Entrepreneurship

Why It’s Important To Be A Dominant Leader

When we talk about a boss or leader, we imagine an authoritative figure that is sharp, intelligent and direct with their employees. The term dominant has been a subject that is viewed as positive in the eyes of politics, office and business, which is why it is important to embody such a quality.. There is a fine line between being dominant and overbearing, so it can be tough embodying dominance positively. Here, we highlight why it is important to position yourself as a dominant leader in the business world. Directs The Attention To Yourself Vanities aside, that attention is important because you are the embodiment of your business. The culture and relationships you build will be based on your vision. Attention also directly translates to more revenue. When being introduced as an authority...

5 Inspiring Malaysian Tech-Entrepreneurs That You Should Know About

The technology scene in Southeast Asia, especially Malaysia, has brought many millenials to fame after delivering incredible performances from their innovations. By making the most of the growing digital community, these Malaysians are currently at the top of their game from their tech businesses. Trailing the success of major tech companies from the United States, Malaysia is home to several local apps and online commerce sites that are gaining momentum in the region. Here, we list some of the entrepreneurs whose ideals have brought them great success! 5 Inspiring Malaysian Tech-Entrepreneurs That You Should Know About 1. Patrick Grove Recently listed under Malaysia’s 50 Richest by Forbes, Patrick Grove is the co-founder and CEO of Catcha Group – his latest venture being iFlix, a strong c...

How Fashion Valet Grew Their Malaysian Empire With Digital Marketing

Fashion Valet is a Malaysian e-commerce startup that caters to the growing fashion trends in SouthEast Asia. Founded in 2010 by Malaysian blogger, Vivy Yusof and her husband, Fadzarudin Anuar, Fashion Valet has grown to become SouthEast Asia’s premier online destination for Asian brands selling fashion apparel, shoes, and accessories. Despite the massive success they have garnered over the years, Fashion Valet’s humble beginnings is what inspired so many other Malaysians to take leaps into the world of E-commerce. Starting From Humble Beginnings Vivy and Fadzarudin met as students in London, where they discovered a passion for online shopping. Vivy was a law student at the time, while her now-husband was studying aeronautical engineering. Upon returning home in 2010, they realized that E-c...

4 Inspiring Facts About Seaweed Billionaire, Tob Itthipat Peeradechapan

“Tob” Itthipat Peeradechapan, at 34 years-old, is seen as a symbol for youth entrepreneurship. He is the founder of Taokaenoi Food & Marketing, an international brand that is best known in East Asia for their wafer-thin sheets of crispy seaweed. Like most entrepreneurs, Tob’s story is one that inspires others, proving that the beaten track is not the only way to get ahead in life. Through his struggles and successes, here are a few interesting facts about one of Thailand’s youngest billionaires. 1. Tob Was A School Dropout at 17, And A Businessman By 19 Tob admitted that he was a video game addict in his youth. At 16 years old, he neglected his studies in favour of video game tournaments. This resulted in him dropping out a year later to start peddling chestnuts. Operating out of a sma...

5 Things You Should Consider When Starting A Restaurant Business In Malaysia

Malaysia is a melting pot of cultures, especially when it comes to food. The local culinary talents are a dime a dozen, where many dream of opening their own restaurant. With that said, building a restaurant is no easy task. As eating-out in Malaysia is a common thing, customers are easy to come by – and that means secure revenue. The right restaurant in the right location has a high chance of generating large profits. A business plan is the foundation of any enterprise. A careful analysis will help steer your restaurant on a successful path, ensuring a good return on your investment. If you are thinking of starting a restaurant, café or any sort of F&B outlet in Malaysia, here are a few key aspects you should have a clear vision about. 1. Concept Every business starts with an idea. Co...

Need a Fuss Free Office Space? Here’s 5 co-working spaces in Malaysia!

It was only a decade ago that in order to set up an office one would need to source for a space, set up in the interior, install necessary infrastructure and furniture, employ cleaners etc. Co-working spaces have become a huge hit, with most reporting an occupancy rate between 80-90%.  Check out these fuss free co-working spaces that are sure to not only brighten your mood when you head to work but also inspire you to work more efficiently, as you no longer need to deal with the nitty gritty details of running an office.  Before We Begin Do note these few terms and what they mean, so you have a clearer picture of what we prioritize when looking at co-working spaces. In ascending prices, these are: Day Pass: A day pass typically allows you to use the facilities of the place for the day. Ope...

