Nanz Inc.com, an online partnership between entrepreneur Nanz Chong-Komo and editor Theresa Tan, was launched with an outdoor bash at the Prive Waterfront Bar on 29 October 2009.
The party was an intimate gathering of business partners such as Sony, Intel and Make Up For Ever, as well as supportive old friends such as Nanz’s modelling buddies — Celia Teh, Jane Chong and Wendy Liong.
“I’ve known Nanz since our modelling days and she never ceases to surprise me,” said Chong, a former top model and currently a homemaker. “She just has such incredible energy and no matter what role she takes on — whether as a mother, friend, businesswoman — she always does it so well. Knowing her, there’s always something more to look forward to and she’s definitely just getting started with this latest venture!”
A Twitter competition rewarding the best tweets took place and Fly Entertainment CEO Irene Ang was among the winners who walked away with Post and NuZeaBee hampers. A moving moment occurred when Chong-Komo gave her thank you speech expressing her gratitude for all the love and support from the many people who believed in her.
Chong-Komo and Tan met more than a decade ago when Tan, then the editor of Female magazine, interviewed Chong-Komo. In 2005, they collaborated on Chong-Komo’s bestseller One Business, 99 Lessons. Both ladies hit it off so well that they decided to embark on a business venture together. They shared a common vision of creating a business that would enable women, but especially Asian women in particular, to “do life better” — through living their dreams, starting their businesses, practising integrity, loving and valuing themselves. As a result of this shared vision, Nanz Inc.com was born.
Positioned as a networking and information platform for Asian women, both ladies strongly felt that social media was the only way to reach as many women as possible. As Tan says: ‘Many women are active on social media. Reading the papers or a magazine takes time and effort but getting information from Facebook or a website takes just a click.”
Believing in the power of self-worth, passion and a positive mindset, Nanz Inc aims to establish itself as a key source and go-to-portal for like-minded women who desire to achieve success at work or in business while enjoying the full benefits of their multiple roles as “mother”, “daughter”, “best friend”, “colleague” and much more in life.
Highlights of the website content on Nanz Inc.com and its related activities will eventually be transported into live seminars a few times every year, eventually building up a community of women who network for ideas and support from one another.
When asked how Nanz Inc.com is different from the myriad of websites out there, Chong-Komo had this to say. “We only say and share what we have experienced. We do not preach from books. We are also very Asian — we are very practical and unpretentious — so people can be themselves with Nanz Inc.com.”
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According to Tan, “there isn’t a website dedicated to the myriad of interests which Asian women have and which addresses the multi-hyphenate that every Asian woman really is. Also, Nanz’s strong reputation as an entrepreneur is really our defining difference. So many women want to own their own business and if they want to find out how, nanzinc.com is a good place to start.”
Aimed for impact and outreach, the various sections of Nanz Inc.com such as “Be A Business” offers tips to business owners, documents lessons from inspiring personalities and presents a checklist of ideas that can guide readers in their quest.
The “Money” section dispenses quick tips on sustainable financial health and success and how one can simply live better, by being aware and addressing the natural tendencies and anxieties many associate with money.
Other useful columns under “Inner Self” and “Style” feature write-ups on inner healing, general well-being, self improvement and other style/fashion-related topics.
In five years’ time, both Chong-Komo and Tan envision the website becoming the “authority” and “friend” in every Asian woman’s life. They hope Nanz Inc.com becomes a “resource that women naturally turn to in order to find solutions, answers and a community that cares and shares.”