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Biz Tip: N O

Hi salam, everyone, AbangAbu believe all are enjoying the journey of life . Many ups and downs , happy moments and challenging moments, laughter and cries all are part of the must happen things in our journey.

In business too many such things happen, whether you like it or not you still have to face it.

Today , AbangAbu want to share a very powerful word in business. It is the word NO.

Do you know that this word NO had created many successful entrepreneurs around the globe.

I am very sure that many of us had always get this word from our customers when we want to sell something. And how many of us always give up after we get so many NO’s . I am sure many of us doing that.

However, Successful entrepreneurs had used this word to their advantage and create great things.

So whats so powerful ? you might be asking…. rilex AbangAbu want to give you suspense………………………………………………………………………………………

N=  New

O= Opportunity

This is what i meant. When ever you get an answer of NO , always ask your self what is Next or New Opportunity with this person or situation.

Ask why they said no? and you will get a new idea… this is the secret to be successful entrepreneur.

So never take NO as an answer. Just keep asking why and why until you get new ideas to satisfy the customers need.

Today , AbangAbu would love you to just focus on this as it will bring you new ideas and do comment on this article as well share your own thoughts.

AbangAbu wish every one to prosper during this economic times.

Belia dan Bisnes: Panduan mulakan niaga

PANDUAN MULAKAN NIAGA

Oleh
Abang Abu
DALAM keadaan ekonomi malap, ramai yang mungkin kehilangan pekerjaan. Ini akan mendorong mereka yang dibuang kerja itu memulakan perniagaan kecil-kecilan atau sambilan.

Oleh itu, AbangAbu ingin memberikan panduan tentang cara-cara memulakan perniagaan.

Setiap orang mempunyai sebab tersendiri kenapa mereka ingin berniaga.

Ada yang mahukan kebebasan memegang wang, kebebasan masa supaya dapat melakukan apa yang diminati, atau inginkan sesuatu yang baru.

Apa jua sebabnya, anda perlu memastikan bahawa anda mengambil langkah yang bijak, jika tidak anda akan menghadapi kesukaran dan kekecewaan.

Dalam memulakan perniagaan, beberapa soalan akan timbul:

  • Masa yang perlu anda laburkan dalam perniagaan anda;
  • Apakah matlamat kewangan anda?
  • Perniagaan apakah yang harus anda mulakan?
  • Bagaimana mendapatkan wang permulaan?
  • Di mana anda akan memulakan perniagaan?
  • Bagaimana anda akan mulakan perniagaan?
  • AbangAbu akan bincangkan beberapa perkara yang dapat memberikan anda idea dalam memulakan perniagaan.

  • Apakah yang perlu anda ada jika mahu berniaga pada saat ini?
  • Anda harus mempunyai keinginan yang kuat untuk memulakan bisnes. Anda juga perlu membuat penilaian tentang risiko yang terlibat, keadaan kewangan anda dan kebaikan serta keburukan memulakan perniagaan.

  • Pilih jenis urus niaga yang ingin anda lakukan.
  • Setelah membuat keputusan, anda harus yakin dengan perniagaan yang ingin anda jalankan itu.

    Adakah anda ingin memilih perniagaan runcit atau perkhidmatan?

    Adakah perniagaan anda memerlukan tempat atau lokasi tertentu?

    Perlukah anda memulakan laman web anda sendiri?

    Jawapan bagi semua soalan ini boleh anda dapatkan dengan melihat perniagaan-perniagaan yang sudah beroperasi.

  • Adakah pasaran untuk perniagaan atau produk anda itu?
  • Setelah membuat pilihan, anda harus pastikan pula bahawa perniagaan anda itu akan berjaya.

    Setiap perniagaan yang berjaya mempunyai pasaran tersendiri, yang akan memastikan keuntungan yang diperolehi.

    Untuk memastikan kejayaan perniagaan anda, anda harus tentukan bahawa produk anda itu akan dibeli oleh sasaran (pelanggan) anda.

    Ingat, jika tidak ada orang yang inginkan produk anda, maka perniagaan anda tidak akan berjaya.

    Kini AbangAbu pasti anda sudah boleh membuat keputusan untuk meneruskan impian anda itu.

