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Esports as a New Professional Business

The rapidly developing esports or electronic industry promises professional career opportunities. No longer seen as a game, esport grew into a growing industry.

Eddy Lim

A market research and consultancy company specializing in the game and esports industry in Southeast Asia and China, 41 percent of the 266 million Indonesians are casual mobile or PC gamers. Revenues for online PCs and mobile games in Indonesia reached 606 million US dollars in 2018. That number is expected to increase to 1,156 million USD in 2022.

The President of the Indonesia Esports Association (IESPA) Eddy Lim explained, electronic sports (esports) in Indonesia had actually appeared since 2000. But when it was just a game, it had not become a sport — six years starting to develop into sports. Indonesia itself has hosted game matches at the 2016 Tavisa event.

“Esports is not just playing games, but brain battles, fighting strategies. Precisely the physical training needed to improve concentration,” said Eddy while speaking at the IEL Campus Seminar, Esports: Beyond Gaming at Maranatha University, Bandung, Friday, February 8, 2019.

He said, esports is a sport of the future. This sport develops by riding on technological advances.

Profession Other Than Players

Harry Kartono

According to him, the development of esports provides opportunities for new professions. Not only as an athlete and referee but explore the business side of esports. For example, being a game organizer event organizer, also to prepare for the production of game competition.

“We invite universities to form Esports SMEs to prepare their human resources. Esports is 30 percent talking about achievements, 70 percent about the preparation of human resources in the esports industry,” he said.

The business side of esports can be explored and studied through the UKM. “Esports start from a business. Because it is down from business, the business side is very thick,” said Eddy.

In this event, four speakers explained their career in the world of esports. They are Stanley Tjia as an international referee of Esports, caster, and influencer Clara Mongstar, PBIC 2012 World Champion, who is also an alumnus of Maranatha University August Urip Santoso, and Nixia founder and NXA-Gaming team manager Fram Shaw.

Deputy Rector III of Maranatha University Robby Yussac Tallar said games are the world of the millennial generation now. Like a knife, games can be used for both good and bad things.

“Not only playing games but also developing ourselves. This is not just a game,” he said.

He hopes students and young people generally not only play but also get to know all the ins and outs of esports.

“In the coming era, everything is virtual and digital, and it’s your world,” he said.

Prize of IDR 1 billion at the 2019 University Series IEL competition

He expressed his pride for the success of the Maranatha University team, which became one of 12 universities in the 2019 Universities Series IEL competition.

MIX 360 ESPORTS, as a business entity with a commitment to developing the esports industry in Indonesia, is currently working on various initiatives to build the esports ecosystem in the country, starting from fostering professional athletes and caster esports seeds, to preparing quality esports team management. One of the first steps was by launching the 2019 IEL University Series.

Ministry of Youth and Sports (KEMENPORA) supported the 2019 IEL UNIVERSITY SERIES which is the first official and famous esports competition for university-level in Indonesia, (KOI) Indonesian Olympic Committee, the Federation of Indonesian Community Recreational Sports (FORMI), and (IESPA) Indonesia Esports Association. This competition was also approved by (AeSF) Electronic Sports Asia Federation, which later will become part of the official local university league under the auspices of the IESPA.

“To develop esports, it must first start from changing the traditional paradigm of parents and educational institutions towards esports,” said MIX 360 ESPORTS Chief Operational Officer Harry Kartono.

In the IEL 2019 University Series season 1 event, as many as 12 selected campuses were ready to send representatives to win. One of them is Maranatha Christian University.

Beyond Gaming

Two branches of the competition are Dota 2 and Mobile Legends. The 12 participating IEL Universities will be divided into two groups that will play an online preliminary round from January to March 2019. Then, the best four teams from each branch will compete in the semifinals and finals at the end of April 2019. As for the place, the final round of the IEL 2019 University Series took place at the LigaGame Arena. The total prize of Rp. 1 billion will be contested by the IEL 2019 University Series participants in this first season. 

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Is It True That Stock Investment is Profitable for Young Entrepreneurs?

As someone critical and intelligent, of course, the truth of a statement needs to be examined. How about you?

