MUHAMMADIYAH.ID, JAKARTA – None of business will be successful if the owner is in doubt, so will the Muhammadiyah services.
General Secretary of Muhammadiyah Abdul Mu’ti gave Muhammadiyah cadres a tip for developing a business.
“An economic pillar isn’t doing more meetings or transactions, but just starting it,” stated Mu’ti in a question and answer session at the Ramadan Preaching 1442 AH conducted by the Muhammadiyah Regional Board of Jakarta on Sunday (2/5).
His tip is addressed to the cadres who would like to evolving Muhammadiyah services. He considered that establishing Muhammadiyah services is easy.
Muhammadiyah owns most of the shares (51%, while the other 45% is under joint management.
Abdul Mu’ti informed that Muhammadiyah has a retail business network such as Logmart, TokoMu, and Toko Kita in almost areas in Indonesia. If the cadres are hesitate to commence the business, they can utilize the network to build up a new business.
“Strength of a business lies in the network, how to create markets and trust,” he declared.
If we gain public trust, people put aside the owner’s background. Abdul Mu’ti told a supermarket near his house which has Islamic management, but its customers are from different religions.
“I think Muhammadiyah can do it. Don’t conduct a lot of meetings. If you do, you won’t begin the business. Just star it, expand networks, and improve services,” advised Mu’ti.