SME Central

Prime Movers

Ann Teoh's long, hard road to success

Poverty, hunger drove a talented kampung girl to make a name for herself in fashion. -ST

Gaming firm puts S'pore in billion-dollar club

Up to 100,000 gamers visit Garena Online each night to chat and battle it out. -ST

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

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.


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