What inspired you to start your own business?

I wanted to create a new landmark in my hometown. I believed that my house had great potential to attract tourists because it is located in an important economic area of Chiang Mai and near popular destinations. Furthermore, I wanted to provide foreign tourists with a warm welcome to

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A Small Business with a Big Social Mission

One Man Demonstrates the Importance of Social Entrepreneurship for Community Development in Thailand

Without notice, one of Pongsuriyen Choocham’s employees stopped showing up for work. A concerned Pongsuriyen wondered what had happened and decided to pay a visit to his employee’s home. There, he encountered a man struggling with

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See our latest video: the power of Thai SMEs

OSMEP Director Suwanachai Lohawattanakul talks about SME growth in Thailand
SMEs continue to play a significant role in determining Thailand’s overall economic growth and job creation. There are three million SMEs making up 99.7% of Thai businesses and employing 10 million people. It is critical for Thai SMEs to consistently

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Thai Health Tourism at a Crossroads: Three Emerging Trends

Thai Health Tourism: Potential to Lead in Wellness Tourism
Thailand is well known as a tourist destination because of its sandy beaches and beautiful nature, but its reputation as a health tourism destination is growing as well. Thailand boasts modern and internationally accredited hospitals, cosmopolitan reputation, and a favorable geographic

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This Woman’s Entrepreneurial Journey Will Make You Cheer

Kanyarat Naovaratanasopon knows what suffering looks like. A decade ago, she had to sit and watch her mother lying quietly on a hospital bed, day after day. While her mother underwent chemotherapy and radiation, Kanyarat could only look on, powerless to stop the creeping colon cancer.
Seeing the disease cause

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Sharing Knowledge to Promote Financial Freedom

Sky-high household debt in Thailand drains opportunities for individuals and impedes development for the country more broadly. To address this challenge, Kenan Foundation Asia empowers individuals with the financial knowledge necessary to achieve financial freedom.
Kenan understands that when people have strong financial literacy skills, they will be able

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How One Workshop Changed a Local Businesswoman’s Life

It wasn’t long ago that Ms. Ladda Singgham was making a tidy sum from her coffee shop in Mahyadthai, Bangkok. Far away from the overflowing rows of affluent condominiums and hotels of central Bangkok sits Soi Mahyadthai, a bustling section of Lat Phrao district, where small business commerce dominates

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Taking the Secret of Thai Herbs Worldwide

Mrs. Thanika Boonwattanaporn is the owner of the ROBECA brand, which has been producing Thai herbal cosmetics for five years, in Nakon Pathom, Thailand. One of her products is a lightweight moisturizer with a soft texture. Thanika is one of many Thai producers aiming to take her brand global.

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Local Siamese Fish Breeders go Digital

People enter the world of Siamese Fighting Fish for diverse reasons. For Thongphol Malisorn and his wife Pissamai Limcharoen, who live in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, they dreamed about turning a passion into a business. Together, they have extensive knowledge about the fish, though they lacked the business and marketing knowhow

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