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SME Conference – The 3 Golden Rules of Business

1 Dec

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Together with the Penang State Government – Deputy Chief Minister 1 Office, Business Coach Lizam Karim and Business Coach Leow Leik Hong have successfully organized an SME Conference – The 3 Golden Rules of Business on the 3rd November 2016, at Hotel Jen, Penang.

Guest of Honor: YB Dato’ HJ Mohd Rashid Hasnon

The 3 Golden Rules of Business:
1. Rule of Entity – The Business and the owner are 2 separate entity.
2. Rule of Profit – A profitable product does NOT equal to a profitable business.
3. Rule of Selling – Is not WHAT you sell, is HOW you sell.

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SME Seminar – Business Productivity Tools & Strategies for Small Businesses

27 Nov

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Warren and I are co-conducting an SME seminar, focusing on the topic of business productivity tools. Warren is a seasoned webmaster, he has many years of a website designed and development experience, and therefore he would like to share how small businesses can benefit using the available online | website tools.

While for me, I just recently has been certified as an Evernote Certified Consultant. I have been an Evernote user for quite some time, and I have found it is very useful when coming to notes taking and updating documents and data.

We have filmed a short video to promote our event, click on the link below:

Do join us on the 7th December 2016, at The TOP (Komtar), Penang.

Click: http://www.smallfish.com/register

See you there.

09 – 给餐饮业者的忠告

21 Nov
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作者:廖翊翃
标题:给餐饮业者的忠告
 
最近有好几家餐饮业者向笔者咨询,都问及如何提升自家餐馆的生意,如何利用面子书及社交媒体进行营销策略等问题。其实,除了食物的味道,价钱公道及环境卫生干净之外,什么会是一家餐馆最重要的一环呢?你答对了,就是“服务”。
 
(一)不论你的食物再好吃,价钱再便宜,如果您的服务很烂,那就是不断地在赶走顾客。没有人会愿意到一家餐馆,必须看着服务生或老板“你欠我几百万”的脸色来吃饭。因此,服务生的笑容是很重要的,你不需要有五星级酒店般的服务,但请不要给顾客一个黑脸。
(二)很多顾客去吃饭时,并不太懂自己要吃什么。所以很多时候,印有照片的菜单,可方便顾客作选择,同时也可让服务生不必花太多的时间来进行解说。就如麦当劳那样,简单利落的照片让顾客参考,下单也因此变得更容易简单。
 
(三)有时候顾客想要服务员介绍菜色,但千万不要绕口令般念出十样八样菜名。老实说,这种一轮嘴,没有标点符号说出菜名,顾客是听不懂的,也更不懂如何选择。
 
顾客说明要你介绍,那么你就要认真的聆听顾客到底要什么,再作出适当的推荐。反而因为你作了适当的推荐,进而顺利达到加额销售(Up Sell)。
 
(四)如果是高单价食品,在介绍给顾客的同时,也需说明价格大约会在什么价位。千万不要让顾客埋单时,吓得一大跳,最终换来的是,顾客在面子书骂翻你,说你是黑店。
 
(五)餐馆厨房部上菜的时间,请拿捏的恰恰好。笔者曾经与家人用餐时,一共点了4道菜。3道菜已陆陆续续上了,但最后一道却不见踪影,尽管间中有提醒了业者。最后吃完了准备埋单离开时,那道菜却姗姗来迟 。服务生表示这道菜需要时间烹煮,笔者同意需要时间烹煮的说法,但毕竟已经吃饱准备离开了,这道菜已经没有意义,那么请帮我取消这道菜吧!
 
餐馆的品牌,是由各方面累积的,客户对您的评价,就是您最好的招牌。因为现在的客户都会到面子书上与他人分享你餐馆里的大小事物。如果你能够透过面子书messenger、 whatapps或微信来订菜、订座,抑或者透过这些社交媒体管道与客户有个客户服务上的适量沟通,那会是很棒的体验。

Small Fish Visitation to Corporate Hero Century Sdn Bhd

6 Oct

Business Coach LeikHong BizCoach have paid a visit to Teoh Chia Chun’s Corporate Hero office located at Sungai Petani.

