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February 25, 2022
Tips to Make Your Business More Sustainable
Tips to Make Your Business More Sustainable

If you’re running a small business, then you might think your environmental impact is inconsequential. But the people buying your products don’t see it that way.  ...

February 18, 2022
The Basics of Time Management
The Basics of Time Management

It is paramount that small businesses and freelancers maximize the time they have available to grow their business; proper time management skills can assist with that. ...

February 11, 2022
Habits to Develop Greater Productivity
Habits to Develop Greater Productivity

The goal of achieving greater productivity involves creating a solid routine consisting of small habits that help keep a healthy mindset and lifestyle aimed towards com...

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January 28, 2022
Strategies to Identify Customer Needs
Strategies to Identify Customer Needs

A customer need is a motive that prompts a customer to buy a product or service. Ultimately, the need is the driver of the customer's purchase decision. Companies often look at the customer need as an opportunity to resolve or contribute surplus value back to the original motive. Steve Jobs notably stated, "Y...

January 21, 2022
Tips for Delivering an Effective Pitch for Your Services
Tips for Delivering an Effective Pitch for Your Services

Delivering pitches is an art form that often requires a lot of practice to master. Not everyone is a naturally gifted public speaker. Here are five tips for delivering an effective pitch for your services no matter what industry you are in.

January 14, 2022
Ways For Entrepreneurs To Find Inspiration
Ways For Entrepreneurs To Find Inspiration

Here are several ways to switch things up for inspiration on new/potential business ideas:

January 7, 2022
Tips on Effective Communication with your Customers
Tips on Effective Communication with your Customers

Communication skills are a key aspect in business . You can have many ideas on how to start a business but without effective communication, it is unlikely to pan out well. The same principle applies when dealing with customers; if you are unable to convince them about the quality of your products, they will simply mov...

December 17, 2021
Risk Management
Risk Management

Risk management is the process of identifying, analysing and responding to risk factors that could potentially affect the operation of a business. Risk is defined as an event or circumstances which can negatively impact a business. Types of risks usually vary depending on each business. As such, most businesses should...

December 14, 2021
How to Diversify Your Business (A MCO Mart Insights Webinar)
How to Diversify Your Business (A MCO Mart Insights Webinar)

“Don’t put all your eggs in one basket” This is the number one rule in handling a business - But, what does that mean? Diversification is more than holding different types of investments. It is a strategy in which a business develops new products or enters a new market. The Covid-19 pan...

December 10, 2021
The Importance of Having a Business Plan
The Importance of Having a Business Plan

A business plan is more than just a document. It is a road map and a strategic tool for entrepreneurs, as it helps them focus on the specific steps necessary to make their business ideas succeed. Hence, it is crucial for every business owner to prepare and review their business plan regularly, because even excellent i...

December 8, 2021
Faces Behind the Business: Chrishanne @ The Wordsmith
Faces Behind the Business: Chrishanne @ The Wordsmith

Chrishanne Sebastiampillai, while on an unplanned break, did soul-searching and discovered the world of freelancing.   Chrishanne can be described as a joyous person. In her previous role, she was performing administrative and secretarial support in a private university, in which she had to work for...

December 3, 2021
How to Diversify Your Business
How to Diversify Your Business

Every business involves risk and the market is always growing-leading to breakthroughs and new developments in technology and products. Diversifying one's business in different areas is a useful method of maintaining business stability. It allows you to hedge your bets and gives you a backup for if your market or ...

November 15, 2021
Authenticate Your Brand and Product (A MCO Mart Insights Webinar)
Authenticate Your Brand and Product (A MCO Mart Insights Webinar)

Authenticate Your Brand and Product What is Your Brand? Do you want to build an exclusive product? Product is the centre of all marketing activities. Product Management is the practice of developing, launching, marketing and the continuous improvement of a product. To sell a product, one must first understand t...

November 12, 2021
Ways to Support Local Business
Ways to Support Local Business

Many businesses out there are striving to be successful. Big brands who have made their marks usually attract customers through their well known branding whilst local business may struggle with recognition.  Here, are some ways you could show your support to our local businesses. 

November 8, 2021
Faces Behind the Business: Arts and Crafts in Healing (Common Craft Essence Global)
Faces Behind the Business: Arts and Crafts in Healing (Common Craft Essence Global)

Arts and Crafts in Healing Specializing in providing services and products related to Arts & Crafts, Miss Annabelle runs a business known as Common Craft Essence Global. Her Inspiration A keen crafter, Miss Annabelle fell in love with crafting from a very young age. In her primary school years, she used...

November 3, 2021
Deepavali/ Diwali or the Festival of Lights
Deepavali/ Diwali or the Festival of Lights

Deepavali  Deepavali/ Diwali, or the Festival Of Lights, is a festival predominantly celebrated by the Hindu community. The festival begins just before the arrival of a new moon in the Hindu months of Asvina and Kartika- typically between October and November of the Gregorian cale...

