Spirit of Entrepreneurship


An idea can turn into dust or magic,

depending on the talent that develops it.

Entrepreneurship @ TP
http://www.tp.edu.sg/admin/entrepreneurship/ or http://vbus-tcdb.tp.edu.sg/tcdb/etf_dev/default.htm

Key learning point for me: Anyone can think of the same idea. It's the actual execution of idea that separates you from the rest.

Initiate, Create, Organise, Spearhead.
Youths at a community level.

Basics of setting up businesses - how to start and run a business,
Creating business plans,

Information on how to write a business plan at NEBS


The business plan should address the following:

Executive Summary
- overview of the plan, concept, overall strategy, organizational structure

Products or Services
description, competitive comparison, features, benefits, niche areas

Target Market
demand pattern

Market Strategy
pricing, sales/promotion, distribution, services and support

Financial Plan
sales projection, cashflow projection, profit & loss project, balance sheet

Innovating their options
Innovate: do new things or do old things in new ways
Background of industries.

Readjust - switch and change.

Creating businesses,
the processes
the resources, assistance and funding
(find resources to make it happen)
the legal issues.

Formulate an original and creative business plan
and a unique and innovative product.
Develop these ideas into commercial products
that will benefit the community.

If an idea has been patented by or is the property of a third party, the originator of the idea must agree in writing to the use of the idea.

Is there any commercial potential of the business plan/product?

Drawings and photographs (front view, back view and side view) of the prototype.

Focus on your strengths.
Are you good with people?
Are you STREETwise/smart, resourceful?

Confident --> individuals who are quick in their thoughts and who are
not afraid to (speak up).

Team Building, Communications, Leadership.

1. Never say die
- perseverance
2. Don't do it all alone
- a team of gd and dedicated pple.
3. Bottom line comes first

Steadfastness, pioneering spirit.

Analyse market needs. Value of a business in the long run.

Customer feedback

When buying things:
1. Get at least 3 quotations from separate vendors.
2. Submit them, together with an evaluation report and recommendations
to the relevant department.

Seize on any opportunities.
TEAMWORK: work with people from all backgrounds.

Take up the challenge,
Make your dreams come true!

Take the opportunity to generate free ideas,
this will eventually spark a successful business!

Spirit of Enterprise

Meeting Young Minds videos
@ vBUS.

The 36 strategies of ancient China
# 1 - Conserve your energy while the enemy tires himself out.
# 2 - Your enemy's smarter and stronger than you? Try a diversionary tactic where you create something out of... nothing!
# 4 - Impersonate someone else and escape danger!

Panasonic's brand slogan is "ideas for life", Toyota has "Ideas for Good".
Where do good ideas come from? It's from our daily life. "Anyone can have a good idea, they just have to be brave enough to recognise it." Jacob Ward, Popular Science Magazine.

"Life of an Idea -- Toyota" uploaded by ToyotaUSA on Mar 1, 2011.

Design - the way to go for consumer products


Sony's stylish and easy-to-use DESIGN is worth the price.
Other brand models are incomparable, though they have similar technology and are cheaper.
This consumer electronics maker uses DESIGN to fight off competition from rivals' cheaper products.Attention to DESIGN is the key.

Sony has been doing the same with its product lines, ranging from gadgets like Walkman personal stereos, Handycam video cameras to the PlayStation 2 game console.

Sony nurtures and protects this advantage,
by focusing on what customers want.

Customers expect more for less.

Sony is more than just an electronics maker.

Designers work with engineers to experiment with shapes, colours and functions.
New designs are generated and old designs updated.
That is why there are different verison of models in the market.

Sony has always been big and diverse to offer innovative products that created new markets, giving customers a variety of alternatives.

It targets the high end of the market, charging at a premium.
Its products are priced higher than the competition’s.

Branding: A product’s identity is as important as its technology.

Product packaging: combining technology with design.

DESIGN is the way to go!


tag: branding, design, innovation, sony, sonyericsson

Support Singapore! 加油 Singapore! Gambate Singapore!


Support Singapore
paulchensc supports Singapore's bid to host YOG 2010.
Blazing the Trail...
Singapore 2010 - supporting the 1st Youth Olympic Games (YOG) to be held in Singapore.

Put your head through the hole,
and take a picture.

Adapted from the "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" Movie Poster.

TrailBlazer ► Blazing the Trail

Join the Video Torch Relay and
support Singapore’s bid for
the inaugural Youth Olympic Games 2010.

My Video Torch Relay:
"Blazing the Air-Trail"

Singapore Flyer - a new Singapore Icon, opening in March 2008.

iLove.SG - supporting local products.

GetSingapore.SG - supporting local merchandise.


