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Togs that empower women: what success means to Love, Bonito's founders

THEY say "clothes maketh the man", or woman - in this case. What started out as a platform to share their love of fashion has morphed into a fast fashion online retailer recognised locally and...

Cousins who gave up banking for beauty (sector)

An eye-popping beauty parlour bill helped to convince businessman Nelson Loh, 38, to enter the lucrative aesthetics industry.

Razer founder Tan Min Liang's 'insane drive to be the best'

The founder of the gaming company attributes his success to his parents, and talks about his insane drive to be the best.

Online furniture shop Castlery finds niche between mass market and luxury offerings

Looking back on Mr Declan Ee's pursuits, the 34-year-old's career trajectory has hardly been predictable.

Ricky Ng: striking out at 40 to grow Blue Lotus

Ricky Ng was practically born into the food and beverage (F&B) and hospitality industry. His grandfather was a chef in Hong Kong, whose six out of seven children ended up working in F&B-...

Working the wok as heat dies down on char kway teow

He is a familiar face in the coffee shop at Block 132, Jalan Bukit Merah, and part of a shrinking group of masters skilled in whipping up char kway teow.

Baby bottle-maker growing bigger and healthier day by day

Small and medium-sized enterprises are planting the Singapore flag in distant markets around the world. In the first instalment of a four-part series, Annabeth Leow looks at home-grown baby bottle...

Interior design firm's boss learns business lessons the hard way

IF anyone has experienced the struggles of starting up, it is Mr Terence Neo. The 33-year-old is the design director of eightytwo, a local interior design boutique. While he now has a sizeable...

LiHO boss Rodney Tang sold his flat to start first Gong Cha outlet

There was no escaping the spotlight for Mr Rodney Tang, 46, over the exit of well-loved bubble tea chain Gong Cha, which he had brought in 2009, from Singapore. Under him, Gong Cha earned $30...

Bynd Artisan founders Winnie Chan and James Quan detail the bookbinding atelier’s success

The scented candle on their bedroom balcony is lit. Their whiskies of choice – Lagavulin on the rocks for him and a Japanese highball for her –...