3 Takeaways SMEs Need To Know From Budget 2019

On Monday, 19 Jan 2019, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat delivered the Budget 2019. Mr Heng announced new initiatives and expansions worth S$1 billion, aimed at enabling businesses to grow. Here is how Budget 2019 will impact your business. The budget outlines three areas of focus to deepen enterprise capabilities: …

Top 10 Books To Improve Your Negotiation Skills

Negotiation is undoubtedly one of the most important skills for any entrepreneur. It comes in handy when you are trying to convince an angel investor to fund your business launch, or when you are urging an investor to continue investing in your company after failing to hit certain milestones. When …

3 Reasons Why You Should Take a Business Loan Before Chinese New Year

In Singapore, many Chinese Singaporeans adhere to Chinese New Year (CNY) superstitions such as “Wearing red is auspicious while black is a big no-no”, “Don’t wash your hair on the first day of CNY as it is seen as washing your fortune away”, just to name a few. One of …

10 Step Invoice Checklist to Help You Get Paid Faster

Have your sales been doing well but your business is still struggling with cashflow problems due to delayed payment? Invoicing well increases the probability of getting paid on time and keep your cash flow in check. Follow the invoice checklist below to be on a steady track for speedy payments. …

SME Financing Options | The Definitive SME Business Financing Guide 2018

Now we will go thru the options SME owners have to finance their businesses. Businesses can either fund themselves through a variety of options, including equity or debt, with the latter being a more common practice. Do I finance my company via Equity or Debt? Firstly, let’s define debt financing. …