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SBF's MAP Initiative - Backup

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly disrupted global supply chains and impacted the flow of goods and services. As companies recover and explore new ways of growth, SBF has launched the MAP initiative in April 2021 to provide our members with a guided journey for economic recovery and transformation.

We welcome companies in the logistics sector, or any company with supply chain operations to join our Second Run of MAP. SBF members will be given priority to join any of our MAP activities.

To benefit more SBF members across various sectors, SBF has also opened Stage M of the MAP initiative to all sectors. Due to limited capacity, early registration is encouraged for this complimentary stage.

What is MAP?

Analogous to journeying to the destination with the help of a map, SBF is working with DesignSingapore Council (Dsg), GIC, Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Institute for Human Resource Professionals (IHRP), Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Korn Ferry, Republic Polytechnic (RP), Singapore Polytechnic (SP), and The Thought Collective to create pathways to guide companies through every stage of recovery and transformation.


How does MAP help companies?

The MAP is designed to achieve three outcomes:

  • Break down business transformation into modular steps and encourage more companies to embark on the journey
  • Address business-specific concerns through customised journey of change to suit companies of differing sizes and readiness
  • Create flexible transformation pathways that allow companies to enter and exit at each stage

Our pilot run of MAP has benefited more than 500 participants from 300 companies across all sectors. To find out how some companies have tapped on the MAP initiative for their business transformation journey, please download our report here.






Which stage is suitable for the company?



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What is to be expected at each stage?

Stage

Title

Format

Instructor/ Agency

Date

Cost

M

Pending title

SIGN UP HERE

Online Webinar

Kuik Shiao-Yin

(The Thought Collective)

 

Panellists from GIC and Yang Kee Logistics

30 Nov and 1 Dec 2021

Complimentary

M

Open Innovation Best Practices Session on Warehouse Optimisation

 

SIGN UP HERE

Online Webinar

IMDA and YCH Group

10 December 2021

Complimentary

A

Design Thinking applied to:

 

 

New business models

Digitalisation Discovery

Small-Group Workshop

Dsg

IMDA

Jan/ Feb 2022

Complimentary

A

Logistics Innovation & Technology Enablement Showcase

Small-Group Event

RP

Jan/ Feb 2022

Complimentary

A

Consultation Sessions

One-on-One

RP/ SBF/ IMDA

Feb/ Mar 2022

Complimentary

P

Open Innovation Platform

-

IMDA

April 2022 onward

From S$20k (as prize money for prototype)

P

Digitalisation

-

IMDA/ RP

April 2022 onward

Depends on project

P

Supply Chain Enhancement

-

RP

April 2022 onward

Depends on project

P

Warehouse Optimisation

-

RP

April 2022 onward

Depends on project

For details on each module, please click here.

Interested? SIGN UP HERE today!



How much does each stage cost?

  • Stage M: Complimentary
  • Stage A: Complimentary
  • Stage P: Varies according to project scope

 

What is the timeline?

18 Oct 2021

Registration for Stage M opens

30 Nov 2021

Registration for Stage M closes

30 Nov – 10 Dec 2021

Stage M Webinars

30 Nov 2021

Registration for Stage A opens

3 Jan 2022

Registration for Stage A closes

Jan – Mar 2022

Stage A Activities

April 2022 onward

Stage P Activities

 

How to sign up?

Thank you for your interest in the MAP initiative. Registration for Stage M is now open. Please SIGN UP HERE.

 

FAQ and Contact us

Please click here to see the FAQ.

For any queries on MAP, please email us at 

SBF Research & Reports - Backup

National Business Survey

This survey identifies the needs, concerns, and future plans for SBF members.

SBF-Experian SME Index Quarterly Survey

A six-month forward-looking index that measures the sentiments of SMEs in the areas of turnover, profitability, and capacity utilisation.

Post-Budget Survey

The survey is conducted immediately after the Singapore Budget measures are announced. It covers:

  1. Business sentiments;
  2. Views on the usefulness of the Budget measures;
  3. Feedback on what more could have been done;
  4. Further areas of assistance required by businesses.

