Support for Indian companies to start up in Singapore – Bharathiraja Thangappalam, Enterprises Development Hub
‘Evolve, or your business will dissolve.’ Thus cautions the home page of Enterprises Development Hub (EDH), Singapore. The EDH founders, Dr Abdul Rahman Ramesh Nambiar and Azeeza Jalaludeen, are also the founders of SHINE (Self-Help International Network Enterprise), which is into social entrepreneurial projects, the site informs.
At an event in Chennai, I met Bharathiraja Thangappalam (founder, Dude@Work, India; founder, Resilience Media Consultancy, Singapore), in his role as international consultant of EDH. “We support the companies in India to set up their business in Singapore, and we collaborate with Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry,” begins Bharathi. During the interaction with YourStory, he speaks about the initiatives of EDH and the benefits for entrepreneurs.
We launched Project Valarchi to help Indians across the globe to set up companies in Singapore, and also to help them in terms of cash, connections, and business centre education. (The project is the brainchild of 77-year-old K. P. Raman, founder of PV Trust and Vellimalar Magazine, one learns from the site. “He is a visionary, a veteran in business for many decades, working passionately towards uplifting Indians as entrepreneurs in Singapore, contributing to World Business Communities. He has created an online community portal for Indians to connect Indians globally. Vellimalar Magazine is the only online/offline Indian magazine in Singapore to educate and connect budding entrepreneurs and SMEs.)
Here, in Chennai, we have this stall in order to create awareness about Singapore government grants for companies in Singapore to establish. The aim is that companies in Singapore should not be closed due to financial factors.
I am a serial entrepreneur, who started a company in 2010 in Chennai, for digital medium marketing and advertising. I ventured into two-three businesses. I wanted to set up my company in Singapore, even from my college days, and my dream came true through EDH. I got an opportunity to set up my company there. EDH helped me not only to just set up a company in Singapore, but also to operate the business, and make the business more profitable.
The customised training given by EDH is powerful because it really opens up your mind to collaboration and association. Now, I collaborate with many local companies in Singapore, and I am working as a consultant for companies to set up in Singapore. So, I am really thankful to EDH Singapore, and I welcome all entrepreneurs from India to set up business in Singapore through EDH.
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