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[Interview] Michael Asimos, Wine Wholesaler

The world of importing and exporting wine has proven to be one of the best decisions Michael Asimos has ever made. It reshaped the path of his career and has ultimately become a lucrative endeavor that he has passionately followed.

[Interview] Grant Lawson: Lead Crowdfunding Strategist At InventureX

An expert marketer, author and success coach, Garrett Wright brings his experience and understanding to develop launches that make a big difference for his clients.

[Interview] Meet Dr. Ryan Shelton Of South Beach Skin Lab

Dr. Ryan Shelton was dispassioned by skincare products that were out on the market. And he did something to change it.

[Interview] Meet The Founder Of Empower Cocktails, Tiffany Hall

In an industry that primarily targets men — leaving women out as an afterthought — Empower Cocktails is disrupting the distilled beverages market as a woman-owned company that puts women’s empowerment at the heart of their mission. 

[Interview] Bill Michelon On Why He Became A Serial Entrepreneur

Bill Michelon is well known in business circles as a savvy media buyer with a keen interest in blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. We sat down with him to discover what makes him tick.

[INTERVIEW] How LaMar Van Dusen, Founder Of Phoenix Management, Wants To Help Entrepreneurs Grow...

Despite the services offered by companies like Phoenix Management, too many small businesses and entrepreneurs either don’t know or are reluctant to tap into outside experts who can help, according to LaMar Van Dusen.

[Interview] Konrad Malik, 3D Printing Entrepreneur

Konrad Malik is a relatively young player in the Toronto tech field, going into tech out of high school and never looking back. Fascinated by the potential of 3D printing, he began working on his own innovations in the field. He shares his ideas about business.

[Interview] Cameron Chell, Entrepreneur, Co-Founder Of Business Instincts Group (BIG)

When Cameron Chell offers up advice to those who would like to follow in his not insubstantial footsteps on the path to successful entrepreneurship, it’s worth perking up your ears and taking notes.

[Interview] Jonmichael Moy, Silicon Valley Veteran On Leading Digital Products To Market

We speak with Jonmichael Moy (Jon Michael Moy) a seasoned veteran of Silicon Valley who has now brought his talents to Toronto.

[Interview] Amanda Mills, Founder Of Amanda Mills Los Angeles

Lifestyle curator is one of those terms that we hear a lot these days, but what does it really mean? For Amanda Mills, the mind and face behind the Amanda Mills Los Angeles (AMLA) lifestyle brand, it is a term she takes great pride in.

[Interview] Jason and Jodi Womack, Authors of “Get Momentum”

Husband and wife team Jason Womack and Jodi Womack recently launched their first co-authored book, "Get Momentum: How to Start When You're Stuck". We speak to them to get their thoughts behind the book.

[Interview] Ryan Bonnici of HubSpot On Inbound Marketing In Asia

Inbound marketing service provider HubSpot recently released its first ever State of Inbound Report for Asia - which surveyed some 400 marketing and sales professionals at virtually all levels and across...

[Interview] Deekron Krikorian Of MotionTraxx

We speak to a startup founder on how he ran his startup while enjoying the summer of his life in Ibiza.

CEOs Are Innovators – Staci Tubbs

Staci Tubbs serves as a chair for the CEO Organization, Vistage and is the CEO of her own business. You may not believe that she began her career in a call center.

7 Startup Entrepreneurs On How To Attract Top Talent

We spoke with some pioneering technology start-up CEOs and ask what their best strategies were for attracting and retaining top talent to their teams. Here’s what they had to say.

[Interview] Felena Hanson, Owner of Hera Hub, Biggest Female Coworking Company

Coworking spaces are popping up all over in every city, but not every one is built specifically for women. Ashley Ward speaks to entrepreneur and female inspiration Felena Hanson has taken this need and created a space for women to develop their business dreams in the comfort of a spa-like environment, Hera Hub.

[Interview] Bluebridge Digital CEO Discusses The State Of The Cloud

Eva McKnight (@evachristine09) chats with Santiago Jaramillo, CEO of Indianapolis startup Bluebridge Digital about the value and role of cloud computing in his business.

[Interview] Robert Morrison, Morrison Innovations

Morrison Innovations is hoping to raise $500 for its project the Klick Stylus Slim. We ask Robert Morrison of Morrison Innovations more about the Klick Stylus Slim and why they're asking for such a low number.

[Interview] Epirot Ludvik Nekaj, Founder And CEO Of Crowdsourcing Week, On Crowdsourcing

We grab Epirot Ludvik Nekaj (pictured above), the founder And CEO Of Crowdsourcing Week, for a quick chat about where crowdsourcing is headed in the coming years for Asia.

[Interview] Imaginary Friends Studios (Is More Real Than You Think)

You're unlikely to have heard of Singapore-based creative agency Imaginary Friends Studios - unless you're in the fields of film, games or animation. They've done work for games developer Square Enix, Sony Online Entertainment, DC Comics, and publisher Random House amongst many others, and this year they celebrate their eighth year in the industry.

[Interview] QlikView’s Donald Farmer On Gamifying The Workplace

We managed to catch the renown data scientist Donald Farmer,QlikView’s VP for Product Marketing, for a quick chat about gamification at the workplace.

[Interview] Hitachi Data Systems’ Hu Yoshida On Startups And Storage Virtualization

We grab Hubert Yoshida, chief technology officer of Hitachi Data Systems, for a quick chat about storage virtualization and how trends around it would affect technology startups.

[Interview] Rajbir Singh Chopra, CEO of Weston Corporation

We speak to Rajbir Singh Chopra, the CEO of Weston Corporation, probably Singapore's most renowned sports apparel and merchandise company, about his business and the challenges of retailing online.

Maximizing Your Facebook Advertising

Facebook's Nicolas Franchet and Maz Sharafi share how small business owners, especially retailers, build an effective online strategy for Facebook.

[Singapore] IT Infrastructure For Small Business: In Conversation With NetGear

We chat with Tan Wee Fong, Asean Sales Manager for computer networking solutions provider Netgear - he handles sales for the Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines markets - on what small business owners need to look out for when choosing the right IT infrastructure for their business.

Adeo Ressi: Singapore Has The Highest Funding Rate, But That May Not Be A...

SGEntrepreneurs managed to catch Adeo Ressi, CEO of The Founder Institute and CEO of TheFunded.com briefly at the sidelines of DEMO Asia 2012 to get his views on the startup scene here in Asia.

The Case For Web-Based Mobile Apps – An Interview With UR Mobile

As small businesses increasingly look towards mobile applications as a marketing strategy to reach their customers, we ask Luke Lightfoot of UR Mobile why they think web-based mobile applications are better than native ones.

[Interview] Found: A New Found Startup

We ask founder Danny Tan of Singapore-based Found what's the deal with its new mobile location-based check-in app.

[Interview] Lockboxer CEO: You Don’t Need A Technical Co-Founder To Start A Web Business

We had the chance to ask Jenny Morehead, CEO of startup Lockboxer.com, some questions about starting up.

[Interview] RIM Eyes Southeast Asia’s Developer Scene

During the recent launch of Blackberry 7 OS in Singapore, Research In Motion (RIM) executives had shared that Southeast Asia was a potential hotbed of application developers with whom they were keen to work with. We took the opportunity to speak to Sarim Aziz, RIM's Team Lead for Developer Relations and ask more about the company's interest in the burgeoning developer ecosystem in this region.