6 GLOBAL INVESTING TRENDS IN ESG 2021 - gibizreview.com

GET’EM IN BUSINESS (GIB) MALAYSIA AND SINGAPORE’S 6 GLOBAL INVESTING TRENDS IN ESG for 2021

The GIB corporation in Malaysia and Singapore strongly advocate for companies to implement the ESG strategy in their global investing in order to yield high business returns. Many may ask themselves, what is ESG? Well, in the past, companies and business owners were only focused on establishing their businesses solely for the purpose of gaining a profit. However, in the early 90s, a new concept of the three P’s in business was introduced. The three P’s–People, Planet and Profits–were introduced and urged businesses to practise this framework since they were all important for a business to succeed. 

 

This concept is what would later eventually become ESG–Environmental, Social and Governance. The reason for this concept was to the forefront how businesses impact the environment in ways such as pollution and deforestation. Also, labour concerns such as how workers are treated in terms of giving good working conditions and equal opportunities also gained greater prominence.

 

The Governance aspect examines how a company is run–having accountability mechanisms such as board structures, tax strategy and whether corruption or bribery is practised. ESG investing suggests that companies are more likely to succeed if they create value for shareholders as well as their employees, customers, the environment and the society at large. We believe that our approach to ESG does not only benefit the company, but society and the environment, therefore, producing a positive impact on the companies we choose to invest in. 

 

GET’EM IN BUSINESS (GIB) INVESTMENT STRATEGY AND THE IMPORTANCE OF ESG INVESTING

The GIB corporation strongly believes in ESG investing, and that is why we are able to help small businesses in the community. Before investing in a company, business or organisation, our corporation examines whether the business or company we are investing in aligns with our business values which is typically what ESG entails.  It is important for companies to have a good ESG profile to support the growth of environmental and social benefits. We ensure that the companies we plan on investing in meeting all three criteria. 

After the global pandemic outbreak, ESG investing has been put to the forefront of the business world, urging companies to make a positive change.  

 

Another way GIB Malaysia and Singapore incorporates ESG investing into our corporation and business decisions is through sustainable investing. ESG can contribute to healthy competition between companies and good business returns. How does it do this? With ESG investing being implemented in many companies, investors fear the high cost of implementation will outweigh the benefits and eat into returns and profits.

 

However, that is not the case. Creating a good ESG profile for your organisation is beneficial because it can help the company gain a competitive advantage. According to this article, a good example of this is when the British retailer Marks and Spencer implemented the ESG strategy in their organisation, introducing practices such as reducing waste and being of help to the communities, it enabled them to save a large amount of money. 

 

We also believe that ESG helps and aids in new markets. The research we have done indicates that companies that choose to implement ESG investment strategies tend to do better in new and upcoming markets as compared to developed and established markets. 

 

GIB in Singapore and Malaysia believes that if companies consider applying ESG strategies in their global investments, it increases the value in their investments instead of adding to the risks. GIB ESG researcher Liza Chan says, “One of the main reasons our corporation is successful is because we are able to care for our employees and the society. This is beneficial because caring for your employees by treating them fairly and ensuring they have good working conditions motivates them to create new ideas that benefit the company leading to outperformance as compared to a company that only focuses on making profits.”

 

This is because when taking ESG into consideration, it is not just analysing what the investment strategy has done to improve company profits but also checks how the company is run, its behaviour and conduct towards the society, as well as its environmental impact.  “Using ESG strategy is a more modern approach that is aligned with today’s world,  as compared to looking and repeating previous investment strategies just because they were successful. We strongly recommend it to anyone interested in today’s global investment trends,” said GIB’s Liza Chan. 

 

6 INVESTING TRENDS IN ESG FOR 2021

The pandemic made many businesses, industries and investors aware of the large gaps and inequities in society. This has encouraged companies and investors to implement and focus on ESG strategies. 2021 has definitely introduced many new technologies, new business models and investment trends, putting ESG at the forefront. Here are some of the ESG investment trends that GIB thinks will impact global investments in the business world for 2021. 

 

COVID -19

The global pandemic disease outbreak has definitely brought light to many investors and organisations on the importance of ESG investing. The gap created by the pandemic shows the many weaknesses and flaws of the economy and society, motivating businesses to make a change. GIB believes that 2021 will encourage the greater evolution and adoption of ESG investment strategies further. 

 

SOCIAL CRITERIA

The pandemic definitely highlighted the weaknesses in society and the abandonment of social responsibilities. This is why we, as GIB focus on building small businesses in the community. We believe that the social aspects in ESG will be brought to the forefront in 2021 in a way that forces large organisations to pay greater attention to their social responsibilities. With the damage Covid-19 has done, many investors may only want to associate with corporations that do not put humane needs on the back burner. Many have lost their jobs due to the global disease outbreak and we expect that companies that maintained their employees on the payroll will definitely experience outperformance due to the motivation and gratitude from their employees

 

GREATER TRANSPARENCY OF ESG REPORTING 

Companies that have already begun using the ESG strategies by accessing emerging markets and contributing to the evolution of their societies have increased. The investing public will demand greater transparency of a company or business’s ESG strategies in light of the pandemic’s devastating effects on communities. The global investing community will look for concrete data on ESG practices and outcomes in their decision-making instead of accepting surface-level, window-dressing PR statements. 

