This Week Entrepreneur

long time never meet in this segmen. Today i have one person that i want to introduce to all of you.

Learn from one young entrepreneur, I am indeed very happy to introduce young entrepreneurs in my segmen here.

Name: Nur Fuad Sayuti

Age: 34

Entrepreneur of Photo G. Nic & Free lance Wedding Photographer

1)What kind of business do you have? What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?.

I’m into photography and videography. Emphasizing on weddings. However, I do some events coverage, kids/family photos and outdoor shoots as well.

It’s been my passion since young to take up photography and I’ve always admired those people who succeeded in doing the things they love to do. I’ve always imagine myself as being one of them. I like people to know my work, appreciate my work and know who I am.

2)Did you need to have a certain mindset to achieve success?

Of course. You have to set yourself a certain target. Goal setting is important. So at least, you have something to set your sight. It’s like playing soccer without the goalpost! You will never score!! Or a race without the finishing line!

3) Have you noticed certain advantages to being an entrepreneur?.

Yes! If you set your heart and determination on the things that you do, you will see the fruits of your success. You will achieve your goal. You do something that you like plus the money that you’ll get. So it’s a win-win situation for me.

4) Is it difficult to get financing for businesses? If so why and are there any solutions?

For myself, I have the support of my family. I started from a small capital and through my hard work and determination I am where I am now.

5) Did you have a mentor to help you get started?.

Yes. He is my friend, who is a photographer himself. He did advice and encourage me to go for my dream. He makes me believe that I can make it big one day.

6) Approximately how much money did you invest before your business became profitable?

For me, I’ve invested about $10,000. Which some might say a small amount. But to me at that point of time, it is quite a big sum of money. And thank god, I can see that it’s worth every penny that I’ve spent.

7) What resources were most helpful to you when you were starting your business?

I would say, magazines and books were the most helpful resources. I would read or see other photographer’s works and try to improve on my works and also it gives me some ideas on my future works too. Another helpful resource is getting feedback from my customers. To me it is important in getting feedback from customers as it will help you in your works. You will know what you did good or otherwise.

8)What ways have you found to be most effective in marketing your product or service to get sales?

To me, personally, a good recommendation does wonders for an effective marketing. So to me customer’s satisfaction is very important. Also a good form of advertising is like an icing on the cake. So a good recommendation plus a good advertising is, to me, the most effective.

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?

My tips to them are, go for your dream. Achieve what you want. Don’t be afraid to fail. Make failure a stepping stone for success. Don’t give up easily. There are always ups and downs. You will never know until you try. That’s the key word; YOU’LL NEVER KNOW UNTIL YOU’VE TRIED.

10)How do you manage juggling the responsibilities of being a entrepreneur?

You must have total control and self disciplined.

11)What’s next for you?

After 7 years in this line, I think I have still a long way to go. So in the near future, I would like to see myself as a household name. To be well known in this industries. To be ‘up there’ with the successful ones.

MAP di Radio RSI dan WARNA

Salam All,

How are you? Just to let you know that a new radio segment that features MAP untuk KAYA.

The segment will be aired  as below:

Radio Warna 94.2  wednesdays 7.38am and repeat 9.38pm

RSI wednesday  9.28am and also at podcast www.rsi.com.sg

Just link to the Map di Radio page kat blog AbangAbu

Biz-Tips: D A N C E

Hi friends ,

In order to achieve our goals we have been doing a lot of things . Some achieved what they wanted and most never get even near to that goal. Why?

I’ve been successful on studying about people regarding what they got and whatever they planned for.when I look back and reflect on myself, I start to implement on what they had been doing and I saw many positive thought as well as character in me. The only theory that I could share with you is that, (things changes if we want a change.)

I realized that all those who had succeeded in life went through stages of difficulty which I call it as a stage towards success. Basically it’s a process stage that I want to share with all of you who happened to read this journal of mine. I called it a dance.

So in order to be successful we need to D A N C E

D- Decide-In order to improve our situation in life, we have to set our mind to doing things rightly. We have to be firm to our self and bare in mind that if we want a change in something, we have to set it right and go all out in changing. If we don’t decide for our self, who will? So decision making on what we want in life plays an important role in our lives.

A- Action- Decision alone will never bring where we want to go or what we want to achieve .Without positive thinking and good step of action, nothing can be achieve because positive action is where it will lead us to our final destination. The actions that we take will also determine where we stand. This is a challenge not a test. Let time decide every movement of ours.

N= Notice plays an important role in our life. People tend not to notice the faith they have in themselves. People who don’t have faith in themselves and doesn’t believe in what they can achieve already fail this stage. Clear any doubt in you and push yourself to achieve what you dream of. Dreams are beyond anyone’s control. Dream is where your hard work lies. By clearing your doubts, you will have confidence and be the perfect one in yourself. Therefore, believing and noticing what is happening around you as well as the inner part of you plays the main role in achieving what you want. In here I would like to add some spice about characteristic. Besides faith and confidence, characteristic also play along with what you will be in future. When you are at your lowest point of time, where the every one is turning their back on you and you have difficulties in getting up after a great fall, than this ‘character’ in you will help you up. The world may turn you down, people will never stop talking and the truth always hurts. If you push your way through, you will find the light. People always say, walk with the crowd because that’s where every one is heading to a better standard of living. All you have to do is to stand tall. Every one is walking in the same direction. But not all of them are walking tall.

C= Change . keep changing the way you live your life because nothing last forever. Change only for the better and from better to the best. Do not expect a change to happen if you are in the same post. Look at other people; learn from them and eventually you will make it big. Hard work is paid for at the end of the day when you give your fullest commitment. Never be afraid to venture on new things. Life is all about taking a risk. Interest in what ever that you want to do will make you stick to the things you want.

E= Evaluate your progress. Look and compare at what have you been doing and see what the result that getting on you. Keep a record as well as a progress chart on your goal.

I believe that this method will help you in your journey getting your goals. Keep posting and email me if you have suggestions and need any kind of tip on any particular skills.