‘A journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step.’ Holding on to the principle is 36-year-old Mohd Amzari Zamri, who marked history after he was nominated as a successful young entrepreneur for 2020.
Ipoh-born Amzari diligently foresees the entrepreneurial sector even though his initial course of studies was a huge deviation from what he does best today.
“I’m very grateful to the Minister of Sports and Youth Development and the state government for the award,” he told Ipoh Echo after receiving the Special Youth Award (Entrepreneurship) at the State Youth and Sports Complex recently.
“This award isn’t just for me, but also for those involved with my business expansion, especially my family who gave me tremendous support,” Amzari expressed. “This spurred me on to further expand the ‘Miker’ business brand which is gaining more traction among the public and many parties.
“I see the business sector as a career which requires direction and a mission,” he added. “If we’re able to set a course for success, I’m confident that more opportunities will surface to be explored, besides opening up more job possibilities.”
Miker’s first product were t-shirts in 2013, which garnered encouraging responses, skyrocketed the business and gained high demands from multiple agencies and individuals.
Amzari expanded the business by opening Miker Food at Ipoh Padang in 2016. The restaurant which was conceptualised using Malay, Thai and western cuisines, received another round of warm welcome from all walks of life, even gaining the attention of many media platforms.
In August 2019, he branched out even further, opening up Miker Pizza Café along Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Ipoh (opposite Ipoh Padang). Another branch of Miker Pizza will be opening at Gunung Rapat (beside Starbucks Coffee) this coming August 30.
According to Amzari, the success he attained today was not without challenges.
“We should think positively and be healthily competitive,” he said. “Every point starts with the simplest step. Everyday is another opportunity for us to utilise experiences as the track to success.”