He Dreamed of Owning a Company at 18. Here’s How He Made It by 25 with His Social Mission

Entrepreneur Daryl Becera

At 18, Daryl Becera dreamed of having his own company. Seven years later, he’s now the founder and CEO of Orangehub.ph (CBN-PH000000527), a social enterprise that helps people get a job online. “It took me so long for me to start the business because I have to work in the BPO industry to support my family. … Continue reading He Dreamed of Owning a Company at 18. Here’s How He Made It by 25 with His Social Mission

As a Pet Lover, This Former Olympian Develops the First Online Pet Store in Brunei

Nimanja, Pet Business, ASEAN Business, AEC, ASEAN Economic Community, Southeast Asia Business, Brunei Darussalam, SME, Small Medium Enterprises

Growing up in the family who has a passion for animals paved the way for Anderson Lim to have a natural love for pets.  "We cared for several animals at home, and my parents started a pet supplies shop 32 years ago and have continued to thrive within the Brunei pet market at that time," shared … Continue reading As a Pet Lover, This Former Olympian Develops the First Online Pet Store in Brunei

How Shifting Career Led Him To Pioneer Online Marketing in the Philippines

Mannix Pabalan of Hashtag Digital

Way back when e-commerce and digital marketing are still under the radar in the Philippines, Filipino tech entrepreneur Mannix Pabalan was digging through the internet and reading different books to understand the industry. He knew that this will soon burst. “When I first heard about this new business paradigm back in the late ‘90s, I … Continue reading How Shifting Career Led Him To Pioneer Online Marketing in the Philippines

Building His Roots in East Indonesia, One Infrastructure at a Time

SUN Energy, Indonesia, Indonesia SME, ASEAN SMEs, Southeast Asia Business, AEC, ASEAN Economic Community

Being asked about what exactly is the inspiration behind his business SUN Energy, Ryan Putera's answer is fairly simple. "I want to go back to my hometown which is Nusa Tenggara Timur. I wanna be governor and build the region and develop people. But first I need to contribute something worthwhile, because even though this … Continue reading Building His Roots in East Indonesia, One Infrastructure at a Time

Meet Rizal Shah, Salvaging Abandoned Indonesian Subsidiary and Turning it Into a Gold

Java Offshore, Rizal Shah, Indonesia, Indonesia SMEs, ASEAN SMEs, Faces Behind ASEAN SMEs, Indonesian Business, ASEAN business, ASEAN Economic Community, Southeast Asia Business, Southeast Asia SMEs, SMEs, Small Medium Enterprises

Starting as an acting CEO for Indonesia's Subsidiary of Offshore Works Malaysia, Rizal Shah was in for no surprise when he run the Indonesia region. All of a sudden, the group based in Malaysia was faced with financial difficulties which resulted in the Indonesian Operations which he was in charge with being abandoned. Rizal then took matter into … Continue reading Meet Rizal Shah, Salvaging Abandoned Indonesian Subsidiary and Turning it Into a Gold

Living Life Full of Patterns and Preserving Vietnam’s Tradition through Cement Tile

When we got a chance to talk virtually with Ngoc Truc, we would never imagine a lady to be a driving force of such a big operation of cement tiles. We can only imagine how strong and fierce Ngoc Truc in person would be. It's then an honor when Ngoc Truc, who also is called … Continue reading Living Life Full of Patterns and Preserving Vietnam’s Tradition through Cement Tile

1 Timeless Lesson From CEO About Millennials, Bankruptcy

Montgomery Fitch + Associates

Truth be told, when it comes to work ethics, millennials are often infamously labelled as narcissist, lazy, and entitled. But Chief Executive Officer Luis Arcangel of Montgomery Fitch + Associates (CBN-PH000000281)  defied this kind of stereotype and proved that millennials can be a great asset in the company. Six years ago, his vision of creating a true … Continue reading 1 Timeless Lesson From CEO About Millennials, Bankruptcy

Meet Erwin Parengkuan, Creating Future Communicators in Indonesia

TalkInc, Indonesian company, Indonesian SMEs, Small Medium Enterprises, entertainment industry, ASEAN SMEs, ASEAN business, Southeast Asia Business

Erwin Parengkuan surely is not an unfamiliar name in the world of master of ceremony in Indonesia. He started his career in the entertainment industry since 1989 and he first met his MC partner Becky in early 90’s also in entertainment industry. He and Becky then started TalkInc (CBN-ID000000448) exactly 14 years ago, spending only … Continue reading Meet Erwin Parengkuan, Creating Future Communicators in Indonesia

Can You Make Money Out of Your Passion? Learn it From Couple Entrepreneur Nadja & Enan

Couple entrepreneur

You might have been deciphering lately whether you can make money out of your passion or not. Can your passion be turned to a profitable business? If that question has been boggling your system, learn it from the couple entrepreneur, Nadja Castillo and Enan Junioso who pursued their passion in journaling to start an indie … Continue reading Can You Make Money Out of Your Passion? Learn it From Couple Entrepreneur Nadja & Enan

Meet Rama Raditya, Combing Through Unresolved Problem in Jakarta with a Single App

Qlue, Smart City App, Indonesia Business, Faces Behind ASEAN SMEs, ASEAN SMEs, SME, Small Medium Enterprises, Southeast Asia Business, AEC, ASEAN Economic Community

As a Jakartan, it's only meant to be for Rama Raditya to care about the city he lives in. Just like any other developing countries of the world, Indonesia has its capital tagged with problems. The only thing Rama could think of to do his part was the product that's gonna help ease these capital … Continue reading Meet Rama Raditya, Combing Through Unresolved Problem in Jakarta with a Single App