[Entrepreneurs Impact] Journey Enrico “Rico” Bommel

Childhood of Enrico “Rico” Bommel

Born and raised in Suriname, Paramaribo is where it all started for Enrico “Rico” Bommel. Born on June 25, 1987, Enrico Bommel came into this world and spent most of his childhood in Kasabaholo. Rico enjoyed his childhood playing with friends from his neighborhood in the ‘80s when there was no fancy technological way of spending your time, than with each other having real fun and making memories. He enjoyed a lot of love during his childhood, especially from his grandmother who was the backbone in supporting him and the family.

Growing up in a one-parent household, became more challenging when the backbone who was supporting the family, the grandmother of Rico, left to live in the USA, Miami, and suddenly became sick and had to go through surgery. This was a very challenging period for Rico, because not only did he miss his grandmother, but he was also worried about her and on top of it all the support she was providing also came to an end. This had a tremendous impact on his family. In some instances, he also had to choose between getting food or paying bills which also led him to drop out of school. The lifestyle he was used to, changed tremendously and that triggered the growth mindset even more and he started searching for a solution to support himself and the family.

As an early school drop-out, Rico started to use his talents to come to places where he knew he would meet certain people he wanted to share a seat at the table with and network to find growth opportunities. He started his dancing career in various dance groups and later continued with rap. Working in Starzz Discotheek for approximately six years provided the opportunity to meet people with a growth mindset and men whom he looked up to and who are now his friends and business partners.

Leaving Suriname to go live in the US in 2011 to create a better life, started with a Marble business. The aim was to import marble from Brazil to the US, but this did not stay for long, since it was very challenging Rico started doing business in Real Estate and built the Hot Sauce company Su Yum Foods together with his wife and her parents as equal partners.

His Impact

Embarking on a journey into the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, Rico has not only reshaped his lifestyle and mindset through business, but left an indelible mark on the business landscape, demonstrating the profound impact consistency can have on innovation, growth, and societal change. From manually producing 120 bottles an hour with the whole family, Su Yum Food now produces more than 2000 bottles of hot sauce in one hour using machines. Having a great clientele in the USA is one of the greatest achievements, wherein influencers such as ‘David’s Been Here’ became an ambassador for Hot Sauce. Su Yum Food also has a market at restaurants that are cooking with their marinade. As a Suriname company based in the USA, Su Yum Food works exclusively with raw ingredients from Suriname without additives. This company is the first and largest certified Suriname Hot Sauce company doing business in the US.

Su Yum

Growth comes with its challenges. The challenges Su Yum Foods faces are the prices of the import of raw ingredients from Suriname, due to inflation and economic challenges. And the volume of orders that are increasing. The company has put its strategy into place and is working towards solving these challenges of the volume by the end of January 2024. That this dynamic company is on the rise is noticeable looking at the growth of the company in the past years.

Last words from Rico

Rico shares that his focus is on small businesses and young entrepreneurs. To reach the top one has to be consistent and have love in their heart. There is no reason to hate and or be negative towards each other. Even through the challenges, there is enough room for everyone at the top. To reach the top entrepreneurs should be aware of their priorities and what they spend their time on. Be sure to follow the right people who inspire and eventually mentor you to become better. Ensure a healthy environment where love and grants are strongly present. Follow people and organizations who are already at the top and provide a platform/help for others to grow such as Rico himself, OneShot International, and others. Be positive, talk positive, and represent positivity in your lifestyle and in your products or services. Find the drive within and make your dreams come true.

Entrepreneur’s Impact

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Before we wrap up, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude to you, our incredible OneShot International community. Without your dedication to making the world a better place, our mission would remain just a dream. Stay tuned for our next Entrepreneur Story next Sunday, same time, same place, different story.  

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[News & Media] Arrow transitions to OneShot Learning

OneShot International LLC is thrilled to announce the acquisition of Arrow Business Academy, the learning platform, which now enables us to provide you with OneShot Learning.

