Prepare for the coming year with good business plans

IT IS no secret that a good business plan is imperative for a business to succeed, especially small and medium enterprises that benefit the most out of these plans.

Peter Lam

Small businesses keep up with tech

Applicants of SOBA 2018 show that companies are looking at sustainable growth

Bag maker banks on partnership

Company hopes to expand its e-commerce business and physical presence

Working together: Ong (left) and Lim think a good partnership can bring businesses further.

Local enterprises need to advance

Mindset change important for manufacturers to adopt Industry 4.0 technologies

Unprepared: Local producers are far from ready to embrace Industry 4.0 as they are bogged down by cost, lack of skills and limited market access.

Clearing indoor air with eco-friendly solutions

WHENEVER we feel the first few beads of sweat trickling down our face, most of us will start switching on the air-conditioners, or even look for places with air-conditioning.

Bridging the academia-industry gap

SMART entrepreneurs will tell you that the way to succeed in this day and age is to collaborate. And such is PKT Logistics Group’s Datuk Michael Tio’s philosophy to ensure not only the success of the company but also the growth of the logistics industry.

Seeing is believing: PKTs facility receives a lot of corporate tours from companies and educational institutions interested to know how it has transformed to its current state.

Fresh food retailer looks to ECF for offline growth

PONTIAN-based fresh food retail platform Fresh At Heart is looking to raise RM1.15mil to expand its offline presence across Malaysia.

Strategy and technology takes handcraft forward

JUDGE a man first by his shoes – so goes an old Beijing saying. It shows how highly the people of Beijing valued their shoes in the old days.

Cultivating small entrepreneurs

LAZADA Group has pledged to support 8 million e-commerce entrepreneurs and SMEs in South-East Asia to grow and thrive by 2030. The company also announced its commitment to create a healthy and sustainable e-commerce ecosystem in the region and champion opportunities in technology and logistics infrastructure to benefit its ecosystem of sellers, consumers and local communities.

Enabling growth: Lejeune says Lazada has pledged to support 8 million e-commerce entrepreneurs and SMEs in the region over the next decade.

Singapore-based fintech expands to Malaysia

THE entry of Singapore-based private investment platform Fundnel into Malaysia will provide small businesses with more options to raise capital for growth.

Alternative financing: Norhizam (left) and Lee at the recent launch of Fundnel Malaysia. The platform is the latest ECF provider in town.