Grow Your Business Well - Funding and Business Plan


TECSpeaker: Dr Leong Horn Kee

Main Topic: Grow Your Business Well - Funding and Business Plan


Every SME will have to consider external funding at some stage of its expansion. How to source, attract and raise external funding is of great interest to any aspiring young entrepreneur. A key and critical instrument to facilitate fund raising is to have a concise and persuasive business plan.

About Dr Leong:

Dr Leong is the founder and chairman of Austin International Management School (AIMS). He has extensive business experience in venture capital investment, corporate finance & advisory, M&As and private investments. He has read numerous business proposals and plans. He is well placed to advise on fund raising and the drafting and evaluating of business plans.

Being an entrepreneur, Dr Leong has made private investments in schools, instrumentation, HR services and corporate finance advisory. He was an MP for 22 years from 1984 to 2006. He is currently the chairman and director of several listed and private companies.

Dr Leong holds 3 bachelor degrees in Engineering, Economics and Chinese Language; an MBA from INSEAD, and a doctorate from University of Western Australia. He is a Colombo Plan scholar.

Guest Speaker: Mr Anthony Chan
Main Topic: Coffee Hive's Journey

Anthony is the chairman and founder of the Coffee Hive cafe chain. Started in 2012 as a humble cafe in Robinson Road, Coffee Hive has now grown to 8 outlets. He will share with you his entrepreneurship journey and why he chose franchising as one of his growth strategy for his company.

About Anthony Chan:
Mr Anthony was a regional sales manager in semiconductor. He was doing well in corporate and was highly sought after in his field. Although a high flyer, Anthony still felt that something was missing. He felt that he was not stretching enough and there's more to life than just it. Then his company downsized its operations in Singapore and he saw his colleagues in their 40s retrenched. Although he was not affected, that was when he decided to take control of his own destiny and strike out on his own. He has tried multiple businesses before he found the winning formula and started Coffee Hive with 3 other friends. From then on, they just consistently replicate their winning formula, one cafe at a time, to what you see today.

Event Timeline
Thu Dec 10, 2015
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM SGT
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National Library Board

On sale until Dec 10, 2015, 12:00:00 PM

Venue Address
The Drama Centre (Level 3, Function Room 1) National Library Board (NLB) 100 Victoria Street, S188064 Singapore
Near Bugis, City Hall, Bras Basah MRT stations
The Entre Club (TEC)