Singapore SMEs

Meat the professionals

THE Indoguna story began in 1993 as a purveyor of premium meats to hotels and restaurants. Its customers include high-end supermarkets and hotels such as Dairy Farm Group, Marina Bay Sands and Grand...

BCA doubles co-funding for SMEs to go green

SMALL and medium enterprises (SMEs) will soon receive a funding boost in their efforts to green their buildings and premises.

Q4 business sentiment dips but industry watchers remain upbeat

BUSINESS sentiment among local companies has eased for the fourth quarter of 2017, but still remains in positive territory, according to the latest Business Optimism Index study by the Singapore...

Implementation is key for setup of Enterprise Singapore

THE success of the merger of IE Singapore and Spring Singapore hinges on its effective implementation, say observers, while welcoming the newly formed government agency, Enterprise Singapore, as a...

The way forward for SMEs to acquire, retain talent in digital age

THERE is an adage in business that people leave managers, not companies. Attracting and retaining good talent will remain a perennial issue for local businesses, big and small.

Dian Xiao Er's recipe for success

ROASTED with a myriad of herbs and spices, Dian Xiao Er's signature dish, the herbal roast duck, is a feast for both the eyes and the mouth. The chain of Chinese restaurants came about 15 years...

Stay nimble, stay relevant and make the most of every situation

IN THE face of sluggish economic growth coupled with the cyclical and volatile nature of the shipping industry, BLPL represents one of the few firms that stay atop the waves of change.

Keeping the print business thriving in a digital age

IN THE new digital age, changing consumer habits and the rapid growth of e-commerce companies such as Amazon and eBay present new challenges to many businesses, the printing industry included.

Local firm aims to make HR easy for SMEs

AS LABOUR costs increase and human resources (HR) function assumes a more strategic role to focus on the recruitment and retention of talent, there is an increasing need to automate the basic HR...

Startup Carousell is growing up fast

ONLINE classifieds platform Carousell, ubiquitous with the buying and selling of second-hand goods, is fast growing up and moving into higher-value verticals such as cars as well as job listings.

Scrubbing away that idea about sunset industries

DIVING into a venture without prior expertise is not easy. That said, it is even more challenging for young graduates to venture into a commonly perceived sunset industry.