The SME Magazine (September/October 2016)

Top Story

Getting innovation right

Creating a culture to sustain innovation is just as important as installing fancy machinery and technology.

Every new generation builds on what the previous has achieved, and this applies to leadership transitions everywhere.


Cheng Yew Heng Candy Factory has been contributing to Singapore's sugar rush since 1947 as the country's biggest and oldest rock sugar supplier and manufacturer.

Global Edge

Established home-grown F&B brands Mr Bean and Brotzeit have taken positive steps to cope with manpower and operations costs.

Smart Capital

Using non-permanent employees gives employers the flexibility to manage workers to serve specific needs when they arise.

Think Global, Think Standards

Quality and standards development will be a major pillar in Singapore's future economy.

Budding Entrepreneurs

He’s the dreamer. She’s the go-getter. And together they form the dynamic duo that started Paper Carpenter – a local company that turns everyday cardboard into beautiful three-dimensional (3D) works of art. According to founders Adrian Chua and Irene Ng, the company has plans to undertake more international projects and expand into the consumer market as well.


As corporate management recognise that their people are their most important asset, it is imperative that the place where their greatest assets work is carefully considered to allow continued evolution and success.


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

Legal Adviser

Registered trade marks confer a statutory monopoly in relation to the goods and services registered, and offer protection against unauthorised use.


This year, more focus has been given to women's timepieces.


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