Have you ever gotten a call from telemarketing or anything that promises to be profitable? I think almost everyone has gotten a call like that.

But if I invite you to invest in shares, do you want to? If you immediately want it just because I asked him, it means you are not investing in stocks, but investing in my trust. And that is the wrongest and problematic thing: trusting something without researching it first.

Alright back to the question of the title of this article, “Is it true that investing in stocks is profitable?” Too bad, the answer is no. Precisely: not always!

In this article, apologize without intending black campaign or entrusted promotion, examples of shares that have proven to make investors profitable, and examples of stocks that have proven detrimental will be displayed. But remember! This is not a recommendation for you so that after reading this article to buy or sell these shares, this is just a fact.

If I mention Krakatau Steel, do you know? Krakatau Steel is the largest steel producer company in Indonesia. Do the stocks benefit the investor? Let me give a price chart.

Krakatau Steel Stocks Graphic

How to assess the benefits of owning this stock? Yes, it can be answered by looking at the first time this stock was on the stock exchange to this day, stock investors from Krakatau Steel always lose regularly. Let me take the example of other companies.

Do you know Unilever Indonesia? A consumer goods company that produces a lot of products that are used daily. I can hardly believe that there are people in Indonesia who have never been in contact with one of Unilever’s products. Is it profitable to own the shares? Here is the price chart.

Unilever Stocks Graphic

Obviously, from the growth in prices, Unilever’s stock investors benefit. Do not stop there. It turns out there is an interesting story if we want to study the movement of stock prices that are profitable for us, for example, Unilever in its past.

Unilever Indonesia (UNVR) listed on the stock exchange in 1982 for Rp 3,175. Let us illustrate by buying one lot (500 shares) in 1982. In 1989, UNVR gave 6: 1 bonus shares, which means that each has six shares will get one bonus. Then, 500 shares will be 583 shares earlier. In 1993, UNVR again distributed bonus shares at a ratio of 66.88: 1. Then, we will have 592 sheets.

In 2000, UNVR conducted a stock split of 1:10, i.e., everyone share became ten shares. So that, 592 sheets to 5920 sheets. In 2003, UNVR returned to stock split 1:10. Thus, our current number of shares is 59,200 shares. Let’s try to calculate how much dividend you got in 2014.

How much capital do you buy UNVR 1 lot? IDR 1,587,500 In 2014, UNVR distributed a dividend of Rp 701 per share, meaning that the total dividend for shares owned was 59,200 x Rp 701 = Rp 41,499,200. So what percentage is the profit of having UNVR shares without having to sell the shares? 2,614 percent!

Is it profitable to own shares? From this article, the picture is clear that wrong in choosing stocks will make us fall into losses.

The importance of learning how to choose profitable stocks is the need to invest knowledge in yourself, such as by reading a book or learning from various sources.

It is true. There are various controversies from the failure of large companies, as I demonstrated in this article. I discussed examples of other stocks that were not successful in my sixth book, titled Bandarmology: When all shares have a bookie.

Investment is like choosing and developing a duck that has a golden egg. It requires patience and sufficient knowledge to succeed — greetings for investment in Indonesia.

Kylie Jenner, The Youngest Billionaire With The Power of Social Media

Rich at a young age would be everyone’s dream, and Kylie Jenner just obtained this surprise. Based on data released, Kim Kardashian’s sister managed to collect trillions of rupiah in the past four years.

“I never expected anything (being the youngest rich person in the world). Yes, but it was quite fun and could be an impetus for better,” Kylie responded when she was confirmed that he was the youngest rich person in the world.

1. Kylie Started Her Business in 2015 With Only Seven Full-time Employees
Kylie Jenner Forbes

The Kylie Cosmetics business has reached the age of four. Kylie admitted that she started from scratch and only had seven permanent employees and five freelancers. Even with limited resources, its products have been successfully marketed in 50 countries with billions of rupiah in sales.

2. Her mother’s Role
Kylie's Jenner Family

Regarding finances and public relations, she entrusted her mother, Kris Jenner. This 63-year-old woman manages Kylie Cosmetics with an agreement to receive 10 percent of the profits. Assigning your family rather than recruiting professionals is a difficult decision.

