THERE is growing interest among consumers to invest in the growth of SMEs following increased awareness of platforms for them to do so, says Peoplender Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Kristine Ng. Peoplender owns and operates peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform Fundaztic, which allows small businesses to borrow funds from a larger group of unrelated investors to gain the capital they need for expansion.
SMEs can also look to alternative financing to meet their funding needsFUNDING has always been among the issues that are plaguing the small boys. The lack of deep pockets and resources can often be a roadblock in their expansion plans. But the growth of SMEs over the past few years has caught the eye of the finance sector. Banks are more willing to take risks with SMEs as they, too, are eager to bank on the expansion of small businesses.
WHILE Malaysia is not short of strong companies that export their products and services to the rest of the world, not many homegrown companies can claim to be market leaders in the global arena. One of them is security seals manufacturer Mega Fortris (M) Sdn Bhd. For group executive chairman Datuk Nick Ng and group chief executive officer Adrian Ng who founded the company in 1996, their ambition since day one has always been to go global.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".