In today’s episode, we have Isaac Ho who is a good friend of mine whom I met during our university days in law school. Isaac is serial entrepreneur who is a qualified lawyer and had previously worked in the mergers and acquisitions financial advisory team in Deloitte. As the co-founder of Aww Snap, an events based instant photo booth business which provides customized backdrops and props for his customers, Isaac will be sharing with us how he grew his side hustle into a full business.
1. Experimentation and pivoting are key skills for entrepreneurs. Be prepared to try new things and find out what does and does not work. Your first business idea may not be the one that you want to spend all your time and money on.
2. Your business partner should be someone who has a different set of skills from you, and should be someone who you are comfortable confronting with there are issues and whom you trust. Just because someone is a good friend does not make them a good business partner, so the best way to find out is to work with them before committing to starting a company together.
3. As a small company, be diligent with cataloguing your work as it can help build trust and credibility when you are approaching large corporates to convince them to work with you.