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.
The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF) will invest S$50 million over the next five years to develop Singapore’s digital trust capabilities.   Announced by Singapore Minister for Communications and Information Mrs Josephine Teo at the ATxAI Conference during Asia Tech x...
By now most businesses are familiar with the need to change and make decisions more quickly than ever before, yet new data from Zendesk’s ‘Agility in Action Report’ suggests that it is easier said than done, with only 16% of managers in Singapore classifying their organisations as...
Many businesses remain resilient across the Southeast Asian region despite the shadow cast by the global COVID-19 pandemic. In Singapore, business sentiment among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is at its highest since the pandemic, with business leaders looking beyond recovery and seizing new opportunities to grow, according...
Small and Medium enterprises (SMEs) have a lot to gain from embracing digital technologies (digitalisation) into their existing business models, which would improve productivity while opening up new revenue streams. According to the Cisco 2020 APAC SMB Digital Maturity Study– amid COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 70...
Indonesia’s burgeoning digital economy offers extensive opportunities for Singapore startups, technology and financial services firms and investors.On 30 June, the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), in collaboration with the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore, hosted its second FYIstival webinar on Indonesia, themed “Digital and FinTech Opportunities for Indonesia and...
AI Singapore (AISG) has launched its AI Readiness Index (AIRI), a comprehensive and easy-to-implement business-focused framework that helps organisations to self-assess the status of their artificial intelligence (AI) adoption readiness. AIRI, Singapore's first-of-its-kind, will help these businesses to measure their latest AI adoption and...
Pace Enterprise (Pace), a fintech solutions provider, has announced an exclusive regional partnership with luxury goods and retail specialist, Valiram.  Through this partnership, Valiram’s brands in the region will offer Pace’s Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) solution to all its customers, allowing them to...