The SME Magazine (July/August 2015)

TOP STORY

The lay of the land

Despite the wide range of options available, SMEs may still find it difficult to hunt for the right space to house their businesses as they face rising costs and changes in subletting and tenant requirements.

ON THE face of it, the firms that we feature in this issue of The SME Magazine might seem like they are in over their heads.

TOWKAYS

At Bynd Artisan, customers can put together their own customised paper and leather items with the help of craftsmen.

BUDDING ENTREPRENEURS

Film enthusiasts Ho Jia Jian and Derek Tan have curated an online library of Asian short films in Viddsee, and hope to share the region’s best stories with the world.

CUTTING EDGE

Featuring two young Singapore companies that came about because their founders saw a gap in the market and introduced a fresh and innovative approach to plug that gap.

SPACE

SMEs should start the process of positioning themselves in Tuas early to leverage the government’s plans of consolidating Singapore’s port operations there by 2027.

SPACE

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

LEGAL ADVISOR

The wide development gaps between Asean member states and diversity in legal, social and political factors mean that there is no one-size-fits-all approach when expanding into the region.

SMART CAPITAL

Professionalisation creates a structure that is not dependent on an owner, so even if family members cease to manage it, the business can still operate.

TECHNOLOGICAL EDGE

There has been a collective effort – both by the public and private sectors – to increase the channels of support and resources for startups

@WORK

Directors must prepare for the changes to obligations under the Companies (Amendment) Act 2014.

LIFESTYLE

At under S$10,000, some of the watches launched this year may be within reach – even as the sales pitch now is “accessible luxury”.

NEWBIZ

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