01 Jul '13, 4pm

Singapore SMB rides out 'do-or-die' moment with tech

When I interviewed him last year for a video to profile his life as an entrepreneur, Howard Lo just left his salaried job to focus full-time on his food and beverage (F&B) business, Standing Sushi Bar. He had ended a 14-year stint at Microsoft, where I had first met him, and was looking pretty stressed out his mind setting up a new — and third — outlet in the heart of Singapore's shopping strip along Orchard Road. Trooper that he was, his anxiety wasn't apparent in the video , but he was feeling strained as he juggled between resolving staffing issues, answering multiple calls from suppliers, dealing with contractors, and ensuring his bank account was sufficient to pay off new purchase orders. Now, a year later, I caught up with him again to find out how the company was doing and was glad to see a much happier, less stressed-out entrepreneur with new plans for growth. Howa...

Full article: http://www.zdnet.com/sg/singapore-smb-rides-out-do-or-die...

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