In this special column called the “TLC x Fempreneurs Series”, we will be featuring inspiring Female Entrepreneurs (Fempreneurs) in short. You will be able to have a sneak peek at their mindsets and their daily habits.
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Meet Nicolette Ng (Write Edge)
Tell us a little about yourself. What is your business/brand about?
At Write Edge, we specialize in providing high-quality English and Writing tuition classes for Primary and Secondary school students in Singapore.
From just 12 students and 1 branch in Lorong Ah Soo, Singapore, Write Edge has since expanded to 7 physical branches,1 online arm called WELearn, and also offers online classes to students in Malaysia.
What got you started on your business?
Eileen Chin, my co-founder, and I started the English enrichment centre in 2014 with a vision to deliver exceptionally effective lessons that help to build a strong foundation in the English language and nurture writing skills in young students.
Before you started on your business, what did you do on a full-time basis?
I was an associate trainee on the corporate team at Weber Shandwick.
What were some difficulties you faced in your life and how did you overcome them?
Running the company, it’s never a bed of roses – you face challenges as you scale. I believe in dreaming big yet having your feet firmly planted on the ground. Surrounding myself with a great team and wise mentors have helped me tremendously. I also think that it is important to have grit.
Who inspires you?
My mother inspires me. She is a wise, intelligent, gentle, and meek woman. She came from Pontian, Malaysia.
What excites you most about your industry?
The ability to impact the lives of many children through our work.
What is your vision / personal motto?
Living my best life/living to my fullest potential.
Do you have any word of advice for other ladies who are starting their business/ starting to pursue their dream?
Putting the right team together at different stages of the company’s journey is crucial work that all founders have to do.
What have you learnt recently that you hope the other ladies can take back?
Living life to the fullest potential and putting the right team together.
How do you think you can help ladies to feel confident and empowered?
Surround yourself with a community of people who lift you up and support you!
What is one thing you are grateful for?
I am grateful for my life 🙂 It has been the most amazing journey to be able to build Write Edge and my family over the years.
What do you do in your free time as self-care? How do you unwind?
I love spending time with my family, watching Netflix, and working out at the gym.
Let us know more about what you do!
With decades of combined teaching, curriculum, and education management experience, we’ve got a well-seasoned team at the helm. We work hard to help our students have the best experience at Write Edge and take great pride in what we do.
You may find us featured on Straits Times, TodayOnline, and CNA Radio Interview.
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