Corporate Hero is a company that produced all kinds of corporate gifts – ranging from corporate uniform, t-shirt, cap, recycling bag and etc. Basically, if you need to do a customized gift, this is the hero you should be calling.
CC Teoh run a very in a very interesting company, he had successfully transformed a conventional business into a high values-driven company. Not only it produced high-quality corporate gifts but also a working environment that is really 1-Malaysia.
Teoh started his career as an engineer, while he doesn’t see much future in his career back then, he decided to come back to his hometown at Sungai Petani and helps his father who was a tailor as a sales person. He begins to approach companies, government agency, schools and associations who like to tailor made their organization uniform.
After much efforts, he realized that customized corporate uniform and T-Shirt is the trend and therefore he started his own company in 2006. Now Corporate Hero had been well established in Sungai Petani and been supplying all gifts and products not only in the northern region but across Malaysia as well.
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复仇者联盟英雄,大家听得多;企业英雄(Corporate Hero),倒是挺新鲜的称号。尤其是在印制制服行业中,与“英雄”好像扯不上关系,但偏偏这家企业,确实是顾客心目中的英雄。
说起制服印制业,其实也算是夕阳行业的一种。惟,Corporate Hero Century Sdn Bhd 就正好颠覆了传统的制服印制业的经营模式,把”夕阳”扭转成”旭阳”。Small Fish 团队这次就北上吉打州双溪大年,一一为您揭开这企业英雄到底是何方神圣。
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位于双溪大年市中心的Corporate Hero 拥有一站式的印制服务,从设计、起版、打模、印制、发行,一手包办。除了制服、T恤之外,还有印制帽子、环保袋、杯子等等。基本上,能够印制的物品,都可在这里找到。
说起Corporate Hero,就得从拥有电子工程师背景的”英雄创办人”张佳骏说起。Corporate Hero的成立,与他有个当裁缝师的父亲有着密切的联系。当年张佳骏虽投身在工程师行业,但心系企业,最后决定加入父亲裁缝事业。他笑言,父亲在他加入时曾说,要他拿针线当裁缝有点难度,倒不如让他成为“市场销售先锋”,为父亲带来更多的客源。
也因为在外勤跑市场,反而让张佳骏更了解整个裁缝行业的大环境趋势,更有感传统经营模式并不能够让裁缝业有更大的突破,因此萌生创业念头,而Corporate Hero就在2006年正式成立。
他补充,为了让公司有更广泛的客源,他决定以定制制服为主,专为学校、社团会馆、政府机构印制以往定制制服或T恤,而不是如同父亲的传统裁缝业,只裁缝特定的服装。基于以往的传统做法以及染料布料的限制,凡是印制特订的制服或T恤,都至少需要400件的量订单,也因此让中小型公司,学校等却步,除了因为价格高之外,数量也过于庞大。当然,客源也因此受限。
他将这限制转换得更具伸缩性,特别印制出现成的T恤制服,再让顾客选择加上想要的设计或标志等等,且重要的是,可以依据客户要的量,方便了不少只需要少量订制的客户。尽管事业踏上轨道,但张佳骏仍旧不断思考,让企业茁壮成长的同时,不断注入新元素,成为新世代的制服印制业。而目前,其企业着重在丝印技术(Silk Screen),呈现出更有素质的印制技术。而他也不断地引入外国的新产品,让客户有更多选择。
张佳骏也明白,事业上除了要拥有完善的体制之外,还包括团队。这说得也是,在Corporate Hero里头,每个员工如同英雄般各司其职,从设计、缝制、印制、素质管理等等,专业地把所有工作顺利做好。
“我们的使命就是成为客户的英雄,尽力将客户面对的问题,转换为顾客的快乐,并专业及热诚地为客户服务。”
值得一提的是,在Corporate Hero里是名副其实的”一个马来西亚”,三大种族都在同一个屋檐下工作,那种融洽氛围,让您看了都大为感动。而张佳骏也感恩,员工们都不会给他制造麻烦,且衷心度高,人力流动量也很低。他透露,紧接下来的Corporate Hero也将着重在社交媒体管道上,同时也逐步提升公司内的企业文化,提高员工的素质及增值机会,让员工与企业一同成长,发光发热。
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在整个企业交流拜访过程中,Small Fish 创办人兼企业教练廖翊翃也赞赏Corporate Hero张佳骏的企业精神。
向来提倡企业文化的企业教练廖翊翃表示,目前很多企业都开始注重企业文化这一版块,不再只是典型的买卖生意。透过文化让自身的企业更能源远流长,把内在的核心价值给发挥得淋漓尽致,将企业经营得更有意义。
他也指出,目前很多企业开始朝向”企业参观团”(Corporate Tour )的发展, 透过参观团来了解某企业的运作与核心价值所在。他认为,Corporate Hero正好具备了企业参观团的条件,尤其是整个印制过程中,每一个步骤都让参观者获益良多。
他补充,透过企业参观团的方式,让参观者更了解Corporate Hero的专业运作方式,从中提升参观者或客户对Corporate Hero的信心,也因此提高Corporate 的知名度。
此外,他也赞赏张佳骏的”英雄”创意思维,把传统的制服印制业经营得有趣不乏味。同时,他也建议Corporate Hero在举办企业参观团时,应更凸显该企业的核心价值,同时也塑造员工们更专业的形象,让员工们为自己的英雄使命感到自豪,也更积极地为工作卖力。
当然,他也认为,除了赢得客户的心之外,公司内部给予员工的成长机会及提升也是不可或缺的,因为一个企业除了文化,经营理念,顾客体验重要之外,员工同样重要,就如Small Fish企业里常提及的方程式:
Brand= Purpose+ People+ Culture

