Show me the money: What's wrong with the startups picture?

Not so long ago, investors would have frowned on a company headed for the stock market with no profitability – and no clear sight of future profits – to show.

SMEs' next big investment push: transformative technology

INVESTMENT in technology is reaching a key milestone, according to a new EY report which found that small and medium enterprises across South-east Asia (SEA) expect to make investments in...

SMEs in Singapore need to move beyond clicks and mortar

WITH a range of government grants on offer, more Singapore SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) are taking their businesses online and as a result, the customer journey is increasingly...

What Singapore businesses need to get ahead in the AI race

IT'S no secret that artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform the way we live, work and play. In fact, it's already happening all around us in Singapore, from chatbots being...

Digital transformation: big gaps between goals and reality

YOU might not be considering digital transformation when you're getting in your car to go to the office in the morning. But perhaps you should.

Blockchain unchained: Tackling wash trading

CYBERSECURITY laws in the blockchain space are a big grey area for businesses such as crypto exchanges. 2018 gave us a record year of exchange hacks with losses running into billions of dollars -...

Time to tighten digital banking metrics

THE heightened pressure on Singapore banks to prove their mettle amid Big Tech disruption means an ongoing rewrite in how digital banking is showing off richer returns.

Some innovation strategies for Singapore SMEs

SMALL and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore are competing in an increasingly challenging business environment.

Raising SME productivity: when push comes to shove

WITH a stiff labour market and the challenging business environment expected to persist, Singapore's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) increasingly have no choice but to lean more on...

New initiative aims to help SMEs expand and run franchises overseas

SINGAPORE - A new programme has been launched to make it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to expand and run franchises overseas.