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SME Conference – The 3 Golden Rules of Business

1 Dec

SME Business Conference_LeikHong

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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10 – 您要付现金,还是信用卡?

28 Nov

Small Fish_LeikHong

作者:廖翊翃
标题: 您要付现金,还是信用卡?

有一年与家人到香港旅游,那时恰好是夏季,亦是购物的旺季,到处都是游客攥动。我无意间走入一家男性服装专卖店,实际上我只想走马观花消磨时间,较后再与家人会合。

专卖店里的销售小姐很礼貌地迎向我,并问道:”先生,您要休闲装或是正式上班服装?”。我礼貌回应:”我先看看。”

她同样礼貌回应:”那请先生随便看看。”过了一会,她继续说:”先生,我看您都在看正式上班装,您会喜欢蓝色,灰色,还是白色呢?”。我还是回应:”我再看看。”

她继续说:”好的。我看您都在看白色衬衫,不知您喜欢钮扣还是袖扣的呢?我替您拿来试试。”我心想,这销售小姐的观察力真强,但我始终回应:”我再看看。”

她再问:”先生,您是从事什么行业呢?”。”我是企业讲师,企业培训师。”我回复。

“难怪,我看您都在看白色衬衫,白色衬衫特别适合像你一样的专业人士。不如这样,我们这里有一套特别适合您的袖扣衬衫,我拿来让您试试。试穿一下不用紧的。对了先生,您是大码还是中码呢?”

我回复:”中码”。她把衣服找来后,引领我到更衣室试穿。过后,她再跑来,递上蓝色领带说到:”白色衬衫配上蓝色领带正好。”我也不知为何很配合地戴上领带。

“这衬衫和领带果然很适合您,那先生您要付现金还是信用卡呢?”

我糊里糊涂回复指用信用卡,也就这样不知觉的买下一件我原本没打算买的衬衫。过后我回想,她确实是很棒的销售员。从一开始,她就假定我们会成交。

因此,她一开始就不断问我选择性的问题,比如”要休闲还是上班装?”,”要蓝色或白色?”,”要钮扣还是袖口?”, 直到最后的”要付现金还是信用卡?”。她一直都把我设在她的销售模式里头。由此可见,销售模式对一位销售员来说是何其的重要。

您看出端倪了吗?什么是有效率的销售模式?请看下一章吧。

SME Seminar – Business Productivity Tools & Strategies for Small Businesses

27 Nov

SME Seminar_LeikHong

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.

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/

 

06 品牌与客户体验的魔力

30 Jun

LeikHong & SookShyan

作者:廖翊翃(企业教练)
标题:品牌与客户体验的魔力

如果今天你踏进任何一家商店,不论是餐厅、美容院、服装店等,你都会期望得到某个程度的客户服务(Customer Service )。在现今的商业环境里,客户服务不再是一项奢侈品,而是一项需要。一家没有客户服务的商店,是一家没礼貌的企业,不论它的产品再好,没多久也会遭淘汰。

有鉴于此,现在的服务业是需要迈进“客户体验”(Customer Experience )的年代了。客户体验是整个“品牌体验”(Brand Experience )的一部分。试想一下,你想让你的客户对你的品牌有什么样的体验?

笔者最近在 De L Vida Studio 拍摄婚照时,就对此家公司的品牌与客户体验有着赞不绝口。有别于一般的婚纱店,De L Vida Studio 是家小型精品式婚纱摄影室。此家摄影室麻雀虽小,但五脏俱全。从我与太太首次接触该摄影室的配套、选择婚纱礼服、拍摄当天,再到照片完成品,他们的服务可说是让我们感到无微不至的。

就比如说拍摄前,摄影师兼老板Jeerie先只身到拍摄的外景场地勘察,预先实体勘察当地的环境与拍摄的角度与灵感,让拍摄当天可省却不少的时间。在此之前,我们也与Jerrie 沟通了许多想法与概念,他亦用心的记录及呈现我们所要的婚照。

最令笔者与太太难忘与惊喜的是,当我们完成外景摄影后,步入午餐时间时,Jerrie 带着我们与团队到一家韩国餐厅享受烤肉与泡菜等美食。可想而知,当我们完成烈日当空下的拍摄,又累又饿的情况下,来到有空调的上等韩国餐厅用餐是何等的满足啊!而且还是Jerrie 买单哦。有拍过婚照的朋友听闻后都直呼我们好幸福,因为他们只能吃打包回来的炒饭或鸡饭,抑或是馒头包点。

一个好的品牌与客户体验,可让客户很乐意的为你的品牌做个免费宣传,可别小看这种口碑相传的魔力哦!

1令吉的魔力

13 Jun

LeikHong Upselling

 

标题:1令吉的魔力

作者 : 廖翊翃(企业教练)

 

有如上文提到,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) ,是一项商家们都必须明白的营销方程式。

很多时候,商家们如果要提升自身的营业额,都会努力的区增加自身的客户量,而忽略了其实可在所谓的“重复交易量”与“交易数额”下手。除了我们的品质、服务于价钱的保证以外,我们应该利用何等策略来鼓励消费者一直回来光顾我们的生意呢?

相信你也会有相关的经验,你到某咖啡馆或发廊消费,首次光顾都会获得对方的会员卡一张。每一次的消费都会获得一个盖章。获得越多或超过10个盖章以上,就会得到 一杯免费的咖啡或免费理发一次。

这种优惠的小举动,就是提升客户的忠诚度,让客户觉得有了这张会员卡,就会不断享有好处与优惠,而不是得去找另一家商店。当然了,会员卡的种类形形色色,有的是收集积分来换取商品或回扣等;有的则是会员有优先权先购买新的产品。

“交易数额”则是如何提高客户每次消费时的单价,举个例子:如果有位客户已经向你买了10令吉产品,你如何鼓励对方多消费1令吉,达到总额11令吉呢?这你可要多向麦当劳学习了。当你想吃麦当劳时,你会选择单点汉堡包?抑或是选择麦当劳套餐呢?我相信,多数的消费者都会选择套餐(汉堡包、汽水及薯条)。为什么?因为会比较值得啊!

这就对了,麦当劳就是要令你觉得“值得”。麦当劳将3种不同的产品组合成一个优惠价套餐来卖你,让你觉得值得而多加消费。而你决定买下套餐后,麦当劳的专员并没有停止向你销售,反而会问你,是否还要多加1令吉(Add On )来加码你的套餐呢?

试想想,如果你花了10令吉来买套餐,而且又同意以1令吉加码,你可帮麦当劳增加10%的营业额。如果一家麦当劳的月入营业额是100万令吉的话,那10%就是10万令吉。麦当劳只需简单轻松的问你是都要加额1令吉,就可增加其10万令吉的营业额,你说厉害吗?

当然,增加营业额的策略最好是三管齐下,如果你的客户数额 x 重复交易量x交易数额都能够各自增长10%,那么你就会有意想不到的33%增加率。加油吧!

#商业模式特点差异化

5 May

Small Fish LeikHong

 

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

LeikHong Purple Cow

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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