Coronavirus Guide to Business Hibernation

” Please, a definition: a hibernation is a covert preparation for a more overt action.” – Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man, 1952 In harsh climates when food is scarce, bears and some other animals sleep through winter because they use up more energy maintaining their body temperature and in foraging for food than they would receiveContinue reading “Coronavirus Guide to Business Hibernation”

Doing Airbnb: short-stay side hustle or tourist accommodation business?

Malaysia has recently come out with guidelines to regulate the renting of Short-Term Residential Accommodations (STRA) on digital platforms. Among those platforms the most popular and successful is Airbnb, a company founded in 2008 by two unemployed designers, Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia who rented out air bed in their flat in San Francisco toContinue reading “Doing Airbnb: short-stay side hustle or tourist accommodation business?”

How to brew the Golden Tea : Franchising in Malaysia

Looking at the lifestyle outlets sprouting up in shops and malls these days gives people the impression that franchising is the easiest way to start a business. With planning, knowledge and of course money, it can be. Franchising is when a business owner gives you the right to use his brand, product, business system to operate your businessContinue reading “How to brew the Golden Tea : Franchising in Malaysia”