Ever thought of launching a business or being an entrepreneur? It takes lots of guts and hours of dedicated work to launch a successful business. At the CRIB event to launch their Women for Women initiative, some of the most successful female entrepreneurs at that time were present to share INSIGHTS and TIPS that led to the success of their businesses.
These seasoned Singaporean women entrepreneurs will coach and mentor CRIB members and offer them support and confidence to start their own business. Here is what they share:
Cheryl Gan — Mount Sapola
Do your study. Get your hands dirty; i.e. e involved from the ground up.
Elaine Kim —Trinity Bridal in Hong Kong, Trinity Gallery in Singapore
Entrepreneurship is super hard work. It’s like having another baby that you have to tend to all the time. It is crucial to have a good team or partners to work with.
Sabrina Tan — Skin Inc
Find a partner(s) that you can trust and complement your business vision and strategies.
Elim Chew — 77th Street
Get as much experience or knowledge as you can of the business that you are about to start. And network a lot to know who and where to go to for your resources.
Tjin Lee — Mercury Group of Companies
Don’t be afraid to fall. When you are broken, you come back better, stronger.
CRIB, stands for Creating Responsible and Innovative Businesses, a social enterprise with the purpose to empower and encourage women from all walks of like to create successful and innovative businesses through networking, matchmaking, and business incubation. The aim is to allow these women entrepreneurs to achieve a fulfilling work-life balance.
CRIB is Singapore’s first business and lifestyle incubator targeted at women founded by four women with distinguished resumes — business maven Tjin Lee, who is most well-known for her award-winning Mercury Group of companies as well as the popular and esteemed Audi Fashion Festival, Dr. Elaine Kim, a doctor in palliative care, Mei Chee, the Regional Head of Product Marketing for a global technology company and Marilyn Lum, the Director of Lum Wen Kay Holdings.
The brand-founders and members include:
- Elim Chew – 77th Street
- Claire Chiang – Banyan Tree
- Anastasia Liew – Bengawan Solo
- Carolyn Kan – Carrie K
- Julia Gabriel – Julia Gabriel Education
- Cheryl Gan – Mount Sapola
- Priscilla Shunmugam – Ong Sunmugam
- Shermay Lee – Shermay’s Cooking School
- Sabrina Tan – Skin Inc
Want to become a CRIB member? Take their membership CRIB Quiz HERE to determine if you are an Angel, Business Manager or Creative?
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