*** Upcoming Events in S'pore ***


Personal events

Community Events by People's Association
Park Events by National Parks Board
Heritage Events by National Heritage Board
Business Conventions by Visit S'pore
One-stop events portal: www.eventshub.sg

Library talks and events: http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg/Default.aspx by National Library Board
Upcoming Events: http://www.youngntuc.com.sg/youngntuc/viewforum.php?f=25 by Photography 20/20
Local Events: http://forums.sgclub.com/local_events/ by SGClub.com
Design Competitions: http://www.boonscafe.com/aep/viewforum.php?f=9 by NYGH AEP

[Sporting Events]
Sports Events Calendar by S'pore Sports Council
Local Events: http://www.sac.org/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2699&PN=1 by Singapore Adventurers' Club
Race Calendar 2011: http://sgrunners.com/blog/race-calendar-2011/ by SG Runners
Race Events in 2009: http://punggolrunners.blogspot.com/2009/01/february-7th-saturday-safari-zoo-run.html by Punggol Runners
Race Events in 2008:
http://punggolrunners.blogspot.com/2008/03/race-events-in-2008.html by Punggol Runners
Local Events / Races: http://www.triathlonfamily.com/forum/index.php?showforum=36 by Triathlon Family Forum

:: Youth + Volunteer = Yolunteer ::
Roles and Job Descriptions of Volunteers:

  • {Volvo Ocean Race - Singapore Stopover -}
    Volvo Ocean Race Experience (VORE) Assistant

    January 8-18th 2009

  • {"Green is the new Pink" Bike-a-Thon}
    @ Eastern Coastal Park Connector Network.
    14th Feb 2009 (Valentine's Day)
    Route Marshal

  • {OCBC Cycle Singapore 2009}
    22 Feb 09 (Sun), morning, at F1 Pit Building.
    Expo Assistant

  • {HSBC Women's Champions}
    5 - 8 March 2009 (Thur - Sun), at Tanah Merah Country Club, Garden Course.
    Main Scoreboard Crew

  • AVIVA Open Singapore
    Volunteer registration in Feb
    May / June, at Singapore Indoor Stadium

  • Sundown Marathon 2008
    31st May 2008 (Sat), 8pm.
    Volunteers recruitment drive will begin on 2nd January 2008.

  • Bike Rally 2008 by NTU
    1st Jun (Sun), 7am
    East Coast Park and NTU

  • {Cold Storage Kids Run 2008}
    1st June 2008 (Sun), Volunteers report @ Padang, Volunteers Tent, 6.30am.
    Medals, Towels, and Certificates Distribution
    - Assist in the distribution of medals, towels and mineral water bottles to the runners upon completion of run.
    - Assist in crowd control and ensure orderliness during the distribution.

  • Saucony100PLUS PAssion Run
    8th June 2008 (Sun), 6.30am - 12pm
    East Coast Park, E2 (Angsana Green)

  • Samsung Inline Skating Festival
    8th June 2008 (Sun), East Coast Park

  • SAAB City Duathlon 08
    8th June 2008 (Sun), Marina Boulevard, 7.30am

  • {Anlene Orchard Mile 2008}
    15 Jun 2008 (Sun), 5.30am, Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station
    Drinks Station Crew

  • Punggol Central Run [3km Fun Run]
    22 Jun 2008 (Sun), 7am, Punggol MRT Station

  • {*scape GAME ON! Euro 2008}
    28th - 29th June 2008 (Sat - Sun), 10am - 7pm, *scape Youth Park
    Human Foosball,
    EA Sports UEFA Euro 2008 (Xbox), Euro 2008 Finals 'live' screening
  • {OSIM Singapore Int'l Triathlon 2008}
    12 - 13 July 2008 (Sat - Sun), East Coast Park Carpark E2
    Bike Marshal

  • http://www.lioncitymarathon.com/
    - postponed - 29 June 2008 (Sunday), 4am.
    Volunteers: A great opportunity to be part of an international marathon and enjoy heaps of benefits! (Registration commence early December 2007)

  • SINGfest 08
    2 - 3 Aug 08 (Sat - Sun), Fort Canning Park

  • {Nat Geo City Chase Singapore}
    23 August 2008 (Sat), 11am - 8pm (race starts at 1pm).
    The World's Largest Urban Adventure Series
    - discover Singapore on foot and by public transport by conquering challenges around the city.
    - Part scavenger hunt, part urban adventure all rolled into one memorable and unique experience!
    Chasepoint Assistant
    - Assist in manning the ChasePoint and providing participants with instructions to ensure they understand and safely accomplish challenges.
    - Identify and report teams not following rules.
    - Answer any queries from participants.