This exciting development marks a significant milestone for OneShot, as we proudly introduce OneShot Learning—a beacon of cutting-edge digital business solutions, cultivating an environment of continuous societal impact. Our strategic decision to fully integrate Arrow Business Academy in OneShot stems from our evolving mission, aimed at assisting over 1000 entrepreneurs from developing countries in expanding their businesses on a global scale by 2030. 

Key highlights of this transformation include:

  1. New Identity: Arrow Business Academy is rebranded as OneShot Learning, encapsulating the essence of rapid learning and continuous progress while upholding our unwavering commitment to quality.
  2. Enhanced Learning: OneShot Learning enhances the digital training capabilities, offering local and global instructors (and learners) access to a tailored platform.
  3. Updated Platform: The Arrow platform has been rejuvenated to reflect the transition to OneShot Learning, accessible at https://oneshot.sr/learning/
  4. Improved User Experience: We have overhauled our user interface to optimize navigation and make the learning experience even more user-friendly and efficient.
  5. International Partnerships: Being an international company, OneShot envisions forging strong international learning platform partnerships in the short term, providing extensive opportunities for instructors to join our community.

OneShot remains unwavering in its dedication to fostering excellence in digital business acceleration, supporting individuals and organizations in their international growth journey. While we move forward, all existing contracts, course enrollments, and partnerships with Arrow Business Academy will seamlessly transition to OneShot Learning, ensuring no disruption in services or course access. We encourage you to log into the upgraded learning environment at https://oneshot.sr/learning/ .

Stay tuned for more thrilling developments as we continue this journey towards greater international heights. For additional information, please contact our Digital Learning Coordinator, Ms. Chevelly Plet BSc. at Chevelly@archer.sr or WhatsApp (597)7425555.

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[News & Media] Social Media Conference 2023 shaping the digital landscape in Suriname

The Social Media Conference Suriname 2023, which took place from October 23 to 25, has come to a close. This annual conference is dedicated to exploring the latest developments in the field of Social Media in Suriname, the Caribbean, and around the world. Since its inaugural edition in 2017, the conference has consistently expanded in terms of the number of sessions, speakers, and participants, attracting professionals and enthusiasts from South America, North America, and Europe. The topics covered at the conference encompass a wide spectrum, ranging from Social Media platforms to their integration with various aspects of online marketing, traditional marketing, mobile and app development, e-commerce, and emerging markets. Attendees come from diverse backgrounds, including marketing, PR, and communication professionals, corporate junior and senior management, small and medium business owners, students, media professionals, and social media enthusiasts.

According to Anvit Ramlakhan, who led the panel discussion on digital transformation, key themes were explored that have the potential to shape the digital landscape in Suriname. See his key takeaways here:

  1. Access to Fast Internet & Integrated Digital Payment Platform: The emphasis was placed on improving internet and payment infrastructure throughout Suriname, ensuring that everyone has access to fast internet and seamless payment services, representing the first step towards an inclusive digital future! 🚀
  2. Digital Literacy Programs: Empowering individuals with digital skills was a highlighted priority. We called for the establishment of comprehensive digital literacy programs in schools, community centers, and workplaces to bridge the digital divide. 📚💡
  3. Local Content Creation: We recognized the importance of preserving our rich culture and traditions in the online sphere. There is a significant need for collective efforts to promote the creation of authentic Surinamese content, preserving our heritage and sharing our stories with the world. 🌍🇸🇷
  4. E-commerce and Support for SMEs: Supporting small and medium-sized businesses was a central theme. Efforts should be made to develop e-commerce platforms and provide resources to help them thrive online! 💼💻
  5. Government Engagement on Social Media: Active encouragement of government engagement on social media platforms was emphasized as a way to promote transparency and efficient communication. Collaborative efforts can build trust and effectively address public concerns. 🤝🗳️
  6. Cybersecurity & Privacy Measures: Strong emphasis was placed on protecting our digital space. Advocating for robust cybersecurity measures was widespread, with the aim of ensuring a safe online environment for all users. 🛡️🔒

The conclusion of the Social Media Conference Suriname marks the end of a successful gathering of minds and ideas dedicated to the ever-evolving world of social media. With each passing year, this conference has grown in significance and influence, fostering connections and knowledge exchange across borders. As we move forward, we carry with us the valuable insights and innovative strategies discussed during this event. These takeaways have the potential to bring about positive transformations in the realm of social media and digital advancement in Suriname and beyond. We eagerly anticipate the continued growth and success of this conference as we collectively shape the future of social media in an increasingly connected world.