3. Rely on The Power of Social Media
Kylie Jenner

“I rely on the power of social media, I think I must have a strong reach before starting anything,” said the young mama with 128 million followers on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Fans’ trust in the products produced by Kylie is really high. She built a good connection between herself, what was sold and loyal fans.

4. Without Having an Offline Store
Kylie Jenner and her daughter, Stormi

From 2015 to early 2018, Stormi’s mother sold her products online. Relying on the internet has become a strength. Interestingly, even without a store, Kylie Cosmetics sales are never empty.

In the middle of 2018, Kylie collaborated with Ulta and succeeded in opening her first 1000 offline stores. The market response was extreme and made sales increased drastically, with a profit of USD 54.5 million or Rp765 billion in six months.

5. Now at The Age of 21 years, She Has Pocketed USD 900 million or Rp 12.7 Trillion
Kylie and her partner, Travis Scott

Kylie listed her name as the youngest person in the world to reach a wealth of USD 900 million or Rp. 12.7 trillion at the age of 21 years. She even defeated Mark Zuckerberg, who achieved the same wealth at the age of 23 years. It also named her the richest woman in the world.

Wow, with wealth growing at a young age, Kylie is predicted to be one of the brightest entrepreneurs in the future. After cosmetics, will she look at other businesses?

Pay Attention To These 7 Things So That Business With Friends Goes Success

Many people want to do business with colleagues because of proximity. It seems fun if you can run a business with a friend you already know.

However, be careful when choosing business partners. Many businesses fail because they choose the wrong business partner. Not all of your friends can be told to build a business together.

If we are digging friends to do business, try to pay attention to a number of these things so that the business can be successful and the friendship relationship is maintained.

7 Tips for Success in Building a Business with Friends

1. Friends Who Are Friends

We better not just choose a business partner according to how long we know him. Some colleagues have long been identified, but you don’t feel close. There is a new colleague, but you feel close.

Of not a few of your friends, choose partners who are genuinely friends, namely friends. People who treat us like friends and so do they. The friendship that continues to be a business relationship will be guaranteed.

Because friends are more trustworthy, he can be invited to have fun together and suffer together. Especially when the business is down, he will stay with you to rise from failure.

2. Connected and comfortable friends

If we don’t build a business with friends, you can look for other partners. However, choose those who already have chemistry, that is, partners who are under us characterfully.

You and he certainly have some differences, both in terms of background, nature, and behavior. However, when you interact with it, you can feel “connected.” We are comfortable with him and discuss with him.

Undoubtedly, we and colleagues who have “connected” and are comfortable will be able to complement each other. You can adapt to the differences between each other so that the business can run smoothly.

3. Determine Joint Vision and Mission

You and your business partner must have the same goals and targets. Try talking about what you want and what he wants. Then take a decision together to equalize that will.

Make sure there are no single destinations or targets, and different plans. Match the vision and goals in the business that you want to reach and do. Make and take a joint commitment. That way, business relationships will not be damaged because of differences in principles and interests.

4. For Roles and Responsibilities

Building a business with colleagues must be professional. Share roles in business. For example, who takes care of the financial element, who is in marketing, who is in the operational aspect, and so on.

Although running a business together, each person must find a clear role so that you can know the responsibilities of each task well.

5. Manage Capital and Profit Sharing

Pay attention to business capital. Determine the number of joint venture capital in each person from the start of the business. Do not let conflict occur because of money problems.

If the business is run together, then capital can be divided into two where every 50 percent. Likewise with profit sharing. So that business finance can be managed clearly, and each party can feel fair.

6. Create an Agreement Letter

No matter how close our relationship with friends is, we need to create an agreement letter signed on the stamp. Letters of agreement based on the law will build a professionally shackled business relationship.

Remember that business is business. Business must have a robust legal umbrella so that business partnership relationships are more dangerous. Later, contracts can be renewed, for example when there is an increase in capital and business that is growing.

7. Keep Communication When There Are Problems

His name is human, of course, one day he will be at loggerheads. Business is indeed not always smooth. There are when there are not a few problems that will test the durability of the business.

