Why Creativity and Innovation are Important for SMEs

SME Creativity and Innovation

It has become widely accepted that creativity and innovation are crucial to business success, especially in the ever-changing and uncertain world we live in today. While creativity is the ability to produce new and unique ideas, innovation is the execution of that creative ideas. When adequately fostered, creativity and innovation …

4 Keys to Success When Investing in P2P Financing

4 Keys to Success When Investing in P2P Financing

Peer-to-peer (P2P) financing has been attracting a lot of attention lately, thanks to its ability to connect entrepreneurs with investors using big data and advanced analytics. For small, growing enterprises, P2P financing can be a great substitute for applying for business financing from conventional financial institutions. On the other hand, …

A Concise Guide to P2P Financing

Concise Guide to P2P Financing

Peer-to-peer (P2P) financing is a revolutionary FinTech innovation, with the potential to address the lack of SME financing in Southeast Asia. Since traditional middlemen like bankers aren’t part of the system, it increases profits for investors and decreases resistance for SME issuers. Let’s see how the model benefits both investors …

Types of Investments

types of investments

If it is long-term financial security you are after, you will have to start investing – and better sooner than later. Here is a quick guide to the different types of investments: 1. Fixed deposits A fixed deposit is a bank deposit with (i) a higher interest rate than a …

How to Protect Your SME from Cybercrime

How to Protect Your SME from Cybercrime

As technology evolves, so do hackers. It’s an unfortunate truth, but the number of cybercrime and hackers targeting businesses have skyrocketed. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) are right to be worried. According to a recent report by the UK’s Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), SMEs are more likely to be …

4 Advantages of Crowdfunding and P2P Financing

4 Advantages of Crowdfunding and P2P Financing

Crowdfunding and P2P financing have recently gained popularity as alternatives to funding options from more traditional financial institutions, especially for SMEs and small businesses. Both crowdfunding and P2P financing are new methods to gain capital. Despite the relative newness of both these financing models, it seems they are here to …

4 Ways to Improve Business Leadership

4 Ways to Improve Business Leadership

Everyone can be a leader. Leadership is a skill rather than an innate trait; you can work on it and develop it to get better. Try implementing the four tips below to improve your leadership ability. 1. Improve your communication skills Many, many problems can emerge due to miscommunication, from …

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4 Tips to Maximize Business Productivity

4 Tips to Maximize Business Productivity

No matter what field your business is in, improving business productivity should be your top priority. If you can’t stay on top of all your business projects and company day-to-day operations, you stand to lose potential profits and returns. Not to mention, your business growth suffers. But how to do …

Funding Societies Malaysia’s 3rd Investor Seminar

Funding Societies Malaysia's Third Investor Seminar

On 22 April 2017, approximately 70 participants took part in Funding Societies Malaysia’s 3rd Investor Seminar. This time, we brought together investors and local SMEs. At the seminar, Funding Societies Malaysia’s CEO, Wong Kah Meng, had the opportunity to address questions from both investors and SMEs on the type of …