E-commerce is here to stay, as shopping from home becomes the new normal in the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Global Ecommerce Update 2021 by eMarketer, Retail e-commerce sales grew by 27.6% in 2020 globally, with sellers going global with their brands on platforms like eBay. But...
The sports industry has been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, facing a combined barrage of travel restrictions, limitations on gatherings, and health protocols regarding events. Nevertheless, sports clubs and media companies continue to fight for survival and engage with their loyal fans. One...
Sleek has released the results of its 2021 Index Study, examining the impact of COVID-19 on Singaporean SMEs through the lens of expenditure. The full report, which will be published at the end of August, is based on the study and analysis of over...
Huawei announced its plan to invest US$100 million in startup support at the inaugural HUAWEI CLOUD Spark Founders Summit. Huawei said the investment would go towards its Spark Program in the Asia Pacific region, which aims to build a sustainable startup ecosystem for the region over the...
Organisations, industry observers and vendors have discussed a lot about the pace of change in technology rollout and adoption in recent months. We have seen how services provisions have been transformed, how rapidly new apps were deployed, how new workflows are developed, and new ways of serving...
Hashtaqs uplifts businesses in brand transformation and omni-channel marketing through advisory and implementation online and offline. Since their business’ inception in 2016, they have built an ecosystem of entrepreneurs, industry leaders, government and investors across Asia, and established Hashtaqs in 2020 to separate their branding and marketing...
According to OCBC, Singapore’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) turned in a resilient performance in the second quarter of 2021 as their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic continued to gain momentum despite the impact from the Heightened Alert measures in Singapore and prolonged COVID-19 disruptions to work...
Founded in 2020, ServiceBack.com is a homegrown home services platform that is the first to offer marketing costs back to customers as cashback. SMEhorizon talks to Hakeem SA, one of the co-founders of ServiceBack.com on the problems that inspired his forays into this industry, the technology they...
Xero has announced the launch of the Xero Responsible Data Use Advisory Council dedicated to educating and empowering small business owners on responsible data use. The inaugural group of Council members, who come from the small business community and industry experts around the world,...
Sentiment among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore and Malaysia has been largely positive since the global COVID-19 pandemic began. In Singapore, firms are looking beyond survival to seize new opportunities, according to a survey compiled by the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) and Experian.