UUM ONLINE: "University students who want to become successful entrepreneurs have to change their mind-set. Once you change your mind, everything will change," said celebrity entrepreneur, Fizo Omar at the BizTalk in conjunction with the Millennials Mind-set Mapping Programme with the students of Universiti Utara Malaysia UUM) at the Mu'adzam Shah Hall recently.
"If you want to be an entrepreneur do not think of starting a business as soon as you have graduated from the university. You need to develop your business because big businesses begin from the smallest profits, "he said.
According to Fizo, the mind of an entrepreneur should be developed from the very beginning.
"For example, in the past I learned to set up a variety of businesses namely selling nasi lemak, serunding (meat floss) and even car rental. I have been declared bankrupt, but I rose up and then began again by selling burgers until I managed to get my first MYR1 million by selling burgers on the sidewalk," he said.
"Today's businesses are no longer dependent on the product we wish to sell. Now businesses do not even sell products, for example businesses that offer service products such as Uber, Grab Car and Booking.com services. Times have changed, technology has changed, behaviours have changed. To start a business now requires research on the behaviour of the millennial generation, "he said.
According to him, today's online businesses were the most successful because of the attitude of the millennial generation who much preferred to obtain services, the easy way and this could be proven by the closure of many big companies from around the world not because the businesses were not good enough but because consumers now much preferred to get online services.
The programme was also attended by the Minister of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK), Dato' Seri Hamzah Zainudin.
Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir
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