On 1 November 2019, DBS Bank announced that it is making available a comprehensive suite of banking and professional services – at zero cost – that high-growth startups in the Software, Internet and Emerging Technology industries need. This is in recognition that Asia is...
On 4 November 2019, OCBC announced that start-ups can now open an OCBC business banking account in Singapore immediately after incorporation, rather than experiencing the typical one day wait. This is made possible through an Application Programming Interface (API) between OCBC Bank and global information services provider, Experian. Once a business...
A study conducted by Microsoft Asia and IDC Asia/Pacific released findings which found that that organizations with AI expect to see 41% improvement in competitiveness in three years. The study also found that more than half (52%) of organisations within the region’s Financial Services...
Started in 2017, the SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace program has equipped Singaporeans with foundational digital skills and a mindset for digital transformation, to prepare them for technological changes in their workplace and daily lives. In September 2019, NTUC LearningHub (NTUC LHUB) and Skills Future...
A global study released by talent investor Entrepreneur First in August 2019 revealed that many of the Generation Z Singaporeans surveyed held positive views of entrepreneurship and relate to the values of entrepreneurs, but remain pragmatic and cautious due to fears of potential financial loss and a perceived lack of access...
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across Southeast Asia look to invest in digital technologies within the next three years as the key enabler to drive new business propositions and user experiences, and deliver on significantly enhanced offerings. However, they face challenges around digital talent shortages and transformation,...
Family businesses tend to lean towards a long-term view rooted in shared values, vision and culture, which can help them maintain family control over years. However, family ownership, by itself, doesn’t guarantee a business’s longevity. This is according to Deloitte’s new survey, Global family business survey 2019: Long-term...
Xero, the global small business platform, has recently announced a partnership with Stripe to develop new innovations that help small businesses get paid faster, in more ways, and gain more visibility over their business performance. The global partnership, announced at Xerocon San Diego 2019,...
In an interview with SME Horizon, Paul Hadjy, Co-Founder, Horangi Cyber Security explains how his company helps small and medium enterprises in the Asia Pacific region use technology to mitigate risks Can you tell us about Horangi? Me and my co-founder...
With the enhanced Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG) which takes effect on 1 July 2019, companies can receive more support to transform their workforce. This was announced at the launch of SkillsFuture Festival today by Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Education & Ministry of Trade and Industry,...