The benefit of shortening urls

There are lots of platform which you can use to shorten url such as goo.gl, bit.ly, ow.ly, etc. There are some benefit you will get by shortening urls. Become a clean message  It become a clean message by having a short url inside the articles and posts. Some social media platform such as Twitter won’t let you to write lots of text in a post. Therefore you have to find the way to reduce the texts. Instead of cutting out texts you should only shorten the urls. A deep report  That’s the most important thing why you should shorten urls. […]

Scholarship Announcement for Native Burmese Student Applicants to the University of the People

The Krüger Foundation announced a USD 40,000 scholarship program for Burmese students applying to study at the University of the People (UoPeople). The grant provides ten full scholarships for promising students who come from and are resident in Myanmar to study at a leading online university based in the United States. High school graduates in Myanmar are invited to apply for the Krüger Myanmar Scholarship Program, which covers the costs of a four-year Bachelor’s course in either Business Administration or Computer Science. The application process consists of two parts, including: Part 1 takes place online and requires the applicant to […]

Social Business talk from 500 Startups and more

Have you thought about starting a social business? May be some of you already started. There is an event on this Friday evening you may be interesting.  Five savvy entrepreneurs will share why they started their social business. Presentations will be delivered in “lightning talk” fomat (i.e. fast-paced, dynamic presentations). 1) Olivia Nava, Co-Founder and CEO, Juabar Design 2) Courtney Spence, Students of the World 3) Joe Denim, Chief Relaxation Officer, Co-Founder and CEO, Yellow Leaf Hammock 4) Rachel Connors, Co-Founder and Chief Strategist of “Psst… Pass It On!”, Yellow Leaf Hammock 5) Anh Nguyen, CEO, Green Generation Register The […]

Why you shouldn’t do multi-level marketing in Myanmar

Some of my friends are asking me if they should do multi-level marketing. I tell them ‘No, you shouldn’t’. Let me tell you why. Before you market a product, you need to think about the following. Is it affordable?  First question came up for you is if it’s affordable. Now you know daily average income of a Myanmar citizen, which is only about 0.5 dollar per day. But you would say those live in Yangon city get a lot. But it may be just about 2 dollars per day. They cannot afford to buy flagship smartphone. However they take medicine […]

To be sustainable or to be successful?

When you ask a startup in Myanmar about what he would like to become, he will answer that he want to success. But if you ask me, I would say, I would like to make it sustainable. It depends on type of business too. For service business, it must be sustainable first before catching success. Myanmar digital marketing is just a starting up. It is not Singapore or US. It is where only 5 millions of people are using internet today. It takes 10 years to see when nearly all population use internet. For now, we only have users in […]

A Networking night for entrepreneurs

The orgnization, Building Markets is having a series for business entrepreneur, SMEs and business students. Their upcoming event is second time event, which will be happening on April 26, Friday. The event location is Phayre’s Gastronomy Bar, Yangon. It start at 6 pm. They said it is the event which happen every last Friday of every months. They welcome those who are starting small business, mid-size business, entrepreneurs, working professionals and students. It’s a free event. Networking night connect those people and share their thoughts, idea, advices and visions. As they said, prepared some foods and snacks, it’s gonna be […]

Flexible price or fixed price for your service business

If you manufacture and sell products in Myanmar, it doesn’t matter if you make a fixed price. But when selling service, there are lots of things to consider before you have a price tag. It’s not easy to measure the real value of a service. You sell a marketing service package and your competitors do as well. Let’s say that they are charging more than the price you are charging and still they are getting more customer than you? So how? Having a price tag for a service business is a challenging. There are two way to have a price […]

Myanmar long public Holiday Start tomorrow

Myanmar usually have long holiday in April. It usually take place from 10th of the month to 21st. But it’s not always same for every years. For this year, it start from 11th April and end on 21st April. Those are holiday because Myanmar celebrate Thingyan among that period.Thingyan is a water festival, in which people throw water to each others. People celebrate because it’s ending of a Myanmar year. It’s a kind of new year celebration of Myanmar and other buddhism country such as Thailand and some in south east Asia. Today people celebrate Thingyan by making stages beside […]

U.S. Embassy’s 2015 Thingyan video got popular in Myanmar Facebook users

Today at around 2 pm, U.S.Embassy Rangoon, Myanmar posted a video on their Facebook page and it got popular around Myanmar Facebook users. In Video, U.S.Embassy teamed up and dance in Myanmar culture way and say best wishes for Myanmar. The embassador of U.S. Embassy said the in video, “On behalf of the American people, we wish everyone a safe and happy Thingyan new year filled with peace, good health and loving-kindness (metta) for all.” He spoke in Myanmar language. From the video and their posts on Facebook, we can see that U.S.Embassy is empowering Myanmar in many ways they […]

Time to start video marketing in Myanmar

I’m seeing on my Facebook news feeds that people are sharing video a lot. It prove that people in Myanmar are now consuming video content very well today. I’m sorry that I couldn’t bring you exact data. But I can surely say that it’s not like before anymore. Until 2013, Myanmar people are hard to watch online video because of very slow connection. Today they have internet service from mobile operators such as Telenor and Ooredoo. The condition makes them to watch many videos. Even I am watching a lot since last six months ago. But we usually watch video […]