In land scarce Singapore, high rise buildings are part of our everyday life. According to the Building and Construction Authority, there are about 70,000 passenger lifts and 7,000 escalators in Singapore. Keeping these running smoothly and safely necessitates maintenance at least once a month...
Entrepreneur Vanessa Ong founded Gernise Global in 2014, a B2B company specialising in distributing polycarbonate and plastic raw material. In 2016, she also founded MamaShop, a B2C e-commerce platform specialising in environmentally-friendly products including lifestyle products and eco-friendly straws. During the pandemic, like many...
Enterprise Singapore (ESG) will be enhancing the Startup SG Founder programme to boost the pipeline of new innovative startups in Singapore. Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat announced during his Ministerial Speech on 17 August that up to S$150 million has been set aside for this.
Founded in 2015, Fabelio offers well-crafted and high-quality furniture for the Indonesian market from local designers at attractive prices. SMEhorizon speaks to Fabelio’s Marshall Tegar Utoyo, CEO and Co-Founder, and Christian Sutardi, Co-Founder, about their inspiration for entering this sector, the company’s plans for omnichannel marketing, their...
This year’s HKTDC Entrepreneur Day, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), broadcast a series of seminars in July giving start-ups valuable insights into finding a path forward during this difficult time. Running under the theme "Revive‧ Redefine", the 2020 E-Day invited a high-powered panel...
Recent research into individuals with diverse skill sets found that jacks-on-all-trades are more likely to start a business and succeed as entrepreneurs than those who have only a specialised skill. The reason? They can see more opportunities and are more resourceful when solving problems in an uncertain...
Founded in 1982 by Jackson Chua, Chuan Kok is a homegrown company that has matured into a leading supplier of hydraulics components in the oil and gas industry. Like many other businesses, they realised the need for digitalisation, but, as a self-described “old uncle’s business”, they found...
Amazon’s Seller University, an online education portal, for small and medium businesses (SMBs) in Singapore, was launched at the Amazon Singapore Online Seller Summit 2020.  With interactive eLearning content, sellers on Amazon.sg can access live practice opportunities and personalized support to better operate on Amazon's store.
eBay has launched “Global 24/7”, an e-Commerce accelerator programme specifically designed to help SMEs leverage eBay’s platform for global export as the economy gradually enters a recovery phase. This e-Commerce accelerator programme provides start-up incentives, necessary tools, training, and assistance for business owners to...
Enterprise Singapore (ESG) has set aside over S$55 million to accelerate the growth of promising local agriculture and aquaculture companies by developing their innovation capabilities to grow more with less. This builds on ESG’s ongoing efforts to develop a vibrant agri-food tech ecosystem that...