Small Fish Business Youtube Channel

15 Sep

Small Fish Business Youtube Channel 

Creating an online Youtube Channel is something I always wanted to do, but for whatever reason, this task has been keeping delaying. Maybe one of the reasons is I did not have a good enough background to show cast my materials, well all this has now be resolved with the help of Ace Dot My.

I like to express my sincere thanks to Alex Chew (Founder and CEO of Ace Dot My) and his team for allowing me to use their #SmartONE teaching board.

The SmartONE is really a piece of high-tech technology tool for presentation, where I could upload and showcase my materials in almost any formats (text, pdf, powerpoint, photo, music, video, web & etc). As you can see from the video, it made my sharing really easy and convenient, all I need to do is just point my finger on the screen and all the wonder and magic will just happen by itself.

Furthermore, I can also sync the screen directly from my laptop, tablet or smartphone with SmartONE, with just a click of a button. Making presentation and conducting meeting effortless.

With the help of my good friend Vaniss Lee (CEO of Lee Video Production) and her crew members, we shooted 6 videos sharing about the topics of the marketing idea, strategic, branding and sales. Each of the videos is going to upload on the Tuesday of every week for next 6 consecutive weeks. So if you like what you see, please do share with your friends and colleagues.

#1 Small Fish Business Channel – The Definition of Marketing – http://bit.ly/SmallFishC1

Learn more about SmartONE, visit to http://www.ace.my/

Learn more LEE Video Production, visit to http://www.leevideo.com.my/

 

#营业额与交易量

19 May

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[营业额与交易量]

作者:廖翊翃(企业教练)

上周与家人到商场看电影,由于周末关系,商场内人山人海。同一时间,我们也观察到商家们都以五花八门的促销来刺激自身的营业额,可见大家都为了销量显得特别卖力,尤其现处于经济低迷,人人都说“生意难做”的时候。

然,只是一味的打出促销牌子,为商品大打折扣,未必能刺激本身产品的销量。而有些商家或许并不知道,只要策略用得对,营业额自然会提升,远比大抛售贱卖来得好。

那,如何沿用策略来提升商家们的营业额(Sales Revenue)呢?我们来探讨一下。

首先,我们需要把客户归类为两大类,第一种是“潜在客户”(注:这群人是还未真正成为客户的潜在客户目标(Leads));第二种为“现有客户”(注:这群人已曾购买过商品的客户(Existing Customer))。

如果您问,这两个群体中哪个的市场会比较大?我会回答:“当然是潜在客户!”。但,哪一个群体会比较容易购买您的商品呢?当然是您的现有客户啦!因为专家可有研究指出,现有的客户是较容易被说服,若相比于新的客户。原因很简单,如果你在一家餐馆用餐过,而您又认为餐馆的食物、服务、价钱等都合理,那么你是不是会有很大的机会再去光顾?相对地,一家餐馆要吸引一位新的客户,它可要花点心思在包装、广告等。所花费的时间与金钱相对地会比较多。

那商家们该如何鼓励现有客户常回来消费?那我们看看这方程式:

现有客户数额(Existing Customer)  X  重复交易量(Repeat Order) X 交易数额 (Average Spending) = 营业额(Revenue)

如果是您目前有1000个客户名单,他们每年平均到你的商店消费两次,而每次平均消费100令吉,那你的年终营业额将会有:

1000名客户 X 2次消费 X 100令吉消费额:20万令吉

现在我们把这策略简化,只注重在如何提升客户的“重复交易量”与“交易数额”。如果我们能把“重复交易量”提升到平均2.5次,而“平均数额”提升至120令吉,那我们的营业额将大大提升至30万令吉。而我们的现有客户人数还是维持在1000人,并没有改变。至于,有什么策略可以提升“重复交易量”与“交易数额”呢?
下一期与您分享!

