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SPUN Spirits – The Spirits Distribution Company With A Can Do Spirit

Startup spirits distribution company SPUN Spirits was born during the height of the COVID pandemic. We speak to its co-founders Matthew Fergusson-Stewart and Chris Chambers about how they started.

Erwan Mace and Bitsmedia – Developing Mobile Applications That Stick

Bitsmedia Pte Ltd is a Singapore-based mobile application development shop specializing in the development of iPhone applications, such as Muslim Pro, MyHub, Quit'n'Tell and OnMyWay, amongst others.

Advice On How To Deliver Excellent Customer Experience

Customer experience might have its roots in the origins of bartering and business, but it remains the most important aspect of commercial success in the digital age.

Emergent Detection’s BodyKey Aids Your Fight Against Flab

Obesity is a major problem in America and it's only getting worse. Entrepreneurs Keegan Hall and Eric Fogel, founders of Emergent Detection, believe they have a solution to this weighty issue with their fitness technology product, BodyKey.

Castlewood Group – Build It, And They Will Come And Invest.

Castlewood Group offers investors an opportunity to own a part of Nikki Beach Hotel & Spa in Phuket that's due to officially open in early 2015 as the first of its five projects here in Asia.

Taiwan’s Tech Start-ups And Culture

When we talked about Asia and Chinese Internet start-ups, we definitely cannot miss Taiwan. If you haven’t already known, renown tech brands like HTC, BenQ and Asus all originated from the country.

Top Entrepreneurs Find Global Success Despite Disabilities

Although living with a disability can be both frustrating and disheartening, they don’t have to stand in between an aspiring entrepreneur and large-scale success.

GroupPrice.com – Big Deals For Small Businesses

GroupPrice (www.groupprice.com) is a social commerce company that aims to help small business owners save time and money through group-buying of products and services.

Fatboy’s Guide To Building A Burger Business

Fatboy's The Burger Bar is a specialist burger joint located in the heart of Singapore. Founded by brothers Bernie and Kennie Tay, Fatboy's was so named because both of them are, well, big boys.

The Tang Dynasty: An Age of Innovation

The Tang Dynasty era (618-907 AD) was a period of unprecedented peace and stability in China. Chinese arts and culture flourished, and it was also a period of notable Chinese technological progress and innovation.

A Live Chat With Royston Tay Of Zopim

Contributing writer Caroline Yeung sat down with Royston Tay, CEO and co-founder of Singapore-based startup Zopim, which created a live chat application for online businesses to talk to customers, to get to know more about the company.

It’s A Prettysmart* Appeal For Collaboration

It was a hot and sultry Monday evening at the Raw Kitchen Bar, located on the premises of the old fire station along Upper Bukit Timah Road.

Yoursphere – Safe Online Spheres Of Influence For Kids

Yoursphere is an online social network that is centred around safe and fun rewards-based interactive content and activities for children and young people up to the age of 18, with features dedicated to guarding youth privacy and safety.

10 Companies Want To Show You The Money

Is your holiday gift-giving list becoming longer and pricier than your current wallet can handle? Pabla Ayala, cofounder of pFunk Media shares 10 online platforms that help you make extra cash and help with those expensive holiday costs.

Yanni Hufnagel: A Coaching Powerhouse

To be a top-notch college basketball assistant coach is to be both an excellent salesman and a brilliant recruiter. Yanni Hufnagel, the assistant coach of the Harvard basketball program between 2009 and 2013 happened to be both.

[INTERVIEW] Zakaria Hersi, Founder Of Orten.io

Zakaria Hersi is one of those fortunate people who has been able to stitch his vocation and avocation together seamlessly in his quest to achieve success – on his terms.

MoneyLine.Sg – One-Stop Financial Information Site For Singapore

MoneyLine.sg is a new comprehensive online personal banking and finance comparison portal in Singapore offering free access to information covering a range of financial, personal banking and insurance products.

Neff Headwear Makes Headway In Fashion And Culture

Shaun Neff started Neff Headwear in 2002 as a clothing company selling shirts and hats - he would buy 99-cent headbands and take a paint pen to them, and giving those to friends to help promote the brand.

Why Niche Start-Ups Are Making Waves In 2020

Success in business is all about finding your niche and finding ways to serve it in the best way possible. We look at a few of the innovative start-ups making waves in 2020.

Play By Ear Music School Plays A Beautiful Tune

Play By Ear (PBE) Music School is currently the largest pop and jazz keyboard music school in Singapore. Founded in 2003 by Mr Andrew Yau when he was 23, the school has come a long way since in an incredibly short period of time.

[INTERVIEW] Michael Majeed, Finance Executive, SR&ED Tax Consultant

Financial services executive Michael Majeed says that while most entrepreneurs launch companies with great ideas, lots of ambition and the most sincere of intentions, it’s equally important to have a strong handle on their finances. 

BooksActually – A Local Bookstore That Thrives In A Digital World

BooksActually is an independently run bookstore tucked away far from the madding crowd at 9 Yong Siak Street. It is the result of two individuals united by their passion for the written and printed word – Karen Wai and Kenny Leck.

Penn Olson on Social Media and Marketing

We talk to university undergraduates Willis Wee and Sarah Chong, the brains behind highly-influential Singapore-based social media and marketing blog Penn Olson, read by marketing practitioners from all around the region.

Tip-It – Tipping Over Daily Deals

Are there too many group buying sites already? Bryan Sio, Steven Kwok and Nicole Teo certainly don't think so - the three young undergraduate entrepreneurs has just launched Tip-It!, Singapore's latest site dedicated to daily deals.

Rochor Beancurd – Bean There, Done That?

30 year-old Singaporean Jason Koh did something totally unthinkable to many in his generation - he eschewed his very respectable IT degree from Queensland University of Technology and a systems engineer job to sell beancurd.

Real Estate Developer Danny Haber Of oWOW Reinvigorates Bay Area

oWOW founder Danny Haber is redeveloping the Bay Area property market with exciting new developments, including 674 23rd Street, 960 Howard St., and 316 12th St., among others.

Craftsvilla – An Online Marketplace For Indian Crafts

Craftsvilla (www.craftsvilla.com) sells handmade and handcrafted items from across rural India.

[Singapore] MyRepublic Continues To Disrupt Telco Industry With Teleport

MyRepublic celebrates its one year anniversary by introducing Teleport, a new VPN-like service that lets its users stream content from online services from around the world like Hulu, Pandora, Netflix and BBC iPlayer without the need for cumbersome traditional VPN methods.

SpiritHoods – Getting Into The Spirit

SpiritHoods was founded by four young men - Ashley Haber, Chase Hamilton, Marley Marotta and Alexander Mendeluk - who birthed the company out of love, love for friends and family, for their families, and all living things around them.

[Sponsored] MyTransport.SG – A One-Stop Source For Commuting Info In Singapore

LTA's MyTransport.SG combines many transport-related features into a single mobile app, aimed at enabling commuters, motorists and even cyclists in the country to check relevant, real-time traffic information to plan their journeys.