The SME Magazine (January/February 2017)

THE New Year has arrived, and I hope all of you had the opportunity to rejuvenate and spend quality time with loved ones. After all, what is the point of all our hard work if our relationships or health suffer?


LAUD Architects initially took on projects that were either housing or churches, but has since expanded its repertoire to include industrial buildings, educational centres and healthcare institutions.

Budding Entrepreneurs

Most of us have only heard of big overseas brands when it comes to beauty products, but Karine Estelle Cheong, founder of local skincare range Klarity, intends to change this.

Global Edge

Fashion may be a fickle creature, but in spite of rapid changes and keen competition, two fashion brands are leading their industry and leaving global footprints.

Smart Capital

Changes to accounting for leases in accounting standard FRS 116 could have an impact on an SME which owns or leases its premises.

Legal Advisor

Active litigation management should not be seen as a luxury but should be an important and integral part of an SME's overall business plan.


As physical space keeps up with changing business needs, next-generation industrial facilities are being built and existing premises are being redeveloped to feature shared infrastructure and services.

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


The annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie is likely to showcase more women's novelties as luxury brands push even harder in this segment of the high-end watch market.


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