    Bagaimanapun, anda perlukan lebih banyak maklumat dan perlu membuat penyelidikan.

    Anda boleh mendapatkan bantuan, misalnya daripada Pusat Pembangunan Usahawan Dewan Perniagaan dan Perusahaan Melayu Singapura (EDC@SMCCI).

    Anda juga boleh menghadiri kursus perniagaan dan mendapatkan mentor yang boleh membimbing anda.

    Layari Internet dan dapatkan maklumat berguna yang akan memberikan anda fakta-fakta penting.

    Dalam memulakan atau menjalankan sesuatu perniagaan itu, anda memerlukan pengalaman serta pengetahuan.

    Sama ada anda berpengalaman atau tidak, anda perlu mempunyai pengetahuan tentang mengurangkan risiko dalam perniagaan anda.

    Pengalaman akan anda perolehi, tetapi tidakkah anda terfikir bahawa pengetahuan adalah lebih penting sebelum anda mendapatkan pengalaman?

    Dalam perniagaan kesimpulannya adalah:

    Pengetahuan + pengalaman = Kejayaan.

    AbangAbu yakin bahawa semua bakal usahawan akan mengunakan tip-tip serta informasi di atas sebelum menceburkan diri dalam dunia niaga.

    Untuk sebarang maklum balas sila e-mel abangabu@nowasia.sg atau layari blog www.abangabu.com untuk dapatkan tip-tip perniagaan yang lain.

    M.A.P untuk Bisness Program 1st Batch was great success.

    Hi Friends,Brothers and sisters,

    I Am feeling GREAT as my first M.A.P untuk Bisness workshop was a great success. After nearly one year M.A.P untuk KAYA workshop and after reaching nearly 700 participants , AbangAbu develop another workshop that is so important for our communnity which i called M.A.P untuk Bisness workshop.

    We had 2 days session from 9am to 5pm each day at AMP pasir Ris.

    MAP untuk Bisness Workshop
    MAP untuk Bisness Workshop

    This is the first workshop that attracted 42 participants and AbangAbu believe that all of them will become successful entreprenuers in time to come.

    Bz lah
    Bz lah

    AbangAbu had so much FUN as much the participants as well. And for those who attended the workshop i would love to see if you comment your expiriences in the workshop.

    All this participants will be coached for another 6 months by AbangAbu , this is to make sure that all the participants will start and run business.

    And AbangAbu also would love to see if other malay organization would love to bring this to their members..  If anyone of you belongs to any malay oragnization do tell your organization about this workshop. It will be a great workshop to have so that we would be prepared when the retrenchment move in. At the same time will give us the other option what we can do .

    Do post feedback and comment okie tak.

    All 42 tak nampak semua , hahahah
    All 42 tak nampak semua , hahahah

    BizTip: L U C K

    Hi friends ,

    Abangabu were very busy lately alhamdullilah with so many programs and workshops going on. This Economy crisis is one of the worst as what people are talking about and it will effect every one . Some will feel the pinch and some will enjoy creating more. So which side you want to be in?

    As entrepreneur i believe that we have to create our own LUCK in business no matter what condition we are in.

    So to succeed in business in this current economic condition we need to have L U C K

    so here we go….

    L- Location.

    This is the most important thing that we as entrepreneur need to take note. location where we are to do business play a very important part in a success of a business.Look at those successful businesses and you will see them in a very startegic locations. So when you really want to succeed getting the right location is very important. And currently with this economic uncertainty you will even get a better bargain in wonderful locations. So look out for the best location for your business.

    U- Understand.

    Another important factor is to understand what is happening currently. What are the things that people needs and wants this current moment.? Ask yourself how your product or services is something that they need now? The best way is to find out what people looking for at this current moment of economic condition and provide that services. Always think from the customers shoes.( think from the customers point of view).You will get your luck if you understand whats going on around you. Many fail to understand this and struggle in business. AbangAbu also learning to do this now. Provide what people need at the current time.

