Havana Cuba Business

Preparing for post-Embargo post-Castro opportunities in Cuba


 

Cuba Consulting Services


If you are engaged in or would like to learn more about Cuba related business or travel activities, we offer a customized consulting service that will address your questions and concerns.

 Our report will feature relevant Cuba and/or US market research, a summary of the challenges, risks and opportunities that exist in Cuba. Your report will also contain the names and contact information of relevant Cuba experts relevant to your interests so you will have the information you need to move forward with your idea or business venture coupled with the knowledge to make good decisions.

We offer this Cuba business consulting service from our Massachusetts based, Havana Journal Inc, office.

(508) 744-6790

Rob Sequin


As owner and publisher of the Havana Journal, (the largest private Cuba website on the Internet as ranked in our Cuba Select review) my associates, my contacts and I are fortunate to have a very broad and deep knowledge of Cuba.

In my database, I have more than 700 friends, associates, experts, lawyers, art dealers, tour organizers, service providers, non-profit organizations and a variety of other contacts living in Cuba, Miami, Tampa, Washington DC, many other US cities, Canada and Europe who can help me get the information you need so you can understand the Cuba business opportunity that interests you.

Taping into my vast network of contacts, I will act as your "project manager" to gather information and compose a customized Cuba consulting report so you will have enough "actionable intelligence" to make good decisions that will help you to get started to do business in Cuba.

Since there are many US laws restricting travel to Cuba and business with Cuba and since the Cuban government controls the economy of Cuba, you need the right information so you can navigate the legal and economic landmines for your Cuba related venture.

You need more than just a friend of the family or an "Uncle in the business" or even just a single Cuba expert or consultant... you need information compiled from a number of resources across a variety of specialities from a number of Cuba experts.

Useful information is hard to find in Cuba and even when it is found, the facts usually needs an explanation because nothing is easy to understand in Cuba.

Our Cuba consulting report allows our clients to see the Cuba world clearly so they can make educated decisions and realistic business plans with the confidence to venture forward efficiently while avoiding disastrous mistakes.

Cuba Consulting Report


We provide a Cuba consulting package to clients seeking to understand the Cuba niche that is important to their business goals. We provide a better understanding of the challenges, market, risks and opportunities of our clients' Cuba related ventures.

We can assist you with any of the following:

  • Cuban market research
  • OFAC license applications
  • Travel, Carrier and Remittance service provider information
  • Sale of US goods to Cuba
  • Business opportunities in Cuba

Our service consists of phone conversations and a customized Cuba consulting report. We will talk with you to understand your interests then we will provide you with a customized Cuba consulting report.

Each report differs but we usually address the following topics as it pertains to our clients needs:

  • Market research
  • Obstacles on US side
  • Obstacles on Cuba side
  • Opportunities on US side
  • Opportunities on Cuba side
  • Competition
  • Barriers to entry
  • First mover advantages
  • Pre-Castro business environment
  • Contact information of senior level decision makers
  • Introductions as needed
  • Threats to success (financial, political, religious, cultural)
  • List of Cuba specialty attorneys

As a summary to the report we offer expert commentary on the topics mentioned above.

Here is a sample report regarding exporting Cuban honey.

CUBAN MARKET RESEARCH

When a client needs to be well informed in order to make Cuba related business, political or travel plans, I will obtain mission specific information and produce reports with actionable intelligence to include introductions to senior level decision makers in government and business.

This includes producing reports regarding the Cuban government, legal system, tourism industry, oil business in Cuba and more like potential business opportunities, sales to Cuba, logistics and location scouting.

OFAC LICENSE APPLICATIONS

When a US based company or entrepreneur wants to legally do business with Cuba, a lengthy and complicated process of applying for the correct OFAC license is required from the US Treasury. We can help clients navigate the US legal restrictions and obtain the necessary licenses needed to sell into the Cuban market.

REMITTANCE, CARRIER AND TRAVEL SERVICE PROVIDER CONSULTING

We can assist with market research, applications and marketing for new and existing service providers. We can assist with OFAC licensing questions and applications.

