SHAH ALAM – Women entrepreneurs, particular those involved in online businesses should register with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) to enable help and information to be extended to them.
Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said although an online business could be carried out in a modest way, the registration would enable them to learn about government policies and their rights to protect them from cheatings, as well as to attend courses provided.
She said the flourishing online business had attracted women, especially housewives as it enabled them to have flexible working arrangements, even extending their business network.
“The housewives’ venture into business is the best way to increase household income,” she told reporters after attending the Online Networking Entrepreneurs Carnival organised by SSM at Alam Sentral Plaza, here today.
SSM deputy chief executive officer Khuzairi Yahaya said although only 29,000 out of 5.9 million businesses registered last year were online businesses, their number could be higher due to lack of awareness in registering them among their owners.
He said an unregistered business could be fined up to RM50,000 or jailed up to two years or both, if convicted.
“We encourage online business owners to register as it would make it easier for them to check whether their business partners were registered in order to avoid from being cheated, apart getting new opportunities following the registration,” he said. – BERNAMA