7 TOP REASONS WHY NETWORKING IS IMPORTANT FOR SMES

Being an SME owner can be lonely or even panic-inducing at times. However, networking and collaborating with others can help you to maintain a positive mindset. Reaching out to fellow SME owners can be especially helpful during periods when you feel isolated while building your business. Anyone who has ever experienced a team-building exercise should […]

5 CYBERSECURITY PRACTICES THAT ALL SME OWNERS SHOULD KNOW IN 2019

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As an IT consultant who has been in the industry for the past ten years, I’ve observed that many small businesses pay little attention to cybersecurity. They often think that larger corporations are more at risk of cyber-attacks than SMEs, but this is unfortunately not true. While larger MNCs may have a bigger budget and dedicated […]

4 PROVEN STEPS THAT HELPED ME OVERCOME A PANIC MODE AT WORK

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I was in panic mode. I had deadlines to meet, my colleagues were not being helpful and both my bosses and clients were on my case. My brain was running like Usain Bolt, but no solutions were forthcoming. I was stuck in this mode until a helpful colleague took me aside and talked me through […]

WHEN WILL THE SINGAPORE BUDGET STOP MAKING US FEEL “MEH”?

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“MEH” – this is my response to the recent Singapore Budget 2019. Here are three reasons why it failed to impress me (or evoked much emotion at all). 1. Confuse and… conquer? In the Singapore Budget speech, our finance minister highlighted the need to build “Deep Enterprise Capabilities”. Sounds great? I was still uncertain about […]

HOW TO USE CPTPP TO REACH MORE CUSTOMERS

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Last month, we talked about how SME owners should be excited about the signing of Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The trade deal potentially means more customers for them as the agreement opens up new markets. It also means less tariffs and headaches as there are less restrictions on goods. After the excitement […]

HOW TO MAKE THE CPTPP BENEFITS WORK FOR YOU

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Thanks to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) coming into force on 30 Dec 2018, SME owners can look forward to an especially exciting year. According to Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing, “The CPTPP is an important agreement that will complement Singapore’s existing network of bilateral free trade agreements. […]

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