Exploring possibilities-Sheba.xyz to Sheba platform limited
Sheba.xyz started its journey via the participation of two university classmates turned business partners, Adnan Imtiaz Halim and Ilmul Haque Sajib in GP Accelerator and subsequently winning it. They started their journey in 2016, in a tiny 2 room office in Mirpur DOHS with 11 years of corporate experience backing them up. Their brainchild, within four years, has flourished into the largest online service marketplace in Bangladesh offering more than 86 services to 3 lac 30 thousand subscribers who utilize the platform in their daily lives and has more than 100,000 app downloads in Dhaka city. They have now commenced operations in Chittagong.
An issue in the bustling capital of Bangladesh was that blue collared people with specialized skills were simply referred to as 'Misitri' and the label stamped upon them, has a demeaning connotation attached to it. On the other hand, the white collared individuals have a hard time maintaining a stable and healthy work-life balance, which ultimately takes a toll on them as time is finite.
To solve these two issues which persisted in the status quo of 2016, the dynamic duo of Adnan Imtiaz Halim and Ilmul Haque Sajib created the on-demand marketplace Sheba.xyz. Because of the platform, booking a service through the app is nothing more than a matter of seconds now. Sheba.xyz provides a colossal range of services which covers a wide area from appliance or gadget repair to beauty and salon service to on-demand chauffeur and car rental facilities to electrician, plumber, etc. In a nutshell, Sheba.xyz is the personal assistant one needs in their everyday lives.
As time elapsed the professional relationship between Sheba.xyz and the service providers associated with the platform strengthened and flourished. As the service provides received better training as a result of the collaboration, they began to have aspiration of growing more, professionally. Many, succeeded to create their own identities as entrepreneurs using Sheba.xyz platform for as their go-to marketplace.
On a positive note, this was not the end of the road. As entrepreneurship nurtured within the minds of the service providers, exponential growth pf their needs and demands began to occur, a phenomenon associated with growth. As Kawsar Mistiri' metamorphosed to 'Kawsar Enterprise', a more professional approach was needed, alongside more stable business and operational scopes.
This new shift in paradigm propelled the creation of Sheba Platform Limited, which became the umbrella corporation of Sheba.xyz, with the aim of provide specific platforms for separate business growth aspects. With Sheba.xyz already in the sphere, sBusiness and sManager were introduced.
sBusiness was formed to be a specific platform to cater to corporate demands. Office services can we purchased in bulk from sBusiness by the administration or procurement department of any company or institution. sBusiness is the bridge between the service providers who have grown exponentially and corporate clients who need the premium services. Through sBusiness, a company can easily easily raise a Request for Proposal (RFQ) for any service (cleaning, maintenance, repair etc.) they need regularly for a specific period (2-3 months, or longer). Office facilities management, fleet management and corporate mobile recharge can also be delegated.
The service providers are benefitted by the scope of steady work-flow based on their schedule. They now have a specific corporate client for a specific period, ensuring a steady revenue.
The geometric growth of the untapped MSME sector of Bangladesh consisting of 80 lac entities which generate 25% of the national GDP required proper financial and digital inclusion which catered to their specific needs. Sheba Platform Limited provided just that, sManager. The complete business solution for the MSMEs in Bangladesh.