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Business Plans Developed Using the System That Keeps Astronauts Safe

If a quality system was good enough for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to ensure astronaut safety, don’t you think your business plan could benefit from that same system?

At Visa Business Plans, we use this same system that was initially designed to decrease food safety risk to minimize your visa denial risk.

NASA developed the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) in the early days of space travel as a quality system designed to provide uncontaminated food for astronauts to prevent foodborne illnesses.

Since then, the system has spread across food production and is used by leading food manufacturers worldwide.

And here at Visa Business Plans, founder and CEO Marco Scanu has ingrained HACCP as the quality system process for all of our customized business plans following his extensive experience in the foodservice industry.

What is HACCP?

During the Apollo missions in the 1960s and 70s, NASA aimed to prevent its astronauts from getting sick from their food while in space.

They achieved this goal by partnering with Paul Lachance and Howard Bauman, who developed a method that identified and minimized risks in the food production process. Their system was unique because it looked for ways to prevent hazards during the production process instead of testing the end product. [1]

Thus, the HACCP quality system was born, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would go on to apply and expand HACCP regulations across various food industries. As a result, today, virtually all food produced in the U.S. has passed through the HACCP regulations.

While most commonly associated with the foodservice industry, HACCP is a quality system that allows a company to monitor every aspect of the production of a good or service from start to finish. As a result, it helps identify and minimize risks.

How Visa Business Plans Uses HACCP

Visa Business Plans founder and CEO Marco Scanu ensured that our business plans would utilize the HACCP to create immigration business plans to get visas approved. During

Visa Business Plans uses a proprietary, 77-point quality system to identify issues to help attorneys manage risk, save attorneys time, and achieve higher approval rates for visa applications.

During his award-winning career in the foodservice industry, which included juggling eight independent food operations, Mr. Scanu realized the value of HACCP firsthand and incorporated it into Visa Business Plans’ business immigration work to develop a quality system for our immigration business plans.

This system allows us to identify risks early in the business plans writing process to help identify problems - and then find solutions - before the product is complete.

Therefore, instead of producing an immigration business plan that an immigration officer rejects because of an oversight, we discover and correct that mistake long before the immigration officer ever sees the immigration business plan.

How Your Business Plans Can Benefit from HACCP

Because Visa Business Plans utilizes the HACCP quality system to develop immigration business plans, our clients can rest assured knowing their projects are carefully assessed during each step of the process. This system ensures that any potential issues or risks are discovered and mitigated long before the application is submitted.

Our professional and experienced staff is trained to assess each piece of information to identify potential challenges to our clients’ ventures from a business perspective. Just as crucial as discovering risks, we find solutions to every possible threat.

Our customized immigration business plans leverage our 77-point quality system to help attorneys win cases and get their clients’ visas approved.

Visa Business Plans is led by Marco Scanu, a certified coach from the University of Miami with a globally-based practice coaching Fortune 1000 company executives, entrepreneurs, as well as professionals in 4 different continents. Mr. Scanu advises clients on turnaround strategies and crisis management.

Mr. Scanu received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Cum Laude) from the University of Florida and an MBA in Management from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. Mr. Scanu was also a Visiting Scholar at Michigan State University under the prestigious H. Humphrey Fellowship (Fulbright program) with a focus on Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, and high-growth enterprises.

At present, Mr. Scanu is the managing partner and CEO at Visa Business Plans, a Miami-based boutique consulting firm providing attorneys and investors with business planning services in the areas of U.S. and Canadian immigration, SBA loans, and others.