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SME 05 Mar 2014 | 12:00 AM

SME makes its presence felt in Malaysia’s surveillance systems

A local SME is playing an important role in improving the radar coverage of Malaysia’s coasts and skies.

SME 03 Mar 2014 | 12:00 AM

Logos on the go

Nike’s journey to becoming one of the world’s largest makers of athletic footwear and apparel was greatly helped by its instantly recognisable “Swoosh” logo.

Business 03 Mar 2014 | 12:00 AM

Eastern beauty boost Japan Beauty Week 2014 leaves a glowing effect

THE Japan Beauty Week 2014, organised the first time in Malaysia recently, aims at promoting leading Japanese cosmetic brands to the locals.

Business 27 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM

Three types of treats from trio

MALAYSIA is a foodie nation. We love our local and international delicacies, and we don’t mind driving for hours to have the perfect nasi lemak or ikan bakar.

Business 11 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM

Running a business can be more challenging than many realise

Last June, I wrote about a former colleague from a multinational company who traded his suit for an apron when he ventured into the restaurant business (Star Metrobiz, June 4, 2013).

SME 10 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM

Conglomerate takes on new F&B venture

THE healthy food business is definitely booming in Malaysia. It seems as if every month, a brand new healthy food eatery will open up in a mall or in a neighbourhood in the Klang Valley.

Business 22 Jan 2014 | 12:00 AM

Local SMEs advised to head farther afield to generate revenue

If you’re the owner of a small business, knowing where to put your money is vital.

Business 18 Jan 2014 | 12:00 AM

Even the largest of companies often started small

GREAT companies always draw the interest of potential investors, suppliers, shareholders and yes, their customers! It should be noted that great businesses were small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) or startups once upon a time. It is the persistence, innovation and entrepreneurship that drives a company towards success through various business cycles.

Business 18 Jan 2014 | 12:00 AM

For Chinese opera troupes, the show must go on

There are three criteria for making it big in Chinese opera, according to Yong Poo Hiong, treasurer of the Yuet Wan Cantonese Opera Association.

Business 14 Jan 2014 | 12:00 AM

Believe in your dream and choose investing partners who share your vision

After I wrote the article about not giving up (Star MetroBiz, Oct 22, 2013), a number of people wrote to me echoing similar sentiments and suggested meeting up to continue to spur and inspire each other in our journey of entrepreneurship. And so we did. A small group of us met up several weeks ago and I was encouraged by their stories.