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From serving coffee to becoming Forever 21 billionaires

Forever 21 remains a family business, with Don serving as CEO and Jin Sook as chief merchandising officer. Their two daughters also play an integral role in the company. -Lollipop

Prime Movers

Piloting a nasi lemak business

He had hoped to be a pilot but gave it up to run his father's stall. -ST

Finetuning a grand culture of precision

A growing number of local firms are venturing into the Iskandar development zone. -ST

Singapore medtech startup raises $1.37m

This money will be used for expansion into overseas markets such as Japan, and eventually the rest of Asia and the US. -BT

Going regional: Pushing S'pore firms to expand overseas

It took a trade mission led by then Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew to turn Dr Robert Yap's company from local to global. -ST

Dollars and Sense

Camaraderie key to CBRE's success

Due to growth of regional services hubbed in Singapore, the group's revenue here has quintupled over the past decade. -BT

Making a million before 30: Pauline Ng

Meet young local bosses who have built companies with more than $1 million in revenue annually. -ST

Making a million before 30: Lim Qing Ru

Meet young local bosses who have built companies with more than $1 million in revenue annually. -ST

Making a million before 30: Love and Bravery

Meet young local bosses who have built companies with more than $1 million in revenue annually. -ST

Talking Points

Prevention of future financial collapse difficult

Alleged role of a single day trader in ‘flash crash’ suggests US and UK regulators are very late in the day. -BT

Real estate boss homes in on adding value

He believes in giving back to his staff and charity. -ST

People issues the biggest and most complex challenge facing Singapore SMEs

If you ask fresh graduates where they want to work, they would usually cite Google, Facebook and other tech or multinational brands. -BT

It's time for businesses to build a 'we economy'

The widespread use of digital devices paves the way for businesses to jointly offer connected suites of services people want. -BT

Brand Me!

8-year-old girl earns $173,000 monthly from YouTube channel

8-year-old cooking and baking guru Charli draws an estimated US$127,777 in ad revenue every month - and that's after taking into account YouTube's cut of revenue. -AsiaOne

Sports start-up kicks off alternative game in 'boring' industry

The co-owners of The Sports Shack unanimously agreed on one word to describe the sports industry - "boring", so they took it upon themselves to transform the image of a sporting lifestyle in Singapore. -AsiaOne

Zooming ahead with technology

Bee Advantage addresses gaps in productive chains and proposes solutions accordingly. -BT

Going for Gold

Chung Tze Khit started with a mobile gym and now runs the biggest local chain of fitness gyms. -ST

eBiz hub

Local firm creates mobile app to detect fake goods

Anything can be faked, from bottles of wine to rare tea leaves, so a Singapore company has come up with a way for consumers to check whether their purchases are genuine. -ST

Creating a tech culture

BH Global sees the need to embrace e-commerce and innovative technologies. -BT
Duo turn fashion hobby into online business

Duo turn fashion hobby into online business

Self-taught fashionistas Gerald Shen and Diana Chan owns Vanda Fine Clothing, which sells pocket squares and neckties. -ST
How to look like an expert in your industry

How to look like an expert in your industry

Becoming the expert is a combination of having the correct image and doing the right things. Here are some tips from Pam Siow, the founder of Internet Biz Owners Club. -AsiaOne

Tete-a-tech

Samsung posts first annual profit decline in three years

Samsung Electronics, the world's largest smartphone maker, posted its first drop in annual net profit in three years. -AFP

Ikea bookbook ad propels agency to 'world top 3' status

Ikea's bookbook's advertisement for Ikea appeared to spoof that for tech giant Apple's mega-thin MacBook laptops. -ST
Mobile the driving force in online shopping

Mobile the driving force in online shopping

As devices become the main source of information gathering, consumers no longer interact with store personnel. -AsiaOne
The human factor in innovation

The human factor in innovation

DBS' innovation honcho wants to build systems to fit the individual. -ST