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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 –...

Retail logistics firm fills warehousing and delivery gaps for e-commerce SMEs

With Singapore’s e-commerce industry set to be worth S$7.45 billion by 2025, Prashant Dadlani, CEO of retail logistics company blu, is headed in the right direction.

Building a thoughtful business

The Thought Collective, says co-founder Kuik Shiao-yin, is a for-profit organisation where the profit is a means of achieving its vision of an emotionally and socially stronger Singapore.

Eco-friendly journey of heart and sole for Singapore distributor of Melissa shoes

SINGAPORE firm Enviably Me, originally a multi-brand retailer selling eco-friendly designer products, revamped its core product offerings when its founder, Terence Yow, learnt of a Brazilian brand...

Independent cinema The Projector: born of a desire to rejuvenate old spaces

When Karen Tan went to look at a derelict cinema on the fifth floor of a forgotten 1970s building on Beach Road, she knew right away that the space had potential: she had an idea to spruce it up...

Firm goes green cleaning up industrial grime

TuffChem Environmental Services provides industrial cleaning services and chemical sales but unlike similar firms, it focuses on the environment with clean processes and green chemicals. In the...

Singapore's ramen king found his true calling

Mr Jason Lim has a thing for noodles. He had mee pok for breakfast, and has just wolfed down a plate of satay beehoon from a well-known stall in Sembawang Hill Food Centre for lunch.