Growing her brands in the Garden City

CYNTHIA Chua creates new businesses the way some people create art and music. "Doing all this is an expression of my creativity," says the founder and chief executive of Spa Esprit Group (SEG), a...

Gaining from supporting staff learning, development

SMALL and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore suffered a year of uncertainty in 2016, with the number of SMEs that tapped government grants for productivity initiatives falling by over 18 per cent...

Singtel ties up with polytechnics to help SMEs

More crucial training in the digital space is on the way for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) operating in the retail, and food and beverage (F&B) sectors.

Smaller firms can think bigger on sustainability

THE year 2016 was one of the hottest years on record. Across the globe, temperatures soared as climate change continued to wreak havoc.

Singapore not an ideal test-bed for global innovation

DESPITE a commonly held view that Singapore could aspire to be a test-bed for global innovation, some veteran entrepreneurs say local companies would do better to focus instead on global markets, or...

Swipe right on art

IF you, like me, are pathetic at art but still appreciate a good painting and may even want to buy an artwork someday, ARTO could be your solution.

Leveraging change in financial services landscape for SMEs

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) here would do well to take notice of financial technology developments in Singapore.

IPF scheme in right direction, but SMEs must not be passed over: industry watchers

INDUSTRY watchers expressed concern that the International Partnership Fund (IPF) announced in Singapore Budget 2017 may not benefit smaller enterprises, even though further support to help...

Is the Singapore education system disruption-ready?

The Business Times Leaders' Forum will be held on March 22, 2017. To hear Minister of State, Janil Puthucheary, and other speakers share their...

These millennials now run their family businesses

If video killed the radio star, then smartphone cameras might have killed the photography buff. Or maybe not, if 28-year-old Alvan Tan has his way...


Emerging Enterprise award

Closes June 1, 2018