    C- Connections

    Aha, this again, i had been talking almost many many times about this. This is a major factor in succeed in business. You have to build the connections with your customers, make them know you care in current times and you wanted to help them as well. Get connected to people who can help you to reach your goals. Sometimes even you are at the right location and understand what happening you might not get what you wanted if you don’t have the right connections. So build your connections with every one. Customers, suppliers, advisers, mentors, media and any one who will support your growth. So never miss out this if you want to have luck.

    K-Knowledge

    As entrepreneurs or even who ever you are , life long learning is a must in order to be successful. Today , the world change rapidly and so fast what you learn will become absolute in just few days. So constantly seeking knowledge in the field or business, or industry that you are in become very important. Knowledge about your customers and their needs is critical to create luck too. Keep updating with current condition of the world and connected to the global happening will open up a whole new great opportunities and that will create luck for you and your business.

    So in conclusion AbangAbu want to tell you that its you who create luck for you. Nothing will change unless you change. learn and keep learning to create those luck.

    So to have LUCK you must understand AbangAbu’s tips today. I believe that this will give you ideas and make your business prosper in current time.

    Do comment and feed backabout this.

    I will select randomly on those who comment on my postings to receive special mystery gifts from me monthly. So why wait just any comment that might help others.

    Radio Warna: Paradigma bersama AbangAbu

    Salam semua, today was my last episode for the paradigma segmen under AB Shaik , And it went well all this 4 weeks. I received many emails and calls regards the program , Insya Allah might be doing some other segmens as well in the near future.

    As for the benefit for all , i will do a summary of what i share here in my blog .

    The first day

    It was introduction about me and also about the financial literacy topic to discuss. And it was very interesting as it is not planned that i will be continuing the program. But the topic seems to attract more listners and we were getting many calls and emails,So AB shaik decides it will be good and beneficial for the listeners . Thats how we continue for 4 weeks,

    So the first day i share about MAP and Kompas Wang

    M- Its all about our mind set, and i stress to have a very positive mindset. Everything starts in mind so it is important to have a positive mind. I stress about this here Infact in MAP untuk KAYA program i will give a technique on how to develop and form new neuorons in our mind.

    A- I talked about no matter how postive our mind can be , nothing will happen if there is no action. So i stress on taking specific actions to achieve our goals.

    P- Planning is important as even we have right mindset and take the necessary actions but without planning we might not on our track or even we will lose out.

    This is what i share on the 1st day , And i stressed on getting financial education as this is what will make our community progress ahead. So as for the benefit i am doing my MAP untuk KAYA on this 1st November 2008 , This will be a good start for those who really keen on having great financial health and wealth.

    I will continue tommorow on what happen second session

    Program Bijak Belanja

    Program Bijak belanja mendapat sambutan baik dari penduduk di kaki bukit CC,

    Best AbangAbu enjoy the session dengan penduduk di area bedoknorth.

    Program ini akan berterusan insya allah ke tempat tempat lain juga.

    Ada sedutan di TV berita untuk tatapan anda semua.

    Bagi yang anda yang ingin membawa program bijak belanja ke kawasan anda sila hubungi abangabu atau pihak sense mendaki.

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    Belia Dan Bisnes : 4 perkara bantu usahawan

    BELIA & BISNES

    EMPAT PERKARA BANTU USAHAWAN HADAPI KEMELESETAN

    Oleh
    Abang Abu
    APA khabar para usahawan semua? Sejak akhir-akhir ini bermacam-macam cerita yang kita dengar mengenai ekonomi dunia.

    Bagaimana dengan anda? Adakah anda sentiasa mengikuti berita di akhbar dan televisyen mengenai kegawatan ekonomi?

    Hari ini, AbangAbu akan bincangkan empat perkara yang perlu diberi perhatian oleh usahawan bagi mengurangkan kesukaran dalam menghadapi kegawatan ekonomi ini.

  • Pertama, AbangAbu syorkan anda mula memberi perhatian kepada pelanggan anda serta dekatkan diri anda dengan mereka. Jangan risau akan masa depan, sebaliknya mula bertanya soal kegawatan daripada pelanggan anda. Keadaan gawat ini tidak akan kekal. Dalam keadaan gawat, masih ada yang membeli produk anda. Adalah menjadi tugas seorang usahawan memberikan tumpuan kepada keperluan pelanggan.
  • Hanya pada waktu seperti ini para usahawan perlu lebih gigih dan bekerja keras. Anda juga perlu bijak menguruskan perniagaan dengan lebih efektif. Dalam keadaan ekonomi hangat, selalunya para pelanggan akan mencari anda, tetapi dalam keadaan ekonomi meleset, anda pula yang perlu mencari pelanggan serta meluangkan sedikit masa berbincang dengan mereka.

