Employees’ expectations are changing rapidly about where we work, how we get work
done, and when it happens. Workforces are increasingly global and distributed, and individuals want to be productive at all times, anywhere they happen to be. Meanwhile, the ability to work from anywhere now has employers expecting employees to work productively during non-traditional hours at various locations. This dynamic has changed the concept of the traditional “office” and put tremendous
The world of small and medium enterprises is a world of challenges. But when it is done well and all the hard work pays off, it is also a world of thrills. How do you turn the challenges into the thrills? What do you need to do well in order to succeed? Let’s look at three areas key to any SME’s success: finance, sales and technology. Among the many different financial challenges an SME faces, cash flow is one of the greatest. It is not uncommon for a good company with a stro
Crowdfunding started as a means for start-ups to raise funds back in 2008. It is an alternative to venture capitalist investment. SMEs can now adopt the same model for raising of equity through share allocation or other ownership arrangement. You need the crowd to be effective in raising funds. Crowdfunding is more of an art than a science; it is about getting the right people involved at the right time. So what are the key success factors for a typical crowdfunding campaign?
SMEs face many challenges when it comes to financing and are often unable to obtain optimal financing for their business needs. Before applying for financing, SMEs need to identify which of the 3 broad categories they fall under: Start-ups (Established for less than 1 year) A large number of SMEs fall under this category Banks do not finance due to lack of credit history Alternative forms of financing exist but at higher rates 1 – 3 years old Able to obtain certain unsecured
Dr Raymond Lim of B9 Dental Centre is far from the intimidating dentist young children and even adults fear when they go for their yearly check-up. Every one of Dr Lim’s patients can rest assured that they are in good hands as the dentist-turned-entrepreneur treats all with care and concern, akin to how he would treat his parents if they were in the clinic chair. Always greeting patients with his down-to-earth personality and infectious smile, the affable dental surgeon embar