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Joy Lee

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Recent and archived articles by Joy Lee

11 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Uncertainty weighs on SMEs

WHILE many have projected slower growth for the country’s economy, Malaysia is still expecting to enjoy encouraging growth.





Lower expectations: Manufacturers have mostly lowered expectations for sales, production, capacity 	utilisation and employment in the first half of the year.
4 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Bucks and chips from the outdoors

Being a third-generation scouts enthusiast meant that Colin Lye spent quite a bit of his time outdoors as a child.





Love for the outdoors: Cheng (second from left) and Lye (third from left) with the outdoor division team.
4 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Vying for a slice of e-hailing pie

The e-hailing industry has seen the birth of a number of unicorns and a slew of other smaller players, all competing for a share of the market and for funds. And newcomer Eazi Car Sdn Bhd (EaziCar) thinks there is still space for it to carve out its slice of the pie.





Drivers’ game: The platform aims to expand by providing its drivers with the flexibility and benefits that other players typically do not offer.
18 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Supporting short-stay industry growth Look into high-growth areas

THANKS to the popularity of short-term rentals, the market has seen the increase in number of property management agencies over the past few years.

Working with others: Oon hopes to build a collaborative ecosystem to support hosts in the short-stay sector.
18 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Providing a conducive ecosystem

Policy needs to look into areas that will support the developmentof a strong network for SMEs

Creating awareness: There needs to be greater awareness for SMEs to adopt technology. - AFP
11 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

New verticals to boost growth

New technological trends favouring tracking solutions provider

Widening its reach: Loh (left) and Lim see potentially big growth for the company as it diversifies from the retail segment.
4 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Digital payments set to grow

THE future looks exciting for Chan Kok Long. He speaks animatedly about new technologies in the retail industry and of omnichannel strategies that will proliferate across companies.

Changing behaviour: Consumers have shown a willingness to adopt new technology and payment methods — Bloomberg
28 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Making data reachable for retailers

INCREASINGLY, businesses need to be able to read data more accurately and respond accordingly to ensure they are competitive, particularly so for brick-and-mortar retailers as more e-commerce players employ data analytics to scale and reach their customers.

Looking bright: Chan (left) and Chua expect strong growth as retailers look to utilise data for marketing strategies.
28 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Proof of passion and grit

ROME wasn’t built in a day. The same can be said of businesses. Entrepreneurs are known to be on the ball day and night to make sure their companies are growing, their people motivated and their products and services selling.

Women power: Chow (second from left) won Female Entrepreneur of the Year in the up to RM25mil tier. She is joined by other finalists in the category Maxvue Vision Sdn Bhd director Viji Ramasamy Pillai (left), MYS Travel Sdn Bhd founder Chong Seow Chi (fifth from left) and Woman World Top Beauty (M) Sdn Bhd founder and CEO Chin Siew Keng (right) with Fu (third from left) and Isham (fourth from left) looking on.
21 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Quah’s recipe for sauces

Manufacturer finds new lease of life in the Horeca industry

Having variety: CareFood has a wide range of products to suit the needs of various customers.

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