2016 Recap: 5 Business Productivity Articles for Every Entrepreneur

As we gear up for 2017, let’s take a look at the business hack and lessons that we learnt in 2016!

From the mistakes you should avoid and productivity apps you need to know, you will be raring to go in 2017!

Here is our list of 5 articles:

Article #1

4 Mistakes SMEs Make That Can Lead to Business Failure by Liyana Stuart

Why do some entrepreneurs thrive with massive international success while others are shutting down their business completely?

From cutting corners in business to not investing in your staff, Liyana highlights the major mistakes that entrepreneurs need to learn to be successful.

Read how Liyana learnt from her personal mistake of not receiving a dozen of emails from her clients because she wanted to save $50 a year on email services!

Avoid these business mistakes and read the article here.

Article #2

3 Local Brands Which Are Slaying It On Social Media by Jackie Yeo

According to a report by Hashmeta in 2015, 74% of Singaporeans use social media regularly – that’s almost 4 out of every 5 people on our sunny island!

Study how 3 home-grown brands are dominating social media channels and apply them to your business today.

Their presence on the various social media platforms are strong and they make use of different methods to strengthen their following.

Find out which 3 local brands are slaying it here.

Article #3

10 Techniques to Boost Ranking in Google Search by Paul Lim


Wondering how you can be in the lead in Google Search?

When it comes to Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Google dictates the pace.

Even though it is still unknown what the precise factors are, Paul gives you 10 tested techniques that can help you stay on top of Google Search!

Learn these 10 techniques to boost your Google search ranking here.

Article #4

10 Mobile Apps That Help Me Save Time by Melissa Lim

As an entrepreneur herself, Melissa juggles a variety of tasks every day!

From managing a marketing consulting business, all aspects of marketing for a business intelligence tech startup to building a community and inspiring women at LadyBoss, all in 24 hours?

She believes that “time is money” and uses apps to make her day more productive.

Check out her 10 recommended mobile apps here.

Article #5

4 Characteristics You Need to Survive in Business by Paul Lim


To succeed in today’s competitive landscape, entrepreneurs need to be more adaptable, resilient, agile and customer-focused.

There is no “one size, fits all” theory for entrepreneurship, however you can apply ‘PULL’ in order to stay in the games for long haul.

PULL = Perseverance, Uniqueness, Learning and Leverage

Read here on how to nurture ‘PULL’ characteristics in you.

Now you know all the trade secrets how can be a ninja entrepreneur in the coming year, here’s wishing you success in 2017!

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