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How Having the Right Mindset Can Change Your Business: GIB CEO Dr. Joel McMurphy Offers Business and Life Advice in Candid Interview

This article digs deeper into the world of global investment reviews with the Founder and CEO of Get’em in Business (GIB), Dr. Joel McMurphy, and how he successfully creates innovative solutions to make a difference in the business and financial industry. We will also get the chance to explore and discover more about Get’em in Business and how they are able to pave their way to the top spot as the world’s leading investment and community-based organization. People may have heard that Get’em in Business (GIB) is a world-renowned business organization but, how much do they know about the mastermind behind this innovative company? Joel has had his own ups and downs throughout his entire life before becoming a successful entrepreneur. He sat down with our reporter to uncover the story of his life from his early start in the global banking industry. Explore his inspiring story on how he shaped himself to become who he is today.

The Man Behind the Success

Dr. Joel McMurphy was born in 1961 in Malaysia where during his early years, he struggled to find his life’s purpose. During his teenage years, he began trying to succeed in small-scale investment programs. This led to his interest in the business and the corporate world and gradually, led him to become a world-renowned entrepreneur today. After years of trying, he managed to come up with his own business model and business club with his mutual friends which is how Get’em in Business (GIB) was born in 2014.

The Establishment of Get’em in Business (GIB)

“What made you want to start this organisation called Get’em in Business (GIB)? What are the turning points from your childhood memories that lead you to become who you are today?”
Well, to give you a brief introduction of how my life was back in the early 90s in Malaysia, both of my parents are so poor that we could only eat bread once a day. I am the youngest among my other siblings. To be honest, I hated the feeling of going to school and seeing other kids with their parents in their cars who could buy anything that they ever desired to have. So I grew into a tough kid who was focussed on getting more money. I started delving into the world of business and finance. From there, I learned everything you need to know to establish a fresh startup company at a young age. Tons of failed projects, of course. One day, I decided not to do everything alone so I recruited a few of my close friends who are like-minded people. My number one dream was always to give back to the community no matter what, something they also felt strongly about. Therefore, I set my heart on establishing a community-based business organization for everyone to benefit. It should be noted that in a community where we have different types of people, it is hard for everyone to be lucky and join any business organization. So, that is why Get’em in Business (GIB)’s main focus is giving back. So we created Get’em in Business (GIB). The name Get’em in Business (GIB) symbolizes my message to everyone out there that they can start their own business for a better future. I created this from nothing. But, when I remembered this saying –“when your head’s low, lift it up”–nothing is impossible for me. When you cease to dream, you cease to live, as the saying goes, “c’est la vie.” We are a group of passionate individuals with outstanding expertise in investment and finance. Our target for GIB is to provide access to global investing at the community-level. We want to keep growing from strength to strength. Hence, each of our services will be updated from time to time so we can always keep abreast with the latest trends and technology. We have received positive reviews from across the world regarding our business model.

Get’em in Business (GIB)’s Services

“It is globally known that GIB is one of the world’s leading community-based business organizations. What services does your organization provide?”
In general, I would say investment and finance-related fields. In-depth, I would say that we provide a financial management scheme called the Capital Trust Financial Management to assist our clients to do their own investment or business-related matters. This entails enhancing our clients’ savings and wealth management. Next, we offer business consultations that focus on monitoring and evaluating our clients’ portfolios based on bespoke strategies. This is extremely crucial as in the world of business, we need to learn from experience to correct our own mistakes or we will lose a lot. Talking from my own experience as well. Furthermore, we have global investment reviews to monitor each and every one of our client’s financial status. Now, we have come to my favourite service in this organization, one closest to my heart, the community campaigns. Since our goal is to bring innovation to the community, we develop campaigns for those who are interested to build and strengthen themselves towards making a better future. I’m proud to say that our campaigns have helped us gain good ground among community-focused organizations and has really helped us grow.
“How unique are your services compared to other companies out there?”
As I have mentioned before, in Get’em in Business (GIB), we pride ourselves on prioritizing the community in everything we do. We aim to provide the best to improve the community because business organizations should be prioritising policies towards focusing on the community. It’s not just about profit anymore. My dedicated members and employees have applied our expertise in global investment and capital trust schemes to make huge differences in the community. The one characteristic that makes us unique is that the profits of all of our activities and campaigns are channeled towards the community, like a social enterprise. Since I was little, I have had this goal to become a community-based entrepreneur in order for me to uplift the social and economic lives of a community. Our organizational values are geared towards helping build a better community.
“After years of developing into becoming one of the world’s leading community-based business organizations, what is your hope for Get’em in Business (GIB) now?”
Our dedicated and diligent members of Get’em in Business (GIB) have always exceeded my expectations from the previous projects that we have worked on. I personally believe in every person’s ability to strive more when it comes to giving their best at work. As an employer, I know my employees more than anyone could. I know their potential and capabilities. Therefore, I know that they are able to offer me more than just great results. My one hope is that our family in GIB will grow in the upcoming years. We welcome everyone to join us to grow their business and grow their community as well. Together with us at Get’em in Business (GIB), I believe we will continue to grow.