SBF Economic Indicators Report

This report features a series of curated trends depicting important economic indicators, along with easy-to-digest commentaries prepared for SMEs.

SBF Company Case Study Series

Successful companies share translatable key lessons and best practices for companies looking to internationalise.

Contact Us

For queries and more information, please email .

National Business Survey


Take Part in the SBF National Business Survey 2021/2022 Now!


Please click here to participate in the survey. SBF has commissioned Blackbox Research Pte Ltd to conduct this year’s survey. Your feedback will remain strictly confidential and only aggregated information will be released in any published form.

The National Business Survey is one of the key surveys conducted by SBF. It seeks to identify the needs, concerns and future plans of SBF members.

The survey covers the following areas:

  • Sentiments on Singapore and the global economy
  • Concerns and issues faced by members locally and abroad
  • Insights into members’ business strategies
  • Feedback on the Singapore Budget measures 
  • Feedback on economic restructuring
  • Areas of assistance required by members and the business community

The results of the survey are shared with the Singapore Government as input for the Singapore Budget. With the results of the survey, SBF is also better able to understand the needs of the Singapore business community to address them effectively. 

Latest Survey
2020/21 Summary ReportInfographics. The detailed report can be purchased here. Click here to view the National Business Survey 2020/21 video.



Past Surveys
2019/20 Summary ReportInfographics Web Infographics The detailed report can be purchased here. (Click here to view the National Business Survey 2019/20 video.)
2018/19 Summary Report & Infographics. The detailed report can be purchased here. (Click here to view the National Business Survey 2018/19 video.)
2017/18 Summary Report & Infographics. The detailed report can be purchased here.
2016/17 Summary Report & Infographics. The detailed report can be purchased here.
2015/16

2014/15

2013/14

2012/13
2011/12
2010/11

SBF-Experian SME Index Survey

The SBF-Experian SME Index is a six-month forward-looking Index which measures the sentiments of SMEs in the areas of turnover, profitability and capacity utilisation. This index is based on some 3,000 interviews with SME owners and managers, and the financial performance of SMEs over the five industry sectors: Business Services, Commerce/Trading, Construction/Engineering, Manufacturing, and Transport/Storage. Launched in 2009, the SBF-Experian SME Index is a joint initiative by Experian and SBF.

Latest Survey

2021: Q1        

Past Surveys

2020: Q1 Q3 Q4  
2019: Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 
2018: Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2016: Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2015:   Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014: Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4

Post-Budget Survey

SBF conducts a post-budget survey immediately after the Singapore Budget measures are announced every year to obtain feedback. We do this as part of our ongoing role as the bridge between businesses and the Government to create and enhance a conducive business environment.

The survey covers the following areas:

  • Business sentiments 
  • Views on the usefulness of the Budget measures
  • Feedback on what more could have been done
  • Further areas of assistance required by businesses

The results of the survey are shared with the Government.

Latest Survey

2021
9 Mar 2021 SBF Webinar Poll on Budget 2021
17 Feb – 12 Mar 2021 SBF Survey on Budget 2021 Measures
17 May – 21 May 2021 Survey on Impact of Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) Measures on Businesses
28 June – 14 July 2021 SBF Survey on Manpower and Wages


Past Survey

2020
7 Aug – 21 Aug 2020 SBF Survey on Business Sentiments & Support that Businesses May Require in the On-going Phase 2 Post-Circuit Breaker Period
2 Jun & 7 Jul 2020 SBF Webinar Poll on Fortitude Budget 2020 & SBF Webinar Poll on COVID-19 Impact: Phase 2 Reopening and Financing Options for Businesses – Private Equity and Credit Solutions
30 Apr - 15 May 2020 SBF Survey on the Impact of Extended Circuit Breaker Period till 1 June 2020
25 Mar - 17 Apr 2020 SBF Survey on the Resilience & Solidarity Budgets 2020 & Companies’ Foreign Business Operations
2 Apr 2020 SBF Webinar Poll on Resilience Budget 2020
13 Mar 2020 SBF Webinar Poll on Unity Budget 2020
17 Feb - 10 Mar 2020 SBF Survey on COVID-19 Outbreak & Unity Budget 2020 Measures


2019 Report & Infographics
2018
2017

2016

SBF Economic Indicators Report

On October 2019, SBF launched the quarterly SBF Economic Indicators Report (Singapore), prepared by the SBF SME Committee Research Sub-Committee. The report features a series of selected charts depicting important economic indicators, along with brief commentaries.

