Henry Chow, Motionwave Technologies
We help businesses with their technology needs from computer hardware to technology solutions e.g website, software, etc.
We ask the tough questions of Henry Chow, Motionwave Technologies
You’ve got a free half hour during your work day. What do you do?
I will go for a run. I am trying to motivate myself to run for 30 minutes every day. I ran a half marathon last year and plan to run again this year.
Who, or what, is your biggest inspiration?
Jack Ma – Founder of Alibaba.com. He proved to everybody that you do not need to have ‘all the skills’ to start your business. All you need is strong will.
When did you know you wanted to start your own business?
After working for three different IT companies from a large corporation (CSC) to a smaller IT firm, I realised many SMBs are struggling to get good IT support. Some were calling 2-3 vendors to get that support! As a business owner myself, the last thing I want is to call different people to have my issues resolved.
What’s the biggest thing you’ve learnt this year?
Planning is the key thing to the success of my business. Most businesses are doing tasks on an ad hoc basis. I believe this drains your energy and you end up losing focus.
What’s your proudest moment?
Becoming a dad for the first time.
What’s the biggest challenge you face at work?
Managing staff. Different employees have different skills and different attitudes. As a business owner, communication skills are very important and we don’t really learn those in school. It all comes down to experience.
What’s the best piece of business advice you’ve ever been given?
Do not be afraid of failure. If you never try and never fail, you will never be successful.
What would your mum say is your greatest strength? And weakness?
My greatest strength is my ability to work under pressure. My mum always says that I need to learn to say ‘No’ as everybody has limits when it comes to helping people and she thinks I exceed mine too often.
What’s one thing about you few people know?
I speak four languages.
What do you love most about running your own business?
Having the ability to help people grow their businesses.
And now comes the plug for Henry Chow, Motionwave Technologies!
What do you do? Who for? And how does it benefit them?
We are a one-stop-shop that helps businesses with all their technology needs from computer hardware to technology solutions e.g website, software, etc. In being a business’s first contact point for any technology issue, we allow them to focus on their business, and not their technology problems.
And where can we find out more about Henry Chow, Motionwave Technologies?
- Flying Solo Directory: www.flyingsolo.com.au/profile/motionwave-technologies-pty-ltd
- My website: www.motionwave.com.au
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