The SME Magazine (May/June 2015)

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Venturing overseas

Internationalisation is practically a must for SMEs, given that the size of the local market is unable to support most businesses.

Having an international market is one of the easier ways for companies to scale. It essentially spreads the risk - much like the saying don't put all your eggs in one basket - and, equally importantly, creates economies of scale.

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THE lead programme has been an important platform for trade associations and chambers (TACs) to work together with government agencies to upgrade and transform the industry.

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HOME-GROWN local enterprises are the backbone of a dynamic economy. In Singapore, SMEs account for 50 per cent of the economy and employ nearly 70 per cent of the workforce.

Towkays

Star 360 Holdings' Andy Chaw more than just sells shoes - he builds brands and turns around failed businesses.

Budding Entrepreneurs

Paperplane - a Singapore story studio that makes original playbooks and learning games - is nothing like your run-of-the-mill tech startup.

Special Supplement

As the Local Enterprise and Association Development (LEAD) programme celebrates its 10th anniversary, we take a look at how it has worked with Trade Associations and Chambers to assist Singapore companies.

Cutting Edge

Founders of two home-grown companies make the effort to get themselves properly schooled so as to further develop their products.

Legal Adviser

Those engaged in cross-border asset tracing need to know how to do things in a certain way to achieve maximum returns with least pain.

Managing Talent

Twenty years on, the Business Excellence initiative has taken into account feedback, enhanced its framework and streamlined the certification process.

Smart Capital

An SME may have less resources than an MNC, but it can still be an equally attractive employer.

Space

The consolidation of container terminals to Tuas Port presents growth opportunities for logistics players in Singapore's Western region.

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

Lifestyle

Luxury watch brands unveil at Baselworld 2015 the timepieces that will set the standards for the year ahead.

Newbiz

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