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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

'It's fun to go to work every day with family... but we fight a lot'

Siblings Surekha and Aaghir Yadav run marketing agency Creative Insurgence together. -ST

Stem cell skincare product goes global

Group chief executive Gavin Tan said Calecim will hit the Thai and Taiwanese markets next. -ST

Persistence propels this family business

Many local firms have sprung up in the health and wellness space over the 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

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

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

Brand Me!

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

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

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

Tete-a-tech

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