Remote Entrepreneurship 101

Remote Entrepreneurship 101

Do you aspire to start your own business?
SAFRA caught up with Mr Joseph Ong, Managing Director of One Rochester Group who generously shared some tips and insights into being a successful entrepreneur.

Think 1-Host, 1-Altitude, 1-Altimate, Stellar and UNA, these are some successful dinning concepts managed by One Rochester Group, the brainchild of Mr Joseph Ong.


Mr Joseph Ong, Managing Director of One Rochester Group

Joseph began his career in finance 20 years ago in Ernst and Young, KPMG and Arthur Andersen. Then he moved to Symantec in 2004, after which he became the youngest Vice President in 2013.

Joseph completed his MBA while in Symantec, and envisioned and put into action his MBA project – One Rochester Group – an F&B enterprise based on the genesis of his groundbreaking concept “remote-Entrepreneurship

He began writing his book, remote-Entrepreneurship, in September 2014 to showcase the pioneering entrepreneurial outlook that developed as his company grew.

Today, the One Rochester Group is one of Singapore’s largest lifestyle dining groups, with many international awards and accolades for its concept, food, service and ambience. It is famous for revolutionising the F&B and wedding businesses through its various concept brands: 1-Host, 1-Altitude, 1-Altimate, Stellar and UNA.

International awards and accolades lined the entrance to the restaurant.




Joseph spoke passionately about his book on remote-Entrepreneurship and how Entrepreneurs could benefit from its concepts.

Hear from Joseph himself as he tell us more on what is remote-Entrepreneurship and why should Entrepreneurs read it.

For those who are interested to find out more, he also gives a brief summary of his book, remote-Entrepreneurship

He goes on to explain what is “Collective Leadership” a coined term in remote-Entrepreneurship and how it does applies to businesses.

In any business, there are risk involved. Joseph shares with us on how one can manage or mitigate these risk as a remote-Entrepreneur?

In June, Joseph conducted a masterclass for the SAFRA Entrepreneurship Club (SEC) to unveil the secret to a non-conventional way of starting a business while keeping to a stable job at the same time. The SEC organises Masterclasses to help bring Entrepreneurs up to speed with current business methods.

SAFRA Entrepreneurs' Club (SEC) is formed to cultivate continuous learning and advocate the acquisition of 21st century skills through value-added knowledge resources that instill empowered mindsets, impart winning strategies and impel life-long application.

Come and join SEC to gain access to various meet ups that can boost your knowledge and skills as an Entrepreneur, whether you are new, or already in the process of an Entrepreneur.

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