From Managing Businesses To Starting His Own

Interview with Kelvin Loh, Director & Co-Founder at Corporate BackOffice

Kelvin was introduced by my ex-investor who had worked along with him when his family’s accounting business was acquired by Boardroom China.


We met at Prata Wala in Nex for a morning prata, and I can understand how Kelvin prospers for so many years in China.

He is a highly personable person.

6 fun (but useful) traits to look for when recruiting for your start up

Creating a start-up is an exciting journey!


The establishment of a little idea into the action of empowering people, communities and society at large is greatly valued in today’s world.

Even so, building a start-up from the ground up into a viable, profit-making business, is equally as thrilling.

Part of the exhilarating experience is recruiting the team of people for the job.

Helping Companies Build A Better Culture One Team At A Time

Interview with Leong Chee Tung, Co-Founder and CEO at EngageRocket

I first met CheeTung at HR Analytics Singapore meet up group.


Being a HR Tech fanatic, I was intrigued by the company he co-founded which focus on building a great workplace.

And soon after I’m reading about him every where in outlets such as Channel Newsasia,The Business Times,The Straits Times, The Jakarta Post, Kompas, Asian Banking and Finance, The Asian Banker, The Gallup Business Journal, and others.

How Can SMS Benefit Your HR Department

In today’s mobile age, current HR messaging strategies are not as effective anymore. The reasons include:

  • Messages not being read
  • Messages not received on time
  • Messages are being ignored

SMS messaging is a great solution to your HR’s communication.

Here are some different ways you can use SMS:

  1. Recruiting
  2. Employee communications
  3. Emergency notifications

To learn more about how SMS can really benefit your HR department, take a look at Trumpia’s infographic below.

Starting a business? Choose your investors carefully

Funding for start-up companies is essential and not always easy to source.


Unless you already have a substantial nest egg or are independently wealthy, it’s almost impossible to start a new business venture without bringing in outside investors.

This can be an extremely difficult process, involving some enquiry and investigation about those you think might be interested in investing in your enterprise.

6 Tools That You Need to Make Your Employees Succeed

In business, your tools matter.


The methodology and hardware with which you promote and build your business is what really sets you apart from your competitors.

It’s not that mentality does not matter, but that your mentality is best described in the ensemble of tools and methods with which you define your company, and carve out a piece of your own within your industry.

Celebrating the ASEAN Startup

The Rice Bowl Startup Awards Finale Night 2016 in Manila awards GRAB as Startup of The Year

In the search for remarkable startups in ASEAN countries and to recognize the best among the best, winners of eleven categories of The ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards (ARBSA) 2016 were announced during the Finale Night held at RBL.ION MNL Unconference in Manila, Philippines.


The ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards 2016 is presented by Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC), and managed and organized by New Entrepreneurs Foundation (myNEF).

4 Government Funding for Every Beginner Singapore SME

Over the course of years running my own business, I have learned to tap on the myriad of government funding and grants that are available.

Government Grants & Funding

It started way back in 2008 when we tap on LETAS (otherwise known as the Local Enterprise Technical Assistance Scheme).

The purpose of this grant is to offset the cost of engaging external consultants to implement quality management and IT systems.

Disruptive Singapore HR Tech Startups That You Need To Know

Recently I have been speaking at events about HR tech in Singapore.

Singapore HR Tech

From ASME Business Symposium to Smart Workforce Summit and very soon, at SHRI Congress 2016.

HR Tech seems to be (finally) gaining traction and interest within the target community.

There are even opportunities for the HR Tech Startups to exhibit at a couple of these events to drive more awareness out in the market.