October 1, 2018 admin

For the last six months at least, we’ve been discussing on Bebebargains and its potential growth as it goes live into more than 17 countries, globally. As ambitious as it seemed, we are dedicated to connect tens of thousands of mothers worldwide on our app – a baby goods marketplace. This is the first in the world, to capture this niche market and launch in more than 2 countries. The launch of Bebebargains – what is it really? Bebebargains is a baby goods marketplace that allows a seller (mothers) to list brand new or used baby goods to sell to…

October 1, 2018 admin

It was a Friday last 13th July, and I had agreed to mentor some students who flew all the way in from Australia with Austern International. I had connected with the founder of Austern, Lily Wu, and we shared a great time in Sydney when we caught up for coffee and cakes sometime last April. She did mentioned, about this event in July and I was – as always – ready to participate and support her. About Austern International Austern International provides 3 week career bootcamps that aim to build millennials to become future leaders of the workforce. Participants experience…

October 1, 2018 admin

The one thing Spendless Academy offers different from all the online training platforms there ever was; the genuinity that comes along with it. If we want to know the top ten strategies of how to market on Facebook, it takes us ten seconds to google and hundreds of articles would appear. To sit in through a course, online or offline, structured content is almost irrelevant without knowing how to apply. And knowing how to apply, is to listen to real experiences from people who actually have applied, tried and tested. As an entrepeneur, I am all about learning new things…

October 1, 2018 admin

Willpower The resilience to fight through adversity is one of the strongest attributes of becoming successful. The path to success is not easy, as it is full of challenges, hardships and tests that could potentially break you rather than groom you. To maintain a positive attitude and mindset, and despite the setbacks and failures, you need to remind yourself that you are still moving along the road to success. Coupled with adversity, is the power of resilience, determination and the willingness to learn. As an individual, you must evolve and learn as your company grows and lead the company in…

October 1, 2018 admin

Not everyone in your company will aspire to become a team leader or manager. As a CEO – the best assets of your company are your people, and without motivated and conscientious people, the odds of your business succeeding are fairly low. Therefore, you need to invest in your people and nurture them to the best of your ability. Here are 10 reasons why. 1. They represent you. In delivering tasks, taking accountability, and communicating with your clients and partners, your employees are a direct reflection of what you stand for, who you are and the value that your company…

October 1, 2018 admin

When you start on the journey of building something, there is no such thing as “back to square 1”. It’s not possible to go back to the start and re-start the journey differently entirely. Entrepreneurship is a continuous journey. Sometimes, yes, it takes you in circles or through dark alleys and often, to dead ends – when that happens, you get back to the main road and pick another turn. A few months ago, someone contacted me sharing his struggles in building a business. He seemed to be running the company for at least 14 years, and doing well at…

September 30, 2018 admin

I have been on both ends of this spectrum – the investor and the entrepreneur seeking investments. Hence, I understand how that pitching game works, how to excel and how to win investments. It’s not a straight forward process but instead consists of multiple stages, trying to keep the interest of the investor lingering around until it builds momentum to close. It takes longer than usual, if you are not delivering your best at every stage but if you do, it’s not hard to seek funding. Understanding Investors Bear in mind, the behaviour of an investor – they have seen…

September 30, 2018 admin

Not everyone has the desire nor the aspirations to become a leader. Likewise, not everyone can be groomed to become a leader. The responsibility of a leader is far more onerous than you would have imagined it to be. I, for one, would never have thought, coming from a humble beginning, would I be spending my days leading hundreds if not thousands of people on a daily basis. The real question is, how much work and effort is there when it comes to leading? Certain attributes make a leader. Resilience is one of the main qualities that distinguishes a good…

September 30, 2018 admin

Most people do not understand what is personal branding. They assumed it’s about raising engagement, extending their reach and to share knowledge of value to some one else. Subtly, we have to admit – plus it’s proven with science – that we often check back our last posting, and feel immensely excited at the rising likes and attention we get in return. In other words, fame starts building up at the same time and soon enough, more people than before now know our name. We get addicted to this feeling, not action, and start losing the sense of awkwardness of…

September 30, 2018 admin

The popular quote “When you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” never really entirely win me over. Don’t get me wrong, my positive mind keep reiterating to me that there must be some ring of truth around that quote – I just probably didn’t understand that at that time. Yet I went on believing, in order for great things to happen in our life, we just have to plan it right. But I remembered at 17, I cried when I did not get into the junior college I wanted. I made it to enter Tampines Junior College for the…