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Empowering Women To Make Smarter Financial Decisions

Anna Haotanto is the CEO of The New Savvy and Director at Tera Capital, a private investment firm. She is the President of the Singapore Management University Women Alumni and part of the founding committee of the Singapore FinTech Association, as well as heading up the Women In Tech committee. She is passionate about finance, education, women […]

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Wish To Be An Entrepreneur? Ask Yourself These Questions First

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and become an entrepreneur. You’re sick of your 9-to-5 job that drains your mind, body and soul. Plus you have an awesome business idea that could free you from the prison that is your day job. But before you plonk that resignation letter on your boss’ desk, ask yourself […]

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From Managing Businesses To Starting His Own

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. The kind that […]

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Datarama – Innovative Due Diligence Platform

It all came about when I chanced upon the blog post of a LinkedIn connection. Robin had written one about his recent six-month journey, and I felt it was an honest and authentic post. I reached out to him to express that and offered to meet him in person over coffee. We had never met […]

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How Start-up TheSmartLocal Disrupted Lifestyle Publishing in Singapore

Hidden in a corner of Towner Road is the headquarters of TheSmartLocal. As one of the fastest rising online publications, their growth has been phenomenal since their inception in 2012. Edutaining us with viral articles such as 16 Secret Things To Do At Changi Airport That Will Make You Want To Visit Early (16k shares) […]

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Helping Singapore SMEs to Dominate Their Niche

Meeting Sant for the first time was akin to meeting a celebrity. He was the one that did the copy for Adam Khoo’s advertisement when they first launch and created their original marketing system. It helped the company grew exponentially and became what they are today. I have read and followed him closely when I […]

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Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders

LadyBoss. That’s the kind of name that would get your attention. It sure got mine. I first read about them on facebook. They were having an event and one of my friend Elisha was a speaker. A few weeks later I was pleasantly surprised to receive an email from that domain. Melissa read about my […]

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StaffOnDemand Christine Liu: her journey from banking to recruitment tech

In my never-ending quest to find the best applicant tracking system (ATS) out in the market, it brought me to learned about a startup – StaffOnDemand. If you have been following my blog, you would remember the review post on their career portal. Since then, they continue to go strong and was even invited to […]

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Leveraging On The Internet To A $5 Million Business

Alvin and I met slightly more than two years ago. We were invited to a coffee session by Entrepreneurs’ Organization to learn more about it and the application criteria. I was drawn by the name of his company and in typically kay-poh fashion, did a quick google about his business the minute we said goodbye at […]

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5 Must-Have Tools for Every Entrepreneur

Being an entrepreneur is not easy. When you are your own boss you are not putting only yourself, but your company on the line as well. You are responsible for your business success, but for failure as well. If you wish for your business to grow, you need to dedicate time and energy into it. […]