sme online academy


Online SME Academy

It is now possible to learn from industry’s practitioners – anytime, anywhere! Actionable insights by subject matter experts are now packed into bite-sized online classes. From accounting, to balancing social impact and profit, to crisis comms management, we bring you the ABCs on how to run and grow your business.

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  • wendy lee accounting

    Accounting 101

    Wendy Lee
    Specialist, Strategic Business Planning, DBS Bank

    Learn how accounting can be a data driven tool SMEs can leverage for insights and strategy, and about concepts like financial ratios. Look out for tips you can apply!

  • Tax 101 Kwan Chang Yew

    Tax 101

    Kwan Chang Yew
    Executive Director, Group Tax,
    DBS Bank

    Go through tax facts and best practices that will help build a solid infrastructure and process flow for your business.

  • Claire Wong

    Balancing Social Impact and Profit

    Claire Wong
    Head of DBS Foundation, DBS Bank

    How can SMEs introduce purpose and social impact to what they do? Go through best practices and small steps you can take to transform your business for good.

  • Branding for SMEs Myrna Poon

    Branding for SMEs

    Myrna Poon
    COO, Group Strategic Marketing & Communications, DBS Bank

    What are some myths about branding? Why is it important to find the right personality to represent your brand? Learn how to approach branding with these industry tips.

  • Introducing Innovation into your Business Model Bidyut Durma

    Introducing Innovation into your Business Model

    Bidyut Durma
    Executive Director, Head of Innovations, DBS Bank

    Understand how to create a proposition that is unique to your company – find your business’ edge with this model.

  • public relations 101

    Public Relations 101

    Jean Khong
    Senior Vice President, Group Strategic Marketing and Communications,
    DBS Bank

    PR is a strategic communications tool, and can be more powerful than advertising when executed well. Understand what PR really is and get tips on how you can get started.

  • Cash Management the Digital Way

    Cash Management the Digital Way

    Jasmin Ng
    Managing Director, Group Cash Product Management, DBS Bank

    What is the best way to manage cash in your day to day operations? Find out more about an affordable digital collections solution that can help!

  • Navinder Duggal

    Trade Financing for SMEs

    Navinder Duggal
    Group Head SME Transactional Solutions, DBS Bank

    Understand the basics of trade finance, and what to look out for when bringing your business overseas. Included in this lesson are also some best practices for SMEs!

  • grow your business with the right loans

    Grow your business with the right loans

    Toh Su Mei
    Executive Director, Regional Loan Product Management and Alternative Lending, DBS Bank

    How can you leverage on loans to grow the business? What is the difference in the various loans available? Find out more about these plus best practices you can apply.

  • why hr matters renee lim

    HR is the Strategic Business Function

    Renee Lim
    Team Head, HR Relationship Management, DBS Bank

    When Human Resource is applied effectively, its value and positive impact are undeniable. We share some insights right here!

  • video marketing 101

    Video Marketing 101

    Krishna Kota
    Senior Vice President, Brand and Media Amplification, Group Strategic Marketing and Communication,
    DBS Bank

    With adequate knowledge about its usage, videos can be an incredibly useful role in your marketing plan. Check out these best practices for more inspiration!

  • social media engagement 101

    Social Media Engagement 101

    Cheryl Ng
    Lead for Communities management team, Consumer Banking, DBS Bank

    Building and maintaining an online community is no small feat, we share some potential pitfalls so you don't have to.