Singapore SMEs

Building a future-ready Singapore Inc

"BEING innovative" has moved to an essential rather than a vantage point. However, Singapore and Singapore businesses are not novices at innovation. Since its independence, which witnessed the...

Standing out through design and quality

ESTABLISHED in 1995 by three ambitious brothers who possessed a myriad of complementary skill sets required in the interior design industry, Image Creative is the product of their entrepreneurial...

Powerful brand names honoured with awards at dinner gala

THE brand name is one of the key driving factors of successful companies in Singapore, said Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung at the 17th annual Singapore Prestige Brand Awards (SPBA) held at the...

Collaborations key to going global

INTERNATIONALISATION has been a focus of Singapore and local enterprises for decades. In fact, Singapore companies engaged in overseas business activity has risen to an all-time high (83 per cent...

Spearheading transformation in the semiconductor industry

THE journey of Feinmetall Singapore began when general manager Sam Chee Wah set sights on Singapore's strong institutional support for SMEs.

A toast to a Singapore icon

AT kaya toast chain Ya Kun, the business operates like "one big family" - one with different roles and functions, says Jesher Loi, director of branding and market development. It's a family-...

Construction firms challenged as business shrinks, cashflow hit

THE beleaguered oil and gas industry has barely started to climb out of the hole when another major business sector - construction - is headed for dark times, with increasing liquidations and...

How Singapore's family-owned SMEs can shoot for the moon

LOCAL small and medium-sized family-run companies with an ageing leadership and concerned about their legacy and the longevity of their business can turn to the moon for inspiration.

Born during crisis, Times Software sees opportunity in adversity

TRADITIONAL HR processes that use outdated technology such as punch cards and local drives can be time-consuming and tedious. Citing a personal example, Charles Liaw, 59, once had to travel all...

SMEs feeling bite of trade battles but retail and F&B buck trend

SINGAPORE SMEs will look to expand in 2019, but show greater caution than six months ago as trade tensions continue to simmer, the latest SBF-DP SME Index showed on Monday.