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Old is Gold

Last week I attended traditional Chinese medicine retailer Eu Yang Sang’s 140th anniversary celebration. Two days prior to that, A Cut Above – the chain of high-end salons – was celebrating its 40th anniversary...

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Your spark lights me up

I am writing this piece exactly on September 9 (9/9) in conjunction with the anniversary of MALAYSIA SME® Media Group and Qu Exchange. This year MALAYSIA SME® Media Group celebrates its 14th anniversary. As for...

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Fighting a losing battle at home

Recently, a news media outlet revisited an old problem that is getting more severe, namely the proliferation of small businesses run by foreigners. While the law allows foreigners to set-up businesses here and ...

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Nano, micro & startup enterprises

At a conference recently, I overheard an interesting discussion about small and medium-sized enterprise (SME). A gentleman was asking if a start-up is considered an SME. It is surprising, at least to me that ev...

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SMEism™

Last week, a reader called me to give her view regarding my MSMEism™ column on entrepreneurship that was published in the July 20th issue. Contrary to my opinion she believes that entrepreneurship can be coache...

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SMEism™

The word entrepreneurship was never used or even heard of prior to the 1900’s but it’s a word that every economy in the world can’t leave out since the turn of this century. Even its meaning has been rede...

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SMEism™

The world today is in crisis. The US-China trade war, the North Korea and Iran nuclear threat, Brexit and the list go on.  The world seems to be a place full of arguments, difference of opinions, dissatisfactio...

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SMEism™

The smallest guy in the class always gets bullied! Something that is so common and happening all the time in schools. Not just in schools but even in businesses, the small ones always get bullied too. That&#821...

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SMEism™

‘Eat and Run’. This headline on a national daily sounds like the writer is reminding us to exercise. Silly me, of course it is not. It is a story about customers not paying the bill at the ‘mamak’ restaur...