Entrepreneurs come from all different backgrounds, experience and the reason they started their businesses are also very diverse. Every entrepreneur's journey is different! Watch and listen to these inspiring stories from our local Malaysian entrepreneurs. 💪
"Kenapa nak go with design? Nak kerja apa, kerja kedai printer? Orang ingat kerja design takda future. People don't value creative industry. I totally ignore and focus on what I want to do" - Ain Nurina, Cases By WF (Rebranded to Loucase )
"We decided to group together local designers, who were underserved, people always imagine Muslim women only wears niqab and black coverings .....I really want to change that notion of Islam"- Vivy Yusof, Fashion Valet
"My families had financial difficulties, so I started a blogshop at 16 ... at 25, I am leading 2 ventures at the same time - one is an ecommerce platform and another a subsidiary of a Singapore biotech company" - Sadira Yeong Min Yi, Scentses & Co
"Saya dulu sangat susah, tak tahu uruskan kewangan, kedudukan saya jatuh duduk, orang nak tarik kereta, kedai tak bayar sewa 7 bulan, rumah tak bayar 9 bulan, hutang 33 ribu" - Anne Idris, My Mum's Bakery
"Hanya ada RM 3 untuk belanja setiap hari, beli Maggi Kari, kena pecah separuh, separuh makan tengah hari, separuh lagi makan malam.. Ada orang tanya tahap pendidikan saya sampai mana, degree, diploma bagai. Jujur saya katakan, saya sekolah sampai tingkatan dua sahaja kerana ibu saya tidak mampu bayar yuran sekolah." Muhd Alatas - Contractor
"Jangan pandang rendah pada impian kita, jangan rasa impian kita tak boleh mengubah dunia" - Arieni Adriena, Gula Cakery
And lets not forget inspiring entrepreneurial stories during Covid!
"From graduate to Masala tea seller, since young I like to do business, many jobs I apply but there was no response, that's how I come with something new to gain experience and started with small and learn more in life" - Kavievanan Subramaniam, Masala tea seller
Do you have any favourite Malaysian entrepreneur stories that you've heard before? Share with us in the comments!