SME Central

Prime Movers

A gentler touch

Veteran accountant and Singapore Land Authority chairman Chaly Mah has instilled in the statutory board a work ethic that engages the public. -BT

Wealthy and pragmatic

For someone deemed ultra rich, liew mun leong takes a down -to-earth approach to investing. -BT Wealth

The 'white society'

Keong Saik Collab is a co-working space for locals by locals. -AsiaOne

Doing a wealth of good

Indonesian tycoon Mochtar Riady's determination to keep The Lippo Group growing is not driven by wealth, but a simple aim to do good for people and for the country. -BT

Dollars and Sense

Keeping a good cause afloat

Rental costs, manpower expenses and lack of demand for products and services can break a social enterprise. -ST

Great deals from The Luxe Nomad

The site has since raised more than $1 million from investors and partners, and works with over 400 Asian and European hotels and resorts to offer flash-sale deals on top of their best available rates. -BT

SingTel to give 10,000 SMEs free ad space

For a month, 10,000 SMEs here will garner a higher profile for their advertisements beamed out on an electronic billboard in Raffles Place, and all for free. -BT

Baby worth millions but parting is such sweet sorrow

Mech-Power Generator's MD hopes sale will secure its future. - ST

Talking Points

Nurturing the next leaders

Singapore companies should be more forward-looking and transparent about succession planning, as this will help them retain and attract talent amid the labour crunch. -ST

Breaking through cultural boundaries of overseas business

Global leadership expert Professor Erin Meyer from business school Insead has identified eight critical dimensions of multi-cultural business practice

Crafting a business

The global craft movement has hit Singapore but makers here face challenges. -ST

Banks, IT firms mull moves offshore amid manpower shortage

Business parks could be hit if middle, back-end functions shift: report. -ST

Brand Me!

Courts, Gong Cha among Singapore's most influential brands

Consumers in Singapore value convenience and price the most when it comes to giving support to a brand of products, a new survey has found. -AsiaOne

2 out of 3 experienced bad service in the past 6 months

At least half of all negative experiences have gone unnoticed by organisations. -AsiaOne

The art of deceptive advertising: How false and misleading tricks are used

Here is a comparison between fake shoots and real products. You'll be surprised at what these products look like in real life. -AsiaOne

Leveraging on an iconic event

In inking the F1 deal, SIA joins its keenest competitors that spend tens of millions on global sponsorships. -BT

eBiz hub

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

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

Mums click with online trade

Some stay-home parents are doing online businesses related to the needs of their own children. -ST

3 in 4 banks and finance companies outsource functions overseas

A shortage of skilled workers and cost savings have led a majority of banks and finance companies in Singapore to turn to outsourcing some of their business functions overseas.

Tete-a-tech

The human factor in innovation

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

The language conundrum in Chinese travel

For Singapore hotels, being able to communicate effectively with their Chinese guests is vital if they are to provide a high level of service.

Apple buys music star Beats for US$3 billion

Apple announced plans on Wednesday to buy Beats Music and Beats Electronics -AFP

The big data crunch

And what it can reveal about the health of your company. -ST