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Articles - Becoming an omni-channel business by going onto e-commerce

Becoming an omni-channel business by going onto e-commerce

Warrix Sport’s CEO shares his experience on how he brought his brick-and-mortar store online and what tools he used to do so

Articles - 5 Tips for SMEs to Go Green in An Endemic World

5 Tips for SMEs to Go Green in An Endemic World

Sustainability is arguably one of the biggest buzzwords today, driven by the government’s unveiling of the Singapore Green Plan 2030 and its commitment to the United Nation’s (UN)’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Articles - Nurturing Innovation Among Students – Launch of Agile at Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Nurturing Innovation Among Students – Launch of Agile at Ngee Ann Polytechnic

With the development of the internet, entrepreneurship has become more accessible. It is now much easier for people, especially among the younger generation, to start their own online gigs and businesses with minimal set-up costs by using platforms such as Instagram shops and YouTube channels.

Articles - Wanted: new technology to recycle old mattresses

Wanted: new technology to recycle old mattresses

The pursuit of a good night’s sleep is doing bad things to the environment — at least judging from the number of used mattresses that end up in landfills.

Articles - Commentary: Think big but start small — how companies, employees can contribute to Singapore’s Green Plan 2030

Commentary: Think big but start small — how companies, employees can contribute to Singapore’s Green Plan 2030

Moving towards a net-zero future is non-negotiable — and while it’s important to take steps towards being more eco-friendly, it’s challenging to implement long-term change.

Articles - How tech solutions can help SMEs go green and save on utilities

How tech solutions can help SMEs go green and save on utilities

Local accelerator programme bridges the gap between providers and SMEs, lowering the costs of adopting new technologies

Articles - Tackling today’s sustainability challenges with greentech innovations of tomorrow

Tackling today’s sustainability challenges with greentech innovations of tomorrow

As the climate crisis mounts, green technologies help reduce environmental footprint while driving sustainable growth.

Articles - The FinLab’s Deep Dive Programme 2022

The FinLab’s Deep Dive Programme 2022

The Greentech Accelerator is a 3-month regional and global programme, organised by The FinLab, powered by UOB, to grow and transform innovative greentech solutions to meet the economic and environmental needs of businesses and to forge a sustainable future for all.

Articles - Looping SMEs Into The Circular Economy (Part 2)

Looping SMEs Into The Circular Economy (Part 2)

Shifting to business models that are grounded in the principles of the circular economy will not only bring SMEs cost-savings and efficiency gains but will also open doors towards innovation and new sources of revenue and innovative customer engagement models.

Articles - Tips on overcoming lows and getting back on track

Tips on overcoming lows and getting back on track

When Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based marketing analytics startup Aimazing was incorporated seven years ago in Singapore, it was still a mobile wallet business.

Articles - How Will Digital Marketing Look Like In 2025

How Will Digital Marketing Look Like In 2025

The future of digital marketing is diverse, and its potential is vast. Technology is a driving force in today’s digital marketing landscape for businesses and consumers alike.

Articles - Up your SEO Gameplan in 3 Steps: The SEO MAC Framework

Up your SEO Gameplan in 3 Steps: The SEO MAC Framework

People frequently search online using keywords and phrases related to your business or service. It is important to have a robust SEO strategy to derive such traffic.

Articles - Greentech companies are ushering in a new-era of energy efficiency: Here’s How

Greentech companies are ushering in a new-era of energy efficiency: Here’s How

For hundreds of years, humanity has used coal, oil, and natural gas to run civilizations and wage wars.

Articles - Jom Transform Programme – Womenpreneurs Edition

Jom Transform Programme – Womenpreneurs Edition

The FinLab’s Jom Transform Programme- Womenpreneurs Edition is curated to support entrepreneurs, specifically women, on their entrepreneurial and digitalisation journey within a like-minded community.

Articles - Digital Spotlight Recap

Digital Spotlight Recap

Digital Spotlight is a series of thematic knowledge sharing workshops to help businesses transform and grow with the right digital tools and strategies.

