Singapore SMEs

Some innovation strategies for Singapore SMEs

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

Hong Leong Finance doubles down on core SME segment

LOCAL companies will likely face a profit slowdown this year on the back of the US-China trade war, which shows no signs of easing, as well as property cooling measures that kicked in last July,...

Top executive compensation: Is it time for a rethink?

TRADE tensions, political instability, rising inequality and mounting debt levels have cast a dampening effect on growth forecast.

Swee Kee and Ka Soh start next chapter

AT Swee Kee Eating House in Amoy Street, the homegrown family restaurant business marking its 80th anniversary this year, there was always a fair chance that customers would get to see a fellow...

Remaining competitive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

THE shift towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution is already well underway. Questions around how Big Data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI) will impact economies continue to be...

HSBC Singapore sets its sights on SME segment

HSBC Singapore is no longer taking the back seat when it comes to the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) banking segment here, with plans to raise its share in its target SME market from the...

Heritage businesses caught between wok hei and productivity

SINGAPORE'S heritage businesses in the food and beverage (F&B) industry are finding it a challenge to strike a balance between raising productivity and retaining the authenticity of...

Tech adoption linked to better performance in firms

THE adoption of more digital technologies by firms, including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), is linked to better performance in terms of value-added and productivity, according to a...

Wiselink focuses on the future

DATA analytics are key to Wiselink Technology's new developments in productivity.

Busting myths that discourage SMEs from securing themselves

WHEN it comes to IT security, the largest stories that make the headlines tend to be of larger multinational corporations, or very well-established organisations. However, that doesn't mean that...

Singapore firms scramble to mitigate trade war fallout as orders dive

SINGAPORE businesses across various sectors from manufacturing to trading to services are feeling the heat from the extended US-China trade war as new orders dive - with some bracing for a decline...