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PastaMania: Breaking into new markets with a well-oiled franchising system

Concerted efforts to bring PastaMania overseas only roared to life in 2013, about a decade after Commonwealth Capital bought over the brand. Those ten years served as an incubation period, during...

Loyalty and limitation in family businesses

Relying on trusted insiders need not pose a limitation on growth as long as owners continuously broaden their organisation beyond what they themselves can do. Ultimately, for any ambitious family...

The importance of search engine optimisation

Are bigger companies always better versed in search engine optimisation (SEO) than small and medium enterprises (SMEs)? Do organisations understand the difference between organic traffic and paid...

Yang Kee Logistics: homegrown logistics firm goes global with M&A

Homegrown logistics firm Yang Kee Logistics' acquisition of Australian supply chain company Axima is set to fulfil Yang Kee's vision of developing a truly global network for its business. Group...

In search of innovative talent

INNOVATION and disruption are the buzz words that dot the business landscape today. At a consumer level, we can order taxi rides conveniently from our smartphones and get food delivered to us at...

ShopBack: conquering six markets in under three years

From a Singapore-based team of just three people in 2014 to a regional force of over 120 employees today, e-commerce cashback start-up ShopBack explains how it has managed to flourish across six...

Data analytics - breathing new life into Singapore's gloomy retail scene

AN EVER-CHANGING economy, volatile retail sales and growing vacancies in shopping malls - all this seems to spell trouble for the local retail scene, but there is light at the end of the hardship...

Shopmatic finds the key to unlock India's consumer market: mobile

Shopmatic may be based in Singapore but when the e-marketplace service provider start-up launched, it went global first - entering the challenging but promising Indian market before even Singapore...

How to ensure success in new markets

WHAT does it take for business units to operate effectively and succeed in new markets? What do failed business expansions have in common?

ViSenze: Changing how the world shops online with image search

ViSenze was born to go global. From day one, this award-winning visual search tech start-up has helped e-retailers Rakuten Taiwan and Zalora transform the way netizens shop online. Touted as one...