For that, make sure there are no parties to cover the problem. Business must be transparent. Keep communication in all conditions. Talk carefully about personal and business issues. Focus on exploring solutions and solving problems together.

Well, that’s tips on building a business with friends. Hopefully, we can pursue the right friends to do business. Do not just choose, because if our business partners have problems, then we will be challenging to grow your business. We better do business alone than together with the wrong person.

5 Entrepreneur Mindset and How to Build it

If we pay attention, many entrepreneurs are unsuccessful and give up quickly on the business they are running. Maybe you feel it too? Want to give up and claim defeat in the atmosphere and then live a life like so many people?

Naturally, if you think like that because indeed being an entrepreneur is not as easy as the motivator mentioned, starting it is easy but to survive, it requires a little sacrifice. And among the leading causes of the success of an entrepreneur is from within itself in the form of a “mindset” or mindset.

The mindset is a measure of the strength of an entrepreneur in taking control of the business being run. We need to develop your mindset so that your business can survive and grow.

Now I will channel five mindsets that you must have as an entrepreneur;

1. Dare to Take Risks

This is what we must put into mind in your mind. An entrepreneur is someone who dares to take risks by assuming optimism in advance that the business can certainly be achieved, positively not optimistic blind, you need to learn the risks first and the strategy to make them.

Why are not many successful people doing business? Because there are not many people who dare to take risks, you have to go into it.

2. Looking for New Opportunities

To keep the wheel of business going smoothly, mindset is always exploring new opportunities is the mindset that must be owned by each entrepreneur. Many people limit their skills and potential by merely stopping at one point. An entrepreneur needs to be sensitive to the opportunities that come and then pick up those opportunities if they are well planned.

Entrepreneurs who are not so sweet and resigned are waiting for the opportunity to come, and they are actively establishing relationships with not a few parties to explore the gold field opportunities that they can work on.

That’s why people who succeed in doing business on average have not a few sources of income, not only from one business tap because they are observant in witnessing opportunities.

3. Action Oriented

An entrepreneur/entrepreneur focuses on actions and executions not only stop at ideas. Many people are trapped in fear and stop only at the aide, and the reason is that it is not perfect, then first, and many other loser arguments.

A true entrepreneur prefers to step first and perfect while walking. Because if at the beginning it had been about to be perfect, then the business would not have happened. Because the business always feels a change to lead to goodness. Do what we can, we can’t wait too long for the word “perfect.”

4. Study continuously

One reason for an entrepreneur to fail quickly is to feel satisfied with the knowledge he has at the moment to the point that he does not want to learn and slowly unwittingly catches up with the different and then lags and dies.

A successful entrepreneur is a valid learner. He does not often learn to keep on upgrading his head. Because they realize the best investment is the neck up, not the appearance.

That is why Steve Jobs once spoke, “stay hungry stay foolish” so that we are not satisfied with the knowledge we already have.

5. Great Vision

Vision is the goals and ideals of each company. The higher the vision that is owned, the greater the obstacles that will be faced to reach all of these visions.

From here, you need a mature strategy in preparation for us to face obstacles that might occur in the future.

Embed these five mindsets into your mind so that you can succeed in business. Maybe useful.

Online Game Developer as an Alternative Entrepreneur

Hobbies are often the secret behind the success story of an entrepreneur. Hobbies will encourage someone to explore everything related to him in more depth. Are you passionate about playing games and having an entrepreneurial spirit? There is no harm in trying to develop a game.

Not a few people have opened businesses in this field besides the rather large corporations. Adhyastuti Widyaparamita, QA HD Manager of PT Gameloft Indonesia, said, three matters that need to be possessed if you want to do business in this field have extensive knowledge about the game industry, having an artistic spirit and having programming skills.

In the site, Jeff Tunnell, a computer game maker, programmer, and site designer in more depth say five real steps that need to be implemented to start an effort to develop the game.

What needs to be prepared? Follow the steps one by one.

1. Hobbies

Hobby playing games are the first step to developing a business in the field of gaming. Feelings of pleasure will make it easier for you to learn and build your imaginary gaming company. If we don’t know about the program, you can learn to create games using free trial software. You can try to upload your writing on a web page or a special forum like Unity Forums and GarageGames to introduce your work.

