Singapore SMEs

Call for bold measures in second support package

THE government's second support package will need to bring out the big guns if Singapore wants to avert severe fallout from the novel coronavirus pandemic within the next few months, businesses,...

HAO Mart branches out with niche offerings, halal concepts

BARELY four years after its parent company HAO Corp delisted its electronics manufacturing business and went into the grocery industry, HAO Mart is delivering strong results for the group,...

New distancing rules could be last straw for some businesses

THE latest social-distancing measures to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus may deal another heavy blow to frontline businesses already battered by the outbreak.

SMEs rush to house Malaysian workers for next two weeks

AS MALAYSIA seals itself off for two weeks starting from Wednesday, Singapore employers have welcomed the government's offers of help with accommodating their Malaysian workers who will be unable...

Businesses hope for speedy aid to address immediate needs

WITH the Covid-19 virus outbreak likely to last till the end of the year, businesses are hoping to get more help to retain their workforce and quicker aid within the next two to three months in...

Bee Cheng Hiang turns to tech, serves up new lifestyle offerings

BAK kwa company Bee Cheng Hiang is famous for its traditional food products, but it is striking out on a very modern path with its plans to launch not just an app, but an app development company...

Young leaders from Singapore business families set up S$5m fund for SMEs

YOUNG leaders from six prominent business families in Singapore, which include Goldbell Group and Super Group founder's investment firm Apricot Capital, are behind a S$5 million fund to provide...

Singapore SMEs seize opportunities in growing aerospace sector

WITH the help of government agencies and trade associations and chambers (TACs), local small- and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) are also benefiting from the growth of the aerospace sector.

UOB sets aside S$3b as relief assistance to SMEs

UNITED Overseas Bank (UOB) on Wednesday said it has set aside S$3 billion to provide companies in Singapore, especially small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), with relief assistance to tide over...

SMEs seek sustainability and local support for the long haul

SINGAPORE businesses, asked what they would like to see laid out in this year's Budget, have cited bread-and-butter concerns, though some also trained their sights on longer-term issues such as...