Sources: Anvit Ramlakhan, Social Media ConferenceSR & www.socialmedia.sr  

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[Ideas & Opinions] Emancipation: Breaking free from the chains of FEAR!

As of July 1st, 2023, it has been 160 years since the abolition of slavery in Suriname and the Caribbean islands when they were colonies of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. However, even today, millions of people worldwide are still trapped in various forms of slavery, often referred to as “Modern-Day Slavery.” In this context, fear has emerged as a powerful force that controls and restricts individuals, comparable to the way slavery did in the past. This fear can limit people’s freedom, hinder their pursuit of dreams, and impede their full potential for growth.

Despite recognizing the parallels between fear and slavery, many individuals unknowingly consent to this new form of enslavement in their lives, driven by fear itself. Fear of failure, fear of judgment, fear of uncertainty, fear of risks – these emotions hold us back from pursuing our dreams and achieving our goals.

The truth is life itself is inherently risky. From the moment we are born, we embark on a journey filled with risks. However, avoiding risks altogether does not guarantee security nor happiness. Taking risks is an integral part of life, just like getting married, having children, or driving a car. Embracing the inherent risks that come with pursuing our dreams is a part of living life to the fullest.

Often, people hesitate to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams, seeking security that may not exist. Our perceptions and thinking habits largely shape our lives, and poor thinking habits can keep us trapped in a state of stagnation.

The essence of life lies in living our dreams to the fullest and finding contentment in the choices we make. Emancipation Day serves as a reminder of the importance of breaking free from the chains of fear and embracing the risks that come with pursuing our aspirations.

As the Founder & CEO of OneShot International located in the USA/California, I was born and raised in Suriname (South America). I believe in the true potential and drive entrepreneurs have to make a change in the world. If you have a dream to Start, Build and Grow your business internationally regardless of where you are in the world you need to connect with OneShot International. We are on a mission to Help 1000 entrepreneurs from developing countries, Grow their Business Internationally by 2030. We invite you to join our Investment Acceleration Program and embark on a journey of empowerment and growth. More information HERE

Remember, happiness and fulfillment come from seizing opportunities, taking risks, and pursuing our passions. Let us celebrate Emancipation Day and embrace the spirit of liberation by daring to dream and act fearlessly. Wan Switi Keti Koti! Happy Emancipation Day!

Renato Archer MBA BTech
Founder & CEO
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[News & Media] Hulp voor startende ondernemers in Suriname & Guyana.

OneShot stimuleert internationaal ondernemerschap in ontwikkelingslanden door de introductie van het OneShot Investment Acceleration Programma. Dit is een programma om startende en bestaande ondernemers te helpen internationaal zaken te doen.

OneShot, een internationale organisatie die zich richt op het bevorderen van ondernemerschap in ontwikkelingslanden, erkent de grote behoefte van ondernemers in deze landen om hun producten en diensten te exporteren naar internationale markten. Echter, het gebruik van traditionele exportmogelijkheden met goedkeurings- en investeringsbeperkingen blijkt een obstakel te zijn. Daarentegen is het exporteren van digitale producten en diensten kosteloos, vereist het geen goedkeuring maar slechts minimale investering. Ondernemers in ontwikkelingslanden zouden daarom veel meer gebruik moeten maken van deze mogelijkheid. Op die manier krijgen ze toegang tot meer kapitaal om hun economieën te verbeteren en te laten groeien, aldus Renato Archer, oprichter en CEO van OneShot International.