The purpose of this report is to provide our business community with timely and relevant updates regarding key economic developments and trends in Singapore.

Download the latest report:

Q2 2021
Q1 2021

Q4 2020

Q3 2020
Q2 2020
Q1 2020
Q4 2019

Q3 2019

You can also email  to join the mailing list and receive the latest report every quarter.

SBF Topical Research Report 

The SBF Topical Research Report seeks to uncover insights and shed light on topical issues of business interest, by diving deep into the subject matter in question and complementing findings from secondary research with primary information curated through a variety of approaches, for instance via focus group discussions and/or polls. Industry relevant lessons and implications are then drawn, and broad perspectives formed.

Download the latest report:

Topic 1 The Competitive Landscape of Sub-Saharan Africa
  As part of SBF’s ongoing efforts in assisting local businesses in expanding abroad, this inaugural issue on ‘The Competitive Landscape of Sub-Saharan Africa’ provides an overview of prevailing market conditions that companies may expect to face when operating within the region, by identifying key opportunities and challenges, business practices and collaborative arrangements, as well as how governmental grants can facilitate such offshore ventures, among others.


SBF Company Case Study / Video Series

The objective of the SBF Company Case Study / Video Series is to share translatable key lessons and industry practices for local companies looking to internationalise. Through the use of these case studies / videos, SBF also hopes to provide a platform that can help foster and promote timely discussions amongst business leaders on issues related to internationalisation and transformation.

We welcome you to download and disseminate our case studies / videos.

Read the various case studies here:

Issue 1 (May 2020) Top International Holding: Next-Generation Entrepreneurship as Symbolic Succession
Issue 2 (Aug 2020) Yang Kee Logistics: Overcoming Constraints by Moving Together
Issue 3 (Sep 2020) Holistics Software: Bootstrapping a Start-up
Issue 4 (Dec 2020) SmartClean Technology: Disrupting the Cleaning Market of Today
Issue 5 (Feb 2021) Q Industries: Re-strategising a Family Business 
Issue 6 (Jun 2021) Building Strategic Foundations for Internationalisation: Lessons from Koda Limited
Issue 7 (Aug 2021) Yappy Pets: Growing International Presence by Staying Ahead of the Digital Curve

Watch the latest video here:

Episode 1
(Oct 2020)
SmartClean Technologies
Episode 2
(Jan 2021)
Hong Guan (Tackle)
Episode 3
(May 2021)
OPSolutions 

SBF’s Future Economy Conference and Exhibition 2018 Poll Report

SBF conducted an electronic poll during the SBF’s Future Economy Conference and Exhibition 2018 to capture the views of the attendees on the challenges and assistance required for transformation. The report of the poll results is available here.

For queries and more information on these surveys, please email .

Singapore Women Entrepreneurs Network (SG-WEN)

About Singapore Women Entrepreneurs Network (SG-WEN)

About Us

Launched on 21 September 2021, the Singapore Women Entrepreneurs Network (SG-WEN) is a network formed by SBF to coordinate the existing efforts of businesswomen within the community, and to serve as a platform to connect with other women-entrepreneurs associations in Asia-Pacific, particularly ASEAN. 

Our vision is to be the preeminent network of women entrepreneurs in Singapore focused on helping them achieve the fullest potential in their businesses, for the benefit of the communities and economies they serve.

Our mission is to provide a platform where Singapore women entrepreneurs and existing women business networks can unite and collaborate to influence culture and policy, and drive industry change in Singapore and Asia-Pacific, particularly ASEAN.  We will do this by advocating and promoting women business perspectives, facilitating knowledge sharing, fostering business partnerships and growth.

We have been designated to be Singapore's representative at the ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs Network (AWEN), a network of national women entrepreneurs and business associations from the ASEAN member states. We are also an associate member of Singapore Council Women's Organisations.
   

About Us

Launched on 21 September 2021, the Singapore Women Entrepreneurs Network (SG-WEN) is a network formed by SBF to coordinate the existing efforts of businesswomen within the community, and to serve as a platform to connect with other women-entrepreneurs associations in Asia-Pacific, particularly ASEAN. 

Our vision is to be the preeminent network of women entrepreneurs in Singapore focused on helping them achieve the fullest potential in their businesses, for the benefit of the communities and economies they serve.

Our mission is to provide a platform where Singapore women entrepreneurs and existing women business networks can unite and collaborate to influence culture and policy, and drive industry change in Singapore and Asia-Pacific, particularly ASEAN.  We will do this by advocating and promoting women business perspectives, facilitating knowledge sharing, fostering business partnerships and growth.

We have been designated to be Singapore's representative at the ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs Network (AWEN), a network of national women entrepreneurs and business associations from the ASEAN member states. We are also an associate member of Singapore Council Women's Organisations.


Our Leadership

Our executive committee comprises:

Chairperson
Rachel Eng
Managing Director,
Eng and Co. LLC
Exco Member
Ang Shih-Huei
CEO & Co-founder,
Klareco Communications
Exco Member
Irene Boey
Consulting Director,
Integral Solutions (Asia)
Exco Member
Jocelyn Chng
Chairman & Group CEO,
JR Group
Exco Member
Olive Tai
Managing Director
& Co-founder, Synagie


Focus Areas

 Championing Women Entrepreneurs
  • Roundtables with senior government officials and political office holders to dialogue on various issues impacting women in business
  • Surveys to engage decision/policy makers for data-driven advocacy
 Knowledge Sharing
  • Fireside chats, networking and other knowledge sharing events for Singapore’s women entrepreneurs to network with and learn from speakers and each other, and which would help them grow as women entrepreneurs and transform their businesses
 Collaboration with Other Groups & Networks
  • Joint activities with other women groups in Singapore, including the women groups of trade associations and chambers
  • Activities with visiting delegations from women’s groups in the region
  • Overseas visits to meet and hold joint activities with women entrepreneur groups in the region
 Recognition of Women Entrepreneurs
  • Recognition of women entrepreneurs for their achievements and successes
 Championing Women Entrepreneurs  Knowledge Sharing Collaboration with Other Groups & Networks  Recognition of Women Entrepreneurs
  • Roundtables with senior government officials and political office holders to dialogue on various issues impacting women in business
  • Surveys to engage decision/policy makers for data-driven advocacy
  • Fireside chats, networking and other knowledge sharing events for Singapore’s women entrepreneurs to network with and learn from speakers and each other, and which would help them grow as women entrepreneurs and transform their businesses
  • Joint activities with other women groups in Singapore, including the women groups of trade associations and chambers
  • Activities with visiting delegations from women’s groups in the region
  • Overseas visits to meet and hold joint activities with women entrepreneur groups in the region
  • Recognition of women entrepreneurs for their achievements and successes

 

Become a Member of Our Network

Our network is open for all interested individuals who share in our vision, mission and objectives.

Join us to:

  • Meet and network with other women entrepreneurs from Singapore and the region
  • Engage policy makers on women entrepreneurship issues in Singapore
  • Support the development of women entrepreneurship in Singapore
Register to join SG-WEN

 

Contact Our Secretariat

For more information on SG-WEN, please feel free to contact our secretariat via email at:

Happenings

Whistle Blowing Policy

The Federation has in place a whistle blowing policy and procedures to encourage employees and external parties to raise genuine concerns in good faith, related to any aspect of our operations without fear of reprisal, discrimination or adverse consequences.

All concerns or cases reported to the Federation will be treated sensitively and promptly investigated. The Federation will acknowledge receipt of the case if contact details are available. Depending on the nature of the case, the Federation reserves the right to refer the case to appropriate external regulatory authorities.

