An SME’s survival guide on overcoming COVID-19

An SME’s survival guide on overcoming COVID-19

Many businesses would agree that complying Movement Control Order (MCO) to shut down partial business activities can help to curb the spread of Covid-19. Larger businesses have a better chance of surviving with more cash flow at their disposal, larger retainer clients and, in many instances, a very strong digital presence to help carry them through the shutdown.

However, this isn’t all doom and gloom for the small and medium enterprises (SMEs). There are things you can do now to help and prepare for the next few months to come, while still ensuring income and stability.

Here are some tips on how […] Read more

SMEs and Gig Economy to bear the brunt of MCO

SMEs and Gig Economy to bear the brunt of MCO

The IT inductry is facing a difficult situation currently for businesses and employees, but it is particularly challenging for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and those in the gig economy. While most of these smaller businesses and self-employed individuals would agree that the Movement Control Order (MCO) is necessary to stem the spread of Covid-19 in the country, but they cannot help but be concerned should it be extended beyond two weeks.

An owner of an engineering outfit that works on a project basis mentioned that his 20-man SME company will be fine working from home for two weeks of MCO. […] Read more

COVID-19: Secured Workforce during MCO

COVID-19: Secured Workforce during MCO

As the number of the confirmed positive cases and death cases of the pandemic COVID-19 continue rises even under Movement Control Order in Malaysia, the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced the extension of MCO for another two weeks until April 14. The extended MCO will certainly impact incomes and cash flows. How could the companies in Malaysia keeps their employees at safe during the virus attack and sustain their business at the same time?

Most of the companies comply the MCO and urged employees to work from home with company-owned or dedicated mobile devices. Ideally, companies may want to […] Read more

Movement Control Order restricted in Malaysia? How to work from home?

Movement Control Order restricted in Malaysia? How to work from home?

Coronavirus (called Covid-19) cases in Malaysia have been under control in the last few months. However, the newly confirmed cases of Covid-19 increase day after day from 13 March.
Malaysia has the fourth-highest number of Covid-19 cases in Asia
According to The Star (19 March) stated that Malaysia now has the fourth-highest number of Covid-19 cases in Asia behind China, Iran and South Korea. This follows the latest increase in the number of new cases in Malaysia, with 110 new cases reported on Thursday (March 19) bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 900. The latest data can check out here.

Movement […] Read more