2. Education and Build a Resume

To be able to do a game business, we do not need to pass a certain level of education. The most important thing is to increase your resume and portfolio, for example by creating software or mini-game, learning the techniques of working web programs, working techniques for PC and GPU, C ++, 3D Studio Max, OpenGL, and Direct-X.

3. Create a Game in Your Spare Time

In this stage, you can learn to develop a game. One of the most important affairs of this stage is the learning process that we experience around the game creation process. You can also make sales on a small scale even though the results have not been so satisfying.

On the other hand, this phase will trigger your creative mind to work harder. There are a lot of self-made games that sold for a fortune. Take an example from video poker, is one of the best poker online game that was published in early 2014. Built based on a poker hobby, self-developed and hit the jackpot in the market.

4. Develop Full Time

After you successfully test it, you can start developing the game in real terms. Of course, you must be prepared with all the risks facing. In this stage, we will enjoy how difficult it is to become an entrepreneur who is not very well established. Maybe you cannot control employees and financial flows in full.

5. Focus on The Time and Energy Used for The Game That Has Been Developed

If we can go through the four previous stages, on this stage, you are ready to develop your own game in focus. Our days will be drained by developing games, designs, and marketing. Make the game that we like, and when it turns out the results of its development cannot be sold, it is very unlikely that you will be proud to have made it.

Dare to face the risks that come? If you are passionate and interested in becoming a game developer, prepare yourself by learning the science of programming and web design for your initial capital. Don’t hesitate to develop your creativity!

Success Stories of Indonesian Citizens Pioneering Culinary Company in Australia Along With His Hobby in Fish Hunter

Perth is one of the major cities in the Kangaroo State, Australia. Located in Western Australia, Perth is often referred to as a very isolated city in the world. This elemental country is thousands of kilometers apart from Sydney (3,291 km), Adelaide (2,104 km), Brisbane (3,604 km) and Canberra (3,106 km).

Compared to many large cities, Perth is even closer to Jakarta, which is 3,002 km and to Denpasar, Bali 2,584 km. The close distance to Denpasar, Perth residents, prefer to vacation in Bali rather than having to fly to Sydney or Melbourne.

Likewise, many Indonesians also live in Perth, study and work in Perth for many years, but still hold an Indonesian passport.

One of the Indonesians who lived and worked in Perth was Rudianto. This man born in Sampang, Madura, June 16, 1970, has lived in Perth for dozens of years.

To live his life in the Kangaroo country, Rudianto chose to run a culinary business of Indonesian specialties. Rudi ended the opening of Bintang Cafe Restaurant in the Victoria Park area. A restaurant that specializes in Indonesian halal food. Starting from satay, fried rice, soup until rendang is found in this location.

Expensive Rent Doesn’t Stop to Expand

“My culinary business was opened in 2005, Alhamdulillah was held until now,” said Rudianto reported by the Jambi Ekspress (Jawa Pos Group), Tuesday (12/12).

He said, from one open, the restaurant had gained confidence in the hearts of the Indonesian people in Perth. For the business, there is no legal problem, but to manage the most severe operational activities daily.

“Like the rental location in my area, Victoria Park ranges from Rp. 35 million to Rp. 150 million per month,” he explained.

Rudi explained, just for the salary of cooks around Rp. 250,000 per hour. However, on Sundays or public holidays can be increased to Rp. 500,000 per hour and 10 percent above that, the money for employee pension funds must be paid.

“That is a small number, not to mention VAT, state taxes and personal taxes. However, you should not be afraid to speculate. Every business must not have a significant immediate, and all must be initiated from the start.

Hobby to Play Fish Hunter Game Helped as Additional Income

Fish Hunter Game popularity has risen since last year, especially the one that produced by Joker Gaming. High-End graphic makes this game also reach millennial audience. In Indonesia, it’s called tembak ikan online which can be played from desktop and mobile phone. This game will convert your high score to real money and can help as additional income to your business.

Not only Indonesian citizens who live in Perth as well as a traveler from Indonesia who is not uncommon to Bintang Cafe, but the Indonesian Consulate General also will not often order food if there is an official event.

