Here’s your chance to do business on your cellphone

KUCHING: Do you know that your handphone is a powerful business tool?

If you are thinking of going into business, or you are in business but seeking to expand your market, your handphone can help you, provided of course you know what to do with it.

Interested? Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has a special programme for you. It is called eUsahawan.

According to certified eUsahawan trainer Mohd Noorhisham Abdullah, MDEC launched eUsahawan in 2015 to empower entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs out of Malaysian youths in digital economy.

The digital economy refers to the actions taken by both the private and public sector to adopt and utilise digital technologies to communicate with the people, deliver goods and services and meet other core functions to raise productivity, revenue and incomes.

“The world’s economy is now digitally driven. Tech talent will help drive our nation’s digital economy forward and you must be part of it to benefit from it.

“And that’s where our eUsahawan comes in,” Mohd Noorhisham said in a press release made available here.

eUsahawan is a one-day programme on the subject ‘Digital Commerce’ that looks into, among others, how to use Facebook to sell your products, search engine optimisation (SEO), Instagram for business, copywriting technique and Canva, which is a simplified graphic design tool website that uses a drag-and-drop format and provides access to millions of photos, vectors, graphics and fonts.

Mohd Noorhisham (centre) at one of his one-day ‘Digital Commerce’ session.

“This invitation is extended to village development and security committees (JKKK), NGOs, clubs and associations.

“Our recommendation is for each of the JKKKs, NGOs, clubs and associations to recruit not more than 40 participants.

“If you have the numbers, call me at 012-8585335, I will discuss with you for the date and the venue which must have Internet service.

There is no fee to pay to join this programme; all you need is to be a Malaysian 18 years old and above and have a functional handphone,” said Mohd Noorhisham.

He said getting everyone on board with digital means every member of our community must embrace digital technology.

“We need to take advantage of technological advancements to increase the speed of business and profit,” he added.