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PRACTICE GROWTH

DIGITAL QUOTIENTS (DQ)

MANAGING TALENTS

PRACTICE GROWTH

Entrepreneurship plays an influential role in the economic growth and standard of living of the country. As a startup founder or small business owner, you may think that you are simply working hard to build your own business and provide for yourself and your family. But you are actually doing a whole lot more for your local community, state, region, and the country as a whole.

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One of the most appealing advantages of becoming an entrepreneur is being financially independent. At the same time, you should be prepared for all the risks associated with investing your money into something that maybe will fail. Those who were not afraid to take a risk eventually became successful businessmen. Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates are the few among those who decided to bring their own ideas to life. Without any doubt we can say, that entrepreneurs did change the way modern people perceive world, and not only from business perspective. Their unconventional, creative approach to the business and the innovations that have become inseparable part of modern society, not only made our everyday life easier, they became a source of motivation and inspiration for people all over the world. Another benefit that influences a lot the decision to become an entrepreneur is the opportunity to be your own boss, and therefore to do something you are truly passionate about, to communicate your own values and ideas to the society. In other words, entrepreneurship implies freedom in many areas, which is unobtainable when you are working for someone else.

In addition to all positive aspects of having your own business, entrepreneurship plays a big role in economic development and thus, the importance of entrepreneurship cannot be undermined. There is a prevailing opinion that corporations are the ones having a significant impact on economy growth. However, contrary to that, the smaller businesses are the ones stimulating local economies the most. Often entrepreneurial companies play a significant role in economic development not just on national level, but within the global economy. Moreover, one of the most important aspects of entrepreneurship is that it creates opportunities for employment; therefore it affects local societies in a most positive way. Particularly nowadays, when majority of countries worldwide are facing an increasing unemployment, the importance of entrepreneurship should not be underestimated.

Aside from reducing unemployment rates and economic growth, importance of entrepreneurship lies in positive social changes, made through non-profit organizations or businesses which are focused on innovative and sustainable development. It does not necessarily means that social entrepreneurs are working only to solve social problems, but with more creative and innovative approaches majority of problems can be solved in a more efficient way.

Here are the top 7 important roles an entrepreneur plays in the economic development of a country.

  1. Wealth Creation and Sharing: By establishing the business entity, entrepreneurs invest their own resources and attract capital (in the form of debt, equity, etc.) from investors, lenders and the public. This mobilizes public wealth and allows people to benefit from the success of entrepreneurs and growing businesses. This kind of pooled capital that results in wealth creation and distribution is one of the basic imperatives and goals of economic development.
  2. Create Jobs: Entrepreneurs are by nature and definition job creators, as opposed to job seekers. The simple translation is that when you become an entrepreneur, there is one less job seeker in the economy, and then you provide employment for multiple other job seekers. This kind of job creation by new and existing businesses is again is one of the basic goals of economic development. All this in turn creates a lot of job opportunities, and is helping in augmenting our standards to a global level.
  3. Balanced Regional Development: Entrepreneurs setting up new businesses and industrial units help with regional development by locating in less developed and backward areas. The growth of industries and business in these areas leads to infrastructure improvements like better roads and rail links, airports, stable electricity and water supply, schools, hospitals, shopping malls and other public and private services that would not otherwise be available.

    Every new business that locates in a less developed area will create both direct and indirect jobs, helping lift regional economies in many different ways. The combined spending by all the new employees of the new businesses and the supporting jobs in other businesses adds to the local and regional economic output. Both central and state governments promote this kind of regional development by providing registered MSME businesses various benefits and concessions.

  4. GDP and Per Capita Income: The Gross Domestic Product per capita in Malaysia was last recorded at 11028.20 US dollars in 2016. The GDP per Capita in Malaysia is equivalent to 87 percent of the world’s average. GDP per capita in Malaysia averaged 5046.70 USD from 1960 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 11028.20 USD in 2016 and a record low of 1408.60 USD in 1960.

    These 87 percent of world’s average represent more resources like land, labor and capital to develop products and services that add to the national income, national product and per capita income of the country. This growth in GDP and per capita income is again one of the essential goals of economic development.

