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5 reasons to support small businesses

5 reasons to support small businesses

If there is one thing that sets small businesses apart from big corporations, it’s drive. The drive to innovate, create, and grow. It takes patience and continuous hard work to build your own business, whether you’re a 3rd generation kopitiam owner or a tech junkie running a startup out of your rented room. Here are 5 reasons why we think small businesses deserve more support …

Meet and Greet Session in KL with JinnyboyTV

On 28th Dec 2014, we organised a meet and greet with JinnyboyTV, along with an exclusive popup shop at popular local burger joint – myBurgerLab, Sunway. Jin Lim, Reuben Kang and Alan Lok – the trio of the JinnyboyTV team made a 2-hour appearance at the only Meet and Greet session in Kuala Lumpur for 2014. Jin, or better known as Jinnyboy is a full …

10 Powerful Lessons from Silicon Valley for Entrepreneurs

Success is never guaranteed but when we were selected to participate in the SV In.Fusion Startup Bootcamp in Silicon Valley, we had the opportunity to learn and apply the best tools, techniques and trends Silicon Valley entrepreneurs use every day to build lean and mean businesses. As entrepreneurs, we are driven to continuously create, innovate and sell. There’s no guarateed 1-2-3 formula but, we can …

Chatterbox: A chat with Deheavenly Gems

We spoke to Maggie Chui, a jewellery artisan of highly original, exquisitely crafted art jewellery. After many years as a full-time music teacher, Maggie shifted gears and applied her honed sense of style and affinity for art to the realm of jewellery making & design. As we speak, it’s obvious that Maggie is passionately interested in the challenges and possibilities of the vast materials, tools …

This is the chance to fulfill your eCommerce dream

Do you dream of setting up your own eCommerce website?  Do you want to sell from your smartphone?  Do you know how much it will cost?  Before you jump into it, do you understand the basics of search engine optimisation (SEO), where to buy and register a domain name, how to drive traffic, create online banner, etc in order to run a successful online shop? But …

Chatterbox: A chat with Hooked by Amy

Meet Amy, the enthusiastic amigurumist and the owner of Hooked Academy where she teaches amigurumi dolls and runs crafts classes for crochet, knitting, cross-stitch, book binding, nails & strings, sock dolls, bag sewing, dress sewing and mohair teddy bear making with a group of professional crafters. In this interview, we learnt about how she gathered the courage to quit her promising job in the IT …

Chatterbox: A chat with Honest Stitch

Esther is first and foremost a mother, a wife and a daughter.  She’s also the owner of Honest Stitch and runs her small business from home. In this interview, we learnt about how she began knitting in her teens and eventually turned her hobby into a business.  This is the story of her entrepreneurial journey and how she juggles it with her family life. Esther, owner …

Chatterbox: A chat with L.A.R.K

We recently interviewed Ching, the owner and designer of L.A.R.K to find out more about her background, her entrepreneurial journey and what it takes to run a successful small business from home. We learned that she grew up in Seremban and started sewing her own bags when she was in primary school. After obtaining her university degree, Ching worked as a music producer before starting …