Renato Archer, die al geruime tijd betrokken is bij ondernemerschap in Suriname en sinds de oprichting van OneShot enkele jaren internationaal actief is, merkt op dat ondanks de uitdagende economische omstandigheden er veel onbenutte mogelijkheden zijn. Mensen zoeken helaas vaak naar snelle winsten in plaats van duurzaamheid. Met meer dan 15 jaar ervaring in diverse corporate organisaties en 10 jaar als ondernemer, wil Renato Archer ondernemers in ontwikkelingslanden helpen bij het opzetten van hun bedrijven op internationaal niveau.

Om ondernemers in ontwikkelingslanden te ondersteunen bij het opzetten van internationale bedrijven, introduceert OneShot het “OneShot Investment Acceleration Programma”. Dit programma van 12 weken is bedoeld om startende en gevestigde ondernemers te helpen bij het opzetten van een digitale onderneming op internationaal niveau, het ontwikkelen van een strategisch businessplan en pitch, en het in contact brengen met diverse investeerders voor financiering. OneShot is samenwerkingen aangegaan met meer dan 50 internationale partners, waardoor het programma in verschillende landen kan worden aangeboden. Een van de partners is David Riemer, de Amazon-bestselling auteur van het boek “Get Your Startup Story Straight”, wiens boek ondernemers wereldwijd heeft geholpen investeringen aan te trekken van top investeerders door hun sterke Startup Story. Met meer dan 40 jaar ervaring, waarbij hij top talent heeft getraind van bekende bedrijven zoals Google, Netflix, Salesforce en meer, heeft David Riemer waardevolle kennis en expertise te bieden aan de deelnemers van dit programma. Renato Archer, David Riemer en de partners zijn vastberaden om ondernemers, vooral in ontwikkelingslanden, te helpen door te breken met ideeën en strategieën die waarde kunnen toevoegen aan de wereld.

Dankzij de gecombineerde internationale kennis, ervaring en middelen die op één platform worden samengebracht, bedraagt de normale waarde per deelnemer aan dit programma ongeveer USD2500. In de Verenigde Staten wordt een vergelijkbaar programma al aangeboden voor USD2000 per deelnemer. OneShot heeft echter bereikt dat deelnemers slechts USD249 (of Early Bird $199) betalen voor dit programma en ook nog de mogelijkheid hebben om in drie (3) maandelijkse termijnen te betalen.

Het programma begint op 1 september en duurt tot 1 december 2023. Om het programma in Suriname en Guyana van start te laten gaan, is OneShot samenwerkingen aangegaan met Organizational Transformers NV (OTNV), die de coördinatie heeft in Suriname, en Together We Win Business Network (TWWBN), die verantwoordelijk is voor de coördinatie in Guyana.

Op de foto zijn de samenwerkende partners te zien die de officiële aftrap hebben gegeven om ondernemerschap in Suriname en Guyana via het OneShot programma naar een hoger niveau te tillen en de brug naar internationale markten te slaan. (rechts Renato Archer, oprichter en CEO van OneShot International, midden Gail Meyer CEO van OTNV & links Marlon Joseph, oprichter en president van TWWBN)

Renato Archer benadrukt dat de missie van OneShot is om vóór 2030 meer dan 1000 ondernemers uit ontwikkelingslanden te helpen groeien naar het internationaal ondernemen. Meer informatie over het programma is HIER te vinden.

Het programma wordt volledig digitaal en in het Engels verzorgd via het OneShot-platform www.oneshot.sr. Registratie voor deelname aan het programma is nu geopend. KLIK HIER om u te registreren.

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OneShot is een internationale organisatie met haar hoofdkantoor in USA, California alsook een representatie in Suriname & Guyana, die zich inzet voor het stimuleren van ondernemerschap in ontwikkelingslanden . Via programma’s, begeleiding, investeringen, netwerkmogelijkheden, digitale producten en diensten helpt OneShot individuen hun ideeën om te zetten in succesvolle bedrijven en de complexiteit van de wereldmarkt te overwinnen.

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[News & Media] Boost for the Training Industry in Suriname and Guyana

In-person training has long been a traditional and effective method for learning and skill development. However, it also comes with its fair share of challenges that can hinder progress and limit the potential for growth. To take your training initiatives to the next level, it’s crucial to address and overcome these challenges. Here are some common challenges associated with in-person training :

1. Limited Accessibility: In-person training is often limited by geographical constraints, making it difficult for individuals in remote locations to participate.

