More than half of Malaysian and Singaporean small businesses are optimistic about growth despite the signs of a challenging business environment, according to the inaugural Small Business Sentiment and Friendliness Survey conducted by on-demand services startup ServisHero.
The lack of technical knowledge and the high cost of hiring skilled people have left many unable to move online, but this is an issue Singapore startup Shopmatic hopes to solve.
KL-based startup Vectory Innovation says that its Biztory cloud accounting software has ‘humanised technology’ to help SMEs get on the digital bandwagon.
M1 Ltd, in collaboration with CIMB, MasterCard and Wirecard, has launched a mobile point of sale (mPOS) solution, which it said transforms smartphones and tablets into terminals that allow merchants to accept credit, debit and prepaid card payments from customers anytime, anywhere.
Trend Micro Malaysia Sdn Bhd’s priority for 2014 would be on growing its small business customer segment, as it aims to grow its revenue by more than one-third this year, although it did not give actual financial figures.
Sophos has released a new unified threat management appliance and software package exclusively for small businesses, the Sophos UTM 100 appliance which comes with BasicGuard, offering network, email, web and wireless protection.