Scaling Up

We are here to help small businesses to get access to the support they need to scale.

Companies at the early stage (revenue between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000) and the young enterprise (revenue between $5,000,000 to $15,000,000).

At the young enterprise stage, companies most likely would have to decide and take strategic decision on expanding capacity, expand overseas market, increasing headcount, more certification and better risk management. Companies who neglected these key factors usually find themselves spending more money in problem solving and unnecessary time taken to catch up with loose ends that resulted in loss in revenue and earnings.

How we can help:

We have partners for funding in your business, both debt and equity, including business partnering in scaling up to the point of successful exit. We have also incorporated relevant non-core tasks, such as corporate services into our business model. So that we work more on focusing the core values and critical success factors, such as growth in sales and marketing, branding, and business processes just to name a few.

1. Scaling up decisions -> legal, HR, Accounting, Production…

2. Funding process:

  • Use of proceeds
  • Valuation (DCF, net income, NAV, users, market benchmark, Price earnings multiples, 5 years to 10 years outlook and forecast)
  • Debt / equity / Convertible bonds
  • Share dilution target (< 30%)

3. Risk management tools and techniques

Mature enterprise stage: Companies with revenue more than $25,000,000

At the mature enterprise stage, such companies most likely and should consider the following:

  • Housekeeping
  • Funding strategies (VC and PE, Series A, B, C)
  • Strengthen regional sales and global coverage
  • Exit strategies
  • Brand building
  • M&A
  • HR, Legal, Accounting, Systems…
  • Enhanced risk management
  • Grow start-up and new businesses

Effective tools:

  • SWOT
  • GAP – future ready, position, map execution plan, success factors, action and monitor!
  • BSC – balance scorecard
  • Using KPI to get results
  • Lean launchpad

In essence, we can add value to develop leadership skills, enhance gap analysis, strategic management, and the following areas so that you can better manage the business on a big picture and not lose focus in what matters most.:

  • Technology research collaboration
  • Technical due diligence and financial advisory
  • Yield performance
  • Risk management

Financial assistance

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For Local companies

Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG)

  • For companies looking to kick-start their adoption of technology with pre-qualified IT solutions and equipment that enhances productivity.

Market Readiness Assistance (MRA) Grant

  • For companies looking to take their business overseas. Includes support for overseas market set-up, identification of overseas business partners and overseas market promotion.

Enterprise Development Grant (EDG)

  • For companies looking for more support as they undertake deeper transformation in business upgrading, innovation and internationalisation.

International Co-Innovation Programmes

  • Companies keen to grow and internationalise can tap funding programmes for cross-border collaboration projects on technology development and co-innovation.

Land Productivity Grant (LPG)

  • For companies looking to defray part of the initial relocation cost due to land use optimisation.

SkillsFuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC)

  • For companies looking to embark on enterprise transformation and develop capabilities of employees.

Non-financial assistance

Under Enterprise Singapore’s Growth Partnership Programme, there are 2 programs available:

– Scale-up SG

– Enterprise Leadership for Transformation