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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 [...]

in Entrepreneurship or Small Business, Finance or Money

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 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 [...]

in Creativity, Entrepreneurship or Small Business

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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Sometimes marketing a business need not be complicated or expensive. You can even meet with success by concentrating on selling just one core product- this is especially true in food business. Recently, we stopped by a stall at the night market. This stall was selling fresh baked sak kei mah (萨骑马)- a Chinese snack. The thing about sak keh mah is that [...]

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I wrote about why it is important for a company to set up a proper website to avoid having the traffic being lost to other people or even at worst the competitor. Please visit the new location here: http://buildinternetsites.com/why-every-company-needs-a-website/

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In my previous article, I did  a case study on Pay Less Bookstore’s online site and have some ideas on how the bookstore could expand its existing base. Today, let’s talk about a very popular book publisher: The Dummies series. Most of us would at least have 1 book from either the Complete Idiot’s Guide [...]

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Years ago before Tablets and iPad burst into the scene, most of us read real physical books. But with books available online and blogs publishing refreshing new articles, people have switched to the internet as the source of entertainment, information and interactive learning. Many bookstores are now closing down- or seeing their profits soaring down [...]

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If you are wrestling with the dilemma of whether to monetize your blog or website, do note that many well-known sites have put up Google Adsense as one of their primary advertising means. Most readers would understand- that a website runs on continous costs… hosting, hiring writers, programmers and designers. In order to continue to provide [...]

in Blogging, Entrepreneurship or Small Business

There is a lot of ideas that you can be inspired from IKEA. They would invest a lot in the display area to teach people how to use their products. Products arranged haphazardly as we can see in most stores would not increase sales- unless the buyer has a sharp eye for details. But a majority [...]

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