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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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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Ready to expand your business abroad but held back but the large cost? The Market Readiness Assistance (MRA) Grant by IE Singapore can help you with just that.
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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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The Singapore government has always been a strong proponent for improving productivity in the country. In conference held by the Singapore Business Federation in November 2016, Minister of Manpower, Lim Swee Say, said, “If productivity gains continue to lag behind wage growth, Singapore’s competitiveness will slide down.”
The government introduced the Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC) Grant in the 2011 budget. It has since been extended to till 2018 to encourage productivity and innovation activities in Singapore. There have been changes since the scheme was first introduced. However, under the latest PIC scheme (2016-2018), businesses will get to enjoy 400% tax deductions/ allowances for any qualifying expenditure incurred between Years of Assessment (YA) 2011 to 2018. Alternatively, companies can also choose to apply for the PIC cash payout of up to $100,000.
So, If you’re looking to transform your business or make investments to improve your company’s efficiency, here’s how you can go about claiming the PIC grant in Singapore in four easy steps.
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Over the past decade or so, it has been seen that the internet has grown exponentially and the importance of having a website or an online brand for your business is at an all time high. Since starting a business today is a lot easier than it was 50 years ago, everyone has a great idea that they want turned into a business in the future. However, the execute every component of starting and maintaining a business is extremely difficult and you do need help every once in awhile.
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As an event company, procurement for logistics and services is definitely an everyday task. The swiftness of procuring for the right products and services determines whether or not you will be able to meet deadlines as well as expectations of the clients. What are some of the services that are most commonly procured by an events company?
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In this current increasingly competitive business environment, almost every organization is striving to cut operating costs so as to increase profit margins. Here are five effective ways to cut procurement costs, while achieving greater efficiency at the same time.
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In the age of technology and digital everything, a lot of companies are looking to to digitise and automate their business or organisation. Here at ThunderQuote, we’ve been asked pretty often about how one should go about evaluating their IT vendors and the quotations received. So we’ve prepared a checklist for you guys to go through before carrying out your next IT project:
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Supplier negotiations may not work out so well for many companies and often getting supplies within your budget could make or break your monthly profits. But worry not, here is a comprehensive list of useful resources when it comes to negotiating and dealing with suppliers.
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