  5. Standard of Living: Increase in the standard of living of people in a community is yet another key goal of economic development. Entrepreneurs again play a key role in increasing the standard of living in a community. They do this not just by creating jobs, but also by developing and adopting innovations that lead to improvements in the quality of life of their employees, customers, and other stakeholders in the community. For example, automation that reduces production costs and enables faster production will make a business unit more productive, while also providing its customers with the same goods at lower prices.
  6. Exports: Any growing business will eventually want to get started with exports to expand their business to foreign markets. This is an important ingredient of economic development since it provides access to bigger markets, and leads to currency inflows and access to the latest cutting-edge technologies and processes being used in more developed foreign markets. Another key benefit is that this expansion that leads to more stable business revenue during economic downturns in the local economy.
  7. Community Development: Economic development doesn’t always translate into community development. Community development requires infrastructure for education and training, healthcare, and other public services. For example, you need highly educated and skilled workers in a community to attract new businesses. If there are educational institutions, technical training schools and internship opportunities, that will help build the pool of educated and skilled workers.

So, there is a very important role for entrepreneurs to spark economic development by starting new businesses, creating jobs, and contributing to improvement in various key goals such as GDP, exports, standard of living, skills development and community development.

DIGITAL QUOTIENTS (DQ)

Web Design Training and Websites Development

We have developed a special designed module to ensure that those new to web design will be able to build a website immediately upon completion of the training. Our participants not only learn the skills, but also the concept and principle of how to design a good website. The concept and how to apply the skill when designing a website is must. We follow different and innovative methods of learning to make our website designing courses simple and effective.

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Currently there is no any college or university special provide web design course. At 6Biz, the subjects we teach are according to industry standard. We love what we do, we will walk you through all the steps toward success. Every effort is made to ensure your time with us is rewarding and the experience gained memorable.

The Instructor

Marcus Leong

Mr. Marcus, was certified by IPMA – Wales, UK (Institute of Professional Managers & Administrators), with strong communication skills involving the ability to disseminate information and knowledge during the training. He began conduct web design training since year 2010 and also an experienced web designer since year 2007. Based on the full and solid career experience in website design, he totally understanding what should be learned by a beginner, and what makes beginner succeed or fail in web design.

Duration 10 Lessons
Total 30 hours, course completed within 5 weeks
Course Fee MYR2,500 / person
Course Schedule 2 lessons per week / 3 hours per lesson

Timetable:
Monday + Thursday OR Tuesday + Friday
10:30am-1:30pm | 2:30pm-5:30pm | 7:30pm-10:30pm

* Please contact us for schedule availability

Students per class Minimum 1 person. However, if there are more than 1 person attending at the same time, it will be maximum 4 persons in a same class.
Subjects
  • Introduction of HTML page structure, including the most commonly used elements like heading, paragraph, list, image, hyperlink etc.
  • CSS introduction, how to use CSS formating HTML contents.
  • Working with
    and learn the proper technique of creating web page layout.
  • CSS box model, understanding of margin and padding.
  • Working with CSS Float property and creating web page columns section.
  • CSS commonly used formatting: background, font & text, border, list, display and overflow.
  • Understanding of HTML element behavior.
  • Creating hyperlink button.
  • Understanding of CSS Position property.
  • Creating navigation bar with drop down menu.
  • Understanding of mouseover effect.
  • JavaScript (JQuery plugins), for animation slider, gallery page, and others.
  • Creating online feedback form and working with PHP.
  • Inserting Google map and youtube video.
  • Mouseover effect with CSS3 transition and transform property.
  • Web design planning and concept.
  • Working with Photoshop to design website concept and layout.
  • How to build a mobile website (responsive website).
  • Web page optimization.
  • Understanding of Domain & Web Hosting.
  • HTML5 introduction and new semantic elements.
  • How to use web hosting control panel, upload website to server and launching the site.
SUPPORT
  • FULL SUPPORT upon course completion.
  • FULL SUPPORT for website project development consult and idea.
  • FULL SUPPORT for web hosting.
  • FREE and unlimited subject review classes.
Hosting cPanel Included. (10GB storage)
Certificate Certificate of Completion
Discount Bring a Friend for Additional 10% Discount (must be in same class)

