Inspired to lead: on a journey towards entrepreneurship

Nguyen Thai Anh is a 22-year-old freelancer in Yen Pong, Bac Ninh Province, Vietnam who has his sights set on starting his own business one day. In a resourceful pursuit towards this goal, he found the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) program which focuses on developing youth leadership

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Small Restaurant Adapts for Sustainable Business Success

One of the things that Boost with Facebook has given great importance to is to provide people from different backgrounds access to training to build their digital marketing skills, for example, disabled people, LGBT, the elderly, low income, or other marginalized groups. Khun Yosanat is one of these inspirational

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Help Thai farmers go digital before it is too late

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only taken its tolls on peoples’ health but has also created a global economic downturn. Many people are struggling financially and are being forced to sell or wind down their businesses. Certain consumer behaviors have changed, perhaps forever. People have been locked down at home

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A Simple Planning Template for Small Businesses

For any aspiring small business owner to take an idea and turn it into a successful business, he or she must first develop a sound business plan. Traditionally, writing a business plan has been an arduous process, requiring the entrepreneur to conduct market research, a SWOT analysis, and so on

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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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