Entrepreneur of the Month – October 2017

Kang Samnang

Managing Director, Khmer Creation

Alumni, SHE Incubator Program 2016

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Kang Samnang has been operating Khmer Creations for about nine years. Khmer Creations generates skills and income for their employees, enabling them to have a brighter future. Samnang joined the SHE Incubator in 2016 to further develop her business management skills and be able to grow her businesses. Her ultimate goal is to “work with more women in the community to lead them from poverty into a bright future.” Samnang was interviewed by SHE team on her progress and challenges of running her business post-graduating the SHE program.

How did you hear about SHE Investments?

I heard about SHE from my director and advisor.

Why did you decide to join?

I decided to join SHE to learn more about how to operate my business and how to improve and develop it further.

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What are some of the changes in your business since you graduated from SHE’s program?

Since graduating from SHE’s Incubator Program, I’ve been able to build a better network, and I have received a lot of support from advisors about running my business.

Tell us about a challenge that you faced and how you overcame that challenge?

My biggest challenge was Human Resource Management – I had a lot of conflicts with the staff. But I have learned to calm myself during these situations so that I won't make rash decisions.

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What would be your advise to women who want to start their own businesses?

Be mentally prepared, don’t work with friends or relatives, be strong in making decisions, and work on your management skills.

In three words, what did the program bring you?

Be more open. Share my business with others. Self-reflection

In 1 sentence, how did the program change your life or business?

Since the program ended, I could say that I am now more open to people I meet.

Would you recommend SHE’s program to others?

I would recommend SHE to a starter or small business. SHE can help and mentor them regarding what it requires to do the business.

Thank you, Samnang for sharing your story with us today. We are proud to support women like you to scale your business and create a positive impact in your community. 

 Would you like to be the next amazing woman to graduate from our program? If yes, apply now for our Incubator program