“This has just delivered an order to the Indonesian Consulate General. There are guests of PTIK (Police Science College) from Indonesia,” he said.

The area of his administration is Victoria City Park. Victoria Park is divided into branches of three original eastern arterial roads including the Canning Highway, Albany Highway, Causeway Bridge, and the Greater East Highway. The trail connects Victoria Park to the city, which is approximately 3 km northwest. Therefore, this location is most strategic as a business location.

This area seems to be the exclusive culinary location of Southeast Asian food. Next to Bintang Cafe, in one complex there are unique restaurants from Indonesia’s neighboring countries, like Thailand and Malaysia.

8 Best Ways to Face Failure in Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is an option for the community besides working as an office employee. Indeed, the level of income stability from the entrepreneurial sector is not as stable as that obtained by all employees. But it can be far more than merely waiting for a monthly salary.

Even so, doing entrepreneurship does not necessarily ensure success. Before enjoying success, a large number of entrepreneurs in this country, even in the world, would have felt failure.

Instead of giving up, they can face failure in entrepreneurship by turning it into a success. Of course, it is not an easy thing to get up from failure. Because of course there is hard work, struggle, and sweat to be able to achieve success.

To help you become a successful entrepreneur, we provide 8 techniques to deal with failure in entrepreneurship.

1. Positive Thinking

This point is very urgent and will be the foundation of your method to face collapse. A positive mindset must be kept as dense and difficult as any failure.

By always thinking positively, then you will have the opportunity to find a solution to the challenges that come. Indeed nothing is exciting about a failure. But if you recognize failure as a fruit of your own mistakes, this will make it easier for you to get a solution.

By thinking positively you will avoid trying to blame different people or situations that occur.

When we prefer to blame others, then you will be approached with stress. This condition will inhibit the mind in pursuing another path to achieve success.

2. Discover the Causes of Failure

If the mind can continue to be maintained remain positive, then you will undoubtedly be more facilitated to deal with failure in entrepreneurship.
With a clearer and more open-minded situation, explore the root cause or the leading cause of failure of the business that we live. Search and find the primary source in the innermost layer, not only in the outermost layer.
In general, the source of this failure can come from internal and external matters — internal factors like poor management or labor that is not competent enough.

While external things can be due to increasingly fierce competition or suppliers who cannot consistently deliver orders.
Arrange the arrangement of things that are not going around correctly. So we know of course what must be raised or improved.

3. Evaluate

After understanding what the cause of your business failure is, it is time to do an evaluation. Why do these things cause failure? Is there anything else that supports this failure?

Make a priority scale in working on evaluations. See what factors must be immediately evaluated and what may be delayed.
This priority scale will make it easier for you to do the right actions for the problems at hand.

Remember, you should never explore assessments in a full-minded situation. Calm the mind before we begin evaluating. Solving problems in full mind situations will only stimulate stress and depression.
Because it is a good idea to cool off for a moment. So that our minds and hearts are more relaxed and ready to face the next obstacle in completing failure.

4. Looking for New Opportunities

Finding new opportunities here is a way to resolve failures and find ways to develop in a better direction. You can keep struggling to correct mistakes that have been made. You can also look for new ways that may not be related to problems or errors that occur.

So, after making an assessment, you will know whether the effort that is being carried out can still be continued or not. If it is even considered feasible, immediately work on repairs and monitor it continuously should not be repeated the same mistake.

If indeed it is deemed inappropriate to continue, you can try to explore new fortunes from other businesses. It is not impossible, in the new business the success you will get.

5. Do Mature Planning

This is the positive side of failure. You will know that what we planned before turned out to be inapplicable in your business.

Thus, we can also make plans that are far more mature for the same effort.
To face failure in entrepreneurship, careful planning is needed. You can start by watching the points of failure.

From there it is then developed to become a framework for the next plan.
Make a plan as detailed and as mature as possible. Try to have no chance for failure to disrupt the project.

You can anticipate it if you know what the cause of failure is and then make a thorough assessment.

6. Focus on the Target

In creating a plan, of course, there will be targets that you want to reach. Therefore, try to always concentrate on that target. Always imagine this target each time we go through the effort to become an encouragement and guard so that you do not deviate from the path that must be taken.

