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How to Keep SME Financial Statements in Order

How to Keep SME Financial Statements in Order

As a business owner, you have to wear so many hats. Not only do you handle the production process, you also take care of what is arguably the most important aspect of business: finances. Keeping a vigilant eye on expenses and income is crucial, so is assessing your financial health. …

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5 Lessons for Small Business Growth

5 Lessons for Small Business Growth

Are you thinking of growing your business to the next level but don’t know where to start? Here are 5 lessons to help you grow your business effectively. Lesson #1: Conduct market research Never enter a war zone unless you know it well. Strong words, we know. But taking a …

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8 Questions to Ask Yourself before Applying for Business Financing

8 Questions to Ask Yourself before Applying for Business Financing

These days, there are more resources available for business financing – from bank financing to crowdfunding and P2P financing. But while the options exist, receiving funding is never easy, especially if you are part of a small business. Then there’s the evaluation bit. Financial institutions and investors review your application …

A Portrait of Malaysian SMEs

A Portrait of Malaysian SMEs

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play an essential role in the economic development of ASEAN countries. SMEs affect national GDP and create employment opportunities for the population. Malaysia is no exception. Past data shows that Malaysian SMEs have a significant impact on national economic development. And what about today? What …

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How to Manage Working Capital during Peak Season

6 Reasons to Invest in Peer-To-Peer Financing

You know you have a great business when it is able to withstand peak seasons – and in this context, we’re talking about increased sales volume during a holiday or seasonal spike. Peak season can be a double-edged sword that could either increase your profit or kill your business. To …

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4 Reasons Why SMEs Should Consider P2P Financing

Concise Guide to P2P Financing

SMEs around the world, including Malaysia, face the same major issue: lack of financing. Without the necessary funding, SMEs find it difficult to grow. Many SMEs choose to apply for bank funds to secure working capital financing. While bank financing can be a good solution for SMEs, it isn’t always …

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4 Tips to Win More Clients for Your Small Business

4 Tips to Win More Clients for Your Small Business

Small businesses often struggle with acquiring new clients and customers. At times, it feels as though you have spent a lot of time, energy, and effort yet the investment refuses to pay off. Don’t be discouraged! There may be no infallible recipe for winning more clients, but there are plenty …

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Traditional Financial Institutions vs P2P Financing Platforms

Traditional Financial Institutions vs P2P Financing Platforms

P2P financing platforms are changing views on financing, both personal and business financing. These days, bank financing is no longer the only available choice for raising capital, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Malaysia, in particular, has regulated P2P financing – the first ASEAN country to do so, although …

4 tips to manage your business financing

4 tips to manage your business financing

Congratulations on securing financing for your business! You must be happy or excited or both. Financing means more opportunities to take your business to another level, right? Of course it does. But before you start spending, you need to have a well thought-out plan for what to do with the …

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How Healthy Is Your Small Business? 4 Metrics to Watch

How to manage your investment portfolio like a pro

Managing a business is difficult. Failure to accurately determine your financial condition could severely hurt your business and its survival. To cope, you need to check whether your business is healthy or not. Some people aren’t able to determine how good or healthy their business is. Don’t be one of …