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Article below was written by Boey Ping Ping titled “There’s no place like home” and  was published in The Star paper on 20 June 2009. Her thoughts and experience are still relevant today as it did almost 10 years ago. I was not able to trace the article online and decide to type out the entire [...]

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Business can repackage existing products or rebrand it to add on to its appeal. This is something that cosmetic companies and perfume/ scent products do best. Sometimes the packaging is even more expensive that the contents in the product itself. Even if your company sells more simple products, you can ride on this existing philosophy [...]

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It is not that difficult to start a business with low startup cost. Especially in food and drinks- most important is the food and drink must be delicious and nice- because after the initial buzz, a lot of the business would depend on returning customers (after all, there is only so much of money one [...]

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In traditional business, it is not the high tech software, filling systems or any technology that determines the business success. You can still find business becoming very successful even though they adopt very basic tracking techniques. The success lies in offering value, quality and honesty in business dealings. I want to share with you a [...]

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In order to save cost to store and redesign for all different festive seasons, why not consider designing a single paper back, or better yet a grocery bag that carries themes from major festivals, like the one below by CNI: This paper bag has all the Malaysian major festivals: Hari Raya, Chinese New Year, Deepavali [...]

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Based on an article published by USnews, the top 10 retailers who are surviving despite the recession have some attributes such as: 1. Conservative Expansion Mode Prior to the economy crisis, a lot of growing companies borrowed heavily to expand based on overly optimistic projection. When the economy crashes, and the effect is felt right [...]

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Companies sometimes would publish magazines/catalogue for free distribution to their customers.  For example, banks would publish rewards brochures, IKEA would publish their magazines, Tupperware and direct selling companies with their catalogue, greeting cards companies would have their  product catalogue (even though it is often not distributed for free). Product catalogue or magazines can create awareness of your company’s [...]

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When there’s a will, there’s a way. Too many businesses give up too soon before they can see results. Today, I want to share with you a case study of a cafe in Malaysia- on how I have seen it going from a dying business till having business picking up. Hopefully you can draw some [...]

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When I was in primary 5, there was a small duration where I sold chewing gum for some side income. I would buy the chewing gum- which each packet contained 5 strips for 20 cents. And I would sell by the strips of 5 cents each. For each packet of chewing gum sold (5 strips), [...]

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It is vital for business to monitor changing trends and adapt to these trends or risk sinking to obscurity. If technology enables the same thing to be done at a quicker time without much supervision and labor, then it makes sense to use them. If a business, regardless of how long it had been in [...]

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