99% SME

Ageing proprietors of heritage businesses look askance at offer of a digital future

SINGAPORE (June 9): Chen Foon Kee (photo) sits hunched atop a four-inch stool, weaving rattan threads through the wooden skeleton of a chair. As a Chinese soap opera runs in the background, the 70-year-old hammers a nail in to lock the threads in place. It will take Chen more than three days to complete this chair, which he can sell for about $420.

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Singtel partners polytechnics to help heritage-brand SMEs go digital

SINGAPORE (May 30): Singtel has forged partnerships with Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Temasek Polytechnic to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with heritage adopt digital technology.

The partnership is part of the 99% SME initiative, which aims to help SMEs leverage digital tools to get online, reach out to a wider customer base, and develop e-commerce capabilities. It also supports the recommendation of the Committee for the Future Economy (CFE) to help SMEs adopt digital technologies.

Polytechnics roped in to support Singtel’s 99% SME initiative

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SINGAPORE (March 13): SMEs in the retail and F&B sectors can now equip their staff with digital skills at heavily subsidised courses offered at local polytechnics.

In an announcement made on Monday, Singtel, in partnership with Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) – Singapore Institute of Retail Studies (SIRS) and Singapore Polytechnic (SP), now offers SMEs subsidies of up to 90% on courses that teach employees digital skills.

Singtel partners Lazada Singapore to launch 99% SME e-marketplace

SINGAPORE (Feb 28): Singtel has partnered online shopping website Lazada Singapore to launch the 99% SME e-marketplace.

It is a dedicated portal hosted on Lazada.sg for local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to advertise their offerings and tap on a wider online customer base.

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