Articles - The FinLab’s Sustainability Innovation Programme 2022

The FinLab’s Sustainability Innovation Programme 2022

The FinLab’s Sustainability Innovation Programme (SIP) is a 5-week programme to help SMEs to transform their companies into sustainable businesses.

Articles - Wanted: new technology to recycle old mattresses

Wanted: new technology to recycle old mattresses

The pursuit of a good night’s sleep is doing bad things to the environment — at least judging from the number of used mattresses that end up in landfills.

Articles - The Future of Working Women in Singapore

The Future of Working Women in Singapore

In the past ten years, women have become more active participants in Singapore’s labour force. What is interesting to note, though, is that participation takes a hit when women reach their 30s and 40s.

Articles - The FinLab Report: From Disruption to Transformation

The FinLab Report: From Disruption to Transformation

The pandemic has had widespread impact on the operations of home-based and other micro-businesses in Singapore, with six in 10 reducing, halting or had no technology adoption in the past year.

Articles - 5 Tips for SMEs to Go Green in An Endemic World

5 Tips for SMEs to Go Green in An Endemic World

Sustainability is arguably one of the biggest buzzwords today, driven by the government’s unveiling of the Singapore Green Plan 2030 and its commitment to the United Nation’s (UN)’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Articles - Looping SMEs Into The Circular Economy (Part 1)

Looping SMEs Into The Circular Economy (Part 1)

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, one of the foremost authorities on the circular economy, defines it as, “an industrial system that is restorative and regenerative by intention and design.

Articles - Beyond Digital Adoption: How SME Matching Is Empowering Tech Solution Providers

Beyond Digital Adoption: How SME Matching Is Empowering Tech Solution Providers

In Malaysia, the digital economy is expected to contribute 25.5 per cent to Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025. Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), which make up more than 97 per cent of business establishments in Malaysia, will inevitably power these ambitions.

Articles - Driving Impact Through Business Transformation

Driving Impact Through Business Transformation

Outdated internal management systems, operational efficiencies, rising costs — several factors could serve as barriers to growth for small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs), impeding their development and expansion process.

Articles - The Right Connections – Key to Growing in Southeast Asia

The Right Connections – Key to Growing in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is on the cusp of entering a golden age for economic growth and technological innovation thanks to rising mobile internet penetration rates, adoption of digital lifestyles and the number of start-up investments in the region.

Articles - Jom Transform – The FinLab Accelerates Malaysian SMEs’ Digitalisation

Jom Transform – The FinLab Accelerates Malaysian SMEs’ Digitalisation

COVID-19 has disrupted businesses, forcing them to embrace new possibilities. For the first time, businesses were conducted mostly virtually, many retailers rushed to shift their ordering capabilities and marketing efforts online and some even switched to live streaming services to promote their products online.

Articles - The FinLab’s Sustainability Innovation Programme 2021

The FinLab’s Sustainability Innovation Programme 2021

The FinLab’s Sustainability Innovation Programme (SIP) is built for leaders looking to transform their companies into sustainable businesses.

Articles - 3 Essential Steps Before Embarking on Digital Marketing Campaign

3 Essential Steps Before Embarking on Digital Marketing Campaign

Digital Marketing is one of the most powerful forms of marketing in today’s digital age. More than ever, consumers are making their purchasing decisions online based on a company’s digital presence and advertising, proving the importance of digital marketing in influencing customers and generating sales leads.

Articles - 5 Signs Your Company Needs A Digital Transformation

5 Signs Your Company Needs A Digital Transformation

The way that we work and operate has changed extensively over the last year, as COVID-19 accelerated the need for companies to embrace new ways of doing business.

Articles - Nurturing Innovation Among Students – Launch of Agile at Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Nurturing Innovation Among Students – Launch of Agile at Ngee Ann Polytechnic

With the development of the internet, entrepreneurship has become more accessible. It is now much easier for people, especially among the younger generation, to start their own online gigs and businesses with minimal set-up costs by using platforms such as Instagram shops and YouTube channels.

