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Gerald Yummy Bros [OES S01E07]
Starting a business is not easy, starting one which you have absolutely no interest in makes it worse. That was what Gerald went through when he started dabbling in the fashion business amidst the rise of blogshops in 2014. After 3 years of disappointment and embarrassment, he finally called it quits.
Chris Bootle’s [OES S01E06]
Most of us often think that one needs a grand idea to start a business and become an entrepreneur. Chris doesn’t think so. Unlike many entrepreneurs who started their own businesses, he ventured into entrepreneurship as a volunteer at Edible Garden City, a social enterprise that focuses on horticulture and education in Singapore.
Faith 8XP [OES S01E05]
In recent years, China has been perceived as an emerging superpower and people around the world have been trying their hand at doing business there. Faith was one of them but a conversation with a local made her realise the stark difference in the local culture compared to Singapore’s.
Vikram Draper [OES S01E04]
From banker to entrepreneur: why would someone do it? [OES S01E04] Most people would consider working at JP Morgan a dream job. But that was not enough for Vikram, who decided to quit his banking job after working there for 7-8 years to start his own business. He is...
Struggle Between Personal Beliefs And Business - Azurah From Lokalfeed [OES S01E03]Sometimes, the biggest obstacle you face is yourself. That was what prompted Azurah to close down her wildly successful cafe Wilder, a cafe that was deemed super successful by many. In...
Ep 2: His Business Burnt Down In A Day. What Mindsets Got Him Through? – Shafiq from Meka
What would you do if something you have spend years building burn down to the ground suddenly? Would you rage quit? Or fall in the abyss? Or would you put yourself together, take good care of the people around you? Tune in to find out how our guest managed that!
Our guest, Shafiq, is the Co-founder of Meka, a 3D printing and prototyping firm. And he will be sharing how he managed the situation when his factory burnt down. What are his thought process? Why does he continue to do what he do even after facing hardships? What is it in entrepreneurship that he is after? What is his important bedrock of support in his entrepreneurship journey? In this episode, you will also hear what are some qualities he looks out for when finding a business partner. How being a minority in Singapore affected his entrepreneurship experience? And what advice would he give to someone who wants to be an entrepreneur?
Ep 1: How to Pick Yourself Up After 16,000 People Talk You Down – Alex Loh from Aviary & Co
Imagine this. You’ve held series of successful events, build a team, gathered a following, grew a brand. And then, you decided to hold this huge event – a marathon with 16,000 pax – thinking it’s going to hit a home run. But things go the complete opposite. Today, our guest will share his unfiltered experience on just that.
Our guest, Alex, is the founder of Aviary & Co., a solo consultant company in the sports and wellness business space. He was also the co-founder of the now infamous Yolo Run, the one that have a lot of media backlash. And he will share his painful experience in his entrepreneurship journey, some of his lowest moments and how he overcame it.
As someone who has been an employee and an entrepreneur, Alex shares his perspectives on their difference and why he chose to be an entrepreneur. And while people tend to be more risk-averse and less entrepreneurial as they get older, he provided a different view to it. He also shared how he grows his network to fit his entrepreneurial purpose. And what advice would he give to someone who wants to be an entrepreneur?
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A preview of the upcoming series from The Financial Coconut. Listen as Reggie guides you through intimate and raw conversations behind what it takes to grow a business. You’ll hear some of highlights from the best juices from the series, where entrepreneurs where they share candid stories on the failures, struggles, successes.