Pre-requisite: Please bring along laptop computer to class

SUBJECTS

  • Introduction of Adobe Photoshop
  • About workspace
  • Copy & paste
  • Using Ruler, Guide and Grid
  • Selection Tools
  • Clone Stamp Tool
  • Red eye Tool
  • Layers
  • Path Finder Panel
  • Color Balance
  • Effects
  • Layer Mask
  • Gradient Mesh
  • Layer Styles
  • User Interface preferences
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • About Vector and Raster
  • Zoom and Hand Tool
  • Healing Brush Tool
  • Working with color – CMYK,RGB
  • Feathering
  • Fill & Opacity
  • Character and Paragraph Panel
  • Hue/Saturation
  • Smart Object
  • Adjustment Layer
  • Curve & Level
  • Shadow/Highlight

 

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Course Duration 24 hours
Course Fee MYR1,800 / person
Trainer Our trainers are Industry Expert and Adobe Certified Expert or Adobe Certified Instructor.
Who Should Attend Who interested in editing images.
Daytime Schedule 4 Days Class (6 hours / class)
Every Monday & Thursday
Every Tuesday & Friday
Every Wednesday & Saturday

Time:
10:00am-5:00pm

Evening Schedule 8 Days Class (3 hours / class)
Every Monday & Thursday
Every Tuesday & Friday
Every Wednesday & Saturday

Time:
7:30pm-10:30pm

Weekend Schedule 4 weeks Saturday Class (6 hours / class)
Every Saturday

Time:
10:00am-5:00pm

* Please contact us for schedule availability

SUBJECTS

  • Introduction of Adobe Illustrator
  • User Interface preferences
  • About workspace
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • About Artboard
  • About Vector and Raster
  • Using Ruler, Guide and Grid
  • Zoom and Hand Tool
  • Controlling Selection
  • Resizing
  • Rotation
  • Working with color – CMYK,RGB
  • Color Libraries
  • Basic shape
  • Pen Tool
  • Working with Path
  • Path Finder Panel
  • Character and Paragraph Panel
  • Fill and Stroke
  • New Live Corner
  • Effects
  • Layer Basic
  • Live Trace
  • Bending Option
  • Gradient Mesh
  • Scale Tool
  • Save for Web
  • Document for Printing

 

More info

Course Duration 24 hours
Course Fee MYR1,800 / person
Trainer Our trainers are Industry Expert and Adobe Certified Expert or Adobe Certified Instructor.
Who Should Attend Who interested in editing images.
Daytime Schedule 4 Days Class (6 hours / class)
Every Monday & Thursday
Every Tuesday & Friday
Every Wednesday & Saturday

Time:
10:00am-5:00pm

Evening Schedule 8 Days Class (3 hours / class)
Every Monday & Thursday
Every Tuesday & Friday
Every Wednesday & Saturday

Time:
7:30pm-10:30pm

Weekend Schedule 4 weeks Saturday Class (6 hours / class)
Every Saturday

Time:
10:00am-5:00pm

* Please contact us for schedule availability

MANAGING TALENTS

Unlike hard skills, which can be proven and measured, soft skills are intangible and difficult to quantify. Some examples of soft skills include analytical thinking, verbal and written communication, and leadership.

Research from the Society for Human Resource Management found that employers actually care more about soft skills than they do technical abilities like reading comprehension and mathematics.

One reason soft skills are so revered is that they help facilitate human connections. “Soft skills are key to building relationships, gaining visibility, and creating more opportunities for advancement,” says Kathy Robinson, founder of Boston career-coaching firm Turning Point.

Basically, you can be the best at what you do, but if your soft skills aren’t cutting it, you’re limiting your chances of career success. Read on to learn which soft skills are critical to have firmly under your belt and what steps you can take to acquire them.

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Soft skills for your career

1. Communication

Why you need it: Both written and verbal communication skills are of utmost importance in the workplace because they set the tone for how people perceive you. They also improve your chances of building relationships with co-workers. Communication skills boost your performance because they help you to extract clear expectations from your manager so that you can deliver excellent work.