Tips to Get Started As an Entrepreneur

“Now, moving on to our last question which is do you have any tips for anyone who wants to start a business in the global investment industry that you can share with everyone?”
There is no right or wrong path towards success. It’s different for every person. I’ve had many ups and downs, some successes and even more failures. One thing I will say is that you have to always keep moving forward in everything. It’s important to know your own strengths, and to be comfortable in your own skin. This is to ensure that you are pursuing the right business path for yourself before it is too late. If you are lacking in a certain area or skill, work with people who are strong in those areas. You can’t–and shouldn’t–try to be good at everything. That would be foolish. Every business owner has their own skills and abilities that give them the means to start operating a business. It is a matter of whether you dare to start something or not. It takes courage to do that. So be courageous! If there is one last thing I can share with all of you is that whenever you feel low, disappointed, or feel like giving up, take heart and lift your head up as there will always be another opportunity to come. Keep your head up. There is a lesson to learn behind every failure. This mindset has helped me my entire life and believe me when I say this has helped me, and still does, to this day, in my journey towards becoming a successful entrepreneur.

Get’em In Business (GIB) Charity Campaign Helps School Children in Malaysia

The Get’em In Business (GIB) Resolve Charity campaign was an initiative launched in Malaysia during the 2020 Covid-19 outbreak. The pandemic hit everyone hard from business owners to employees and schools. Initially we all thought the pandemic and the lockdown would only last a few days or weeks however, to everyone’s surprise it went on for months on end. We witnessed businesses being shut down, employers cutting staff and schools closing leading to students having to learn virtually from home because of the safety rules that were in place.

As news of impoverished children from less developed areas in Malaysia with no means to learn virtually and continue their studies hit headlines, GIB Founder and CEO, Dr Joel McMurphy felt deeply moved to reach out to help. As the GIB Malaysia team dug deeper, we discovered that some of the children (whose names will not be mentioned in this article) were not only lacking access to digital tools such as laptops but lacking in basic needs as well. Knowing that some of these children did not have access to education let alone food touched us all. We immediately knew that we had to do something about it.


GIB Malaysia was completely moved by the detrimental effects of the global pandemic on everyone, but most especially on the children in Malaysia. Catering to and providing to their needs was very important to us. We could not imagine being in their positions, so this was one of our primary motivations to start this project. Wishing we were able to do more to effect change on a global scale, we reached out to GIB’s investment community members in Malaysia and Singapore to raise funds. Here are a few ways we were able to help a few of these children and their families in Malaysia with the funds raised.


Due to lockdown restrictions that were set in place as a result of the global pandemic, everyone was not allowed to leave their homes unless it was necessary. Everyone was working from home while children were learning virtually as well as being home-schooled by their parents. Through GIB Malaysia’s community contacts on the ground, we located families and children that were most in need among the urban poor of Kuala Lumpur among families in two low-cost flat developments. Some of the families only had one mobile phone to share among several kids, while several others had no devices at all. Providing these laptops to all these families was definitely a game changer because parents did not have to sacrifice their children’s education. All in all, we were able to deliver 100 laptops. All the children were entirely grateful because they had been missing out on a lot of their lectures and school work.


The global outbreak affected a multitude of people which in turn affected the economy on a large scale. With business and company owners taking a hit, some of the businesses closed while company employers cut down on employees as well as deducting the salaries of the employees they had left. This definitely affected each and every individual because their day to day budgets changed and many were living from hand to mouth. It broke our hearts when some of these families shared with us that they had not eaten in days and some were living on only bread and water. One of the children’s parents mentioned that they were embarrassed to look their children in the eye because they had no means to provide for them. We made sure that we bought foodstuffs that would last them at least two months and also gave them a sum of RM100 each. We also discovered that some of the families were living in the dark with no means to pay for electricity bills. Despite providing the children with laptops, it did not make sense for them to have laptops with no electricity, so we cleared the outstanding bills and made advance payments for one month.


