FAQ

About Asia Market Experts®

Why was Asia Market Experts® founded?

Arose from the need to provide – small to medium sized, practical and immediately available, Asia local intelligence and consulting services – to assist prospective customers in their new business development, business continuity and growth strategies.

What does Asia Market Experts® do?

Asia Market Experts® is matching and supervising Asia intelligence and business development services projects . In association with selected (independent) top tier, experts / consultants we offer market insights, financial, legal, tax & technical information / advice and professional interim support. We promise our customers a flexible, cost efficient support to address business challenges.

What kind of customers do use Asia Market Experts®?

We work and serve all businesses, who (plan to) undertake business in Eastern, Southern and Southeastern Asia;
• industrials; multi-national companies (MNC), small medium enterprises (SME), corporates or start-ups,
• financial and investment sector, such as investment banking, angel investor, private equity, venture capitals and hedge funds, and
• professional service firms; global consultants, law firms etc.

Who are the associated independent professionals in the Asia Market Experts®?

The Asia Market Experts network contains leading independent professionals, who have
• proven track record as an expert
• minimal 8 years working experience,
• academic education,
• working experience in Asia,
• an entrepreneurial attitude.
Prior to being associated and positioned on the network, prospective professionals are vetted to make sure they have exceptional Asia experience with leading organizations and have successful worked as a consultant. While most of our associated experts come from a range of backgrounds, most of our professionals are (former) industry leaders, business owners, industry and management consultants as market, legal, financial and investment experts.

Who owns Asia Market Experts®?

Asia Market Experts® is a business activity of Consultdustry / Stultiens Project & Management, a privately held company located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (Amsterdam Chamber of Commerce registration 33291973). Consultdustry offers interim management and business consulting for tech industry in ASEAN region and has about 250 associates (native and expatriate, executive interim and temporary managers).

About Asia Market Experts® Projects

What type of projects are offered by Asia Market Experts®?

Nearly any type of business challenge can be solved by Asia Market Experts® but we have a distinct focus on
• Region
– Eastern, Southern and South-eastern Asia Business
• Expertise
– market insights,
– financial, legal, tax & technical information & advice
– professional interim support
• Methods
– surveys, studies and reports (written)
– consultations (spoken)
– meet, present on-site
– operational on-site, temporary positions
Read more –  start here and following pages – about our Asia business intelligence & Asia business development services

How long does Asia Market Experts® take to complete a project?

Our projects completion differ a lot as it based upon the complexity of the job, the given deadline and also other needs can set the timeline. Short-term projects can be carried out in a one or a couple of days, while much more complicated projects could take a number of months. In this, all kind of target dates and project intensities – like f.e. consulting teams – can be accommodated by Asia Market Experts®.

How much do Asia Market Experts® projects cost?

We maintain a fixed price entirely based on customer discretion, instead of the consultancy usual billing by the hour spend. We are proud of our unique market position and we claim that customer project costs by hiring our experts are considerably less than working with a traditional consulting firms without compromising on quality and options. In general complete project price varies from US dollar $ 200 to $ 15,000+ and will always include our fee for matching and supervising the project. Project prices will depend upon numerous aspects including the chosen expert and her/his normal rate, the project type, the deadline intensity as well as other project expenses.

About How To Use And Order Projects At Asia Market Experts®

How Asia Market Experts® works?

Asia Market Experts® is matching and supervising Asia intelligence and business development services projects . In association with selected (independent experts / consultants we provide market insights, financial, legal, tax & technical information / advice and professional interim support. There is no signing up! Customers are invited to send a free, non-committed “Request for Proposal”. The full ordering process can be find here, How It Works.

Is Asia Market Experts® offered in different languages?

Although our website is only in English our associated native and expatriate consultants will speak several languages. Required is an English full professional proficiency, other languages are an advantage and can be a strict requirement of the customer.

How do Asia Market Experts® present candidate profiles to potential customers?

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Do customers own the delivered information and expertise?

Ownership and limitations: Unless clearly stated otherwise in the project contract, the work done and full paid, the client is granted all intellectual property rights, including but not limited to, copyrights for the work delivered from the expert consultant and the expert consultant waives any and all moral rights therein.

About Asia Market Experts® Projects

What type of projects are offered by Asia Market Experts®?

Nearly any type of business challenge can be solved by Asia Market Experts® but we have a distinct focus on
• Region
– Eastern, Southern and South-eastern Asia Business
• Expertise
– market insights,
– financial, legal, tax & technical information & advice
– professional interim support
• Methods
– surveys, studies and reports (written)
– consultations (spoken)
– meet, present on-site
– operational on-site, temporary positions
Read more –  start here and following pages – about our Asia business intelligence & Asia business development services

How long does Asia Market Experts® take to complete a project?

