. This is what you will be helping to promote with the support of this campaign.
Business for the promotion of Fair and Progressive Economy and Society for all.
C2C Services Solutions is a startup( that has not yet started) and that's why I am here on iFundWomen
We are getting started to create an online platform to bring exposure and business growth to home-based businesses, businesses owned by immigrants and local independent businesses. We are targeting large corporate business, multinational businesses and their employees who live and work in Istanbul. Our website and the future app will make it very easy to find products needed for everyday use, gourmet food, organic and non-organic foods, fresh fruits and vegetables and even order catering from businesses owned by women, immigrants and local independent businesses all over Istanbul.
Busy working consumers and businesses will now have the ability to meaningfully contribute to the growth of their local economy, while they shop to keep their employees happy or fill their own needs.
Beyond selling, we will actively help to support our suppliers and help their business to grow, by sharing their stories on our website and help them to build connections and find connections or business opportunities with other local entrepreneurs.
Help Me to Get Start
I need your support to get this vision into motion and to get going. My vision is to get C2C Services Solutions Limited Liability incorporated in Istanbul, Turkey. The next step is to build a unique website that will allow customers to easily find and order products from local, home-based and immigrant businesses. Also to access details about where the product originated. Customers will also be able to easily schedule delivery date and times.
My vision is to have a Blog/community on the website where information about the local producers and businesses will be showcased including video interviews, pictures and where customers can leave their feedback and rating. I will also hire 2 staff that will deliver the products to our customers, and 2 staff to perform initial cleaning and basic maintenance of our client’s facilities.
Once the company is incorporated and our website built, we will qualify and be to receive government grants to further aide with our startup expenses and to pay for equipment.
Women, minorities, and immigrants outside your country need your support too. So that they can experience an equal and better quality of life.