During GIB Malaysia’s charity initiative, we noticed that some of the needs we considered as basic needs, were not available in a number of homes. How were the children going to virtually learn without an internet connection? Luckily there were broadband providers with yearly subscriptions so we were able to provide the children and their families with internet access of up to a year. We also advised the parents to control the amount of internet their children accessed and what kind of information was made available to them. This way the children would only be focused on educative and informative news instead of other things.


While we visited some of these homes, we noticed that some of the families were using their clothes which they would pull over to their faces and other makeshift face masks as a form of safety and prevention. When we asked whether they at least had sanitisers, in many flats, there was none. Here was a global deadly disease outbreak yet most of these families had no proper protective gear. So we also provided them with surgical masks as well as educated them on the importance of staying safe in the time of the pandemic.


When we visited these homes and observed that many did not only have the equipment needed to stay safe, we also noticed that many were not quite aware of what COVID was. Many just knew it was the reason behind them losing their jobs but were not aware of the impact it could cause on an individual’s health if contracted. We were shocked that many did not quite believe that the pandemic was life threatening and that actual people were dying. We made sure we educated them on the severity of the disease outbreak by handing out pamphlets in various local languages that provided safety information. By providing them with information and safety equipment, now they were not only able to use it because we asked them to but they understood the importance of the safety measures that they needed to take.


We at GIB were extremely humbled to be able to make an impact on these children’s lives. Through the generosity of GIB’s global investment community, we were able to afford the means to provide food, laptops and preventive gear to people who were affected by the pandemic. This was the biggest effort yet to help people in immediate need, as most of our social responsibility initiatives are focussed on helping businesses.

“We are extremely proud that we came together and put a smile on many faces. As an organisation, we were also able to strengthen our values of gratitude and appreciation towards what we have. The relationship between our employees and employers was strengthened during this pandemic and we realised the importance of each other’s presence and peace in our dealings. We found a sense of deeper meaning in our work, strengthened our personal and work relationships and learnt that it really is the small things in life that can genuinely and truly make a difference,” said GIB CEO Joel McMurphy.

As an organisation, we would love to urge everyone to have peace in their day to day dealings with others. Life is short and we never know what the future holds so it is important to appreciate and embrace each and every moment while it lasts. We would also like to thank everyone who inspired the birth and idealisation of this campaign for we would not have achieved such a great deal without their help and support. Lastly, we would like to encourage everyone to help their neighbour and give whatever they can by simply finding out how he or she is doing. At the end of the day, it is the little things that matter, and even just enquiring after your neighbour’s health or wellbeing counts as a good deed.

“I am thankful. Before this I was missing loads of classes and was worried about having to repeat a class because I had missed out on so much. Thanks to GIB, I can now attend my classes and catch up with the other students on what I have missed,” said one beneficiary student who preferred to remain anonymous.

Get’em In Business (GIB) is also working on a way to merge or totally create a new form of technology that can aid the less fortunate during the pandemic or other unfortunate events that may happen in the future. We are a team that likes to think ahead and the global pandemic has definitely taught us that in this modern day and age technology is our new best friend. Stay tuned if you would like to know more.

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Get’em In Business (GIB) Helping Hands Community Campaign Kicks Off in Malaysia

The Get’em In Business (GIB) Helping Hands campaign is an initiative in Malaysia to give back to the community by helping small business owners not only in Malaysia but also on a global scale. Catering to the needs of small business owners and the community, GIB has employees around the globe that help make opportunities accessible to entrepreneurs and small businesses. The purpose of this campaign is to build small scale businesses from the ground up by educating them on how to improve their businesses, offering access to capital and market strategies and advice, as well as improving networking among small businesses as a whole which also aids in their growth.

GIB Founder and CEO Dr Joel McMurphy explained why this campaign is important: “We strongly believe and have a need to improve the small business market in Malaysia as well as give back to the community at large. We train the small business communities on how to succeed, grow and elevate the community and others around them. We also believe in spreading and sharing knowledge for the improvement of everyone and the easiest way to create such opportunities is by giving back, serving and investing our efforts into the community.”


The aim of GIB’s Helping Hands programme is to build small business owners in Malaysia by providing them with the knowledge and skills fit to better run their businesses. We train the small business community and assist them in the management of their businesses as well as their leadership roles as business owners.

This year, we chose to run the programme in January by holding a seminar each and every weekend of the month. These seminars were designed to be highly interactive with the business owners in order to have a one-on-one relationship and understand their businesses. The seminars were held in Kuala Lumpur with a group of 50 businesses from all over Malaysia. Each of these seminars had our representatives from GIB’s Singapore and Malaysia offices interact with the small business owners to learn more about their businesses to learn how they could improve their businesses in order to grow and thrive in the future.

