small and medium enterprises (SMEs)


Singtel launches one-stop cyber security resilience programme for SMEs

Singtel launches the Cyber Elevate Programme to help improve cyber security resilience in SMEs.
Xero's cloud accounting platform helps SMEs track their finances - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Positioning for the recovery

Xero's cloud accounting platform helps SMEs track their finances

As cash flow problems are the number one reason why SMEs fail, having true visibility over cash flow data is hugely advantageous.

Singapore economy

Reopening Singapore Inc a balancing act

On April 15, the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, made two Twitter postings that are cru­cial for the resumption of econom­ic activity. His tweets listed the observance of six condit


Business optimism among SMEs tumbles to all-time low amid virus uncertainties

“These are unprecedented times for the business community. We’re facing one of the worst outbreaks in history, unprecedented border closures of entire countries and growing uncertainty in the global financial markets,” says SBF CEO Ho Meng Kit.

Deals, joint ventures & alliances

Synagie inks deal with China's Weimob to help Southeast Asian SMEs penetrate China's e-commerce market

SINGAPORE (June 10): Synagie Corporation, the e-commerce enabler, announced that it has signed an agreement with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Weimob to offer its integrated cross-border e-commerce and advertising solutions that will help SMEs in Southeast

Disruption and Digitalisation

DBS helps SMEs in the retail and F&B sectors reduce cost of managing cash

SINGAPORE (June 4): DBS says that digital transactions from its SME customers have increased by 70%, while transaction value has increased by 25%, since the bank launched DBS MAX, Singapore’s first mobile-based QR payment collection solution four months

Startups, Entrepreneurs, Digital economy

Validus secures over $20 mil in oversubscribed series B funding

SINGAPORE (Feb 25): Validus Capital, a Singapore-based SME financing platform, has raised $20.5 million in its oversubscribed Series B funding round.

Budget 2019

Singapore unveils more support for local firms to grow

SINGAPORE (Feb 18): Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat in the Budget 2019 speech on Monday announced measures to support start-ups and enable firms to grow, amid a push to build deep enterprise capabilities.

Budget 2019

80% of SMEs expect more incentives at Budget 2019 to help cope with business challenges: DBS poll

SINGAPORE (Feb 15): Some eight in 10 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore are expecting the government to announce more incentives at Budget 2019 to help support business growth amid a challenging economic environment.

In print this week

Growing with support, not a crutch

SINGAPORE (Feb 11): National budgets support growth. In Singapore, much has been allocated to small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), and all signs are pointing to even more to come in this year’s Budget as businesses struggle with the challenges of s