When the government closed his yoga studio during the first wave of COVID-19, Hinson Lo pivoted to bring the sound of the world to Hong Kong and lowered the barrier to playing and enjoying music.
We love entrepreneurs and small business owners at Honeycombers, which is why we’ve created Launchpad, a comprehensive digital networking platform (with IRL benefits, too) that encourages connection, business support and community. It is a privilege and pleasure to learn from so many talented and inspiring folks, so we’ve decided to share the love by interviewing some of the lovely Launchpad members. Looking for inspiration? Check out how Hinson Lo, founder of the Museek Studio, gets it done like a boss.
How I get it done: Hinson Lo
How and why did you decide to launch your business?
Museek was born during the pandemic. I am a yoga teacher and I also run my own a yoga studio. When COVID-19 hit Hong Kong and the government requested all gym and yoga studio to be closed, I had a lot of time and space to explore what else I can do. What is special about musical instruments is that you cannot quite feel safe to buy it online via sites like Amazon. The sound, the touch, or even the appearance of the instrument, all matter. Sound healing and world music have recently become more popular, so I recognised that there is a need for a music store that provides both sound healing and world musical instruments. So I tested the idea out in my yoga centre in March 2020.
Two years later we are proud to bring the sound of the world to Hong Kong. For the professionals, Museek is a hub for world music players and sound healing practitioners to showcase their talent and equip themselves. For the beginners, we have range of instruments that require a minimum effort to master. In other words, we lower the barrier to enjoying music.
What does the Launchpad community mean to you?
An entrepreneur often has blind spots that he or she is not aware of. By joining a community like Launchpad, you gain the benefit of other members’ experience and expertise so that you can learn from the community all the things that you don’t yet know about running a business.
How I get it done: Lightning round
On the hardest part about the job: I have no proper corporate experience or MBA, or any relevant study in business administration. Therefore, the accounting, human resources, and financial parts of the business are all very new to me.
On staying motivated and energised: I always keep an eye on, “Am I doing things that excites me, or am I just doing routine work?” If I find that I’ve spent most of my time on routine boring things, which bring no personal growth to me or the team, then something must have gone wrong that needs to be corrected.
On the advice you’d give your younger self: You can be more bold and fearless in decision making.
Find out more about Museek Studio.
Launchpad is a comprehensive digital networking platform (with IRL benefits, too) that encourages connection, business support and community. It is designed to make the entrepreneurial journey not only easier, and more successful, but also a whole lot more fun. The platform offers almost daily activities for members to connect, along with regular masterclasses, member networking roulette, small-business mentoring and media profiles on Honeycombers.