By: Zaki Salleh
IPOH: The ‘Cherita Secangkir Kopi’ program held at Padang Polo last Saturday successfully gathered sales totalling RM70,000, a significant figure.
In light of this, more entrepreneurship programs styled as carnivals with a more specific scope are planned to be organized, aiming to promote and introduce local products.
Mohamad Rozlan Mohamad Razalli, the Director of the Perak State Entrepreneur Secretariat (STeP), stated that such carnivals also provide a platform for young entrepreneurs to showcase their businesses.
“The sales exceeded our expectations, and this sales carnival was indeed excellent and beneficial to all 40 entrepreneurs involved.
“We will be organizing various activities in the future with the collaboration of various entrepreneurial agencies, especially participating in exhibitions and sales carnivals both domestically and internationally,” he said.
The ‘Cherita Secangkir Kopi’ program is an initiative through the Perak State Exco Office for Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development, with STeP being one of its agencies.
It aims to support coffee entrepreneurs in the state of Perak and make Ipoh a coffee destination, in addition to being a tourist attraction.
Mohd. Rozlan clarified that such entrepreneurship programs will continue with a focus on diversifying types of products and brands, especially for young entrepreneurs.
“The next event scheduled is the UDA Entrepreneur Carnival at Angsana Mall Greentown from December 8 to 10. It is organized by STeP in collaboration with the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Cooperative Development and UDA Holdings,” he added.