November 2, 2021
Authenticate Your Brand and Product (A MCO Mart Insights Webinar)
Authenticate Your Brand and Product (A MCO Mart Insights Webinar)

Authenticate Your Brand and Product   What is Your Brand? Do you want to build an exclusive product? Product is the centre of all marketing activities. Product Management is the practice of developing, launching, marketing and the continuous improvement of a product. To sell a product, one must first un...

October 30, 2021
Get Hired at the Jobs4All Career Fair
Get Hired at the Jobs4All Career Fair

Get Hired at the Jobs4All Career Fair Jobs4All, Perkeso and MYFutureJobs bring you a Virtual Career Fair. There will be over 80 companies with over 10,000 job opportunities! ✅ Attend LIVE interviews ✅ Network with companies across Malaysia ✅ Audio & Video Chat with Employers ✅ Attend Insightful Webina...

October 29, 2021
Productivity Tips for Entrepreneurs
Productivity Tips for Entrepreneurs

Do you have a lot on your plate but not enough time to get through them? Well, one effective way to tackle this problem, is to improve your productivity! Contrary to popular belief, being productive is not about working 60+ hours a week, and sacrificing your mental well-being. Conversely, productivity is about buildin...

October 25, 2021
Faces Behind the Business: A Kombucha A Day, Keeps the Doctors Away (BuchaLabs)
Faces Behind the Business: A Kombucha A Day, Keeps the Doctors Away (BuchaLabs)

A Kombucha A Day, Keeps the Doctors Away It is undisputed that health is our greatest wealth.  Maintaining our overall well-being is crucial to ensuring a quality life. That being said, with Malaysia being a food haven, would you actually be able to resist a sugary Milo Dinosaur or foamy Teh Tarik? If you r...

October 22, 2021
Putting People First
Putting People First

Putting People First Be it a customer or an employee, treating them right will go a long way in a business.  

October 20, 2021
Faces Behind the Business: Going Back 30 Years in Time and Flavour (Mister Pickle)
Faces Behind the Business: Going Back 30 Years in Time and Flavour (Mister Pickle)

Faces Behind the Business: Going Back 30 Years in Time and Flavour Dr. Shiamala Devi is a full time practising dentist who runs a pickle making business as a side hustle.    She mentioned that she found it particularly difficult to go to the wet market to stock up on fresh groceries, during the lock...

October 18, 2021
Every Ribbon Makes a Difference (Breast Cancer Awareness Month)
Every Ribbon Makes a Difference (Breast Cancer Awareness Month)

Every Ribbon Makes a Difference  Every year in the month of October, we can see cities and businesses adding a little pink to their decor and themes - pink banners, pink t-shirts, pink food, and pink signs everywhere! Whilst pink is an attractive and beautiful colour, the real reason behind this “turn-pi...

October 15, 2021
Effective Business Negotiation Strategies
Effective Business Negotiation Strategies

As a business owner, the art of negotiation is an important business skill to have, as you most likely participate in various negotiations on a daily basis; from the terms of your business to the salary of your new hire. The importance of mastering negotiation when running a business, cannot be overstated enough. Thus...

October 13, 2021
Faces Behind the Business: With Cheekibakes, Beauty is No Longer a Pain (Cheekibakes)
Faces Behind the Business: With Cheekibakes, Beauty is No Longer a Pain (Cheekibakes)

With Cheekibakes, Beauty is No Longer a Pain  “Beauty is pain” This quote connotes that beauty comes at a high cost and to a certain extent, it is true. How many times have you had to restrain yourself from enjoying a slice of sweet banana bread or chocolate, simply because you are on a diet? In...

October 11, 2021
Langkah-Langkah Pendaftaran dan Pengiklanan Perniagaan pada MCO Mart
Langkah-Langkah Pendaftaran dan Pengiklanan Perniagaan pada MCO Mart

Hai semua!  Dalam blog ini, kami akan menerangkan langkah-langkah untuk membuat akaun baharu pada laman MCO Mart, serta cara untuk memaparkan iklan bagi produk atau perniagaan anda.  Pendaftaran Akaun Baharu  1.    Pada laman https://mcomart.my/, klik pada butang “Sign In&rdq...

October 11, 2021
E-Commerce is the New Norm
E-Commerce is the New Norm

E-commerce is the New Norm Over the years, E - Business has slowly transformed product delivery, services, and customer expectations.  During the pandemic, the Malaysian community utilised this progressive transformation, as everyone was unexpectedly homebound due to the strict lockdowns implemented. There ...

October 8, 2021
Tailored Communication Tips to Attract an Audience
Tailored Communication Tips to Attract an Audience

Tailored Communication Tips to Attract an Audience Communication is undeniably an essential skill. Here are some tips for entreprenuers to attract your audience through tailored communication.

October 4, 2021
Selling on Shopee & Lazada - How? (A MCO Mart Insights Webinar)
Selling on Shopee & Lazada - How? (A MCO Mart Insights Webinar)

E-commerce is the New Norm Are you selling correctly? Want to boost your sales? Lazada and Shopee are now two of the largest e-commerce platforms in Malaysia. As of 2019, Shopee is the top shopping app in terms of monthly active users, downloads, and frequently visited websites in Malaysia! Lazada Malaysia celeb...