2. Time and Scheduling Conflicts: Coordinating schedules among trainers and participants can be a significant challenge in in-person training.

3. High Costs: In-person training can be expensive due to venue rentals, travel expenses, and materials.

4. Lack of Personalization: In a traditional in-person training setting, it can be challenging to cater to the individual learning needs of participants.

5. Limited Scalability: In-person training can be challenging to scale, particularly when training large groups or expanding to a broader audience.

6. Measurement and Evaluation: Assessing the effectiveness and impact of in-person training can be difficult.

7. Adapting to Changing Needs: In-person training may lack the agility needed to adapt quickly to evolving training requirements.

By addressing these challenges and embracing innovative training approaches, you can elevate your training business to the next level. OneShot will share the NEXT LEVEL Solution in the Training Industry to Boost Training businesses in Suriname, Guyana and others in South-America on July, 10th 2023

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[Ideas & Opinions] Should You Stay in Your Job or Start Your Own Business?

The decision to stay in your job or start your own business is a deeply personal one that requires careful consideration. Making this Choice for Your Future is becoming a very important one. Both options have their advantages and challenges, and what works for one person may not work for another. In the past period, several people have been wondering if the typical office hours is really how they should spend the rest of their life. Especially since COVID quality of life and spending time with your loved ones has become a more important topic than before. Several people have experienced that working from home is possible and the way we have been doing things before can be tailored and adjusted in their favor.

Nevertheless, this choice stays personal regardless and there are several factors to take into account while you consider making this important decision:

Risk Tolerance: Starting your own business inherently carries more risk than staying in a job. Entrepreneurship often involves financial uncertainty, long hours, and a steep learning curve. If you have a high tolerance for risk and thrive in a dynamic environment, starting your own business may be a thrilling and rewarding path to pursue. However, if you prefer stability and a predictable income, staying in your job may provide a sense of security.

Passion and Purpose: Consider your level of passion and fulfillment in your current job. If you feel unfulfilled or lack enthusiasm for your work, starting your own business can offer the opportunity to pursue your passions and create a business aligned with your values. Entrepreneurship allows you to have greater control over your professional life and the freedom to build something meaningful.

Financial Considerations: Evaluate your financial situation and assess whether you have the necessary resources to start a business. Starting a business often requires financial investment, especially in the early stages when profitability may not be immediate. Consider your savings, access to capital, and potential income sources when deciding if you can sustain yourself during the initial stages of your business.

Skills and Expertise: Assess your skills, experience, and expertise in relation to your business idea. Starting a business often requires a diverse skill set and a deep understanding of the industry you plan to enter. If you possess the necessary skills or are willing to acquire them, starting your own business can be a platform to leverage your strengths and build something unique. On the other hand, staying in your job can allow you to further develop your skills and gain valuable experience.

Lifestyle and Work-Life Balance: Consider the lifestyle and work-life balance you desire. Entrepreneurship can be demanding, requiring long hours and dedication. Starting your own business may offer flexibility and the ability to create a work-life balance that suits your needs. However, it can also blur the lines between work and personal life, requiring significant commitment and sacrifice.

Support Network: Assess the availability of a support network. Starting a business can be challenging, and having a strong support system can provide guidance, mentorship, and emotional support. Evaluate whether you have access to mentors, entrepreneurial communities, or experienced individuals who can offer advice and support.

Ultimately, the decision to stay in your job or start your own business depends on your individual goals, preferences, and circumstances. Consider your risk tolerance, passion, financial situation, skills, desired lifestyle, and available support. Remember that there is no one-size-fits-all answer, and the best choice may vary from person to person. Take the time to thoroughly evaluate your options, weigh the pros and cons, and make a decision that aligns with your long-term vision and aspirations.

