I’ve been invited by Penang Institute as part of a panel discussion to talk about business survival during this prolonged pandemic lockdown. We started the lockdown in March last year and since then, the intermittent lockdowns and ease-ups haven’t been kind to businesses, small or large. Retail is badly hit and so are service-based businesses. In fact, I just heard that a friend had to close her spa business recently.
All our businesses are affected and as the co-founder and co-chair of WomenBizSENSE, I’ve been asked to share the experience of our women in business. I’ll be giving examples of businesses in Penang as this is more applicable to our mostly Penangite audience.
If you are in business, join us to discuss this and yet it won’t be an easy path given the political turmoil and uncertainty.
Besides myself, Mr Yeoh Seng Hooi who is the Honorary Secretary- General of Small and Medium Enterprises Association (SAMENTA) will also be sharing some data from their survey of their own members.
He runs a boutique consultancy that advises SMEs in financial, strategic and export management. He is also a business coach to SME entrepreneurs in VISTAGE, Malaysia and writes frequently on issues affecting SMEs.