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

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

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

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

Meet Nolan Ray & Egay, A Domestic Helper Turned Successful Entrepreneurs

ButtonUp Mushroom Farm, Philippines SMEs, Philippines Business, ASEAN SMEs, Southeast Asian Business, Small Medium Enterprises, ASEAN

How does it feel to be away from your family because it's the only way you and your family would survive? The Founder of ButtonsUp Mushroom Farm (CBN-PH000000189) is a former domestic helper and all of the owners are actually former and current Overseas Filipino Workers. Egay, the former Domestic Helper in Singapore is a single … Continue reading Meet Nolan Ray & Egay, A Domestic Helper Turned Successful Entrepreneurs

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

Meet Ear Uy, Manning the Game Company that Lifts Cambodia’s Spirit

Ear Uy, Sabay Osja, game development company, Southeast Asia's business, Faces Behind ASEAN SMEs, Cambodia

Back in 2011, there's certainly not many people are familiar or even interested in the world of augmented reality and animation, for that matter. But, Ear Uy came in with fresh perspective and really just a pure love of gaming world, decided to build Sabay Osja Co. (CBN-KH000000055), which now has become a home for 17 … Continue reading Meet Ear Uy, Manning the Game Company that Lifts Cambodia’s Spirit

Meet Sitvexo Sorn, Fighting Age Discrimination by Empowering Young Entrepreneurs

Sitvexo Sorn, Faces Behind ASEAN SMEs Cambodia, Faces Behind ASEAN SMEs, Cambodia, Cam ST Property

Sitvexo Sorn is certainly not an easy name to forget, but so is his story. Jumping on from one company to another and always on top position making him wildly successful as an employee. But, somehow it didn't bring him any satisfaction. "I was wondering why couldn't I have my own business making money from … Continue reading Meet Sitvexo Sorn, Fighting Age Discrimination by Empowering Young Entrepreneurs

Meet Bjoern Kempe, Turning Disappointment into SMEs’ Hero

Bjoern Kempe, Expos Asia, Southeast Asia Business, SMEs, Thailand

Although making Bangkok, Thailand his home, Bjoern Kempe spent much of his time traveling from country to country, exposing his company; Expos Asia (CBN-SG000000099), to wider world. It is easy to be cynical and to let disappointment towards the system dictates you, but in Bjoern's case, it helped turning him into a business and investment … Continue reading Meet Bjoern Kempe, Turning Disappointment into SMEs’ Hero