So, Ms Joanne along with her husband is the founder of ABC Ideal Partners Sdn Bhd a company that disturb and supply corporate and premium gifts around Malaysia. The company’s main goal is to provide top notch products and services to our customers. Since starting small in 1999, they are now the top supplier and distributor of corporate gifts in Malaysia and the region with over 1,500 clients. Adding on her company is certified as ISO 14001:2004 company, which means they are a firm believer in sustainability to protecting the environment by investing in technologies and products that are eco-friendly and share this vision with our clients. Their products are free from toxins, pollutants and any other substances that may be harmful to the environment. Wanna surprise your partner with a customized gift, or need a bulk of trophies for office annual event? Check out ABC Ideal Partners for more all these gifts you need.
So, now let’s see what you Ms Joanne has got to share:
1) Tell us more about yourself and why you choose this field?Hi, I am Joanne and I am the co-owner of ABC Ideal Partners along with my husband. We are in this business for more than a decade now and took us some time to be where we are now but the journey was a good learning experience for us. To answer why this niche market is simply because I like to see people get surprised and happy when receiving gifts I believe most people will be happy when receiving gifts so why not turn that emotion in business and that has been working well for us. Also read: 5 Inspiring Malaysian Female Entrepreneurs That We Should Know About
2) What motivates you to success?The success of my clients what drives me to be honest. Seeing the services we are providing has helped our client in their event of the campaign and achieve their sales or marketing target drives us to do better and be better. The secret is success leads to success so work for progression.
3) What are the key qualities for a leader in business?Hard work is the first and also you need patience. You also need to show some compassion towards everyone around you and always be open to criticism because without it there is no room for improvement. Also always avoid gossiping and have the passion to keep learning. Also read : 6 Loan and Fund Programmes Available in Malaysia for All Women Entrepreneurs.
4) What are you advise for the young entrepreneur?Be patient and keep trying and keep learning. Stay in a healthy lifestyle. Great health leads to a great mind.
Apart from personal questions, we also discussed a lot on the market, business and sales strategies as well. I believe Ms Joanne’s vast experience and kowledege will be really helpful for start-ups. Below is the interview: