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When you’re running your own small business, you’re wearing all the hats. You’re juggling sales and finance, marketing and expansion, research and fulfilment, and it’s hard work!

To make things easier, we’re bringing together the latest tips, tricks and insights to help you focus, learn and grow on your exciting business adventure.

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How to prepare for Business loan
Running your own business is hard work. Meeting your business goals is harder. The right funding at the right time can make a real difference, but how do you know which loan is right for you?
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You will learn about Business Loan, Business Operations
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SMEs in a New Decade, New Economy
The world is evolving faster than ever. Businesses must constantly reinvent themselves amid changing trends and priorities. As we enter a new decade, advances in technology are disrupting old business models and giving rise to the new economy. Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are moving to the forefront. They now account for more than 90% of establishments in the ASEAN region and contribute 30-53% of GDP among member countries.
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Why omnichannel is the future of retail
eCommerce is doubling across Southeast Asia year on year so it’s time for retailers to invest in an omnichannel approach to secure more sales.
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You will learn about Finance Management, eCommerce, Retail
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6 location-based marketing ideas for food stalls and restaurants
When you’re running a food and beverage business, location matters. The ideal is converting foot traffic into paying customers.
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You will learn about GrabFood, F&B, Restaurants
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Flesh Imp, Singapore-based fashion label
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Turn mobile browsers into desktop buyers
Consumers are spending more and more time on their mobiles and online shopping is one of their top tasks. Even if you’re selling in bulk, it’s important you’re there on mobile for your customers.
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You will learn about GrabFood, F&B, Restaurants
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How to use SEM and Youtube marketing to boost your business
SEM is a great way for you to capture the attention of Singaporeans who are on ‘hunt mode’ during the Chinese New Year period. Here are a few tips on how to run a successful SEM campaign and improve your website’s visibility in search engines.
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You will learn about Finance Management, F&B, Cafes
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Digital marketing: A recipe for business success
According to We Are Social and Hootsuite1, Singapore, with a population of 5.83 million people, has the highest percentage (84%) of Internet users in the world. If you are running a retail or F&B business with GrabPay or GrabFood, digital marketing is the surefire way to reach this huge online audience of at least 4.92 million people.
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Unagi vs Salmon, Japanese fusion food restaurant
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I can now plan better with the extra cash flow support from GrabFinance.
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Edmond
JuntoStarc, Singapore-based wholesale distributor
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SMEs with less than 3 years of operations struggle to get financed
Business Times (Singapore, Sep 2018)
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Southeast Asia’s digital market looks to exceed US$200 billion by 2025 driven mainly by Singapore and Malaysia.
Economic Development Board (Singapore)
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64% of SMEs face cashflow problems due to missed payments
Business Times (Singapore, Sep 2018)
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Singapore’s food service sector is currently worth about $8.3bn driven mainly by cafés/bars, limited service restaurants, and street stalls/kiosks.
Singapore Business Review (Singapore, Sep 2019)
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Only 53% of SMEs survive the first 5 years
Tech in Asia (Singapore, May 2017)
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Setting up a Google My Business account will allow new customers to discover your cafe, bar, restaurant or food outlet.
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Create a WhatsApp Business account to help you manage communications with customers more efficiently.
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Customers, particularly millennials, tend to trust online reviews and user-generated content more than they do ads.
Tech in Asia (Apr 2019)
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Users in Singapore reported a daily usage of 2 hours and 8 mins on social media channels in 2019. Maintaining a social media profile will allow you to reach and connect with this audience.
We Are Social, Digital 2019: Singapore
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With 7 out of 10 users in Singapore making a purchase online in 2018, setting up an online distribution channel can help increase your customer reach.
We Are Social, Digital 2019: Singapore
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