#商业模式特点差异化

5 May

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标题:商业模式特点差异化

作者:廖翊翃

 

与友人吃饭聊起,他想在呆了10年的公司离职创业去。想说顺应潮流,开间自己向往已久的精品咖啡馆去。

在槟岛这一带,近几年来确实吹起了精品咖啡坊的潮流风,尤其在古迹区一带,随便数一数都超过十根手指,一点也不夸张。而这些咖啡坊都有各自的独特特色,当然也有的咖啡馆虽然拥有独特特色,但经营时间不长久,相继倒闭。

我问友人所构思的咖啡坊是否拥有与人不同的“特点差异化”,他摇摇头反问,所谓的特点差异化不就是一味在食品、咖啡、咖啡馆主题布置下功夫,不是吗?

其实,要在相同领域的行业中找出差异化并不难,只要花点心思,必然会找出属于自己的特点差异化。就好比Pizza Hut 与 Domino Pizza 不就是同样卖着热腾腾的披萨吗?但只要您仔细研究,您就会发现这两家的商业模式与客户对象是全然不同的。

Pizza Hut是家仪餐厅为主导目标的商业模式,而Domino Pizza 则是以外卖为主导。如果您经营的是Pizza Hut,在寻找店面方面,就必须找出一个黄金地段,如拥有高客流量的商场。而店面面积不能太小的同时,也必须聘请好几位高效率的店面服务员。而您是经营Domino Pizza的话,您就可以省下高店租的商场单位,因为Domino Pizza讲求的是送外卖的速度,而Pizza Hut较着重在家庭与朋友在餐厅内聚餐。

友人听了猛点头,双眼炯炯发亮似乎想到了些什么。祝福友人找出属于自己的咖啡馆特点差异化,为梦想努力前进吧!

#01 紫牛奇遇记 – 制造广告及商品的差异化

2 May

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标题:紫牛奇遇记 – 制造广告及商品的差异化

作者:廖翊翃

试想你正处在蓝天白云、辽阔草原的国度中,进行你人生中第一次的背包旅行,你与同伴们出租了一辆四轮驱动车在野外草原上奔驰。尽入眼帘的是片一望无际的大草原、绿油油的草原与碧海蓝天,这可是美不胜收的完美结合啊!

此刻,大草原上有数之不尽的牛儿,如果这是你与同伴首次见到那么多头牛,你们的第一个反应会是什么?我相信一定是大叫Wow一声,然后问道:“怎么有那么多头牛喔!?”

当你兴高采烈的向前,继续路途约30分钟后,旁边的草原上始终保持着千千万万头牛,这时你的反应又会是什么?

如果你再前进,又过了另外的30分钟,车旁的景色依然是成千上万的牛,你可还有反应吗?还觉得很新鲜吗?牛还很可爱吗? 看来,你先前的兴奋度早就消失得无影无踪了。

为什么?当同样的东西,一直重复的出现。这些东西早已失去了它的新鲜度,失去了它的趣味性,这些东西已变成无聊了。

但是,若这千千万万头牛中,你突然发现其中一头牛是紫色的牛。这头“紫牛”会不会又重新吸引你的目光呢?接下来,你还很可能与你的同伴停下车来,与这头“紫牛”来个大合照自拍,再把照片上载至网上,与你的面子书、微信等社交网络的朋友分享你的“紫牛 -Purple Cow”奇遇记。

这个小情节,在我们日常生活中可是常发生的,我们的身边每天出现无数的广告(牛),从我们早上起床睁开眼睛,从你第一个见到牙刷品牌,到晚上临睡前你看的电视节目,所接触的广告品牌不计其数。(注:专家指人们一天内可接触到不少于3000至5000个产品牌子)

在众多的牌子当中,可有哪几个烙印在我们的脑袋里呢?相信你也会同意“不多”。人类的大脑会自动过滤潜意识中认为不重要的信息,即这些每天都见到的广告,会“自动”被归类在不重要信息的类别中。

如果你是商家,相信也会明白这当中的道理。那,你还会不会花钱打广告呢?

