What It Takes to Run A Business And Be The one in Charge!
CLEO Malaysia|January - February 2020
Want to get into business or take a venture to newer heights? We speak to experts with the know-how who share their top tips.
Lina Esa

While it seems like the dream to run a business, be in charge and be your own boss, it ’s not always the case. It seems that entrepreneurship can run in your blood, or just come to you as a calling, but in actuality it is a product of real hard work, determination, and resilience because with success comes effort. We find out how these three businesses become the tale of two cities — as they run from both Malaysia and Singapore quite successfully, and with women powering them. #TeamCLEO heard from the women from three different organisations on their journeys to the top, what it takes to get there and how they manage life.

SEE BEYOND THE OBVIOUS

Every entrepreneur knows that they’re ever-curious to look beyond obvious answers. Cynthia Chua of Spa Esprit Group revealed that it was just that which sparked her ideas for her businesses. “I ’m someone with a child-like spirit that is full of curiosity, and I ’m always in search of new and exciting experiences,” she explained. “I have always been big on creating solutions to fill the gaps in the market and every product or service created must be something that I personally enjoy and want to share with others. The same goes for Rhonda and Race Wong, the sister duo behind OhMyHome. “We’ve always wanted to create a company that could be both successful and positively benefit others,” they said. Since they moved a lot in their childhood, they knew how important a home is to a family. “As such, we wanted to create solutions to revolutionise the entire housing transaction experience and tapped into our experiences in real estate, and established OhMyHome — a tech product that makes housing transactions simpler, faster and more affordable at their fingertips,” they explained.

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