The future of entrepreneurship

19 trends from
post-covid Asia

see you in the future: the great pivot to the post-pandemic

40 million new users have come online - and most of them are here to stay. What do they expect from providers?

SMEs are getting global

The small companies are beating the multinationals at conquering the new markets - and win customer loyalty while doing so

the future of work is flexible and remote

As remote workers become a standard practice, roles are redefined - and competition on the labor market rises

the era of core focus entrepreneurship

This is no time to be distracted - businesses learn to streamline, lean on their core strengths and drive insights from their customers. The results are impressive.

adopting mobile ways of working

The concept of work life flow is more fluid as we become increasingly connected, and the smartphone we rely so heavily on in our personal lives doubles as a powerful and flexible work tool.

how digitisation is democratising success for small business

When new technologies are adopted more quickly, the benefits for small businesses compound. In a future where digital operations are vital, small businesses have a good chance of staying ahead in these tough times.

entrepreneurship as a back-up plan

Uncountable companies have folded and many have lost their jobs. There’s a silver lining here - the situation has resulted in the birth of more entrepreneurs offering solutions to problems created by the pandemic.

integrating business operations with banking

SMEs must reinvent and go digital by implementing digital solutions beyond banking that will allow their business to continue, rethink their business strategy and formulate a way forward in this new normal.

investing in the disruptors of tomorrow

After the cautious 2020, investors find themselves sitting on a large stack of dry powder, and they know exactly what they want to fund.

alternative ways to finance SMEs

SMEs usually fail to meet the credit criteria of traditional financial institutions because of their low to zero credit track record and lack of assets to pledge. As a result, they are largely underserved. Where do they turn to instead?

business support for small and medium enterprises: perspectives from invest hong kong

While fighting the pandemic, what has been done on the government level to ensure that small businesses are able to operate and grow even through challenging times?

the rise of digital neobanks in the post covid era

With customer experience and technology being their primary focus, neobanks have made financial services convenient and accessible, tapping into segments that traditional banks have yet to reach.

the quantum leap: how ecommerce took the driver's seat

The crisis accelerated e-commerce growth a decade forward. As they land in a fierce competition scene, the online sellers calibrate weapons to emerge on top.

q-commerce: the business of fulfilling instant wishes

Q-commerce, the business of delivering fast and delivering small, has won the hearts of the clients. Now they are used to getting what they want immediately, what do they expect going forward?

rise of tech-savvy healthcare providers

The use of AI to automate basic tasks in everyday healthcare settings can improve clinic operations to a significant degree. Automations not only reduce clinician burnout by streamlining workflows but also enable healthcare providers to stay adaptable through unforeseen challenges, such as Covid-19.

education of the future: focus on experience & accessibility

With social distance measures, the lecture halls of university campuses are emptier. As the traditional campus experience disintegrated with the rise of Zoom learning, the very existence of higher education is being questioned.

how companies are accepting mental health with an open mind

More and more people are facing stress and disruption as Covid-19 swept through the world, bringing mental wellbeing into the spotlight. There’s been a steep rise of acceptance on mental health, but what about the access to this important service that has traditionally been expensive?

managing work-life balance remotely

The global shift to remote work has made employers more aware of the need for proactive work-life balance management in their companies, especially as boundaries between work and life have begun to blur. How might companies manage work-life balance in this new normal?

growing the distance: the need for human touch

We all acquired new habits of keeping the distance, ordering in, and avoiding strangers. How do they translate into economic relationships, and how do brands adapt to the new customers’ expectations?

intro

Asian markets are the first to find themselves in the post-covid reality. As consumers and businesses adapt, there are lessons on winning the battle to be learned everywhere.

why we care

There is a business goal we want to achieve by collecting these insights. Then, there’s a personal one, too.

results

After talking to experts in disrupting industries, we articulate the key learnings. What should businesses do in order to become leaders of tomorrow?

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