SALES OF US GOODS TO CUBA

When a client needs to market their Cuba related products or services on the Internet or in print, I will assist them with a marketing campaign along with web and print advertising placement opportunities.

I will work with you to place advertisements across our Havana Network of websites and at other Cuba related websites that we have screened for our clients. We can also offer advertisement placement opportunities in dozens of print publications that are directly relevant to your target audience.

...and many more areas of expertise where we can advise you

Agriculture
Architecture
Art
Beaches
Biotechnology
Boating
Business
Cars
Cigars
Coffee
Communications
Cruises
Entertainment
Entrepreneurs
Exports
Financial
Golfing
Government
Health Care
History
Hotels
Housing
Human Rights
Imports
Investments
Legal travel
Lodging
Marinas
Medical schools
Movies
Music
OFAC
Real estate
Religion
Restaurants
Rum
Sailing
Scuba diving
Shipping
Sports
Sugar
Tourism
Transportation
Urban planning
Vacations

We provide a better understanding of the challenges, market, risks and opportunities of our clients' Cuba related ventures.

No Conflict of Interest - Confidentiality - Pricing

We charge a flat rate fee for our consulting package consisting of phone conversations and a specialized consulting report as described above.

Since our service provides so much information along with the phone numbers, mailing addresses and emails of relevant Cuba experts, our clients usually do not need to engage with us for more consulting time. Our service will set you on the right path toward your goals.

No conflict of interest: Since you are paying me for this service, you can rest assured that I am 100% working in your best interest and will never take a referral fee or payment of any kind from any of the people or businesses I mention or recommend to you by phone or in the consulting report.

Confidentiality: I will also keep your information confidential and will not share your business ideas, name or contact information with anyone without your approval.

Pricing: The flat fee for the complete consultation is $1000 paid this way... start up fee $250, $250 after we start the report/phone consultation, $250 when we have finished the report and then the final $250 after you read the consulting report.

Time: I will spend 6 to 10 hours on your customized report. So, between our phone conversations, gathering the information you require and producing the report, you will benefit from many hours of our Cuba expertise.

It usually takes two weeks or less to give you the final report.

(508) 744-6790

Rob Sequin

Other Cuba Services


  • Presence at US and Cuba events
  • Cuba domain name acquisitions and sales
  • Cuba legal services
  • Cuban document retrieval
  • Uncle in the Business
  • Cuba TM and keyword monitoring service

PRESENCE AT US AND CUBA EVENTS

When a client would like to be present at a conference or business meeting in Miami, Boston, Washington DC, Cuba or even Canada, we can act as your “eyes and ears” and report back to you.

We can gather information without mention of your company or we can offer to hand out business cards or brochures on your behalf.

CUBA DOMAIN ACQUISITION AND SALES

When a client needs to acquire a domain name to start a new Cuba business and wishes to remain anonymous or simply does not have the time to negotiate with an owner, I will work to acquire the target domain.

I have been a domain name buyer, seller and broker for many years and have been successfully negotiating the purchase and sale of domains for myself and numerous clients. More information about this service, visit Domain Buyer Broker.

CUBA LEGAL SERVICES

Also, we offer Cuba legal assistance requests for OFAC compliance reviews, legal travel to Cuba information along with many other Cuba legal matters.

CUBAN DOCUMENT RETRIEVAL

We provide a proprietary, OFAC compliant Cuban document retrieval service that obtains Cuban birth, death, marriage certificates along with school records and other documents.

UNCLE IN THE BUSINESS

If you would like to talk with a Cuba expert, you can hire me by the half hour to talk on the phone and/or research Cuba speciality interests to answer your questions and concerns.

My hourly rate for a phone consultation or for a small research project is $150 per hour with a half hour minimum.

CUBA TM AND KEYWORD MONITORING SERVICE

Interested in a particular trademark, Cuba topic, keyword or industry? We offer a Cuba monitoring service where we search, screen and compile news, blog posts and informative posts about your trademark, Cuba keyword or industry and send reports to you as new information comes in. We also monitor Cuba domain name registrations, expirations and Cuba domains for sale that are directly related to your keyword or industry.

(508) 744-6790

Rob Sequin

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