The SME Magazine (Sep/Oct 2014)

TOP STORY

Champions among us

Companies can corner the market by focusing on niche capabilities.

THIS year's National Productivity Month (NPM 2014) will be launched by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Oct 7. Co-organised by the Singapore Business Federation and Singapore National Employers’ Federation, NPM 2014 will be followed by productivity-themed sector-level events in manufacturing, health care, retail, food services, hospitality and construction.

TOWKAYS

Indoguna is a trailblazer in the food industry, being able to source widely, manufacture halal and Asian products, produce a range of air-dried items and remain committed to natural, organic products.

TECHNOLOGICAL EDGE

WHETHER they were looking to improve business processes, venture overseas, or improve productivity, the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that we spoke with had one thing in common.

BUDDING ENTREPRENEURS

GreenDot founder Fu Yong Hong looks forward to the day when young people embrace a vegetarian diet.

SPACE

Manufacturers no longer need assembly lines and heavy machinery, yet they do not qualify as users of pure office space.

SPACE

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

CUTTING EDGE

Two award-winning companies share their ideas on innovating and boosting productivity.

LEGAL ADVISER

Businesses that understand the obligations and limits of the Lemon Law are better placed to compete and in turn, succeed.

SMART CAPITAL

Companies need to reassess business direction and improve operations to keep up with the demands of the new economy.

MARKET INSIGHT

Q&A with Lester Lu, regional director in Dubai, Middle East and Africa Group, International Enterprise (IE) Singapore.

@WORK

Shareholders and interested parties are increasingly looking at corporate and financial information and compliance records.

LIFESTYLE

Girard Perregaux has replaced its classic-looking timepieces with more updated and contemporary watches.

NEWBIZ

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