THE SME PLAYBOOK

Bouncing back from a business partner's betrayal

SHE thought she had found a skilled business partner with experience in the industry, but he turned out to be her worst bet.

This was...

In trying to overcome high logistics costs, she struck gold

GINA Toh and her husband had only begun thinking about starting their own business when the cost of logistics almost deterred them. But the pair...

Boss of multimillion-dollar firm was once doubted for her youth and gender

FOODXERVICES' turnover has grown about five times to surpass S$60 million since she took charge of the business in 2007, but Nichol Ng was doubted...

Keen to maintain standards, egg tart institution Tong Heng is reluctant to expand

CONTRARY to what most successful businesses might do, Tong Heng is reluctant to expand, be it within Singapore or beyond local shores.

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Having corporate experience helps with the job, says Lim Kee's next-gen leader

HAVING corporate experience helps with the job, says Ang Khim Wee, who - with two sisters - is part of the next generation helping to run the...

Humility, managing people are key to the role, says Mothercare's Pang Fu Wei

AS successor to the Pang Kim Hin Group, known for bringing British baby goods brand Mothercare to Singapore, Pang Fu Wei says humility and the art...

Wanting to be own boss, brothers take plunge into F&B business

WANTING to be their own boss, three brothers have given up corporate careers and dived full-time into an F&B (food and beverage) business....

Even Rasel Catering has had its bad bets

RASEL Catering generates millions in turnover these days, but it has had its share of bad bets and low periods.

In 2003, the homegrown...

Ditching corporate life to start you tiao business

IT was 2017 and Audrey Chew was looking for something new to do. She had returned to Singapore after five years of working for a Brazilian mining company in China.

"I went to fintech, AI (...

Irvin's Salted Egg was born out of a bleeding business

LOCAL snack brand Irvin's Salted Egg may be a regional empire now, but its famed chips were once a stopgap solution to bolster a struggling...

Former minister bodyguard turned security boss

Leacov founder Simon Ng spent most of his life guarding others, but has now built a company training people in the security field, and doing it quite successfully, too.