Summary of the article:
Today’s article will be a very short post.
This article will share about some tips by Ms Elim Chew, founder and president of streetwear fashion and accessories retail chain – 77th Street (Khoo & Augustine, 2012). Such tips are useful for (Social) entrepreneurs-to-be.
1) Start young
2) Beyond textbooks
3) What young can learn
4) Where to start
5) Start small and get guidance
I totally agree to the six tips/pointers that were stated by Ms Elim Chew.
It is because, one should learn how to care for others from a young age. In my opinion, Singapore’s education system can strengthen on inculcating moral values to students. With this, I believe more students (starting from younger age) will be able to share and care for others. At a young age, it is good for kids to be exposed to a wide range of activities, environment, etc. This is so that, kids will be able to have a great expose to the real world and having some thoughts or emotions linked to it. For example, kids will be empathized when they visit an elder care nursing home.
To add on, I feel that businesses usually start from a small size then proceed to further expansion. Having huge capital does not necessarily mean success to the business, rather, we need to look into more aspects. For example, a mentor will play a good part in the success of the business. As someone who is experienced, he or she will be able to provide relevant and useful information.
Lastly, persistence is another factor that can contribute to the success of a business. In everything, we need to have determination, persistence and passion to succeed. If we have the will, I believe that we will be able to overcome whatever issues or problems that we are facing. If an individual has additional encouragement, I believe it will help the individual too.
Khoo, H., & Augustine, T. M. (2012, December 26). The New Paper: Doing good for society. Retrieved February 3, 2013, from The New Paper: http://global.factiva.com.libwww3.np.edu.sg/ha/default.aspx