• Financial Literacy and Lean Business Education

    Build Your Own Empire

  • Micro Empire?

    Taking a Cultural Value and Creating Economic Freedom

    Myanmar People Want to Be the Boss

    We've been aiding the development of Myanmar people in Micro Business since 2012. Our Executive Director and Founder Ryan Russell founded a boutique business startup and micro finance program in Yangon that helped hundreds of Myanmar people understand how to start businesses. That journey continues with Micro Empire.


    In 10 years of working in Myanmar we've concluded that Myanmar people want to be the boss of their own company. For many reasons Myanmar people are wanting to put their future in their own hands. The business culture coupled with a gap in skills leaves many people stuck in the same job with no advancement. Most of these people don't have the financial management skills or business experience to launch out on their own. We want to help these people to learn how to manage their finances, turn debt into savings, and savings into a new micro business.


    We are focusing on Myanmar women and youth with our programs because they are the backbone of a healthy economy. We will offer financial literacy and lean business startup education as well as acceleration and investment services for micro businesses.

    M-BIZ Accelerator and Micro Investing

    Micro Empire believes there are people that need investment and mentoring. We have committed to accelerate and invest in several promising micro businesses a year to help them scale. These few micro businesses a year will get investment of between $5,000 to $10,000 as well as Micro Empire's services in management consulting, mentoring, partnership acquisition, and supply chain development. Micro Empire does this through it's newly launched M-BIZ Accelerator.

  • Train . Retool . Invest

    We desire financial freedom for Myanmar, come learn how you can build your Micro Empire

    Financial Literacy & 

    Lean Business Education

    Budgets, Savings, Debt, Reducing Debt

    These online classes focus on the personal financial situation of individuals. Intended to impact the student immediately with easy to understand concepts.

    • Personal Financial Management
    • Start a Business With No Money
    • Creating a Business Plan from Scratch
    • Creative Business Models That Solve Problems

    Classes Include:

    • Burmese
    • 10 modules
    • Reading
    • Videos
    • Cartoons
    • Questions for Discussion
    • Quizzes after each Module


    Micro Business Accelerator

    Incubate your Idea and Get Funded

    Micro Empire will accept people into their micro business accelerator program based on the successful completion of the 4 core classes:


    1.Personal Financial Management

    2.Start a Business With No Money

    3.Creating a Business Plan from Scratch

    4.Creative Business Models That Solve Problems


    Investment Given: $5,000 - $10,000

    *Limit 10 participants Per Cohort

    Budgeting Tool

    Personal Financial Management

    Micro Empire cares about the financial management of individuals and small businesses. We believe if you can control your finances you can control your future. We've created a tool that can help Myanmar people do these things to help them get financial freedom:

    1. Create a Budget

    2. Input Income and Expenses

    3. Create a Debt Plan

    4. Create a Savings Plan

    5. Calculate Loans

  • M-BIZ Accelerator Program

    M-Biz Accelerator offers 12 day intensive business management training, Accounting & Legal Service, Mentoring Service and Investment to Micro- and Small businesses. Program runs 2 times per year and accepts total 80 entrepreneurs annually. Entrepreneurs selected for Pitch day will have the chance to entering investment process.


    Cohort 2 Program Flow : အစီအစဥ္ အေသးစိတ္မ်ား

    PROGRAM FEE:  သင္တန္းေၾကး


    Management Training Program Fee 300 USD

    သင္တန္းေၾကးအတြက္ ကုန္က်ေငြသည္ အေမရိကန္ ေဒၚလာ (၃၀၀) ျဖစ္သည္။

    Investment Training Fee 50 USD (After Selected in Business Pitch – Round1)

    ပဏာမအၾကိမ္ ေရြးခ်ယ္ခံရၿပီးေနာက္ တက္ေရာက္ခြင့္ရသူမ်ားသည္ ရင္းႏွီးျမဳပ္ႏွံမႈ သင္တန္းေၾကး ေဒၚလာ (၅၀) ေပးရပါမည္။




    Online Submission အြန္လိုင္းမွ တစ္ဆင့္

    munwet@myanmarbusinessanswers.com ; xiao@myanmarbusinessanswers.com 

    Submit File Name: Company Name _ Incubation Accelerator Cohort 2 Application



  • Apply Now For The M-BIZ Accelerator

    Download the application and apply today!

  • Maung Chan Tha Cartoon

    See the cartoon of the Poor Man became a Rich Man

  • TEAM

    We're on a mission to help Myanmar People get Financial Freedom

    Ryan Russell

    Executive Director

    Ryan has been focused on micro businesses in Myanmar since 2012. Primarily focusing the urban poor and farmers. Ryan has extensive experience leading micro-finance initiatives that have value added components in training and mentoring which help recipients have a better chance of succeeding. Ryan is married to the lovely Mary who is Myanmar and runs one of their businesses.

    Maggie Yun


    Maggie spent a few years in Uganda working in banking and starting her first business before deciding she wanted to do small business development in Myanmar. Her background in finance and entrepreneurial spirit makes her the perfect director for Micro Empire. 

    Mary Sanra

    Staff Development

    Mary has been teaching business and translating business curriculum for the past 4 years working alongside Ryan. She is finishing her Masters in Organizational Leadership and uses it daily with the staff. She also currently manages the couples other business Yangon Food Tours.

    Mishi Nanglat

    Executive Assistant

    Mishi is a business major from MIT Bars program in Yangon. She assists Ryan in consulting and does office management.

    John Buchanan

    Board Chairman

    John has been in Myanmar the past 3 years teaching business and doing administration at a local University. John is a former consultant for Price Waterhouse and hails from New Zealand. John has weekly advisory meetings with Ryan and is the director of the board.

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