Singapore SMEs

Engaging workers as business transforms is a must: panellists

EVEN as businesses continue to transform themselves, many have focused on technology alone - neglecting the need to engage with their people to cope with the changes, noted panellists at a human...

Going with the flow of business

STARTING with a single desk in borrowed office space and just one telephone line, Aik Soon Hardware has grown from a general hardware dealer to a specialist distributor of marine and industrial...

SMEs need open innovation for Fourth Industrial Revolution

THE month of October last year saw two large-scale events gearing local enterprises for the Fourth Industrial Revolution: the inaugural Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific 2018 (ITAP) was held...

How can South-east Asia produce more unicorns?

FUELLED by talented and experienced entrepreneurs, South-east Asia is fast becoming a leading innovation destination. While the US fell out of the top 10 in the 2018 Bloomberg Innovation Index,...

Leveraging technology in greening the future

BUILT on the back of Singapore's little-known horticulture industry, landscaping companies have been carefully cultivating Singapore's reputation as a "city in a garden" over the years. With mega...

SME business sentiment slides for third straight quarter

BUSINESS sentiment among Singapore small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) eased again for the third straight quarter, even as they remained marginally optimistic about the outlook for the first...

Is there still value in cryptocurrencies?

A FLURRY of initial coin offerings (ICO), beginning late last year saw billions of dollars being pumped into the purchase of digital currencies issued by startups aiming to raise funding for...

At the heart of healthcare

SINGAPORE Medical Specialists Centre (SMSC) believes the key to building a successful integrated healthcare centre is through investing in advanced medical facilities and equipment with medical...

Precisely what customers ordered

WHEN Lam Keng Yew's father first established the manufacturing business under the name of Onn Wah Engineering Works in 1961, there were only four workers and a few machines.

How SMEs can expand their e-commerce business overseas

CONSIDERING international expansion is a natural form of progression for SMEs as a way to remain competitive, particularly for those in the retail sector. This is especially vital given the...