“2021 will be the year of global investments driving real-world change. People want to make an impact with their money, and see ESG as the way to do it. The global investing community will demand greater transparency on this through accessing concrete data,”  said GIB’s Liza Chan. 

 

USE OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES 

The crisis created by Covid-19 paved the way for new technologies to be formed. Both our GIB corporations in Malaysia and Singapore also took the initiative to come up with new technologies and digital platforms that can help the small businesses in the community become digitally accessible and operate easily. Our platform has also been designed in a way that it creates new investment opportunities specifically designed according to our consumer’s needs.  We believe that in 2021 new technologies will definitely be on the rise to aid global investors in making the right business choices. With new technologies, new concepts and mindsets will be formed and we are certain that this will create a positive impact not only in the business world but overall. 

 

GROWTH OF MARKETS

The GIB has been able to extend a helping hand to many small businesses both in Singapore and Malaysia and this has enabled new markets to grow. By creating a platform with a social impact in mind,  we grew the number of investors who have contributed to the growth of new markets. Due to Covid, we have also made investment opportunities easier for everyone with just one click. This is just one form of how using an ESG strategy can grow your market. In 2021, there will definitely be growth in markets due to a large number of investments which is a good thing because the large gap that has been created will eventually close. 

 

EMERGENCE OF BRAND NEW AREAS OF INVESTING

The global pandemic highlighted many serious social issues such as environmental damage and unequal access to healthcare. In 2021, many global investors will be on the lookout to explore new opportunities and areas to invest to address these problems using an ESG investing strategy.  GIB foresees that there will be a motivation to reduce waste and preserve the ecosystem. There will be an increased demand for investments in renewable energy, green transportation and construction, as well as biodiversity and climate change.

GIB MALAYSIA’S TEN SECRETS TOWARDS FOSTERING A TOP-PERFORMING WORKING ENVIRONMENT - gibizreview.com

GIB MALAYSIA’S TEN SECRETS TOWARDS FOSTERING A TOP-PERFORMING WORKING ENVIRONMENT

We at Get’em in Business (GIB) like to think of our employees as family and team members, not just employees. A company is like a vehicle with many moving parts that makes it work. If one of the parts on the vehicle stops functioning, it affects the other parts of the vehicle and eventually, the entire vehicle stops functioning. 

 

At Get’em in Business, we consider our employees the most important components for our corporation to run smoothly. Have you ever heard of the saying, “Happy Wife, Happy Life”? Well, this sort of applies to running a corporation. If you keep your employees happy by creating a work-friendly atmosphere for them, they will be more motivated to come to work and their jobs will not seem like a burden to them. 

 

How is this beneficial to your organisation and employees? As GIB Founder and CEO Joel McMurphy said, “It will inspire the employees to aim at giving their best because they will view the company as their own; a home away from  home.” He also added that happier workplaces foster increased loyalty and connection among colleagues. “This adds to better engagement and productivity among staff which directly contribute to the growth in your business. Happy people means a better business. That’s the bottom line,” he said.

 

GIB Malaysia would like to think we have perfected the art of creating healthy work environments over many years of thinking about healthy workplaces. Creating a good working space means so much more than increasing salaries and giving bonuses. It can mean a million different things such as ensuring that the office environment is clean and well ventilated, to make sure there is harmony between the coworkers and that each and everyone is contributing to building and making each other’s lives better. 

 

Here are a few ways GIB creates and sustains a friendly working environment:

 

THE PANTRY MAGIC

At GIB, one of the things we have put in place is a well-stocked pantry at the work office. It might not be at the level of Google’s legendary free-meals canteens and restaurants, but we are quite proud of it.  We stock an array of healthy snacks and meals beyond the usual cereal, instant noodles, coffee, tea, fruit and biscuits. Our HR staff actively solicits feedback on what they would like to add to the pantry. We provide a free lunch buffet with every Friday, catered from a selection of different social enterprises we like to support. In fact, a lot of our food supplies come from local producers and artisans because we like to support our local community businesses. 

 

We find that our employees work better through the week and look forward to the week’s end not because they are exhausted but because of the engaging lunch buffet. Being occupied with work can also make an individual unknowingly forget to eat therefore skipping meals which is definitely not a good diet. The reason we have the pantry is to make sure our employees are able to eat instead of skipping meals all day. 

