SME Central

Prime Movers

The accidental organic farmer

Ang Soon Chua went from grasscutter to pool cleaner to organic farmer. He dreams of a day when at least a third of Singaporeans can afford organic vegetables. -ST

Popiah King turns emotional at Singapore Business Awards

Food tycoon Sam Goi has been crowned Businessman of the Year, Singapore's most prestigious business accolade. -MyPaper

Fashioning success with Love and Bravery

Duo grow business from online outfit to one with more than $1m in revenue. -ST

Love of property runs in his blood

Hatten Group MD's idol is his father, the 'Geylang king'. -ST

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

Investing In local talent

Singaporean restaurant group JP Pepperdine attracts quality local talent to work in the F&B industry. -Advertising feature

A future rooted in solid human resources

In order to bolster its organisational growth, Singaporean SME Zero Spot Laundry Service Pte Ltd goes back to the HR basics. -Advertising feature

Keeping in shape with a rigorous HR framework

Singaporean company Amore Fitness Pte Ltd constantly enhances its human resources strategies to attract and retain quality talent. -Advertising feature

A toolkit for sustainable business growth

With the self-help HR Capability Toolkit, The Adventus Consultants are on their way to building a firm HR foundation. -Advertising feature

Brand Me!

Evolution of world's most famous logos

Here are 18 of the world's most famous company logos and what they used to look like. -AsiaOne

Upcoming SME events

Enhance your career prospects by mastering professional business Mandarin at work. -ST

DBS, OCBC see jump in brand value

While both improve their global ranking this year, UOB slips two spots to 89th. -BT

11 colours that encourage you to spend more

Can't resist spending more money than you should? The colours of lights, signs and banners could be affecting you more than you know. Here's how shops use colour to lure you in. -AsiaOne

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.


SPH Digital Life & Microsoft presents Amazing Office Work Anywhere, Together with Office 365

In the age of the mobile workforce, the ability to be productive and access essential resources wherever we are has never been more important. That's where Microsoft Office 365 can help you. -AsiaOne

Wearable tech with a do-good factor

Founders toyed with various ideas before designing special jacket. -ST

Fujitsu offers an unbeatable bundle

There is no better way to efficiently scan, save and edit with ease with Fujitsu's impressive range of ScanSnap scanners, customised for each and every user. -Advertising Feature

An online store of your own, just a click away

The choice is yours — just like setting up a boutique and shopping mall. -Jakarta Post/ANN