Please report any concern and information supporting the concern via email to or by post to our office as follows:

Private & Confidential
Attention of Chairman of Audit Committee, Singapore Business Federation,
Singapore Business Federation, 160 Robinson Road, #06-01 SBF Center, Singapore 069814

SBF's MAP Initiative

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly disrupted global supply chains and impacted the flow of goods and services. As companies recover and explore new ways of growth, SBF has launched the MAP initiative in April 2021 to provide our members with a guided journey for economic recovery and transformation.

We welcome companies in the logistics sector, or any company with supply chain operations, to join our Second Run of MAP. SBF members will be given priority to join any of our MAP activities.

To benefit more SBF members across various sectors, SBF has also opened Stage M of the MAP initiative to all sectors. Due to limited capacity, early registration is encouraged for this complimentary stage.

What is MAP?

Analogous to journeying to the destination with the help of a map, SBF is working with DesignSingapore Council (Dsg), GIC, Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Institute for Human Resource Professionals (IHRP), Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Korn Ferry, Republic Polytechnic (RP), Singapore Polytechnic (SP), and The Thought Collective to create pathways to guide companies through every stage of recovery and transformation.


How does MAP help companies?

The MAP is designed to achieve three outcomes:

  • Break down business transformation into modular steps and encourage more companies to embark on the journey
  • Address business-specific concerns through customised journey of change to suit companies of differing sizes and readiness
  • Create flexible transformation pathways that allow companies to enter and exit at each stage

Our pilot run of MAP has benefited more than 500 participants from 300 companies across all sectors. To find out how some companies have tapped on the MAP initiative for their business transformation journey, please download our report here.






Which stage is suitable for the company?



 



What is to be expected at each stage?

Stage

Title

Format

Instructor/ Agency

Date

Cost

M

Helping Businesses Take on the Next Normal

SIGN UP HERE

Online Webinar

Kuik Shiao-Yin

(The Thought Collective)

Panellists from GIC and Yang Kee Logistics

30 Nov and 1 Dec 2021

Complimentary

M

Open Innovation Best Practices Session on Warehouse Optimisation

SIGN UP HERE

Online Webinar

IMDA and YCH Group

10 Dec 2021

Complimentary

A

Design Thinking applied to:

New Business Models

Digitalisation Discovery

Small-Group Workshop




Dsg

IMDA

Jan/ Feb 2022

Complimentary

A

Logistics Innovation & Technology Enablement Showcase

Small-Group Event

RP

Jan/ Feb 2022

Complimentary

A

Consultation Sessions

One-on-One

IMDA/SBF/SP/RP

Feb/ Mar 2022

Complimentary

P

Talent Attraction

-

ITE

Nov 2021 onward

Depends on project

P

Open Innovation Platform

-

IMDA

Apr 2022 onward

From S$20,000 (as prize money for prototype)

P

Digitalisation

-

IMDA/RP

Apr 2022 onward

Depends on project

P

Supply Chain Enhancement

-

RP

Apr 2022 onward

Depends on project

P

Warehouse Optimisation

-

RP

Apr 2022 onward

Depends on project

For details on each module, please click here.

Interested? SIGN UP HERE today!



How much does each stage cost?

  • Stage M: Complimentary
  • Stage A: Complimentary
  • Stage P: Varies according to project scope

 

What is the timeline?

18 Oct 2021

Registration for Stage M opens

30 Nov 2021

Registration for Stage M closes

30 Nov – 10 Dec 2021

Stage M Webinars

30 Nov 2021

Registration for Stage A opens

3 Jan 2022

Registration for Stage A closes

Jan – Mar 2022

Stage A Activities

Apr 2022 onward

Stage P Activities

 

How to sign up?

Thank you for your interest in the MAP initiative. Registration for Stage M is now open. Please SIGN UP HERE.

 

FAQ and Contact us

Please click here to see the FAQ.

For any queries on MAP, please email us at 

Locate Us

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ADDRESS
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phone
PHONE
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EMAIL
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OPERATING HOURS

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Fridays: 8.45 am to 5.00 pm
Weekends & Public Holidays: Closed