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Marketing key to SMEs going regional

Indeed, the local companies that are successful and holding up against the headwinds that everyone is facing now are those who took the giant leap forward beyond their shores. -BT

Prime Movers

Why Singaporean Eddy Lee gave up Silicon Valley career to head home

View failure as a chance to learn, not a black mark, says S'porean. -ST

Nostalgic supper club

The success of two-decade-old Spize lies in its bursting menu of local and Western fare and the strong sense of loyalty it has cultivated among suppergoers. -ST

UOB invests $14m in Israel-based crowdfunding site

The Israel-based equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd allows start-ups to seek investments from a large number of investors. -CNBC

Goodbye law, hello orders

Legal eagles taking flight to other industries is not a new phenomenon, but the attrition seems to be on the rise in recent years. -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

Learn to go with the flow at a start-up

If you are looking to join the community of start-ups, take some time to ask yourself these important questions. -My Paper

The rising times of a tougher workforce in 2016

Times have been tough in the recent past, and they have got a lot tougher for the workforce of the future. What do these changing times with evolving business dynamics and rapid advancements in technology, demand from the Gen next? -AsiaOne

Top 5 collaboration trends for 2016

People-centred collaboration tools, user-driven innovation, and deeper use of analytics to prevail. -AsiaOne

Ahoy there, boss!

An impulse buy led to the start of a yacht charter company, and Evangeline Wong now oversees an all-male crew. -Her World

Brand Me!

It takes a community to lift a brand

Yasmine Yahya speaks to Kki Sweets co-founder Delphine Liau about what makes her business unique and how she protects its brand. -ST

Simple, woody interiors for health food joint

Health food restaurant The Daily Cut promotes clean living, and its interiors have been designed to emphasise a clean and lean lifestyle. -AsiaOne

Abercrombie moves on from 'sex sells'

The American casual-wear brand has pulled the use of shirtless staff at its stores and for events. -My Paper

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

eBiz hub

Improving customer loyalty and offering rewards through play

How Advergames help online retailers increase customers in a competitive market. -AsiaOne

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


Family-run SME races ahead with R&D

Rarely do family-run small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) employ futurists, but Wong Fong Engineering Works is way ahead of the curve. -ST

'Uber of home care' app bags top prize in $100k Challenge

A mobile app that aims to connect nurses and patients has won the $100,000 top prize in an entrepreneurial competition. -ST

How companies allow hackers to hijack their social media pages

Social media poses a costly security risk. -AsiaOne

Could tennis sensor be a masterstroke for players?

Local start-up launches device that can detect and record a player's performance. -ST