A mid-career entrepreneur’s journey: starting a business at 41, and failing

Now back to corporate life, Tan believes the skills he learnt in the rough-and-tumble startup world – “dream big, start small, move fast and fail fast” – help him do his job better.

Innovation in family firms: A missed opportunity?

Here in Asia, family firms are a prominent feature of the business landscape, but are they better at innovating; or, because of the way they are run, are they more likely to lag behind?

[VIDEO] Sirius Venture Capital's Eugene Wong on his investment philosophy

Sirius Venture Capital's founder and managing director, Eugene Wong, shares anecdotes from his journey in venture capital - investments that were hits and others that were not, and how these have...

5 pitfalls to avoid for FMCG brands in developing Asia

WITH their huge and expanding consumer population and rising incomes, Asia's developing markets may be the most promising place on Earth to sell fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG). But for too many...

Making innovation a priority at board level

SHOULD boards hold themselves accountable for making innovation work? According to IMD Professor Jean-Philippe Deschamps, innovation needs to be part of a board's governance mission. For him,...

Round-up: SMEs and cash flow management

Here's a round-up of some of our most-read stories on SMEs and cashflow management.

Using data analytics to raise productivity and profitability: 4 key steps for SMEs

IT IS widely believed that effective data analysis may create new business opportunities as technological advancement may offer companies greater ability to predict what their customers want.

What SMEs should do to protect themselves from cyber attacks

The consequences of cyber breaches are grave, and SMEs should take measures to prevent cyber attacks from happening.

Using mergers to ride the wave of growth

Singapore's SMEs are attractive targets for multinational corporations and private equity funds seeking to tap into the sizable Asean growth story.