The LEGO Success Story

To me, there is nothing more inspiring than a success story – especially the rags-to-riches stories. Here’s one of my favourite stories I would like to share you: The Lego success story. Have you heard about Lego? Sure you do. Well, if you haven’t (seriously – how come?) Lego is a worldwide popular brand of construction toys. When you see construction toys made of bricks, be sure that it’s Lego – or at least it’s inspired by Lego. Lego appeals both kids and grownups, and carving a niche where creative people young and old can enjoy the same kind of toys – this is one of a kind, really.…

Want to Start a Business? Read This First for a Reality Check!

Are you going to start a business and looking for some ideas and tips? Well, you are reading the right blog post, as I will tell you what you might not want to hear, but at the same time, I will give you some reasons why you want to start a business you love – with the right mindset. I’ve heard some cynical comments about entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship; one comment says that entrepreneurs are, well, becoming one because they simply can’t get a real job.…

Jade de Waal of FoodJams Shows you How to Create a Collaboration that Matters

What awkwardness means to you? In many business networking activities, it often means dead end. Unless you can get things interesting again, it seems that you and someone you talked to won’t get anywhere with your conversation. But for Jade de Waal, awkwardness means a different thing: It opens window of opportunities for unique, surprising collaboration. Want to learn how to do that for business collaboration? Read on! Jade de Waal is a music student (subject: Jazz) by choice. She IS naturally a cook, and going to cooking school seems the only logical way to go; but she opt for awkwardness; she went out of her comfort zone and challenge herself.…

Don’t Plan Too Much!

Help! I have many startup plans but all failed even before I actually start one… Are you an entrepreneur who is keen to start a business (or businesses) but often failed even before you actually start one? You are not alone. Many of us are having the same problem as you do – and that’s including me. Hello – I am addicted to planning. Okay – it’s different from the AA meeting, but I often get absorbed in the planning stage, and eventually fail miserably when it comes to taking action.…

Warning: Giving Up Today Will Lose You a Successful Business Tomorrow

Don’t give up! To some that sentence will boost morale; but to some others those meant nothing. If you are about to give up on your business and entrepreneurial journey, read this blog post first before you decide on anything! I involved in online business, and I do know that some of my fellow web business owners give up and sell all the web properties they have. They end up finding a job to pay the bills and live from paycheck to paycheck.…

How to Get Your New Year’s Resolution Past the First Week of January 2013

Okay – let’s face it. Most of us are men of “promises.” Not that we keep our promises well, though… we promises to do many things, yet so little has been achieved, due to one reason or another. Mainly procrastination and lack of passion, the next major cause of your breaking-apart New Year’s resolution is due to the unrealistic goals and the lack of plans you have set to pursue in 2013. I consider my New Year’s Resolution as my to-do list.…

What a Merry Christmas Means to Me

Christmas has always been special to me for many reasons. One reason is due to the obvious fact that I am a Christian and I love and loved by Jesus. Another reason is the fact that I spend every Christmas and New Year looking back what I personally and professionally have been through throughout the year, as well as planning for new goals and targets to fight for past the New Year. Yes, my family and I are not the shopping-spree-kinda-family.…

How to inspire others even if you are nobody

You don’t have to be Tony Robbins or any other famous motivators to inspire others! Just share your success and let your words speak by themselves. Well, you know what, I never really want to be a famous person. To me, success is not measured by fame or money. It’s better for me to establish a business and let it have all the glory and honor. Me? I just want to keep myself away. I don’t like the limelight; I just want to do my thing and do what matter most to me.…

10 Quality Fiverr Gigs that can Help you and your Small Business Grow

Bootstrappers: This blog post might be the one you want to read entering 2013. Why? Because I will share my Top 10 list of Fiverr gigs you can make use of to help you grow your business – on a budget! Have you heard about Fiverr? If you haven’t, it is a rapidly growing site in which users can offer their services for $5 (hence the name…) Today, some of the sellers offer “top-ups” that add value to their $5 service, but the core service is still $5 per gig.…

5 Penguin Behaviours Small Business Owners should Learn from

I like penguins. That’s partly why I name this business blog Biz Penguin. It’s a catchy name and I expect it to stick on your mind as a brand. Plus with our orange-themed front-end design instead of the typical penguins’ black-and-white, I expect this blog to confuse you a bit and at the same time getting our branding messages across 🙂 Jokes aside, I choose this blog’s name after the penguins because I have much respect to them: These flightless birds’ behaviours are superior among other birds.…