Meet Lazarus Toto, Fighting Unfair Prices of Meat in West Timor to Give a Better Life for Farmers

Ranch, West Timor, Toto Ranch, Indonesia SMEs, ASEAN SMEs, Small Medium Enterprises

It was a meant-to-be realization for Lazarus Toto, owner of Toto Ranch (CBN-ID000000281). On one of his visits to the capital city Jakarta, Indonesia, he realized during a steak lunch at local steakhouse how outrageous the price of 180 gram of steak. 4 hours later, back at his hometown, same steak dinner with bigger portion costs … Continue reading Meet Lazarus Toto, Fighting Unfair Prices of Meat in West Timor to Give a Better Life for Farmers

Here’s What You Can Learn From Pursuing Your Passion To A Business

Fashion designer

Every child's dream - no matter how gigantic it may look - is possible.  And this was proven by Khun Wisa who penetrated the fashion industry in Thailand with her stylish yet comfortable shoes for ladies. "Right from when I was a young child, I knew that I liked everything (related) with the fashion industry. … Continue reading Here’s What You Can Learn From Pursuing Your Passion To A Business

Meet Aung Myat Kyaw, Making Myanmar a Popular Tourist Destination

Myanmar Tourism

At the age of 26, Aung Myat Kyaw from Myanmar started his own travel agency, Orchestra Travel & Tours, CBN- MM000000145,  in 1994 when back then you can still count the number of travel agencies in Myanmar. His love for travelling as he has been to many countries motivated him to somehow start his travel company. … Continue reading Meet Aung Myat Kyaw, Making Myanmar a Popular Tourist Destination

Meet Ingrid Van Der Mark, A Mother to Abandoned Children in Jakarta

Orphanage

When she could just choose to pursue her teaching career and live happily with her husband, Ingrid van der Mark, a Dutch expat in Indonesia,  chose the road less traveled. Seeing the misery of abandoned children as she lived in a poor neighborhood in Jakarta, opened her eyes to build an orphanage, Lestari Sayang Anak … Continue reading Meet Ingrid Van Der Mark, A Mother to Abandoned Children in Jakarta

Meet Teerapat Praisan, Building His Canal Tour in Thailand after an Epiphany in India

Thai Canal Tour, Teerapat Praisan, Charity, tourism, Thailand SMEs, Thailand Business, Faces Behind ASEAN SMEs, Faces Behind ASEAN SMEs Thailand

Ditching the corporate job as a Real Estate Agent in the USA was never easy for Tom Praisan, but it was through a breakthrough realization during his travel to India that paved the way to build his own tour business. "During the recession in 2008-2010, it was a tough time," he recalled.  Nevertheless, he still … Continue reading Meet Teerapat Praisan, Building His Canal Tour in Thailand after an Epiphany in India

Meet Nitesh Gianchandani, Helping Turning People’s Passion into Real Profession

Nitesh Gianchandani, PLATO Indonesia, Indonesian Business, Indonesian SMEs, ASEAN SMEs, Faces Behind ASEAN SMEs, Faces Behind ASEAN SMEs Indonesia

Admitting to being a driven person from a young age, Nitesh Gianchandani had always swum against the stream. Based on his own experience to have a profession that is led by his passion, he created PLATO Indonesia (CBN-ID000000189), a platform that helps its members to decide what field of work they felt most energized with, and … Continue reading Meet Nitesh Gianchandani, Helping Turning People’s Passion into Real Profession

Meet Jody Taylor, Connecting Aspiring Musicians to Their Future in Showbiz

WriteRhythm, music platform, online music platform, Bali Business, Indonesia, Faces Behind ASEAN SMEs Indonesia, Indonesia SMEs

It is certainly nothing new and within Faces Behind ASEAN SMEs, we see time and time again people who have made difference by doing what they love to do. This time, we are lucky enough to have a talk with Jody Taylor, a Bali-based music producer who started WriteRhythm (CBN-ID000000178), an online platform that connects music … Continue reading Meet Jody Taylor, Connecting Aspiring Musicians to Their Future in Showbiz

Meet Lun Borey, Earning a Place in the Business of Developing Cambodian People’s Value

3G Agent Co., HR Management, Faces Behind ASEAN SMEs Cambodia, Cambodia Business, Small Medium Enterprises

The journey Lun Borey took to get to where his company, 3G Agent Co., stands now is nothing short of difficulties. Since childhood, Lun Borey had dreamed of having his own business, because he saw no other way to improve Cambodians living standard other than having his own business. This drive made him pursued his … Continue reading Meet Lun Borey, Earning a Place in the Business of Developing Cambodian People’s Value

Meet Sittiphone, Helping Laotian Students Getting Ready with Their Career

Karuna Sole, Laos Business. Faces Behind ASEAN SMEs, ASEAN SMEs, Laos

Not many people are lucky enough to know what direction they want to go once they graduate from school, and Sittiphone Thapesupanh sure knew about it. A graduate of a US and Australian scholarship himself, Sittphone sure has his heart set on furthering young people's career, and he saw the need to address the issue … Continue reading Meet Sittiphone, Helping Laotian Students Getting Ready with Their Career

Meet Kimsophat KONG, Making It Easy for Cambodia’s Foreign Friends Literally

Making It Easy Cambodia, Cambodia Business. ASEAN Business, Southeast Asia SMEs, Faces Behind ASEAN SMEs

When you first read a company name, can you immediately tell what it does and what services it provides? Well, this company from Cambodia sure made it direct, and thanks to its founder, Kimsophat KONG, many expats in Cambodia has been living their lives more easily. Making It Easy Cambodia (CBN-KH000000066) claimed itself to be the … Continue reading Meet Kimsophat KONG, Making It Easy for Cambodia’s Foreign Friends Literally