The SME Magazine (January/February 2016)

TOP STORY

Of single mind

As AEC aspires towards becoming a single market and single production base, there is a more fundamental problem of manpower and skills gaps.

ACROSS the board, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will tell you that they are invested overseas, or that they have plans to go overseas.

TOWKAYS

Passion drives secretary-general R Theyvendran and the board at MDIS, where every dollar earned is reinvested into the school’s infrastructure, curriculum development and expansion plans.

BUDDING ENTREPRENEURS

DW co-founder Conrad Chua shares how the bespoke luxury shoe brand helps its customers stand out from the crowd.

TECHNOLOGICAL EDGE

Companies which adopt relevant standards will be able to gain greater trade and market opportunities as it assures customers that a product or service is safe and reliable, and that the organisation’s practices are effective and efficient

SPACE

Examining how one’s business can use less resources will not only leave the world a better place, it will also decrease one’s costs and increase profits.

SPACE

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

LEGAL ADVISER

Investors should be mindful of the continued existence of non-tariff barriers which stand in the way of a single AEC market.

SMART CAPITAL

The AEC presents opportunities, challenges and changes for SMEs.

LIFESTYLE

Greubel Forsey’s Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision took the top prize at the 2015 Grand Prix D’Horlogerie De Geneve.

LIFESTYLE

Steel watches account for three of the top five prices reached at last year’s Only Watch charity auction.

LIFESTYLE

More highlights from Watches & Wonders, the only sizable annual horological event held in this part of the world.

NEWBIZ

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