Entrepreneurship

Know Before You Go: A Singapore Business Trip To-Do List

By: Michael Tiong

 

Going to Singapore as a tourist is very different from going there on business. When going as a tourist, you will most likely have an itinerary and travel services already prepared for you. Depending on where you’ll be coming from, you may not even need to secure a visa. 

You might be able to cram your preparation for a tourist trip in a day or two, but you will need a lot more time when preparing for a business trip.

Here’s a short checklist that might help speed up the process.

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HipVan: An Interview with CEO, Danny Tan

 

In the startup scene, when it comes to revolutionary ideas, the conversation is dominated by technologies that disrupt industries and innovative business models that challenge established conventions. Singapore’s HipVan, an online brand selling furniture and home living essentials, has been on a steady trajectory that follows this trend. Last year, venture capitalist firm Golden Gate Ventures awarded the startup US$3.3 million, their largest investment yet. With Singapore’s online retail market expected to grow up to 200% year-on-year, HipVan Co-founder and CEO Danny Tan is confident of their company’s position. “I think it’s great. We’re certainly having fun doing it, but there’s still a long way to go,” says Tan. “The number one trait of an entrepreneur is to be an optimist, right? Just keep an understanding of what you know and what you don’t, and try to make the best of what you have everyday.”

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10 Reasons Why Every Startup Should Hire a Millennial

Despite the obnoxious heat millennials often take in the media, statistically, the so-named generation will make up over 70% of the labor force within the decade. In fact, your company could already have mostly Gen Y employees, as more and more business leaders, startups, and entrepreneurs are realizing the value millennials bring to an organization. And if you're still weary about filling that job opening with an eager-eyed millennial, here are 10 reasons to help make your decision easier. 

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Building Your Business at a Coworking Space

 

In recent years, coworking spaces have become an invaluable asset for entrepreneurs and startups bootstrapping their business operations, industry professionals sharing their expertise, freelancers boosting their productivity, and collaborative indivduals widening their networks.

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Your Quick Start Guide to Digital Marketing: Best Practices

In today's modern world, a strong online presence plays a significant role for businesses of all sizes. It's safe to say that any business that fails to adapt to the new age of marketing and communication will be in danger of losing out. Digital Marketing can impact how people act as consumers and how businesses can connect to one another. Here is a quickstart guide for best practices in Digital Marketing.

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Your Quick Start Guide to Digital Marketing: Online Toolkit

In today's modern world, a strong online presence plays a significant role for businesses of all sizes. It's safe to say that any business that fails to adapt to the new age of marketing and communication will be in danger of losing out. Digital Marketing can impact how people act as consumers and how businesses can connect to one another. Here is a quickstart guide for your online toolkit in Digital Marketing.

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Your Quick Start Guide to Digital Marketing: Social Media Checklist

In today's modern world, a strong online presence plays a significant role for businesses of all sizes. It's safe to say that any business that fails to adapt to the new age of marketing and communication will be in danger of losing out. Digital Marketing can impact how people act as consumers and how businesses can connect to one another. Here is a quickstart guide for your social media checklist in Digital Marketing.

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Your Guide to Doing Business in Malaysia

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Identified as one of the Top 20 in Ease of Doing Business by the World Bank Group, Malaysia’s business environment is conducive to starting and operation for local firms. A flourishing of successful young professionals in booming industries also adds to the supportive ecosystem of the country. According to the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), in 2015, due to a focus on quality job creation and higher income generation, the country received RM150.6 billion in direct domestic investment and RM36.1 billion in foreign direct investment. The amount was primarily distributed between two main verticals: 57.9% went towards the country’s service sector, while the manufacturing industry attracted 40% of investments.

 

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Your Guide to Doing Business in the Philippines

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The Philippines has gained traction as a dynamic emerging market, with gradual financial developments leading to greater investment opportunities. A known powerhouse in the business process outsourcing industry, the country continues to be a strong performer in Asia, managing upward forecasts of 6% GDP growth for 2016 and 2017, according to both IMF and ADB. Focused investments implemented through the private sector, sensibly budgeted infrastructure, and public-private partnership projects, together with an astutely skilled labor force have contributed to the Philippines’s intensifying global competitiveness.

 

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Your Guide to Doing Business in Singapore

 

 

With its consistent ranking by the World Bank Group as the #1 city for Ease of Doing Business (for 11 years now, since the inaugural list in 2005), Singapore remains a top global destination for major business development and large-scale investment. The nation continues to be a progressive economy with plenty of vibrant opportunities. Its efficient governance, streamlined systems, and clean modernism, coupled with a well-educated and highly skilled labor force make Singapore an excellent business destination. Here are some things to consider when deciding to set up business in Singapore.

 

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