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10 Critical Success Factors For A Service Business

LaddersFree is not only one of the largest national window cleaning service providers in the UK but possibly the most successful. They share the 10 critical success factors for any service business that have helped them succeed in their space.

AppSumo – Big Deal On Web Tools For Entrepreneurs

Appsumo.com (www.appsumo.com) is a daily deals site that offers deals on software and applications targeted at small businesses.

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.

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.

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.

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.

BluMesh – Putting Customers First

    Being customer-oriented is crucial when running your own business. And it's even more critical when your clients are brides-to-be, as Corinna Yap found out as...

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.

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.

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.

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.

[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. 

[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.

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.

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.

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.

Open Banking Is Becoming The Norm In The Banking Industry: Here’s What You Need...

Banking that used to be tedious and costly is changing thanks, in part, to open banking. Open banking is changing the way we conduct business creating financial power and freedom for consumers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

[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.

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.

NakedWines.com Connects Winemakers And Wine Drinkers Via Crowdfunding

NakedWines.com uses crowdfunding to raise funds from a wine-loving public and channels that money towards a bunch of talented winemakers so that they can focus on making quality wines exclusively for funders.

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.

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.

The Garden Slug – Slugging It Out In The Food Business

Located in an idyllic part of eastern Singapore, The Garden Slug is a quirky and bohemian diner that offers Western-style homemade comfort food. The owners share their story.

G Element Builds Buildings in 3D

Contributing writer Caroline Yeung asks G Element’s business director Shinwe Yeow about the Singapore-based 3D digital software company's business and its expansion into the regional market.

ELOHIM: God-Inspired Fashion

Early this year during the Audi Fashion Festival, featured alongside fashion heavyweights Gareth Pugh, Vivienne Westwood, Christian Lacroix and Marc Jacobs was a little known local label called ELOHIM.

[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.