SME

Companies might be smarter with workers in the boardroom

WHEN legendary physicist Richard Feynman was called in to help solve the mystery of the 1986 Challenger space shuttle explosion, he didn't use advanced math. Instead, according to his own account...

Money FM podcast: Google launches SME Leadership Academy to help SME Businesses

In line with the government’s efforts to empower every worker and enterprise to successfully move towards a digital economy, Google and United Overseas Bank (UOB) are launching a new SME...

Money FM podcast: How a Singaporean defied all odds to set up a high-end jewellery store

Michael Koh, Founder of Caratell Jewellery shares more about the business, which has an annual turnover of over $5 million, as well as his journey in defying the odds.

Money FM podcast: More Singapore SMEs are able to access financing in 2018

According to Linkflow Capital, up to 34% of SMEs gained access to financing in 2018, a marked improvement from 2017's survey data which suggested that only 19% of SMEs were qualified for business...

Shaping the future of MSME finance to help small businesses thrive

MICRO, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are a vital contributor to a country's gross domestic product (GDP). This is particularly true for South-east Asian countries where these entrepreneurs...

Why firms should embrace the cloud now

IN THE past, the Asia-Pacific was seen as the world's factory, churning out low-cost goods for the more advanced economies of the West. Today however, the region has become a global leader in the...

Managing a business ethically burnishes reputation

SAC CAPITAL Private Limited is a reputable corporate finance company whose co-founder and chief executive officer, Mr Ong Hwee Li, lives by the motto "Excuses are for losers". He was inspired by...

Five things businesses need to do to protect themselves against online security threats

CYBER security threats are not only growing in number, but they are also becoming more sophisticated.

7 steps for SMEs looking to embark on digital transformation

Small and medium enterprises across Southeast Asia are looking to invest in digital technologies within the next three years as the key enabler to drive new business propositions and user...

Bridging the customer service gap is the need of the hour

CUSTOMER experience is more important than ever before. Studies show a direct correlation between excellent customer experience and revenue growth.

Small businesses across Asia-Pacific turning to new funding sources

SMALL businesses in the Asia-Pacific, facing a capital crunch, are turning to new funding sources, according to Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) research commissioned by Mastercard.