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How To Start A Business With No Money

How To Start A Business With No Money

With half a million dollars in debt, I was lost. This was my own doing: getting married, having a baby and getting our own home shouldn’t all come together at one shot, but they did. Especially in Singapore where housing isn’t cheap (you’d be lucky to find an 800 sq...

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How To Market Your Business Online With No Money

How To Market Your Business Online With No Money

No looks, no following and no talent When I heard Gary Vaynerchuk says “to succeed we need to have some form of talent” via one of his podcast episodes, my heart sunk. That’s it, I can’t sing, can’t dance, don’t look good on video and no gift of the gab, I’m not...

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What You Should Know Before Starting A Business

What You Should Know Before Starting A Business

Early lessons for a first-time entrepreneur Just to be fair, I didn’t start the right way and took more than ten years to start seeing some fruits of labour. For ten years since 2005, I slogged to deliver graphic design work to clients in exchange for money, only to...

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Building A Business To Run Without You

Building A Business To Run Without You

What would you do to grow a business that can run on its own? Recently I was asked to answer this question on Quora, and got stuck because I am still in the process of getting there. Meanwhile, is this something you are looking to do? 4 years since I started a graphic...

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The Best Way to Make Your New Business Stand Out

The Best Way to Make Your New Business Stand Out

It’s not about being cheaper, better or sexier “There are so many great designers in the world, and I’m not super cheap, why are you working with me?”  Just when I stopped talking, my customer couldn’t seem to wait and said: “ Instead of giving me the techie...

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7 Steps To Starting A Graphic Design Business

7 Steps To Starting A Graphic Design Business

How to break free from owning a job to owning a service-based business Here’s what I’ve done from starting with half a million dollars in debt to growing a profitable graphic design business in 4 years and counting. After working as a full-time freelance graphic...

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