Instagram and its future Myanmar

  I sent email to Instagram press to know the user population of Instagram in Myanmar. But as you know, I get nothing from them back. It is possible that press email I sent to is not the right email. But anyway, I found out a way to measure the user population of Instagram in Myanmar. By that way you can apply in calculating any user population of any social media in Myanmar. Technically it will have some error, but logically it will be true. It is as follow.

Telenor marks one year of operations in Myanmar  

  ·         Continues to serve market customers with over 50,000 points of sale throughout the country ·         Network will very soon be nationwide, with imminent launches in Rakhine and Chin States  September 29, 2015, Yangon – Telenor Myanmar Limited (Telenor) today marked its one-year of operations in Myanmar. On September 27th 2014, Telenor Myanmar services were firstly introduced to the customers in Mandalay. At point of launch, Telenor had 68 towers in Mandalay, with 1,150 points of sale.  Today, Telenor serves more than 10 million customers (as of July 2015) through a fully 3G network of 3,100 towers, and through […]

Education: a good business in Myanmar

  It’s good to start education business in Myanmar. Some people will say education is not the field to commercially get benefit. However, free education is also hard to start in poor country unless getting donation from other countries. I’ve friends who open institutes and college. They connect with college and universities from Singapore, UK, Australia and many other countries. They teach business, public relation, communication, technology, etc and then give certificates and diploma.

Scaling up service business and it’s challenges

Digital marketing is a service business which have equal relation between man power and clients. I started a service business with four people. Currently we’ve over six clients. The challenge I’m facing now is scaling up the business. Let’s say you start a mobile app business with two people and you get over 1 million users. Then you got rich. But when talking about service business, it’s totally different from product business. If you want 1 million clients, you have to hire about 1 millions employee. So it’s hard to compare with service and product business. We can only increase […]

IT industry and it’s future in Myanmar

I visited to Hanoi, Vietnam last week. I had chance to visit milk factories, paramedical products manufacturing factories and many other sectors. I learned that Vietnam opens the business door to everyone in the world. There are lots of foreign investments and foreign companies. Those companies land on real estate market, stock exchange market, industrial zones and many others. I asked people where software houses exist. They told me software and many IT businesses are locating in Saigon. By the way, Vietnam and Myanmar is having a closed relation for business and many other deals.

Are you taking investment or loan?

  One of the hard question to answer for a startup in Myanmar is about investment and loan. As the country is just in the stage of opening to global market, investment way and system is new to many startup. Since to start a business, many people are still believing that money is the main key. Actually, the idea is important. Then what’s next? The next thing must be finding the way to do it. Some people started by family money. Some people partnered with their friends who have money. From 2013, many people came to realise that international investors […]

Calculating ROI for your online marketing campaign

To measure ROI (Return on Investment) for offline campaign is easier than an online campaign. Let’s say your clients invested on you 1000 USD for online marketing campaign. You have to build links among websites and social media. What’s your answer if they asked you ROI they can expect? That’s what I face in recent days. I solved it out by a mathematic calculate, but it can’t be a perfect answer.

Migration from service business to product business

  I’ve been starting own business with friends. Type of business is service. To say specifically, it’s digital marketing. Now I’m feeling afraid if the business would stop after running for two years. I got that psycho after learning that many service business here in Myanmar are dying. It’s because they can’t do it to be sustainable.

Being shy in business make you fail

  Being shy in business seem very rare in your field if you are not in Myanmar business field. But here in Myanmar, you will see many are shy. They are nervous to speak out something they are not feeling satisfied. Even I’m shy sometimes to speak. We called is in Myanmar language ‘Arr Nar Tal’. Myanmar people are too Arr Nar Tal in dealing with people.

Business strategy upon target audience

  I’ve been helping to manage a mobile news website, since two months before, which have over 273000 fan on Facebook and over 70,000 viewership every month. I would say it’s the almost the amount of mobile product learning community. Only one percent of mobile phone users are hardware and software technicians and passionate learners in technology.