Because, in not a few cases of failure of entrepreneurship, plans that have been established in such a way cannot run well due to an insufficient concentration of all business actors.

They are not infrequently tempted to refract from the plan on the way.
If this is the case, then you will only again enjoy failure. Therefore, concentrate on the target and try as much as possible to reach the expected goal.

7. Recognize Potential

When you start a new plan from your business, it is not uncommon to open your eyes and ears from new potentials that arise. Both the potential to develop a more extensive business, even the potential for interference that can make our plans cannot go well.

Recognizing the potential that will be present is the right technique to deal with failure in entrepreneurship. So that you can anticipate early so that the negative potential that is present is not a significant disruption to your plan.

For the positive potential that we encounter, make this business a way to work on innovation.

As long as the innovations made can have a positive effect on the plans that have been made, you can continue to incorporate these positive potentials.

8. Get New Motivation

Failure is not a business that must keep being regretted. Instead, failure must be made a new spirit to achieve success. Therefore, we must not let ourselves be lingered by failure.

Failure is not something that must be feared but must be faced. Always learning from mistakes is our key in escorting each attitude to failure.
When you indicate an unyielding spirit, success is undoubtedly waiting for you at the end of the road.

Remember, failure is delayed success. So, you can’t let yourself dissolve in failure. Get up quickly to achieve the image of being a successful entrepreneur.

There is no successful person without passing failure. Because behind each success there are indeed not a few failures. Because when faced with defeat in entrepreneurship, it should not immediately despair.

Don’t make failure a bad thing and make you hopeless. Spend all your share of failure. Then success will immediately appear before your eyes.

Finding Promising Business Areas to Start as StudentPreneur

Small and Medium Enterprises are one of the biggest commodities in industrial civilization in South-East Asia. Even in many developed countries, SMEs have become the ‘backbone’ that delivers the most significant income compared to mid-sized businesses. Small and medium enterprises in Asia contribute 60% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which is the overall value of all goods and services produced in the region in certain periods. In addition to increasing GDP, SMEs also open up not a few jobs for our society. So, the SME business must continue to grow and give up business opportunities for those of you who like the world of entrepreneurship.

Although in the world of entrepreneurship, there is fairly rapid development, not many of all beginners have difficulty in choosing the type of business they will undergo. The reasons are very varied starting from the problem of starting a business because of lack of capital, insufficient experience in specific fields, lack of business knowledge, lack of understanding about marketing techniques, and few other obstacles. Of course, all these challenges do not create the beginners of this business to stop in developing their own business, because every company needs to pass the learning process and a real practical thing is very valuable for the continuity of the business going forward.

For all of us who want to start our own business, this is what we summarize some types of SME businesses that are quite promising to go through, even those that can be opened with small capital.


Even though its classified as a secondary use for humans, in fact, clothing or fashion can be categorized as primary needs in the current era, it can be seen that not a few of all business beginners choose to fight in the field of fashion.

The fashion business has not a few groups that can be developed into a business. Categories can be divided into three parts, namely Men’s Clothing, Women’s Clothing, and Children’s Clothing. Not to mention can also be classified according to the description of the model sold — Moslem clothing, imported clothing, rest clothing and not a few other kinds.

In matters of capital, doing business in the field of fashion career can be said to require minimal money. With the drop ship system organized by all the major players in the area of Fashion, it makes it easy for business beginners to sell goods without having to issue more money to save stock.


Culinary business is a type of business that is not infrequently sold out in any atmosphere. The reason is that food is a basic necessity of human beings that cannot escape the life of all living things. This culinary business also has many categories such as snacks, drinks, and staple foods. All groups in culinary endeavors have the highest potential to reap profits, depending on what techniques are used to market it.


Individual transportation has become a necessity for residents in the capital city. It can be seen from the increase of motorbikes and cars that have finished passing each day on the streets until sometimes the traffic jams emerge. Therefore, as a careful person, the automotive sector is also a business opportunity that will continue to grow.

