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 […]

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 […]

THE ONE SKILL THAT SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS OWNERS HAVE IN COMMON

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As a litigator and accredited mediator in the SME space for over 25 years, I’ve witnessed what truly differentiates a successful leader from one that is destined to fail is the “art of negotiation”. Why is negotiation important? The ability to negotiate should be a central skill, but it seems to be lost on most small […]

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