    Dalam abad ini, anda perlu menjadikan pelanggan anda sebagai rakan perniagaan anda, bukan sekadar pembeli sahaja. Dalam keadaan ekonomi meleset, hubungan antara peniaga dan pelanggan akan menentukan kejayaan sesebuah perniagaan. Pelanggan akan sentiasa menyokong anda dalam apa jua keadaan ekonomi sekiranya mereka dapat layanan yang baik daripada anda.

  • Kedua, anda harus tahu akan aliran tunai kewangan anda. Berapakah wang yang anda belanjakan dan berapakah wang yang dibawa masuk?
  • Teliti trend bajet perbelanjaan tahun lalu, mungkin ada sesuatu yang tidak penting dibelanjakan tahun ini. Ini perlu diberi perhatian, contohnya mungkin anda mempunyai perjumpaan pekerja setiap minggu di sebuah hotel mewah tetapi tahun ini adalah lebih baik jika ia diadakan di tempat yang lebih menjimatkan.

    Satu lagi perkara yang penting adalah aliran wang yang perlu masuk. Anda perlu memulakan operasi meminta pelanggan anda membayar segala yang perlu dibayar. Jangan biarkan akaun kredit ini kerana anda juga perlu bayar kepada pemborong anda misalnya. Sekiranya anda membiarkan pelanggan anda melambatkan bayaran, mungkin anda akan menghadapi masalah aliran tunai.

    Kalau dulu anda mempunyai pekerja untuk melakukan operasi memungut bayaran daripada pelanggan, di masa gawat anda sendiri perlu melakukannya.

  • Ketiga, semakin banyak anda bincang soal kegawatan mungkin akan menimbulkan perasaan serta minda yang negatif. Ini akan menyebabkan anda mengambil tindakan yang kurang kreatif.
  • Anda perlu menjaga emosi anda agar tidak meleset. Kurangkan mendengar berita yang negatif, sebaliknya tumpukan pada jualan anda.

  • Keempat, anda perlu menimba ilmu kewangan dan perniagaan. Bayangkan anda ingin mengembara ke sebuah tempat yang baru dan anda tidak faham bahasa di sana. Selain daripada persediaan mengembara, baik jika anda belajar bahasa tempat itu juga. Itu adalah yang terbaik.
  • Seperti dalam perniagaan, ramai usahawan hanya terjun botol tanpa mempelajari ilmu perniagaan.

    Perkaya diri dengan ilmu perniagaan.

    Crisis;;;; What need to be done?????

    Hi again,

    AbangAbu been hearing this word GAWAT in malay meaning recession. And many of us will be effected some how during this recession. But do we just stay on and not doing anything.

    “so what we should do ?”

    Abang Abu feel beside we take all the necessary action on spending less and only for needs rather than want, now it is our responsibility to educate ourselves about money. How to make , invest and many more things. Attend workshops and programs related to money. This is the time you should really have to learn , invest in learning and you will save soo much.

    “MAP untuk KAYA workshop is one such program conducted by AbangAbu”

    The other thing that should be a responsibility for everyone is to teach our young ones about money . That is the age that we should teach them about important of managing money properly so that they will be ready to face any recession in future.

    Getting hot
    Getting hot

    AbangAbu recently conducted such program for some students age 15 in one of the secondary school as one form of post exam activity.

    We use a game board to teach them about finance. And i would love to see more of us take responsibility in teaching these people about money in anyway that we can.

    If you have some kids or teens that you know and want them to learn about money. Look forward in coming November AbangAbu is planning to have a 4 days workshop for them. Detail will be out soon.

    Mean time if you have some ideas or you have some thought about this please response to this article.

    Really happening
    We are going on to become millionaires
    We are going on to become millionaires
    Really happening

    May more of our young will have one of the most important knowledge … lets work this together.