Aside from sessions by GIB Review analysts and experts, other facilitators from the local business world dialled in for remote sessions. The programme consisted of skills training in business operations, getting access to capital, sales and marketing, digital integration, and business development for the businesses in question. Throughout the month-long programme, we were able to get feedback after a week of the business owners using our strategies and implementing our advice.


The seminars began with GIB Malaysia Review trainers sitting with the small business owners and gathering information about their individual business goals. Then, GIB staff would consult other GIB Singapore teams who would then help develop plans and strategies that would be sent back to the business owners. The aim of this was to target the issues these businesses faced, propose solutions and get feedback from the business owners on the effectiveness of those proposed solutions. Plans and strategies would therefore be implemented by the owners during the week and on the weekends when the seminar was held they would give us feedback on how the strategy changed the small business community for the better.

The response to our programme was overwhelmingly positive. We decided to let you hear from the participants themselves:

Rajesh Ganesan, online grocery shop owner:
“The digital technology used and the one-on-one sessions and strategy development plans have made my business thrive in so many ways.
On the last day of the seminar, we presented a progressive report to show how these strategies have improved and contributed to the growth of our businesses and investments. The technology made it easier for people to know about my business, access it easily and therefore bring more income and consumers my way. The seminars were very informative and we not only learnt a lot about how to grow our businesses but also learnt to support and build each other through team building activities and games that were set up. The activities made it easier to see different points of view and was healthy to accommodate growth and improvement.

I am completely happy and excited for the next seminars to come. Life has been made so much easier and for that, I will forever be grateful and indebted to GIB lah!”


Chan Wai Ling, online delivery service:
“Initially when I started my delivery business, it was not easy because I had to walk to every shop and ask them if they could partner with me. GIB’s campaign really changed my life. By the click of a finger now, I’m able to partner up with other small businesses and deliver products and goods to their specified consumers. This would definitely not have been possible without GIB. Changed everything very much for the better. Now, I have so many partnerships, money is flowing and I can also invest it and grow myself and my family not only the business. Before the programme I never thought about opening branches of my business and making delivery easier in different locations. In just four weeks my whole business and mindset completely changed and now I have the capital to expand my business and invest in myself. This new digital technology is very good. I would tell everyone with a small business to use it because it is very beneficial for the business. I am a living proof. Quite happy I can also connect with other small businesses in our community and build each other.”


Chun Li Yao, online launderette services:
“I am extremely happy that GIB’s seminars have now been introduced in Malaysia. This campaign has definitely helped in the growth of my business and myself as an individual. Before the GIB campaign, I was unable to get as much clientele as I am getting now.
In just four weeks we have been taught new development plans that can aid the growth of our businesses, how to partner up within the digital platform and share clientele as well as how to invest the money into our businesses and ourselves. Right now, my launderette is able to access anyone with laundry needs in Kuala Lumpur by just the click of a button. They are also able to send their clothes using the delivery services we have partnered up with making it both easier and convenient for not only the consumers but for my business as well. Our current business is located in Kuala Lumpur however I’m looking forward to learning a lot more through the GIB seminars and opening up other branches around Malaysia.”


Fatimah Koothra, online boutique business owner:
“Overwhelmed with joy and excitement for the new and coming experiences with the GIB Helping Hands campaign. When I moved from Australia, my physical business was terrible and I had to move back to my hometown in Sabah. The programme’s sessions and the guidance in digital technology has not only made my business thrive, but I am now able to run a physical and online shop in my hometown in Sabah. The growth of my business has enabled me to invest in opportunities that serve me, my business and my family. I definitely am looking forward to gaining more access and business development strategies from the future seminars that are to be held. The only downside is that I have to travel to Kuala Lumpur to attend these seminars but that is not really a downside because I get to network and grow my business. I sent a request on the last day of the seminar and asked them to make the seminars available everywhere in Malaysia and not only KL. I know that GIB will take it into consideration because they actually care about the small business community and our well-being.”

GIB Review is proud of the campaign’s success in Malaysia. “We are forever grateful and appreciative towards the small business community in Malaysia for taking a leap of faith and believing in our campaign and strategies that have been a learning experience and level of growth for their businesses. We continue to admire the commitment and hardworking spirit of the community,” said GIB CEO Joel McMurphy.

Due to overwhelming response and positive feedback, the GIB Malaysia team has decided to hold more programmes in other locations in the country. With the progress made so far, the GIB Singapore team is also confident of holding similar programmes and expanding access to their expertise and knowledge to others in the region. We know that there is a definite need we can serve among small business communities and are committed to continue providing more and doing better. Stay tuned for the next one!