The SME Magazine (September/October 2017)

TOP STORY

On the road

China's Belt and Road Initiative offers tremendous opportunities, even for Singapore SMEs that lack scale.

WE ARE almost into the final stretch of the year, and it has been quite a tumultuous journey for businesses so far – perhaps even more so than before.

EDITOR'S LETTER

WE ARE almost into the final stretch of the year, and it has been quite a tumultuous journey for businesses so far – perhaps even more so than before.

TOWKAYS

Eldest daughter Julia may have taken on a leadership role in Prime Structures, but its founder and managing director Sonny Bensily says that it doesn’t mean only family members can run the company.

BUDDING ENTREPRENEURS

As a startup in South-east Asia that solely focuses on the grocery sector while employing an asset-light model, HappyFresh partners with brick-and-mortar grocery retailers to offer an online shopping experience that leverages of their existing physical assets and distribution networks.

LEGAL ADVISER

The recent opening up of the country presents an opportunity for technology leap-frogging, even as the burgeoning IT sector is increasingly looking for investments and expertise from foreign companies.

SMART CAPITAL

Asean offers enormous commercial opportunities but also poses a range of political risks for business and investors.

CUTTING EDGE

Two very different furniture retail stores in Singapore, Journey East and Castlery, share what they do - from selling uniquely designed furniture to building its own supply chain - in order to differentiate themselves from the rest.

SPACE

The development of an autonomous future for transportation in Singapore is gathering speed, and the built environment must begin to adjust in anticipation.

SPACE

A list of asking rents for office and industrial space, and sales caveats.

LIFESTYLE

Hosted by the Monaco Association Against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the Only Watch auction has raised nearly US$30 million from timepieces donated by luxury watch brands.

NEWBIZ

A listing of companies with issued capital between S$200,000 and S$5 million.