Kuala Lumpur 7 April 2020: The outbreak of Covid-19 and the domino effect that follows have not faltered the morale of startups in Malaysia by much. In fact, more than ever, each entrepreneur has begun to restrategize their business model and continue to remain productive despite working in isolation for three weeks now.
Understanding their pivotal role as part of Malaysia’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs), several start-ups are now rallying their unique strengths and business offerings to keep the business ecosystem running and to support other SMEs.
These are some of the startups:
EasyWork offer a up to 1,000 personnel working remotely with the Lifetime Free Plan
The startup will now offer EasyWork Free for Lifetime Free Plan capable of supporting up to 1000 users for each company. Subscribers will enjoy free services for a lifetime. The previous EasyWork free plan was limited to 10 users for each company.
Already serving 50,000 companies in 182 countries, EasyWork Free Lifetime Free Plan provides a platform for personnel working productively various features including Attendance – Clock in & Out based on GPS, Work from Home Approval, Travel Declaration, Announcements and many more.
Free trial from HAUZ during RMO to help companies running business as usual
Another Work from Home (WFH) enabler, HAUZ has set its sight to assist the Government’s initiative to enforce full digitalisation among SMEs by 2025. CEO, Ho Di-Yan said, “Companies are now struggling to operate businesses and performance is dropping. However, with advanced technology and high Internet penetration in the country, companies can continue to operate efficiently while scheduling meetings, tracking KPIs, generating reports, managing payrolls and many more using Hauz platform”.
Understanding how companies are facing closure since the Covid-19 outbreak that forced the Government to announce RMO, HAUZ is offering a FREE trial which can be set up in less than 2 hours with 24-hour customer service. With using our platform, HAUZ also provides comprehensive reporting on cloud storage that has unlimited capacity with no additional charge given.
Stay top-of-mind through extensive media outreach via Supernewroom
As SMEs are slowing down their operations and changing the way they spend their money, Supernewsroom, the largest digital public relations platform in Asia with media contacts in Southeast Asia and beyond, is offering a limited time only FREE press release distribution to help companies promote their brands.
“Businesses are slowing down everywhere and a large number may be facing bankruptcy if they cannot cover their costs during this RMO period. Therefore, using our media knowledge and experience, we’d like to give our support to other startups like us to continue running,” said Manminder Kaur, CEO of Supernewsroom.
Covid-19 health screening made convenient and comfortable at home with HealthMetrics
HealthMetrics, a platform that manages employees’ health benefits, has launched a website to allow Malaysians to conduct a self-assessment for FREE via link: https://healthmetrics.co/covid-19-docbot to identify Covid-19 symptoms before getting tested at hospitals.
“HealthMetrics is working on developing the necessary awareness for our clients on triaging potential Covid-19 cases & working with healthcare partners to make available intervention strategies such as providing at-home Covid-19 test kits. At-home test kits reduce the employees’ risk of contact or spread of the virus, and to seek physical treatment only when necessary,” said CEO, Alvin Yuan.
Currently HealthMetrics is giving a 25% discount for SMEs with personnel under 300 people for a first year subscription. SMEs are also eligible to apply for the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation Digitalisation Grant to reduce the testing kit costs.
Deliver orders in a practical yet stylish Nissan Almera for only RM30 per day with Go Car
With the government implementing the RMO to contain the spread of Covid-19, SMEs are turning to delivery services to fulfill their customers’ orders. However, unlike food and groceries that are in high demand during this period, other businesses need to find a more efficient alternative to deliver their orders.
GoCar, a fuss-free car rental platform, decided to support SMEs with their deliveries by offering their Nissan Almeras at only RM30 per day complete with antibacterial wipes to sanitise cars during use. Business owners can book, unlock and return the car via GoCar app, which abides by the social distancing requirements.
“We noticed that many businesses do not have transport to help with distribution services, and there is a need to save expenses in a crucial time like this. GoCar for Delivery shows #KitaJagaKita as we help our SMEs to continue running their operations cost-efficiently” said Alan Cheah, CEO of GoCar Malaysia.
Save up to 40% on business insurance while operating remotely with HappyFun.Asia
More popularly known as a one-stop amusement park and entertainment platform for families and corporates, HappyFun.Asia brings happier news for business owners by offering savings up to 40% at 0% installments for 12 months as an authorised corporate agent for AmGeneral Insurance Berhad. The plan covers fire insurance, money insurance and others which come in handy during the RMO.
HappyFun.Asia is also working with various retail businesses located at popular shopping malls including 1Utama, MYTOWN, Sunway Pyramid, IOI City Mall and many more.
Concerned with children’s education during RMO, Me Books offers FREE access to audio books
With presence in Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and Italy, Me Books now opens its door to Malaysian children who are unable to go to school due to the RMO.
“The seriousness of the condition has caused many to be affected especially children who are now unable to attend school. By providing children with free access to our library of interactive children audiobooks, we hope to alleviate parents’ worries, support their children in learning and getting them excited about storytelling at the same time,” said Hao Jin, the Co- Founder of Me Books.
Me Books is offering 20,000 codes “MBMYCOSAFE2020” for a 3-month access to a library with 300 audio book titles for FREE so parents and children can spend their time at home doing fun, educational activities together.