 

NOURISHING WORK ENVIRONMENT

There is a lot more that comes with creating a healthy work environment other than just providing food. When we were originally building the GIB, we consulted experts on healthy and sustainable design. Our corporation is spacious therefore our employees are not cramped, which during this Covid-19 era has proved to be a boon.  We also have very good air conditioning considering that we are based in a hot and humid climate, though we are constantly thinking about how to be more energy-efficient.  There is ample natural light and plenty of indoor greenery. When it comes to the type of office desks and chairs we have, we are proud to say that it is definitely unmatched. Everything is ergonomically designed and built. Why did we do all these things? This is because all these factors contribute to good posture, and also builds and boosts the morale of our employees and also makes them comfortable at their place of work. 

 

TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES

It is important for our employees to get along in order for our company to run smoothly. To ensure this, we create team building activities that boost their social engagement and improve how they relate to each other. Beyond office parties for festive celebrations, we like to do small events throughout the year that aren’t work-related at all, whether it’s simple things like movie nights or sports competitions. We at GIB believe that it is important to get to know your employees and for each and everyone to interact in order to create co-operation and promote respect amongst each other. 

 

CLEAR AND OPEN LINES OF COMMUNICATION

In case we haven’t said it enough, healthy relationships amongst colleagues are important!  It is important for your employees to build bonds with each other. Our company practices a policy that encourages honest feedback on a daily basis, not just during annual performance reviews. No one is exempt, even GIB CEO Joel McMurphy gets feedback too. “We have created a culture where no one is afraid of saying what’s truly on their mind in a clear, honest and respectful manner. As a CEO I have insisted that everyone practice this as I truly believe it’s essential to relationship-building. This doesn’t mean we never have any conflict, but we deal with it openly and constructively,” he said. 

 

Additionally, having lots of open areas with comfy sofas and chairs offers a physical encouragement for good communication. Our employees are able to share meals and have lots of conversations. That way they are not only able to bond with each other but also brainstorm ideas that grow and make the corporation better. 

 

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

You want your employees to grow as individuals in their career field. Making them feel like they are working solely towards benefiting the company reduces their morale. To improve their skills, GIB HR regularly organises talks from prominent speakers or leaders in different fields who come to share and offer advice and motivation and regularly sends staff for training and upskilling conferences and seminars. By improving their skills and network, they bring new perspectives and different strategies in order to beat the competition.

 

FLEXIBLE WORK ENVIRONMENT 

As much as routine is a good thing it can also be a real derailer in terms of motivation and inspiration. Sitting on the same desk year in and out can make your employees lose their inspiration for new ideas. Even before the pandemic hit, we had already trialled a work-from-home arrangement which had a very good response. So we were well prepared to face the challenge. As GIB Singapore HR Lead Cathy Fong explains, “When Covid hit, we were ahead of many companies because we had already had a system in place for work-from-home which we started on two years ago. So we were able to hit the ground running and had a very smooth adjustment.” 

 

A SENSE OF BELONGING

We want our employees to feel like part of the team. GIB CEO Joel McMurphy, believed in a flat organisational structure where none of the employees is above each other. Instead, they are all equals. It is important for your employees to feel like part of the organisation. You want to create a work environment where everyone feels like they are part of your team. In order to do this, we create open communication where everyone can share ideas for the improvement of the company. They don’t feel as though they are taking orders from the higher-ups but are contributing to the evolution of the company. We have realised that by doing this, we also encourage our employees to stay with us for longer periods of time. 

 

REWARDS

Your employees need to reap the benefits of their hard work. As much as a corporation is able to cater for salaries, that is definitely not enough to keep their motivation high and the company running. GIB’s rewards system is built so that everyone is rewarded not just with bonuses and raises, but with things like extra vacation days, extra maternity and paternity days, gifts and subsidies. This keeps them motivated to keep working towards growth in the business. 

 

HEALTH BENEFITS 

In the modern world, healthcare is very expensive. Affording a good health insurance plan costs a lot. A good reason to introduce this to your company is that if your employees are not in good health or have their family members ailing, and yet they do not have the money to provide healthcare for them, your employees could grow to resent you. They could begin to feel like they are working too hard yet it is all in vain because they can only do the bare minimum or have to take years to save in order for them to have the perks of a good medical plan. At GIB, we have made sure that our employees do not need to worry about healthcare. Their children also get to receive these benefits up until they are the age of 25. This way, our employees do not have a burden on their shoulders. 

 

GRATITUDE

At GIB, we encourage everyone to appreciate each other. Gratitude is a daily practice for us. Like we have mentioned at the beginning of this article, a company is like a vehicle with all these moving parts that make it work. All our employees contribute to the success of each other and our company therefore if one’s ideas feel belittled or their work goes unappreciated, it can affect the workflow immensely. Therefore, our company encourages our employees to thank each other for their every contribution. It does not only make them feel appreciated but also builds a strong sense of respect.

Having the Right Mindset Can Change Your Business Says GIB CEO MALAYSIA - gibizreview.com

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.
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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.”

HOW GIB’S HELPING HANDS CAMPAIGN GIVES MALAYSIAN SMES A BOOST

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.

MALAYSIAN GIB BUSINESS SEMINARS GENERATES POSITIVE FEEDBACK

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!