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For growth-centric SMEs

Why Branded Water Bottle Merchandise Rock for Small Businesses

If you want to get the word out about your business products and services, you should go for a fool-proof idea of getting your brand logo printed on promotional items. One of the great promotional items is a branded water bottle. Here is why! A Seasonal Corporate Gift...

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3 Singapore HR Tech Startups To Look Out For In 2017

HR tech startups have seen considerable momentum recently, raising US$2.4B in 2015, according to CB Insights. That represents a whopping 62% growth in funding over the total in 2014. From unicorns like Gusto and Zenefits to early-stage startups improving employee...

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This Is How You Can Maximise Returns Of PIC Investments

For any business owner in Singapore, you would have heard of the Productivity & Innovation Credit (PIC) Scheme. It was introduced in the 2010 Budget and lets enterprises enjoy up to 400% tax deduction or allowances or get 60% cash payouts when they invest in any of...

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Mature Workers Can Be Valuable Company Assets

Kwoh Choo Chye was an experienced supervisor at an electronics company when he received the dreaded letter informing him that he was surplus to requirements in 2014. As the breadwinner who had to take care of an autistic son, Kwoh was aware that he faced a big...

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5 Paid Automation Tools That Will Boost Your Sales

Every entrepreneur starts off with the best intent to disrupt the industry, to democratise usage, and to change the world. But it still boils down to dollar and cents to keep your business afloat. Ultimately, website traffic and Facebook likes can’t pay the bills. But...

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How To Pick The Right Consultant To Work With

Let’s face it, anyone can try to be a Jack (of all trades) but there is literally not enough time in the world to Master everything. That's why our world economy was and still is built on the concept of comparative advantage, where the ability of a party to produce a...

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7 Employee Engagement Ideas That Do Not Cost Much

Most job seekers in general cite remuneration as a key factor in joining organisations. However, the key reason for leaving the organisation is usually not salary matters. This should not surprise anyone. Ultimately there is more than just salaries that will retain an...

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This Is How You Fail At Recruitment & Selection

If you take out the most recent job ad you can find in the newspapers and compare it with another from ten years back; you will notice one glaring thing. It looks the same. That's right people. Over the past decade, we have witnessed the migration from desktop to...

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National Day Rally 2016 – breaking it down for SMEs

I think if there is one thing business owners need to take away from this year’s national day rally, it is to take care of your health. Yes, business is important. You can’t hire quickly enough. There are too many fires to fight. But just like why you should put on...

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