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[Ideas & Opinions] Why You Need to Start Your Own Business – The Power of Entrepreneurship

In today’s fast-paced and ever-evolving world, entrepreneurship has become more than just a buzzword. It has emerged as a pathway to personal and professional fulfillment, offering countless opportunities for growth, innovation, and financial independence. If you have ever entertained the idea of starting your own business, this blog post is for you. We will explore the compelling reasons why taking the entrepreneurial leap can be a life-changing decision.

Pursue Your Passion:
Starting your own business allows you to follow your passion and turn it into a profitable venture. Unlike traditional employment, where you may be limited to a specific role or industry, entrepreneurship empowers you to create something meaningful based on your interests and strengths. By aligning your work with your passions, you are more likely to find fulfillment and motivation, leading to a higher quality of life.

Embrace Independence:
One of the most enticing aspects of entrepreneurship is the freedom it offers. As a business owner, you have the autonomy to make decisions, set your own schedule, and shape the direction of your company. This level of independence allows you to escape the constraints of a 9-to-5 job and fully explore your potential. Moreover, you have the power to create a company culture that aligns with your values and vision.

Unlimited Growth Opportunities:
Starting your own business presents a unique opportunity for personal and professional growth. As an entrepreneur, you are constantly learning and adapting, facing new challenges, and acquiring new skills. This dynamic environment forces you to step out of your comfort zone and develop a versatile skill set. Whether it’s in marketing, finance, leadership, or negotiation, the learning curve is steep, but the rewards are limitless.

Financial Rewards:
While financial gain shouldn’t be the sole motivator for starting a business, entrepreneurship offers the potential for substantial financial rewards. By building a successful enterprise, you can create a stable income stream and achieve financial security. Additionally, as the owner, you have the ability to control your financial destiny, with the opportunity to scale your business and multiply your earnings.

Impact and Legacy:
Entrepreneurship provides a platform to make a positive impact on society. By solving problems, addressing unmet needs, or improving existing products and services, you can shape the world around you. Through your business, you have the power to create jobs, contribute to the economy, and inspire others. The legacy you leave behind can extend far beyond your immediate reach, making a lasting difference in the lives of others.

Flexibility and Work-Life Balance:
For many, achieving a healthy work-life balance is a constant struggle. However, as an entrepreneur, you have the opportunity to design a work environment that supports your personal needs and priorities. While starting a business requires dedication and hard work, it also allows you to create a schedule that suits your lifestyle. This flexibility enables you to spend more time with loved ones, pursue hobbies, and prioritize self-care.


Starting your own business is a transformative journey that offers numerous advantages and rewards. It enables you to pursue your passion, attain independence, and experience personal and professional growth. The financial benefits, impact on society, and the ability to design your own work-life balance further strengthen the case for entrepreneurship. While the road to success may be challenging, the possibilities are endless. So, if you have a vision, a passion, and a desire for autonomy, don’t hesitate—take the leap and embark on the incredible adventure of entrepreneurship.

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[News & Media] Silicon Valley innovation bridge to Suriname and Guyana!

Exactly a month after the Launch of the digital business platform OneShot in Suriname the company based in USA California, has now completed the launch of its platform in the developing countries Guyana and Suriname. In July 2022 Guyana Nation’s newspaper, Guyana Chronicle reported the potential of this for companies in Guyana in the article “US-based tech company eyes local partnerships”.

In Suriname, the launch of this platform was done in January 2023 in Courtyard by Marriott in front of a strategic group of business professionals and hundreds who joined the LIVE session online from several parts of the world, also the launch was broadcasted LIVE on the national TV station in Suriname the STVS. The launch of this platform in Suriname was facilitated by the speakers Mr. Anvit Ramlakhan, Chairman of ICT Association Suriname, Mr. Marlon Joseph President and Founder of Together We Win Business Network Guyana, Mr. Frans Eersteling Management Advisor of Arrow Business Academy and Mr. Renato Archer Founder and CEO of OneShot International.

In the past months, the OneShot platform has grown with hundreds of entrepreneurs from Suriname, Guyana, and the USA and is improving rapidly, making it one of the key platforms for people in developing countries to Start, Build, and Grow a digital business internationally. In an interview with the Founder and CEO of OneShot International Renato Archer, he said: “ The aim of the OneShot digital business platform is to become the bridge to “Silicon Valley’s Ecosystem” for those in developing countries who want to do business internationally. We do this by bringing them all the business resources needed to make their innovative ideas come true, since traveling to “Silicon Valley” is very expensive and doesn’t guarantee success”.