Why employers look for it: Workers are more productive when they know how to communicate with their peers, says Robinson. If you can clearly express the who, what, when, where, why, and how of a project, you’ll be a hot ticket.

How to gain it: One way to hone your communication and presentation skills is to join Toastmasters, a national organization that offers public speaking workshops.

2. Teamwork

Why you need it: A company’s success is rarely dependent on one person doing something all by him/herself. Success is the result of many people working toward a common goal. When employees can synthesize their varied talents, everyone wins. (Bonus: Having friends at work can also boost your job satisfaction, a Gallup poll found.)

Why employers look for it: Employers look to team players to help build a friendly office culture, which helps retain employees and, in turn attracts top talent. Furthermore, being able to collaborate well with your co-workers strengthens the quality of your work.

How to gain it: To generate goodwill, lend a hand when you see a co-worker in need. (“Hey, I know you have a ton on your plate. How can I help?”) Another way to build rapport is to cover for a colleague while she’s on vacation, says business etiquette and career coach Karen Litzinger.

3. Adaptability

Why you need it: Things don’t always go as planned, and instead of digging in your heels, you need to be able to pivot and find alternate solutions. “Successful leaders are the ones who know how to be flexible when problems arise,” says Robinson.

Why employers look for it: “The speed of change in any given workplace is so rapid,” says Joel Garfinkle, executive coach and author of Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level. Consequently, employers need workers who can adapt to industry shifts and keep the company current.

How to gain it: Push yourself to be an early adopter of change. “For example, adapting to technology without mourning what used to be true yesterday is crucial for people to be seen as someone who is capable of meeting new challenges,” says Garfinkle. Inquire about training sessions and offer to teach your co-workers what you learn.

4. Problem solving

Why you need it: When something goes wrong, you can either complain or take action. Tip: It’s the latter that will get you noticed. Knowing how to think on your feet can make you indispensable to an employer.

Why employers look for it: Nothing is a given. Companies rely on problem solvers—a.k.a. their top performers—to navigate unexpected challenges.

How to gain it: “Always approach your boss with a solution, not a problem,” says Robinson. So when an issue crops up, sit down and think through how you’re going to address it before bringing it to your boss’ attention.

5. Critical observation

Why you need it: Data doesn’t mean much if you don’t know how to interpret it. Is there a pattern emerging? What else should you be looking for? Being a critical observer can help make you a better worker all around.

Why employers look for it: Companies need critical thinkers—people who bring a fresh perspective and offer intuitive solutions and ideas to help the company get a leg up on the competition or improve internal processes.

How to gain it: To be a critical observer, you need to be able to analyze information and put it to use. One tactic is to try to identify patterns of behavior at work. For example, does your boss actually read the weekly sales reports? What was her reaction to bad news in the staff meeting? What’s the best time of day to approach your manager with a question? By observing how people respond to the constant flow of information you can better understand the critical aspects of improving business operations.

6. Conflict resolution

Why you need it: “Any time you put more than one person into an organization, there is going to be conflict,” says Robinson. “It’s human nature.” Therefore, being able to resolve issues with co-workers will help you maintain relationships with peers and work more effectively.

Why employers want it: Being able to constructively work through disagreements with people is a sure indicator of maturity—as well as leadership potential. Someone like this helps to promote a healthy, collaborative workplace.

How to gain it: The best way to resolve disagreements between co-workers is to address issues directly but delicately. So, when stepping in as a mediator, let both parties air their grievances in a judgment-free environment and then work together to find a solution.

7. Leadership

Why you need it: Having confidence and a clear vision can help influence your co-workers and get them on board with your ideas now and in the future. Displaying such leadership skills helps you gain visibility within an organization, which can lead to more opportunities for promotions or salary bumps.

Why employers want it: Bosses and managers are always looking for employees with leadership potential because those workers will one day be taking over the reins and building on the company’s legacy.

How to gain it: Being a leader isn’t merely about getting people to do what you want. Leadership means inspiring and helping others reach their full potential. One way to do that is to become the internship supervisor, which gives you the opportunity to manage people, learn how to motivate a team, and take on more responsibility.