SMEs hope for more short-term relief as they feel the squeeze

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) say they continue to feel the immediate pain of manpower constraints and high operating costs - issues they believe the Budget did not do enough to...

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Ratio of Singaporeans, foreign workers can be adjusted to help businesses: Asme

SINGAPORE - The ratio of Singaporeans to foreign workers can be adjusted to help businesses address manpower and cost issues without hurting the country's push for improved productivity and...

Singapore's big businesses overtake small firms as job creators

[SINGAPORE] Singapore's larger companies created more jobs last year than small and medium-sized businesses for the first time since 2013 as the economy struggled in the face of sluggish domestic...

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.


Emerging Enterprise award

Closes June 1, 2019