Silicon Valley is a region in Northern California (USA) that serves as a global center for high technology and innovation. Silicon Valley (SV) is the home to many of the world’s largest high-tech corporations (and startup companies) like Google, Facebook, YouTube, and many more. SV also accounts for one-third of all venture capital investment in the United States which has helped it to become a leading hub and startup ecosystem for high-tech innovation in the world where ideas that serve society are being supported to turn into successful businesses.

Archer mentioned that in his opinion, these tech giants based in developed countries solve huge topics for the world and in several instances, the solutions are beneficial to the underdeveloped as well, for instance, WhatsApp, but there are many challenges that developing countries still face that are not served and not on a clear solution agenda to be solved because they only occur in developing countries. For instance:

  • Education is still a topic in rural areas of developing countries like Suriname, Guyana, and many more without a clear solution ahead leaving millions of young people with no future;
  • Entrepreneurship is at an all-time low and declining in several of these countries looking to the World Bank Ease of Doing business report from 2019. Suriname ranked 162/190 and Guyana 134/190 which will eventually impact new startups and lead to fewer extra job opportunities;
  • 70-90% of financial transactions in Suriname and Guyana are still done in cash creating tremendous challenges for the economy, the people, and the adaption of new solutions to drive economic growth.

Guyana is leading this region currently in a booming state with the Oil and Gas findings (Suriname and Trinidad following) which projects tremendous growth to the economy, but still, Guyana has several challenges with regards to human capital not fully being ready to support this world-class transformation that is required. Instead of outsourcing all of the key opportunities to perform this transformation to international companies, the local population needs to bring the “Innovative Mindset” to these countries so they can become self-sufficient and gain maximum from their natural resources.

OneShot is established in California, near Silicon Valley to be the bridge for digital business startups in developing countries in order to boost entrepreneurs in these nations to take ownership of challenges in their countries. The goal is to facilitate the critical thinking process and drive digital business innovation which will lead to the development of several Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to grow internationally which will in the end deliver personal and economic growth. OneShot will in this regard grant access to an international professional network, venture capital, coaching, and mentoring needed to achieve this goal.

OneShot has a strategic plan with several international partners from Suriname, Guyana, and the USA to drive sustainable solutions for challenges in developing countries. If you are a business professional and you share this same mission in your business strategy we would encourage you to become a partner. If you want to Start, Build, or Grow your own international business join us at www.oneshot.sr and stay tuned for the upcoming opportunities!

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[News & Media] Launch Digital Academy in Suriname

Arrow Business Academy is a startup powered by OneShot International. At the Launch of the OneShot Digital Business Platform in Suriname, Mr Frans Eersteling, Management Advisor of Arrow Business Academy shared the importance of a digital business academy for developing countries to drive education for professionals using local content at a higher level which will be creating a digital (pre-recorded) alternative to in-class training since this is much cheaper and also providing off-line possibilities for those who don’t have access to internet. Digital learning will be substantial for growth towards international standards.
“Suriname and Guyana are at a point in their economies where developing their human capital is essential to further drive nationwide transformation utilizing their own local resources as much as possible. Business Education will play an important role in this regard. Especially with the Oil and Gas developments it is of tremendous importance to grant every local entrepreneur, professional and anybody who qualifies to support this transition the opportunity to grow together, create job opportunities and climb the ladder out of poverty. The past years we have always outsourced several major projects to international companies or people from developed countries because local resources were considered not fully capable to support these major projects. Well, this is the time to get our human capital ready by upgrading skills, knowledge and capabilities grow anytime, anywhere utilizing local content from the digital education platform Arrow powered by OneShot International via www.arrow.sr” – Frans Eersteling
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If u missed the presentations of the Launch in Suriname you can still view the 45 min video here: https://youtu.be/9kQoDfgkKdw
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