A short example is a workshop for those who like vintage or antique motorbikes. Even though antique motorcycles, its enthusiasts are not too many. Therefore, you can open services to change spare parts and services to make it look better. As a side, you can market motorcycle accessories like lights, seats, and even helmets to increase income from your business.


Most of the developed countries must have an educational system that supports the sake of a nation’s civilization. But in reality, there are not a few means of education that can be enjoyed by a group. The real example is for those who want to explore foreign languages ​​like English, the cost that must be spent is not small. Therefore, for the middle to lower classes, it is still quite challenging to learn the foreign language.

This is where all business beginners can pick up opportunities to develop business in the field of education, such as enforcing language institutions that can be achieved by all circles or course institutions for those who are running the National Examination. Of course, the teaching staff provided must also have skills in the teaching field.

Internet of Things (IOT)

In an era that is as sophisticated as it is now, human life cannot be separate from the internet which has made it easier for all people to live. All information can be easily obtained in the online world.

With the development of technology in the field of communication, business people have tried entrepreneurship in card games. Can you believe that something like card games in any kind can be fruitful as a business idea, and its a business that makes a considerable revenue? The simplicity that technology creates makes it can be played on smartphones, computers and internet networks. Usually, they offer products or types of games through social networks and also provide bonuses when sharing to their friends.

The article above is some business ideas that you can run if you are still confused in assessing which fields are suitable for you. If there are different fields that we have not included in this article, you can add them in the comments column below.

4 Mind Habit of Facebook Founders that Will Make You Success

Who doesn’t know Mark Zuckerberg? As the founder of Facebook, he is among the very young billionaires in the world. The success is not reached in short periods. Only from the film, The Social Network adapted from the story of his life; you can judge that Zuck came to a problem that was not simple in fostering Facebook. Not to mention the different issues that are not shown in the film.

Well, Facebook’s success is inseparable from Zuckerberg’s thinking. He realized those thoughts in the company he built, starting from managing techniques to quality that must be present in each employee. What are those thoughts, friend Studentpreneur?

Not Just Dreaming, But Working Wholeheartedly

Every success comes from a dream. It is true with Zuckerberg and Facebook. However, Zuckerberg did not stop until that quick goal. When invited as a speaker at the Startup School event held at Stanford, Zuckerberg wrote that you have to do basic things if you want to achieve success. For Zuckerberg, the unique business in fostering Facebook is the operation of the basics of how people live.

Through the event, Zuckerberg also supports all startup owners to explore not a few areas and ensure that the business being explored will bring positive consequences. Explore some possible opportunities before you commit to one thing. Be flexible until you know what you want to do.

Recruiting the Best People

A habit in the company is made from the people or employees recruited. Facebook is known as a company that has a reasonably strict recruitment selection process. That way, they only hire employees who have the right skills. This legacy is also a manifestation of Zuckerberg’s thinking. On Facebook, among the things that become the company’s concentration is to keep the number of employees from going down. It can be done by making sure that each employee you recruit to the company is correctly weighted.

Always Prioritizing the Company’s Mission

In 2015, Zuckerberg once held a Q & A session suddenly passing through his Facebook page. Of the topics discussed, Zuckerberg stated that he “only” drained a time of 50-60 hours each week in the office or meeting. Furthermore, Zuckerberg said that he drained at least a little time by thinking of techniques on how to connect people in the world and spend services for them. Well, the process is more or less done at outside the office space.

Zuckerberg wrote that if you judge an office or meeting room as a place of “real” activity, then he is merely “working” no more than 50-60 hours a week. However, if you count the times Zuckerberg drained to concentrate on company goals, then Zuckerberg did it every day.

Products that will Never been Completed

For Zuckerberg, there are no products that are truly finished. The following is the underlying way of “hacker way” on Facebook. A product aims to connect people using technology, to the extent that Zuckerberg and his team often search for better techniques to realize the business. Zuckerberg always uses passion in making the desired product so that Facebook is still not often relevant, no matter how much the company develops. In making products, Zuckerberg adheres to the simplicity so that Facebook users can share information as smoothly as possible.

That’s the number of thoughts of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who can help you succeed. Of course, you have some separate ideas related to the technique of achieving success, but there is no harm in learning from Zuckerberg’s thinking to help you make it happen.