Our projects completion differ a lot as it based upon the complexity of the job, the given deadline and also other needs can set the timeline. Short-term projects can be carried out in a one or a couple of days, while much more complicated projects could take a number of months. In this, all kind of target dates and project intensities – like f.e. consulting teams – can be accommodated by Asia Market Experts®.

How much do Asia Market Experts® projects cost?

We maintain a fixed price entirely based on customer discretion, instead of the consultancy usual billing by the hour spend. We are proud of our unique market position and we claim that customer project costs by hiring our experts are considerably less than working with a traditional consulting firms without compromising on quality and options. In general complete project price range from varied} from US dollar $ 200 to $ 15,000+ and will always include our fee for matching and supervising the project and will depend upon numerous aspects including the chosen expert and her/his normal rate, the project type, the deadline intensity as well as other project expenses.

How customers can request for or post a consulting project?

If you understand our services and benefits, and you are able to formulate the requirements, use our Request for Proposal. If you wish to discuss the possibilities, your needs and our contract conditions contact us or ask for a recall.

About Customer Billing By & Payments To Asia Market Experts®

Ordering and payment terms

At ordering a down payment or a full project payment depending on order scope needs to be done. Only after receipt of the payment the order will start! In agreement for larger and recurring projects we may accept periodic partial invoices with a payment within 10 days. We prefer payments by bank but are able to accept Paypal too. All costs of the transmission fee will be charged to the customer.

Billing information Asia Market Experts® need for sending a customer invoice

At order confirmation we need to receive billing information for the invoices;
• to whom to address the invoice
– company name
– contact /ordering person and email address
– accounting / accounts payable contact person/department and email address
– if required, reference number and other data to be listed on the invoice
• the full address
• VAT ID* Number or Tax ID Number
• Business Registration Number (f.e. Chamber of Commerce and location)

How to get a receipt of payment?

Some financial accounting systems do require a receipt of payment. As it is not a common requirement er only send those – on request, free of charge and only if we have all billing information achieved. Customers may receive their payment-receipt for each order by email, once a month, two weeks after the month has ended.

Do customers pay Asia Market Experts® consultants directly?

No never pay or contract direct our associated consultants. Consultants are paid by us only after engagement of customers and acceptance of work done! In case you have been asked for an alternative payment method, please report it immediately.

Does Asia Market Experts® charge or deduct tax from orders?

We do not deduct tax. Except Businesses (Customers and Associates) in The Netherlands we have to accept the Dutch VAT regulations and invoices must be increased by 21% for VAT.

About Associates Do Collaborate And Work With Asia Market Experts®

How do associated consultants earn revenue on Asia Market Experts®?

As an associated consultant on Asia Market Experts®, you make 80% of each (project) order given by you customer. Asia Market Experts® takes a 20% for marketing, matching, offering and sales, and the project supervision and customers pay Asia Market Experts® for project normally in advance. Asia Market Experts® accredits the associated consultants for their work once an order is completed and (only if it is) accepted by the customer.

How and when are associates on projects paid?

Associates may send their invoices after acceptance of work done by email. Normally on Monday’s and/or Tuesday’s we will inform associates of their project status and acceptance of the work done, in the week before. According to this, associates can send us an invoice, which minimal list
• to whom to address the invoice
– company name: Asia Market Experts
– contact /project coordination of Asia Market Experts
– project reference number and other data to be listed on the invoice
• associate full address
• Tax ID Number
• associate VAT ID Number (if available)
• Business Registration Number (if available – f.e. Chamber of Commerce and location)
All our payments will be done, once a month, two weeks after the month has ended.

Do associates have to pay taxes on income earned on Asia Market Experts®?

It is the sole responsibility for associates consultants to verify their company and personal tax obligation, report, and pay taxes according to the laws of the state and/or country of residence, as applicable and required by local law and regulations.

Can an associate partially or fully cancel an order?

Orders cannot be partially or fully cancelled as a customer especially has specific chosen for an associated expert. Once an order is created and there is a need to (partially) cancel, associates must contact and requests Asia Market Experts® to mediate in cancelling and/or transfer the contract to another associated expert.

How can an associate consultants contact a customer?

Associated consultants cannot contact customers without a given order or permission. Associates are only allowed to communicate with former or new customers on our specific request or for to work on new or existing Asia Market Experts® projects. It is associates strictly forbidden to do business with and accept direct contract of our customers.

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