很多时候,广告仍然有其效应,但是在打广告之前,你可否有想好你产品的“紫牛 -Purple Cow”卖点是什么?如何把你的广告或商品让客户或观众眼前一亮?让客户自动帮你拍照及刷屏上网分享?

所以 “紫牛 -Purple Cow” 就是制造广告及商品的差异化,如何制造商品差异化与蓝海策略?请看下一章!

8 Pieces of Business Building Blocks

9 Nov
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Introducing “Small Fish’s Business Mastery” Blocks
In Small Fish’s business philosophy, we believed a business structure could be divided into 8 different pieces of blocks.
Although each block has it own stand-alone functions, but it’s in fact interconnected among all the blocks.
1. Business Purpose – to begin with, we often ask business owner “WHY” you started your business? What problems you would like to solve for your customers? – If your purpose is clear then your customer will buy.
2. Business Model – after identifying the why, then the “WHAT” and “HOW” will kick in to get the ball rolling. The business model is where you defined what your business needs and how are you going to make it happen.
3. Business Goals – setting up your business targets and goals for the next five years, and break in down into smaller pieces ranging from yearly, quarterly, monthly and even weekly. The action items need to be completed during this period of time.
4. Operation System – the next step is to setup the operational systems within your business. From marketing, sales, customer service, account, finance, production and so on.
5. Organization – a good business is all about having the right system with good people. To house good people, we first need to have a good organization structure. Starting from the organization chart, the reporting system, positional contract to the commission payout scheme and etc.
6. People – good people are the heart and soul of your business, there are many effects needed to attract good talents your organization. What are some of the core values that inspire good people to come work for you? If you want to build a brand for your employees, make sure that is “Culture”.
7. KPIs – this is where we measured the performances of our business. Is the business having healthy profit margin & cash flow? How are the performances of the team members? We have to measure our current business situation in order for us to improve and become better.
8. Milestones – coming to the last block of the pieces, this is where we celebrate our business achievements. Should our business have achieved the business goals and targets we set earlier? Breaking a new high sales record, opening more new outlets or business expanded to a new market.
Every piece of the blocks is interlinked among each others. In fact, we can merge Block (1) – (3) as our Business Plan,
Block (3) – (5) is about System,
Block (5) – (7) is about Team, and
Block (7) – (1) is about Rewards
Now look at your own business, have you got all the pieces filled up? If not PM us, we might be able to help.
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International Trainer I’m

31 May

It was indeed a breakthrough for myself, after started my own training firm since Jan 2012. I have finally made it to have a paid seminar aboard in Bali, Indonesia.

What is the definition of an International Trainer? – you have a seminar conducted outside Malaysia and get paid in USD. It was indeed a magnificent feeling when you have the change to conduct a seminar aboard and get paid in USD in cash…wonderful experiences.

The whole trip was actually in a hurry, I took the first flight from Penang to KL then boarded the next flight to Bali. After i arrived in Bali I went straight away check in into the hotel. Because the hotel i stayed was located in the city area, with this there is nothing much to be explored in the nearby areas. On the following day, i conducted a whole day workshop on Facebook Business Marketing. Have a great dinner time (Pork Barbecue) with Coach Leo in a famous barbecue outlet quite far away from the hotel i stayed. On the following day, since my flight back to KL is schedule in the evening, so with this I attended Coach Leo seminar on the topic of  Franchise. The workshop is conducted in Bahasa Indonesia, which i hardly understand a word Coach Leo was presenting, the only guide i have been the power point slides on-screen. Bahasa Indonesia and Bahasa Malaysia is kind like 2 different languages, even they do sound alike, but it is very different when you speak on it.

The program and modules i have developed for Facebook Business Marketing had in some point turn out to have a demand in the market. Not only Malaysian is getting serious on it, this time the Indonesian as well. After my 1 day seminar in Bali, Coach Leo (my Indo counterpart) also see the potential of social media marketing. Which he like the idea very much and seek for more future collaboration, where I’m indeed honour and happy about.

Sharing some of the trip photos:

My AA Carrier to Bali – in LCCT

Warming up the class and get ready to start, first time i’m using a mic….love it

Happy with the learning participation, full of energy!!

Group Photo with all the participants

One of the best Barbecue outlet in Bali

Barbecue Delight…..great food

Coach Leo and myself