October 1, 2021
The Various Types of Digital Marketing
The Various Types of Digital Marketing

Since the implemented lockdowns, businesses have been mostly conducted online and many aspects of managing a business have been transformed to adapt to digital necessities. Marketing strategies are no exception to this digital transformation, so here are some types of digital marketing that you can try out:  &...

September 29, 2021
Faces Behind the Business :From Milan Fashion Week to Malaysian Fashion Line (The First Date)
Faces Behind the Business :From Milan Fashion Week to Malaysian Fashion Line (The First Date)

 From Milan Fashion Week to Malaysian Fashion Line A former fashion styling student, turned law student, established herself as an entrepreneur through her fashion line called, The First Date. 21 year old Hua Shi Mi, has dreamed of starting her own business, since the tender age of 16. Her immense passion in f...

September 27, 2021
Project Entrepreneur Continues to Empower Malaysian Entrepreneurs in Achieving their Business Goals!
Project Entrepreneur Continues to Empower Malaysian Entrepreneurs in Achieving their Business Goals!

Entrepreneurs and MSMEs are now more important than ever as they create jobs and support our economy. Against the backdrop of an unprecedented pandemic, we need to do even more to support them.  Dedicated to transforming lives through education, Project Entrepreneur by BAC Education will help train 10,000 Mala...

September 24, 2021
How To Overcome Failures As A Small Business
How To Overcome Failures As A Small Business

Whilst no business owner wants to fail in their business, ensuring you're well prepared for such situation is critically important.

September 22, 2021
Faces Behind the Business: A Brewing Success in the Magical Cauldron (Colossal Cauldron)
Faces Behind the Business: A Brewing Success in the Magical Cauldron (Colossal Cauldron)

A Brewing Success in the Magical Cauldron  In August 2020, like all Malaysians, Shasmita Manimaran, a 23-year-old law student, was stuck at home due to the MCO lockdown. When her mother bought a new oven, she decided to try her grandmother’s 57-year-old brownie recipe, to curb her boredom. As she didn&rsqu...

September 20, 2021
Excel Basics for Data Analysis (A MCO Mart Insights Webinar)
Excel Basics for Data Analysis (A MCO Mart Insights Webinar)

Mark your calendar this 23 September (Thursday)! MCO Mart Insights is here to share Excel Basics for Data Analysis. This webinar is completely FREE, so sign up now! We look forward to see you there!    As an entrepreneur in this digital era, data analysis has proven to be an important factor t...

September 17, 2021
Highly Effective Business Success Tips
Highly Effective Business Success Tips

In the shifting sands of the business world, while the definition of success may vary wildly, researchers have found a couple of common factors that successful businesses exhibit. Here are some effective business success tips to help you see off competition and bring great ideas to the market:    ...

September 15, 2021
Unity in Diversity and Inclusivity
Unity in Diversity and Inclusivity

Unity in Diversity and Inclusivity The Progress of Malaysian Business Owners Every year on 16 September, Malaysians gather to commemorate the day in 1963, where the former British colony of Singapore and the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak joined the Federation of Malaya to form Malaysia.  We lo...

September 13, 2021
Excel Basics for Data Analysis (A MCO Mart Insights Webinar)
Excel Basics for Data Analysis (A MCO Mart Insights Webinar)

As an entrepreneur in this digital era, data analysis has proven to be an important factor that contributes to business success. Through data analysis, business owners can give structures to data, and uncover valuable business patterns and insights, which plays a crucial part in the making of informed business decisio...

September 10, 2021
5 Reasons Why Advertising is Important
5 Reasons Why Advertising is Important

Advertising is very important to businesses. Check out the 5 reasons why.  

September 6, 2021
Faces Behind the Business - Align.Co
Faces Behind the Business - Align.Co

From Pins and Perseverance, to Perfection Our first feature is a homegrown leather merchandise entrepreneur, Eunice Yeoh, founder of The Align.Co who began her journey through selling pins.     In 2019, as Eunice began her second year of law studies, she diligently searched for a journal that...

September 3, 2021
Easy Tips on How to Price Your Products
Easy Tips on How to Price Your Products

How you price your products can have a big impact on your business! Here are some easy tips on how to price your products:   

August 30, 2021
5 Reasons Why You Should Support Local Businesses
5 Reasons Why You Should Support Local Businesses

  “Support Local! Belilah barangan buatan Malaysia!” We often see this slogan in the media to urge and encourage us Malaysians to support local businesses. Here are some benefits as to why we should support local businesses and how important our support is:    1.    ...

June 29, 2021
Registering and Listing Products on MCO Mart
Registering and Listing Products on MCO Mart

Hey everyone! This post is going to explain how you’re going to make an account on MCO Mart, and list your products.   So when you’re at https://mcomart.my/, or any of the other pages on the site, you can click on the “Sign In” button on the top right of your screen. ...

June 23, 2021
MCO Mart
MCO Mart

As the poverty rate shoots up following several lockdowns initiated by the government to control the spread of Covid-19 cases, there is still a lot we can do to help one another. With these lockdowns, many have lost jobs, close down businesses or pivot to something that works better during these times. Unfortuna...