Asia

What Are the Obstacles in Getting Singaporean SMEs to Go Overseas?

Singapore may be wealthy, but given its small and highly competitive domestic market, the only way for SMEs to grow is to expand beyond the island’s borders. What challenges await the ambitious? Dr Tan Wee Liang highlights potential obstacles that SMEs need to prepare for.
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Rice to the Occasion: David Chen

Meet David Chen, 35, COO and co-founder of Golden Sunland, a rice company he co-founded in 2016 with Peng Jingkai, 37. When it comes to rice, David is in familiar territory but it is also his calling and passion.
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When K-pop Becomes Your Business

Three young K-pop fans in SMU quickly recognised the business opportunity that a global fanbase presented. SMU Accountancy student Janessa Sim and her partners decided to set up an online marketplace selling fan-made K-pop merchandise—KpopKart, designed as a one-stop solution to buy and sell K-pop merchandise for fans from anywhere in the world.

No Place in the World like Manila

SMU Business undergrad, Marvin David De Santos takes us through his recent SMU-X overseas trip to Manila—a land full of growth, opportunities and development, yet deeply rooted in its Filipino heritage.
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When Digital Meets Traditional Royal Artisanship

The role of a second generation business leader is a tricky one, especially when it comes to a family business rich in history and tradition. While Rachel was hesitant to rock the boat, it was her father who urged her to jump onto the digital bandwagon, and Royal Insignia has never looked back since.

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