TheStar – e-Commerce initiative aimed at SMEs

Following article features my latest project – EmbunWeb.

Original Article from theStar

KUALA LUMPUR: e-Business specialist Skali Sdn Bhd hopes to consolidate 8,000 small- and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs nationwide by year-end through its newly launched e-commerce service, EmbunWeb.

EmbunWeb offers web-hosting services, Internet marketing strategies and courses on developing websites, creating blogs and setting up e-stores.
Skali already has 4,000 SME clients and plans to get another 4,000 more SMEs onto this initiative through discussions with SME Corp, an agency set up to spur the development of SMEs in the country.

Kevin Zahri, co-founder of EmbunWeb.com, said a lot of people out there have good products to push to local and overseas markets but don’t know how to go about it.
“For less than RM500, we can sit down with them for five to six hours and build a website together,” he said.

He said SMEs and entrepreneurs that sign up for EmbunWeb will also be shown how to get a high ranking in Google searches, how to integrate their business with Twitter and other social networking tools, and more.
“There will be monthly seminars on search engine optimisation, some of which will be free of charge,” he said.
It is very easy to set up a website, he said, but businesses need to know what they hope to achieve with the site and how to make their site stand out in an ocean of webpages.
“That is where EmbunWeb comes in,” he added.
Saiful Zainuddin, executive chairman of Skali Managed e-Business (SMeB), said EmbunWeb will help SMEs compete with the bigger and more established players. For more information, go to www.embunweb.com.

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