SME Interviews

Home care for seniors a sunrise industry

Care of the elderly is a booming business as Asia's ageing population grows. Singapore-based Active Global Specialised Caregivers has seen its turnover rising steadily since it started operations...

Cut from a different cloth: how Sing Lun's third-gen taps talent, tech and innovation

FAMILY-OWNED businesses in Singapore don't usually have a reputation for being cutting edge or innovative, but Sing Lun Holdings CEO and third-generation leader Mark Lee wants to change that.

Teaming up to cut down packaging waste

Microscope maker Leica Instruments and local foam manufacturer Fagerdala Singapore were recently awarded the Most Green Collaboration by the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce for working...

Keeping things clean and clear at Porcelain

WHEN Pauline Ng decided to help her mother revamp her defunct home facial treatment business in 2009, she had no idea that Porcelain, The Face Spa would grow rapidly to encompass its current three...

Infineon finds Hope in local firm's robot

While small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) may often view multinationals as unrelenting heavyweight competitors, collaborations between the two may well benefit both companies. In the third...

Singapore startup matches lower-income borrowers to licensed moneylenders

THEY are the face of hard work - the bus driver, the nurse, the factory worker. But behind these stalwarts in Singapore's workforce are their invisible credit access problems that one startup now...

Small builder teams up with major developer to use novel material

In this productivity-focused era, large companies can benefit from working with some smaller, home-grown firms to develop new, high-tech methods of production. City Developments, a major Asian...

Wander aims to put 'social' back in social media

Remember the good old days of Internet Relay Chat (IRC) where people chatted in discussion forums, known as channels, about everything under the sun?

Local engineering firm works with MNC to automate making of baby wipes

While small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) may often view multinationals as unrelenting heavyweight competitors, collaborations between the two may well benefit both companies. Consumer goods...

Joshua Lung of homegrown spa chain Healing Touch has his eyes on Asean expansion

Success did not come easy for the entrepreneur, who now owns and manages 7 branches and is entertaining the idea of an overseas franchise.

Local start-up's app gives personalised tips on managing diabetes

Health Minister Gan Kim Yong declared a "war on diabetes" last year and set up a task force to combat the disease that's plaguing more than 400,000 Singaporeans.

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