Supplycart is a Malaysian company that can help you source, procure, manage, and restock your office needs, from food in the pantry to stationery. Last week, we invited them to “invade” Supahands HQ in Bangsar South with the thing that they’re known for – fresh fruits, healthy and delicious snacks and plenty of industry knowledge to share. As we cozied up on our beanbags and exchanged ideas whilst munching on crunchy fresh apples, it became clear to us that this was a very insightful session that we’re happy to host in SupHQ. Here’s a quick recap of what went down.
Being a stay-at-home parent is a full-time job that doesn’t come with a full-time paycheck. Thankfully, there are ways to earn money without leaving the house or sacrificing your time with the kids. However, it is hard to swim through all the information and scams that are on the internet when looking for a solid way to do so. With that in mind, we put together a list of unique jobs that are perfect for stay-at-home mums (or dads).
So, what is it like to work with a startup? What can you expect? Previously, we shared an article about the benefits of working in a startup environment that you can check out. To add, Supahands’ Community Manager, Su Yin Voon, had a talk at Sunway University to share her first hand experience working with one – us! If you’re considering being part of the startup community, here are 6 things for you to ponder on.
If you’re managing an office, you will find this article useful to keep track of your office stationery supplies. People often think furniture, electronic gears and employees are enough to run an office, but most missed out on office supplies. There’s a long list of office stationery, when you’re setting up an office (depends on the gears you have). Therefore, keeping track of your office supplies is crucial so you don’t have unexpected moments of running out of paper, printer toner, pens or even adhesive when you need them. Here are the top 3 tips in keeping your office stationery supplies on point.
As an individual or a corporation, everyone has the responsibility to give back to the community – one way or another. Typically the thought of a CSR effort makes one automatically assume that a monetary contribution is in order, but donating money isn’t the only way to make the world a better place. Giving back also can be contributions in the form of your time and effort to a community that’s in need. Getting in the spirit of giving and wanting to start the year with good vibes, Supahands recently joined Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) to help with their regular food drives for the less fortunate around central Kuala Lumpur.
Being a successful business owner requires a mix of characteristics that are both innate and learnt. However, there are a few characteristics many entrepreneurs have in common. Do you have any of these traits? Maybe you were born to be an entrepreneur. If you don’t – no worries. Good thing is they can all be picked up with some practice.
Our SupaBoss, Mark Koh, was recently invited to Malaysia Business Student Summit 2017 (MBSS), organised by Universiti Malaya, to be part of the panel for its symposium – Create Opportunities: The Inner Dimensions of Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Business. Other speakers involved were Tan Ban Eu, co-founder of Offpeak and Boat Noodle’s founder & CEO, Tony Lim.
Moderated by Feixiang Lim, CEO of Major Drop, we found the panel discussion very informative and engaging. Here’s a handy roundup of what we’ve learnt from it. Some of which also act as a reminder for those among us who are going on the path to be entrepreneurs.
According to a recent study conducted by Ernst & Young, nearly one-third of millennials say managing their work, family, and personal responsibilities has become more difficult in the last five years. Work-life balance is hard to define. To some, work is life and others feel the term means making time for your love ones or having a social life.
Work-life integration, on the other hand, suggests that we incorporate our work and life into one fulfilling purpose. We talked to a few busy entrepreneurs/executives to know what are their personal opinions on work-life balance and integration.
According to the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced or will experience either physical and/or sexual violence in their life. As an effort to change the perceptions about the root cause of this issue, the All Women’s Action Society (AWAM) held its White Ribbon Run for the fourth year in collaboration with the Canadian High Commission in Malaysia. We, Supahands, also worked together with the organisation to support the cause and raise awareness about gender violence.
At Supahands, we believe in “aspire to inspire”. Besides the work and fun, we also care about things that matter too. This time around, we would like to talk about human trafficking – a topic that many of us have probably heard of, but not familiar with. It is an issue that should be constantly discussed – what should you know and what can you do to help?
The business environment and creative arts are often perceived as completely separate. Businesses are thought to exist primarily to make a profit, while making art is often seen as an optional luxury or a hobby. However, things are changing now. In some parts of Asia i.e. Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong and Indonesia, the support of arts and culture is growing.. The question is, how can businesses benefit from the arts and culture?