According to a recent study by HubSpot Academy, an online training firm, 83 percent of employees in Singapore have considered taking an online course. The company surveyed 1,000 working professionals in Singapore. The survey also found that most have already taken the plunge, with...
WeWork unveiled Singapore findings from its 2019 Global Impact Report  that assesses WeWork’s economic ripple effect for people and businesses, neighborhoods, and cities in 75 cities around the world. WeWork is an American company that provides shared workspaces for technology startup subculture communities, and services for entrepreneurs, freelancers, startups, small...
Findings from screening company HireRight has revealed that background screening is on the rise across Asia Pacific (APAC). The study, which included an audit and analysis of checks conducted by the organisation across APAC in 2017 compared to 2018, noted a significant 17.7% increase in the total...
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), Enterprise Singapore, and the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS) have joined forces to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups innovate, grow and thrive in the competitive energy sector. Serving as a one-stop hub, the new...
A recent survey titled the APAC SMB Digital Maturity Index, released by technology major Cisco has revealed that Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) in Singapore are the most digitally mature across the Asia Pacific region. Singaporean SMBs were ranked number one among 14 countries from across the region.
Singapore SMEs are struggling to meet customer needs, according to a study conducted by Aon, a global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Aon Inpoint's 2019 SME Insurance Survey incorporates insights from over 300 SMEs in Singapore.  Failure to...
Enterprise Singapore has initiated a comprehensive review of its strategies to ensure that its enterprise development efforts keep pace with the evolving and increasingly complex business landscape locally and globally. To achieve stronger, more impactful outcomes, Enterprise Singapore will sharpen its supporting approaches through...
Southeast Asian fintech player Grab Financial Group, has launched its SME lending and micro-insurance for drivers in Singapore. The ‘Grow with Grab’ roadmap aims to provide a comprehensive portfolio of financial services in Southeast Asia for micro-entrepreneurs and small businesses. The services include micro-insurance products, post-paid and...
In the first edition of Xero Community, organised by accounting software company Xero, small and medium businesses in Singapore got together to decode the 2019 Budget. The Xero Community is a quarterly series of events to provide a platform for local SMEs to learn, connect and take...
The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) in its recent Economic Survey revealed that the Singapore economy grew by 3.2 per cent in 2018. For 2019, MTI has maintained the GDP growth forecast at “1.5 to 3.5 per cent”, with growth expected to come in slightly below...