5 Key Skills That Every Procurement Manager Must Have

Anyone who is making it in the procurement universe will tell you that the job is extremely hard but also highly rewarding. Procurement specialists are always working with suppliers on a daily basis and therefore the job would require them to have a high level of confidence and also a high level of intelligence to be able to work their way through the industry.

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5 Business trends to follow in 2017

There are new trends every year that dominate businesses. In order to increase the chances of achieving success, it is important for businesses to adopt the trends. Having a good understanding of these changes will help you progress and thrive in the current market.

 Here are five business trends that are most likely to have the largest effect on your organization:

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6 low-cost ways to advertise your startup!

Investing in advertising might not be on the top of the list for some small businesses and startups due to cost constraints. While insufficient funding and financial inflexibility can be limiting, it doesn’t mean you should completely overlook advertising you business altogether. Furthermore, print ads and banner ads are often extremely expensive and may not be effective for small businesses. There are definitely cost effective ways to advertise your company. Here are the best ways to get the greatest returns on advertising at low-cost for your company.

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Should You Get A Mobile App?

Mobile apps have become an almost indispensable part in the way customers and businesses interact, and with over 3 million apps in the Android and Apple app stores, the demand for such apps is tremendous. It has also revolutionized the way businesses operate, making it even more important for businesses to jump onto the mobile app bandwagon to remain competitive.

You probably have thought of creating your own mobile app, but are still undecided on whether you should take this leap. Here are some pros and cons:

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Quick guide on how to claim SPRING Singapore’s Innovation and Capability voucher

Singapore has always been a nurturing ground for small, medium enterprises (SMEs). The government takes substantial measures to support SMEs and ensure that they’re on the right path of productivity growth.

One of the initiatives to promote that is the Innovation and Capability voucher (ICV). Each ICV is valued at $5000 and seeks to encourage SMEs to develop their business capabilities. ICV grant strives to help businesses improve their core operation through consultancy projects in the areas of innovation, productivity, human resource and financial management. Every company is allowed to apply for up to 8 vouchers.

Here’s a quick guide on how you too can benefit from ICV and upgrade your business.

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5 Steps To Catapult Your Online Store into Profitability

Even if you don’t want to admit it, marketing plays a huge role in ensuring a company does well out there in the big bad world of commerce. Marketing does make business happen. If you don’t market your product, how will anyone ever know about it? According to Socialnomics, “marketing was, is, and will always be the engine of trade”. This statement is completely true and we would be fools to not take that seriously.

If you own an online store, you know that it isn’t easy in making sure you always reach the amount of sales that you want to every month. Also, since online businesses are technically new and there is no right or wrong way in handling your business, you need to find out a combination of ways that works best for you. The best recipe needs to be slowly cultivated and put together because every business is different. However, the team at ThunderQuote have come up with 5 steps that we think will catapult your online store and increase its profitability significantly.

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Planning To Start A Business? – Here Are The Most Common Businesses in Singapore!


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Singapore has been known for a long time to be the commercial hub of Southeast Asia and it’s no secret that Singapore has grown exponentially ever since. With the amazing sights and the multicultural people it is the best place to plant and grow your business. Singapore has something for everyone and almost anyone is allowed to come into Singapore and start a business. The people are friendly and they are always open to trying something different. The government is stable and you do not need to be afraid of someone stealing your valuable when you’re walking down the street. The security is impeccable. In addition to that, Singaporeans are extremely hardworking and they never take no for an answer. You will secure yourself super hardworking partners and workers the minute you’ve established your business.

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The Ultimate Guide to Automating Your F&B Business



Have you realised that you don’t possess the manpower needed to successfully run your F&B business? Or do you come home exhausted everyday because you’re running around after your workers at the restaurant? Well, it might be time to start thinking about automating your F&B business and living in the clouds. (The internet clouds that is).

This guide by ThunderQuote seeks to help you think through your first steps to automating your F&B business and bringing productivity to the next level.

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Ultimate Retail Renovation Checklist In Singapore | ThunderQuote

If you’re ready to give your retail business a new look but have no idea where to start, then this is the article for you. The renovation process can be very tedious and difficult. There are many things you need to consider before going ahead with renovations, such as engaging architects, designing floor plans, sourcing for contractors and more. Here is a retail renovation checklist to ensure that you’re on the right path.

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