7 Successful Indian Female Entrepreneurs Who Broke the Glass Ceiling

Gone are the days when thinking about successful entrepreneurs brought the picture of a handsome young man in a well-fitted suit to mind. Now, women entrepreneurs are making their way to success in India and are achieving the milestones many men could only hope for. Here you can learn about 7 successful female Indian entrepreneurs who dared to do something different and made a difference. 1. Falguni Nayar, Nykaa It takes guts to resign from a comfortable job and start something of your own. Falguni Nayar who started beauty e-commerce giant Nykaa, clearly possessed the courage to forge her own path and destiny. She resigned from the job of Managing Director of Kotak Mahindra and kicked off the operations of Nykaa. Falguni started this business because she wanted customers to get honest and ...

From Design Agency Head to Successful Ice Cream Treats Founder – Creamier & Sunday Folks

Cafés and dessert shops are popular hangout spots for people of all ages. There’s nothing quite like ice cream and coffee on a sunny afternoon – what more when it’s of the homemade sort. Creamier Handcrafted Ice Cream & Coffee and Sunday Folks are no strangers to the café scene in Singapore. Despite the long queues and wait-times, customers flock to the cosy outlets for a whiff of the handmade ice creams (and delicious waffles). To understand the success behind the café’s operations, we reached out to Khoh Wan Chin, co-founder of Creamier Handcrafted Ice Cream & Coffee and Sunday Folks. How It All Began Creamier was first founded in 2011 by Khoh Wan Chin, Victor Lim and Audrey Wang. The enterprise sought to fulfil their vision and passion in the business. Previously, Wa...

From Small Business to Empires: How These 4 Malaysian F&B Companies Made It

Malaysians are a lucky lot when it comes to food. Due to the multi-racial aspect of our country, we are spoilt for choice with a culinary divergence that few countries can brag. Chinese, Indian, Malay – you name it, we have it. Last week, we wrote an article that identified 3 Singaporean hawkers and their rise to international success and branding. Today, we will look at the Malaysian equivalents of these entrepreneurial spirits. From their humble beginnings to becoming multi-million-dollar franchises, these local and recognisable brands have a story to inspire just about anyone out there. Read on to see how These 4 Malaysian Small Town Businesses Achieved International Fame. Ramly Burger

4 Powerful Ways To Beat the Burnout for Singaporean Business Owners

A burnout can occur when you least expect it. Perhaps you’ve overworked yourself. You’re juggling too many roles. You’re handling more than you can manage. You’re brain is constantly on over-drive and you’ve worked yourself to the brink of exhaustion. It’s not uncommon to hear this in Singapore. In a time and age where we’re constantly pushing ourselves to strive and work for more, a burnout can occur at any time, anywhere. Or perhaps you’re one of those who’s on the edge of experiencing a burn out and you’re well aware of this. And that’s why you’ve found yourself here. Reading this very article. Well here’s something to cheer you up! This article is meant to tell you how to prevent yourself from a burnout. If stress, worry...

How These 3 Singaporean Entrepreneurs Went From Hawkers to Running an F&B Empire

Humble beginnings provide a foundation for business growth. Sometimes, a rags-to-riches story can be warming and inspiring to those of us who are still looking for a way to define our success. Read on to see how these 3 hawkers made an empire from their humble eateries. 1. Paradise Group Paradise Group first started out as ‘Seafood Paradise’. The restaurant poised as a diner’s paradise for Oriental cuisine, traces its’ roots to a humble 25-seater eatery in Defu Lane. Initially, Eldwin Chua started out with managing his grandfather’s coffeeshop operations. His duties consisted of running the drinks stall and learning how to brew coffee. In 2002, at the age of 25 years old, Eldwin was given the chance to take over his grandfather’s coffeeshop. He took over with an assistant chef ...

Millennials Will Love These 3 Things About Your Restaurant

Welcome to the Age of Millennials! Here, everything is fast-paced, trendy and insta-worthy. Whether or not we like it, Millennials make up a large part of the population. As restaurant owners, this means that we need to adapt for this audience if we want to stay afloat. The Millennial • Age: 16 – 34 • Open minded and multi-racial • Most have social media profiles • They are the most educated generation in our history As generations come and go, so do traditions. We need to embrace a new way of doing things if we are to reach out to this audience. Here are 3 ways you can engage your Millennial customers better: 1. Taste The Trends

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