  • {Nike+ Human Race 10K}:
    the World's Largest One Day Running Event
    31 Aug 2008 (Sunday), Race Time: 4.30pm
    Start Point: The Esplanade Bridge, End Point: The Padang
    Route Marshal Sector 1, report at 1.30pm

  • Volunteer for AVIVA Ironman 70.3 Singapore
    2nd September 2007

  • {2008 FORMULA 1™ SingTel Singapore Grand Prix}
    "Be Part of the World's First Night Race in Singapore."
    25 - 28 September 2008 (Thur - Sun)
    An online forum to allow all the senior and general officials to communicate, get to know each other and exchange of knowledge or ideas:
    Support Paddock Marshal
    This team controls the Support Paddock and the Marshalling Area. The Marshalling Area is where the Support Race cars form up before going on to the track.
    Report at Marina Bay Grandstand, 12pm

  • Run for Hope 08
    5th Oct 2008 (Sunday), East Coast Parkway

  • 11global Singapore 2008
    (world’s first Olympic-distance night triathlon)
    18 October 2008, East Coast Park

  • Canon Digital Life Photo Marathon 2008
    18th October 2008, Saturday, 7.30am
    Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hall 401

  • Great Eastern Women 10K
    Sunday, 21 October 2007

  • New Balance REAL Run 2007
    28 Octobet 2007, Changi Exhibition Centre

  • Swissôtel Vertical Marathon 2007
    11 Nov 2007, 7.30am, Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore

  • Volunteer for {Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2007} (register aug 2007)
    2 Dec 2007, 6am to 3pm

    Runspiration Crew
    - Assisting with the smooth transport of Runspiration Teams as well as Runspirators (public) to the various cheer points.
    - Handling any crowd control issues/logistic matters along the designated Runspiration Points.
    Sat, 10 Nov 07, 11am to 1230pm (Briefing)

    Packing Crew

    - Packing, storing and transferring Race Entry Packs.
    - Maintaining cleanliness and tidiness of the packing area.
    Saturday, 3 Nov 07, 10am (REPC Volunteers Mass Briefing)
    Shift 1: 17 to 18 Nov 07, Sat - Tue (2 days), 9am to 7pm
    Suntec Convention Centre, Hall (TBA)

  • "Last 24 hours of the year" photo contest
    31 Dec

  • Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games
    14 to 26 Aug 2010
    All applicants can expect a reply from September 2008 onwards and we will be recruiting volunteers up till April 2010.

  • SMU "Start of Uni" Event




    Pre-enrolment Medical Examination

    9 July


    Raffles Medical Grp

    ELW Waiver Test

    10 July


    SMU Matriculation

    26 July


    Orientation by Career Services

    Possibly 26-27 July or 8 Aug

    English Language Workshop

    30 Jul – 3 Aug

    9am -5pm

    BBM Camp (School event)

    3-5 Aug

    BBM Academic Briefing (School event)

    7 Aug (Tue)


    Sch of Acc
    Conf Hall 2, Level 2

    The Office of Career Services (OCS) Orientation Exercise

    8 Aug


    SMU Admin Building Conf Hall 1, Level 5

    Orientation on 10th WCSR

    8 Aug


    SMU library (with indemnity forms)

    Freshmen TeamBuilding (FTB) Camp 2007 -Compulsory(Campus event)

    FTB Camp 4 (9-11 Aug)

    Notebook DIY Clinic

    17 Aug


    Sch of Acc Sem Rm 2-2

    Convocation (Campus event)

    18 Aug

    :: School starts!!! ::

    20 Aug

    VIVACE - CCA Day (Campus event)

    24 Aug


  • Monthly Special Day

    {New Year's Day} (1 January 2008)
    :: JAN ::
    Chingay (31?)

    {Chinese New Year} (7 - 8 February 2008)
    :: FEB ::
    Valentine's Day (14)

    {Good Friday} (? March 2008)
    :: MAR ::
    Birthday of LaoZi (5)
    Int'l Women's Day (8)

    :: APR ::
    Qing Ming
    Easter Day
    St. Patrick's Day (17)
    Secretaries' Week
    Earth Day (22)

    {Labour Day} (1 May 2008)
    {Vesak Day} (? May 2008)
    :: MAY ::
    Mother's Day (2nd Sunday)
    World No Tobacco Day (31)
    Int'l Museum Day (31)

    :: JUN ::
    World Environment Day (5)
    Father's Day (3rd Sunday)
    Dumpling/Dragon Boat Festival

    :: JUL ::
    Youth Day (1st Sunday)
    Racial Harmony Day (21)

    {National Day} (9 August 2008)
    :: AUG ::
    Nurses' Day (1)
    Hungry Ghost Festival

    :: SEP ::
    Teacher's Day (1)
    Grandparent's Day (2nd Sunday)
    Mid-Autumn Festival

    {Hari Raya Puasa} (? October 2008)
    {Deepavali} (? October 2008)
    :: OCT ::
    Children's Day (1)
    World Animal Day (4)
    Bosses' Day (16)
    International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17)
    United Nation Day (24)
    Halloween (31)

    :: NOV ::
    World Peace Day (17)
    Thanksgiving Day (25)

    {Hari Raya Haji} (? December 2008)
    {Christmas Day} (25 December 2008)
    :: DEC ::
    World Aids Day (1)

    tag: community, event, heritage, singapore, sports
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