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Visa Business Plans Sponsors the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Santa Fe Conference

Visa Business Plans recently partnered with the Latin America and Caribbean Chapter (LACC) of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) to present the “Righting the Ship – The Path Forward” conference held December 2-3 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Marco Scanu, founder and CEO of Visa Business Plans, attended the event, which marked Visa Business Plan’s first face-to-face conference in nearly two years, and was delighted to be able to meet with friends in the business immigration world again.

Conference participants enjoyed presentations covering a variety of areas including what consular officers are really looking for, extraordinary ability and national interest visas, and post-COVID lessons, among other relevant topics.

Attendees benefited from various interactive presentations and panel discussions among some of the leading immigration lawyers and experts in the United States. They also made new connections with other professionals sharing the common goal of helping immigrants successfully navigate legal issues in the country.

The LACC addresses the needs of immigration attorneys whose work focuses on legal issues in the Latin America and Caribbean jurisdiction. Its mission is to educate, network, and create a cohesive membership throughout the jurisdiction.

Visa Business Plans, under Marco Scanu’s leadership, has been supporting AILA chapters worldwide since the company’s inception in 2010. Participating in these conferences allows Visa Business Plans to stay up-to-date on immigration trends. Closely monitoring these trends allows Visa Business Plans to constantly adapt its projects to make sure they cover the latest immigration requirements while remaining rock-solid to confront any challenge.

Marco Scanu is the founder of Visa Business Plans, a Miami-based boutique consulting firm. Visa Business Plans has composed over 6,000 business plans for visa seekers looking to enter the United States. Visa Business Plans also provides consulting services to businesses and entrepreneurs.


Visa Business Plans and the South Florida chapter of Prospera partnered to deliver a virtual seminar titled “Reopening Your Business, Restaurants Edition”

On Tuesday, May 26, Visa Business Plans and the South Florida chapter of Prospera partnered to deliver a virtual seminar titled “Reopening Your Business, Restaurants Edition.” The event focused on how to successfully manage a restaurant during and after the new reality of Covid-19.

Guest panelist, Marco Scanu, founder and CEO of Visa Business Plans and restaurant consultant with 25+ years’ experience in the restaurant industry, discussed the kinds of changes and best practices restaurants can implement to ensure customers feel safe, valued, and satisfied following the pandemic.

Mr. Scanu highlighted several main points that restaurant operators should consider when looking to reopen.

This may seem counterintuitive, but restaurants are now competing with supermarkets for business. Why? Soaring grocery prices (the priceofgroceries increased by 2.6% between March and April 2020), incredibly inconvenient supermarket visits, and people tired of cooking and eating at home are making ordering food from restaurants a competitive value proposition.

Rather than lowering prices, restaurants should focus on providing combos and special offers to potential customers. Additionally, Mr. Scanu noted that consumer preferences and behaviors have changed since the pandemic, with restaurant-goers focusing on safety and cleanliness. According to Mr. Scanu, this is something that food operations must address through their actions and marketing communications efforts.

Mr. Scanu also discussed the importance of maintaining profitable, appealing, and balanced menu mixes that will keep customers returning.

Prospera is a nonprofit, economic development organization specializing in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs looking to establish or expand their businesses in the United States. Marco Scanu is the founder of Visa Business Plans, a Miami-based boutique consulting firm. Visa Business Plans has composed over 5,000 business plans for visa seekers looking to enter the United States. Visa Business Plans also provides consulting services to restaurants and foodservice operations.

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