Articles - Modernising Traditional SMEs – The Second Generation Offers These 4 Keys to Succeed

Modernising Traditional SMEs – The Second Generation Offers These 4 Keys to Succeed

The only constant in life is change. We have seen it especially so in 2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic fundamentally reshaping customer behaviour and shifting how businesses operate.

Articles - Riding the Wave: Trends SMEs Must be Aware of to Succeed in the Next Normal

Riding the Wave: Trends SMEs Must be Aware of to Succeed in the Next Normal

The daily protocols put in place to contain the spread of COVID-19 have now become part of our “new normal”. Businesses too have adapted, though many are still struggling.

Articles - Collaboration Amid COVID-19: Should SMEs Consider Strategic Alliances?

Collaboration Amid COVID-19: Should SMEs Consider Strategic Alliances?

The future of digital marketing is diverse, and its potential is vast. Technology is a driving force in today’s digital marketing landscape for businesses and consumers alike.

Articles - The importance of networks and communities for SMEs

The importance of networks and communities for SMEs

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are regarded as the backbone of many economies, and the same is true of Singapore.

Articles - Collaborating and Adapting in Light of COVID-19

Collaborating and Adapting in Light of COVID-19

When faced with the challenging business environment, businesses should seek to innovate and collaborate to not only survive but to thrive after the storm is over.

Articles - A look into SME landscape

A look into SME landscape

Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s Director of School of InfoComm Technology, Mr Patrice Choong, shares about managing manpower and how institutions can support it.

Articles - Becoming an omni-channel business by going onto e-commerce

Becoming an omni-channel business by going onto e-commerce

Warrix Sport’s CEO shares his experience on how he brought his brick-and-mortar store online and what tools he used to do so

Articles - Stay Ahead: Sell online in COVID-19 and beyond

Stay Ahead: Sell online in COVID-19 and beyond

Before COVID-19 hit us, those keen to avoid crowds or lazy to head out can simply whip out their phones, place their orders and have them delivered to their doorsteps. Back then, this was known as the future of retail.

Articles - Googling your way to growth

Googling your way to growth

It is not difficult to find an agency that can run Google ads. The crux for many brands is understanding the intricacies of building and running an optimised campaign.

Articles - Investing in influencers

Investing in influencers

In addition to overt marketing via video advertising, the rise of social media – and the changing nature of how we are getting connected to people through it – is changing a key pillar of subtle advertising: word-of-mouth.

Articles - The pull of a platform

The pull of a platform

In Singapore, homegrown homeware retailer myCK is looking to add one more location: an online shop. “Setting up our online shop is key because the trend will only keep growing.

Articles - The FinLab Goes to Thailand

The FinLab Goes to Thailand

Consistent economic growth, a large and young population, proactive national initiatives and growing internet and smartphone penetration – these are key ingredients for the nation’s FinTech growth.

Articles - SME Digitalisation

SME Digitalisation

Saying that Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of Singapore’s economy is an understatement.

Articles - Achieving customer centricity is key to business success

Achieving customer centricity is key to business success

As consumers, we are now used to having the world at our fingertips. This is the age of the Internet, allowing each of us instantaneous access to information, thus empowering us as consumers, but also driving the standards of customer service and delivery higher than before.

Articles - Building an Open Architecture World

Building an Open Architecture World

As consumers, we are now used to having the world at our fingertips. This is the age of the Internet, allowing each of us instantaneous access to information, thus empowering us as consumers, but also driving the standards of customer service and delivery higher than before.

Articles - FinTech in the Region

FinTech in the Region

Lawrence Loh – UOB Group Head of Business Banking, shares about the FinTech revolution.

Articles - Singapore – Sending Fintech Startups to Infinity and Beyond

Singapore – Sending Fintech Startups to Infinity and Beyond

Mankind’s first spaceport, the Baikonur Cosmodrome, was founded by the Soviets in 1955. Its location in Kazakhstan was chosen for its low latitude, sparse population density, railroad access, and proximity to water supplies, all factors needed to launch an unwieldy rocket into space.