Singapore SMEs

How women can build the future of business in Singapore

GENDER balance is not only a women's issue, it is a business issue. A recent study from the McKinsey Global Institute estimates that women in the Asia-Pacific, if given equal opportunities at work,...

Businesses fear tying grants to worker outcomes could be deterrent

BUSINESSES are wary about a new condition announced in Parliament on Monday that requires firms to commit to the "fulfilment of worker outcomes" such as wage increases if they receive funding support...

To build an international business, it's about growing better, not faster

STARTING a business has never been easier, but scaling one has never been harder. For those that do succeed in their home markets, formulating plans to expand overseas is often the next step in...

Silver linings and dark sides of the cloud

THE usage of cloud services has become more common in recent years. Some of the typical cloud offerings familiar to SMEs include Microsoft Office Online, Salesforce CRM, SAP Cloud, DropBox and...

Govt to make it easier for businesses to apply for licences

TO CREATE a pro-business environment, the government wants to streamline regulations to reduce costs, cut paper work and free up resources, said Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Trade and...

Businesses that take up EDG funding must commit to 'fulfilment of worker outcomes': Koh Poh Koon

BUSINESSES that receive funding support from the Enterprise Development Grant (EDG) from April 1, 2020, will be required to commit to the fulfilment of worker outcomes such as wage increases, job...

Forging tomorrow's new global enterprise

UNCERTAINTY in the global economy continues to amplify as ongoing trade conflicts and technology disruptions upend global supply chains. Given such uncertainty, Budget 2019 is forward-looking as...

Building for the future - from the ground up

SINGAPORE got the expansionary Budget it needed with big-ticket items aimed at driving domestic spending in areas like social services, health and infrastructure.

How two brothers built a music school empire in Singapore

IT'S not just students who can learn music at Aureus Academy - now, Singapore's fastest-growing music school is able to train teachers as well.

Five imperatives for change every business should consider

DESIGN Orchard, a new development on Orchard Road comprising a retail showcase, incubators and event spaces bringing over 60 local brands together, recently opened its doors.