GREAT – Thats is what i always feel when i knew another person in our community get involved in business. It can be in any business , AbangAbu always welcome people to start their own business.
Today i want to introduce a person that i know few years ago attending MAPuntukKAYA wealth creation program. And this person have been in the look out for opportunities as well hungry for learning. She attended many workshops and seminars by many different individuals in Singapore.
She also will always look for ideas and that also gave AbangAbu to have IBM as many might be looking for ideas.
Let me introduce sister NORA KAMSANI , and I believe she have so much of knowledge that can be shared with all of us.
1) What kind of business do you have? What inspired you to become an Entrepreneur business owner?
a) I m Nora Kamsani from Razzqee Services.
b) Razzqee offers affordable IT services all under one roof from designing, executing, maintaining and training
c) It has been my dream to own a business that treats employees well and assist customers achieve their goals.
2 )Did you need to have a certain mindset to achieve success?
Yes I did.
a) I wanted to serve in an industry that I enjoy doing
b) I have a need to achieve success – do not want it to be just a dream
c) POSITIVE mindset to manipulate the emotion that fall prey to negative circumstances, handle rejections and be continually happy with my chosen profession(cause there will be ppl who will say negative things about the business, me and my services)
d) Strong willed to seal commitment to serving customers well, seeing targets achieved and fulfilling my family needs
e) Discipline – must continue to wake up early and not get
distracted by petty issues
f) Willingness to work hard but smart
g) Willingness to learn, relearn and adapt them for the current market
h) Firm yet flexible especially finances
3 )Have you noticed certain advantages to being an entrepreneur business owner?
1) What I loved most is the flexibility of time so that everyone gets attention
2) When you loved what you are doing, you tend to put in extra effort in everything that you do.
3) You are the one to set the directions in your business.
4) One thing that I do not miss and which I had to do everyday when I was working full time was the peak hour rush and the jostling in the mrt.
4) Did you have a mentor to help you get started?
When I first started, I did not have a mentor. Due to the commitments I had at that time ,books and internet were my mentors where I pick up skills as this fits well into my schedule of running a house, caring for my elderly parents and in laws. Today I have many mentors including my husband who are encouraging, gave me skills, strategies and emotional support.
5) Approximately how much money did you invest before your business became profitable?
I have invested approximatey $4K from registering my business with ACRA, attend relevant courses and invest in resources such as my hardware, software, telephone line and travel expense to meet customers.
6) What ways have you found to be most effective in marketing your product or service to get sales?
a) Referrals from friends/contact/client
b) Online marketing via fb and especially my blog http://razzqee.com/
7 ) 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?
a) Have a strong why
b) Mix around with other entrepreneurs
c) Network with positive people who provides and has the same vision as yours.
d) Nothing is impossible
e) Break the psychological, emotional and spiritual barrier.
8) What’s next for you?
I want to have a pool of clients who wants to outsource their IT matters for a whole year with me.
9 ) Few words about Abang Abu and of cabaran101010? Optional Questions
I have watched Abang Abu on tv and heard so much about his work. I finally got to sit in his MAP workshop which is superb and dynamic. I like what he did in trying to help our community especially in handling finance .
10) One fav hadis , quote or book that impacted you?
Of the bounties of your Lord We bestow freely on all – these as well as those: the bounties of your Lord are not closed to anyone. (Al Isra’ 17: 20 )
I would like to thank my husband who has always been there for me, for without his support, dua, care, concern, advice and understanding I don’t think I will have the opportunity to pursue my dream.
Also to my family and friends for their support and duas and last but not least I would like to thank Razzqee’s client for giving us the opportunity to serve you.
Website : http://razzqee.com/