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Start From Passion - Spa Espirit #IAmUnlimited You have to love what you do because it has to be sustainable. When you love something, you’ll want to contribute to it – it’s an altruistic thing.

– Cynthia Chua, Spa Esprit Group
START
FROM
PASSION
#IAmUnlimited Don’t be afraid of making mistakes. When you learn from them, you hone your decision-making skills and this gives you more confidence to trust your instincts.

– Charles Wong, Charles & Keith
TRUST
YOUR
INSTINCTS
Be Realistic - Shopback #IAmUnlimited If no one else in the world has thought of this idea, you’re either a genius or it doesn’t work. Find out why others failed and learn from that. Or pick a model that has worked and localise it.

– Henry Chan & Joel Leong, Shopback
BE
REALISTIC
Be Humble, Show Respect - Activa Media #IAmUnlimited People you meet on your journey matter. Today you may be supporting them, but tomorrow they could be supporting you. Life is an ecosystem, so be respectful to everyone.

– Lilian & Vincent Teo, Activa Media
BE HUMBLE,
SHOW RESPECT
#IAmUnlimited You need to have very strong self-belief to trust your instincts and make firm decisions – because often, you won’t know if it will succeed or not.

– Richard Eu, Eu Yan Sang
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
Meet People Unlike Yourself - Versafleet #IAmUnlimited Do not just hang out with people like yourself. Break out of your social circle and comfort zone – be it your own community or dialect group – because that opens your mind.

– Shamir Rahim, Versafleet
MEET PEOPLE UNLIKE YOURSELF
Like Your Failures - Janice Wong #IAmUnlimited Failures are very important in your journey. When you lose something, you often gain something too. Frame your failures positively.

– Janice Wong, Janice Wong Singapore
LIKE
YOUR
FAILURES
#IAmUnlimited If you’re passionate about ballet dancing, don’t hold back just because you think being a doctor or lawyer is safer. Take that risk if you need to.

– Ashish Manchharam, 8M
DARE TO
TAKE RISKS
Uphold Your Values And Integrity - Fly Entertainment #IAmUnlimited You’ll be tempted to take short-cuts to survive in business, but they have a way of catching up with you. So do things the right and ethical way.

– Irene Ang, Fly Entertainment
UPHOLD YOUR VALUES AND INTEGRITY
Draw Boundary Lines - Hope Technik #IAmUnlimited You need to be a team player. It helps if rules and responsibilities, and areas of decision-making, are clearly demarcated. You do your job, I do my job, we trust each other – that’s team work!

– Peter Ho, Hope Technik
DRAW BOUNDARY LINES
#IAmUnlimited Especially when you’re starting out, you will have to multitask and work ungodly hours. Personal relationships may be affected so do prepare your significant others.

– Winnie Chan & James Quan, Bynd Artisan
BE PREPARED FOR HARD WORK
Success Is Not Exclusive - Greenology #IAmUnlimited Don’t let anyone tell you that you are not good. The weed is a plant whose potential has not been discovered – so have the belief that you can do very well in life. Everyone can!


– Veera Sekaran, Greenology
SUCCESS
IS NOT
EXCLUSIVE
Only The Paranoid Survive - Reebonz #IAmUnlimited At some point, what you used to do may no longer be relevant, so be on your toes constantly and build this mindset into your culture.

– Samuel Lim, Reebonz
ONLY THE PARANOID SURVIVE
#IAmUnlimited Even if you disagree, put the relationship first. We always say people won’t change but I believe they will – it depends on how we change first.

– Jean Yip, Jean Yip Group
CHERISH RELATIONSHIPS
Be Authentic - ComCrop #IAmUnlimited As an entrepreneur, it’s important to remain sincere and true – whether it’s with your business partners, your customers, or the community you serve.

– Allan Lim, ComCrop
BE
AUTHENTIC
Empower Yourself - UNIK Apparel #IAmUnlimited If you’re constantly learning, you’re empowering yourself to be better. Never feel that you are too good. Be open and listen to others’ advice.

– Xavier Tan, ÜNIK Apparel
EMPOWER YOURSELF
#IAmUnlimited 17 Singaporean Journeys ENTREPRENEURSHIP
UNLIMITED
Defy Gravity - Martin #IAmUnlimited This is not a textbook but rather, 16 stories that seek to inspire you to defy gravity.
Because together, we’re unlimited.

– Martin Tan, Halogen Foundation Singapore
DEFY
GRAVITY

You are invited to join us for our digital book launch!

Wednesday, 23 September 2020
5:30PM – 6:45PM
Virtual Session on Zoom

Entrepreneurship Unlimited
17 Singaporean Journeys

To commemorate Halogen Foundation Singapore’s 17th Anniversary, this publication, Entrepreneurship Unlimited, explores the life stories of local entrepreneurs who have brought their business beyond the shores of our sunny Singapore. The stories reflect the personal journeys of these entrepreneurs, uncovering the challenges they faced and how they overcame the odds to carve a name for themselves. These stories serve to inspire a generation to look beyond the present moment and dream of a better future together.

*All book proceeds go towards supporting Halogen Foundation’s Entrepreneurship Programmes for youth from underserved communities.

PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHT

NURTURING ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSETS

Conversation with
Cynthia Chua, Spa Esprit Group

From a single spa outlet in 1996, Cynthia Chua built Singapore-based Spa Esprit Group, to represent 16 brands (and counting) spanning over 100 outlets in more than 13 cities (including Singapore, New York, London, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Bangkok, Davao, Penang, Beijing, and Phuket) across the world.

A born innovator and lifestyle trend- spotter, Cynthia conceptualises and creates unique beauty, lifestyle and F&B brands that become the market ‘firsts / award-winning leaders’ for various categories from hair removal specialists, Strip, eyebrow-facial hair gurus, Browhaus and new-age wellness-healing, Spa Esprit; to dining establishments Tippling Club, The Butcher’s Wife, Open Farm Community, Noka, Ding Dong, boCHINche, and Tiong Bahru Bakery. Her only limit is her imagination.