A simple thought from AbangAbu

Believe in Yourself,

And in your dream,

Though impossible things may seem,

someday somehow you will get through,

to the goal you have in view,

Mountains fall and seas divide before the one ,

who in his stride,

takes a hard road day by day,

sweeping obstacles away,

Believe in yourself and in your plan,

say not – i cannot but i can,

The prizes of life we fail to win, Because we doubt the power within.

ALWAYS BELIEVE in URSELF

Updates

Salam All,

Hari ni thought of just write some updates of what happening to myself. hahahaha.

Very interesting things ,i feel like share with all as i just sitting down with a friend who is 25 years older than me.

It was simple conversation that we had about how far according to him i have grown in terms of what i am doing compared to just over a year and half that he first know me.

Well i believe that with the strong intention and focus on what you want will bring you where you want to go faster than we can imagine. However it happens with hard work and prayer non stop

I had ventured 2 new business in KL.

Had invitation to be a speaker in global entrepreneurship conference in USA . Have not decided on whether to accept it or not due to commitment that i have here.

New contract with educational institution in Malaysia . Alhamdullilah.

I am touched , recently i am meeting many many young  people whom had been following on my progress and been looking to me a their role model. It been a very proud moment in my life to know so many people been following my advice and writing. Many of them wrote to me to thank me. it is a great feeling and i am enjoying every moment of it.

May the great creator with reward everyone us with success.

Just feel writing so i did it . I will be coming with my own song soon . It is a great hit song to be loved by all.

This week Entrepreneur

Hi again.

Today AbangAbu would love to introduce to a very different entrepreneur whom turn his hobbies into a promising business venture with great potential of growth. His business would attract all the kids as well teens and even adults like me.

It is a great sharing for those who have interesting hobbies that can be turned into an exciting business .

SO I WANT TO INTRODUCE TO YOU MR ZEESHAUN SHEIKH.

Heres the interview:

1)What kind of business do you have? What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?
I own a skateboard shop. We deal in skateboard accessories, apparels and also provide skate lessons to beginners. What inspired me is the fact that I get to be involved in the
industry that I really love and also I’ve always wanted to run my own show and be my own boss.

2)Did you need to have a certain mindset to achieve success?
Yes, basically you need to have that “never give up” and “never say die” mindset. And also always look at the positive side of things.

3)Have you noticed certain advantages to being an entrepreneur?
Yes, definitely. The main advantage is that its OTOT(own time own target) most of the time.

4)Is it difficult to get financing for businesses? If so why and are there any solutions?
I had to save up for 5 years, so I guess it is difficult cos you need to have a high self-discipline.  But you need to persevere and you’ll get there.

5)Did you have a mentor to help you get started?
Yes. My dad has his own restaurant business and he has given me some good tips and advises.

6)Approximately how much money did you invest before your business became profitable?
Probably somewhere between $10,000 to $15,000.

7)What resources were most helpful to you when you were starting your business?
The internet is the number 1 resource that you can get any info. And  from people whom have done it before helps too.

8)What ways have you found to be most effective in marketing your product or service to get sales?
Again the internet is one of the best places to do marketing and plus it’s cheaper than anything else. We also give out flyers and stickers to promote the shop.

9)What tips can you give others who want to embrace their dream but, don’t have the confidence or feel they don’t have what it takes to succeed?
I would say if you have an idea but not really confident to jump into it yet then you do more research and also try to find some ways to make it really innovative/creative. You don’t really need to have lots of money start out with. As long as you believe in it, you’ll make it one day.

10)How do you manage juggling the responsibilities of being a entrepreneur?
Luckily for me, I have family and friends who help out a lot and I’m really thankful. Time management is really important in being an entrepreneur.

11)What’s next for you?
Probably open another shop that is bigger.

Sheikh Zeeshaun
Boards & Stuff Skateshop
14 Scotts Rd Far East Plaza
#03-06 Shop 8 Spore 228213

www.skateboarding.sg