MITI Deputy Minister recognises business leaders at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards; encourages SMEs to adopt “ASEAN strategy”.
There’s money in chickpeas. Big money. From its humble, Middle Eastern roots of being a traditional home-made staple, the global market for pre-packaged mashed chickpea paste is currently worth US$1 billion annually. Joining the hummus war is home-grown artisanal brand, HummusCo. Co-founder Aneesha Veriah talks to Business Circle about her company’s flying start in the Klang Valley.
A taste of gelato while on holiday changed Ong Kee Win’s life. The environmental engineer gave up everything for the love of the Italian ice-cream, and has since blazed a trail to create local flavours that connect emotionally with customers.
Malaysia’s Guru-App is making waves in the field of education technology. Chief Owl, Warren Leow, tells Business Circle about its remarkable journey thus far.
From nursing and caring for babies, 50-year-old Ivy Cheong tells Business Circle about her journey to entrepreneurship.
“Accidental entrepreneur” Brenda James on the early days, local floristry and giving back to the community.
At just 32, Iko In has realised a childhood dream of being named among the Ten Outstanding Young Malaysians (TOYM).
Art does pay as a journalist-turned-art teacher discovers when she allows her passion to take centre stage and, in the process, discovers a business niche.
With coffee cafés increasingly seen as ‘third spaces’ between homes and offices, Malaysia has seen a boom in independent small cafés latching onto a new need created by rapid urbanisation.
Two young Malaysians have stopped chasing the ringgit and show that it pays to pursue your dreams.
It’s not only artists who need a dose of entrepreneurialism. So do writers who need to figure out how to package their stories into multiple formats for multiple platforms.
A group of home-based entrepreneurs have discovered an untapped niche market for gourmet foods. Well-travelled Malaysians are adventurous, health-conscious and seek out unusual products not available in the mass market.
A walk in George Town is often an exercise in fortuitous discoveries, as new shops and cafes pop up at a dizzying pace. Many of these outlets are opened by young Penangites who have brought a youthful and chic vibe to this old town.