Business Owners / SMEs

Cultivate a network that is built on mutual professional aspirations and personal ventures with other business owners. 

This confidential group provides a supportive forum to uncover and discuss key issues that confront business owners and SMEs.

Business owners may often find that the issues they really need help with and the type of discussions they want are of a different level and scale from what their regular employed counterparts face. This group allows members to finally attain the information they have been missing by delving into key issues and developing shared solutions that have been established through experience from an ownership perspective. The group also regularly shares their experience in areas ranging from strategy development to effective execution with a view of identifying “best practice” and creating “next practice.”

The current key topics that are being explored during our meetings, and we regularly seek our members’ input to flex and change these as situations change:

    • How to win the war for Talent on a small budget ‘

    Recruitment and Talent retention

    • ‘Do I need to be the Social Media/Marketing expert or is there a better way?’
    • ‘I have the business running but do I need a Board or Advisory council’

    The ways to make big business practise work for you on a much tighter budget.

    • Key tips and tricks for rapid and successful Strategy Development & Implementation
    • Mobilisation / Revenue Model
    • How to successfully work cross-border by ensuring transfer pricing and digital systems are optimal?
    • Why (and how) setting a strong vision and mission statement can allow your business to thrive 

    The ways to make big business practise work for you on a much tighter budget.

    • Singapore grants & services available for SME’s 

    What are they, and how do I access them?

    • ‘The biggest legal pitfalls any SME can make… and how to identify and avoid them’
    • Funding… Is it achievable or are there other options?

      Group 1

      Group 2

      Group 3

      From strategy development to effective execution, this is a peer group that will exchange ideas to identify the best practices for tomorrow.

      Members of this group are from small Singapore-based companies and include the Regional Director of 3SC, Founder of Wasabi Consulting, Co-Founder & Chief Executive of Intellistride Technologies, Founder of kimbocorp, Managing Director of Avernor Pte Ltd, Chief Executive Officer Relo Network Asia, Director of Codestream, Owner of Fortis Law Corporation, and many more.

      Peer Group Details

      • Confidential peer group with 30-35 members
      • 6 Meetings per year
      • Multidisciplinary events and networking seminars
      • Access to a virtual global network with more than 15,000 members in 15 countries

      Meet the group’s chair

      More about Lisa Askwith

      Lisa is the owner of small business, Apex BRS. She is also currently the Chair/Director of See Global Media paired with 25 years of experience in working at multiple successful companies such as Samsung, Johnson & Johnson, Dnata/Emirates, Sanofi-Aventis, NUS, and Cambridge.

        To give you a feel of EGN, listen to how our members have benefited from their membership:

        Chung Pin Teo

        Co-Founder WaveAI

        Ian Wu

        CEO Huone Events Hotels

        Maarten Van Den Bos

        Regional Business Development Manager – Safety Services & RSS at Drager

        Rodrigo Canelas

        Podcast Host High-Performance Teams Podcast

        Our networks operate within the following frameworks:

         

        • You can participate in six (6) peer group meetings each year for a half day at a central Singapore location with dates set a year in advance.
        • You’ll enjoy access to 36+ Members Only virtual Cross-Functional events per year including focus groups on digital transformation, innovation, human capital, future of works, developing markets, personal development, and networking evenings.
        • You also get access to 12 in-person Cross-Functional events and 4 Economic Forecasts and 4 speaker panels.  
        • You’ll also get access to our online tools via the EGN Members Universe Mobile App, where you can post queries and connect all global members.
        • Knowledge sharing in the group is in the strictest confidentiality.  
        • EGN will provide an experienced, certified facilitator to run all aspects of the group and meetings.  
        • The group has its own website with contact data, calendar, documents, and presentations. 

        From strategy development to effective execution, this is a peer group that will exchange ideas to identify the best practices for tomorrow.

        Members of this group are from small Singapore-based companies and include the Co-Founder of PebbleRoad, Founder & CEO of Sonnamera Pte Ltd, Co-Founder & CEO of The Global Citizen Singapore, CEO and Managing Director of Pinpoint PR Pte Ltd, Managing Director of digitus.sg, Executive Director of Pupsik Studio, and many more.

        Peer Group Details

        • Confidential peer group with 30-35 members
        • 6 Meetings per year
        • Multidisciplinary events and networking seminars
        • Access to a virtual global network with more than 15,000 members in 15 countries

        Meet the group’s chair

        More about Lisa Askwith

        Lisa is the owner of small business, Apex BRS. She is also currently the Chair/Director of See Global Media paired with 25 years of experience in working at multiple successful companies such as Samsung, Johnson & Johnson, Dnata/Emirates, Sanofi-Aventis, NUS, and Cambridge.

          To give you a feel of EGN, listen to how our members have benefited from their membership:

          Louisa Lee

          Managing Director DP Dental PL

          Anthony Key

          CFO at Clean Marine AS

          Fraser Morrison

          CEO and Founder at 1000Steps-Corporate Sales Modelling

          Our networks operate within the following frameworks:

           

          • You can participate in six (6) peer group meetings each year for a half day at a central Singapore location with dates set a year in advance.
          • You’ll enjoy access to 36+ Members Only virtual Cross-Functional events per year including focus groups on digital transformation, innovation, human capital, future of works, developing markets, personal development, and networking evenings.
          • You also get access to 12 in-person Cross-Functional events and 4 Economic Forecasts and 4 speaker panels.
          • You’ll also get access to our online tools via the EGN Members Universe Mobile App, where you can post queries and connect all global members.
          • Knowledge sharing in the group is in the strictest confidentiality.
          • EGN will provide an experienced, certified facilitator to run all aspects of the group and meetings.
          • The group has its own website with contact data, calendar, documents, and presentations.

          From strategy development to effective execution, this is a peer group that will exchange ideas to identify the best practices for tomorrow.

          Members of this group are from small Singapore-based companies and include the Senior Advisor of Turms, Founder & Managing Director of ProtACT Singapore, Founder & Managing Director eduALTO, Executive Chairman of Global Enterprise Exchange, General Manager E M Services Pte Ltd, Chief Executive Officer of Codestream, Founder & CEO MTR Labs, and many more.

          Peer Group Details

          • Confidential peer group with 30-35 members
          • 6 Meetings per year
          • Multidisciplinary events and networking seminars
          • Access to a virtual global network with more than 15,000 members in 15 countries

          Meet the group’s chair

          More about Stijn Welkers

          Stjin owns and runs a PC games distribution company and is also an independent advisor in leadership development. Coming from Europe with experience in the downstream oil industry, he moved to Singapore in 1999 working for an American computer games publisher. In 2002, he started his own firm in PC games distribution, which is still running today and has an annual revenue of around 5 million SGD. From 2014 until March 2020, Stijn worked for Singapore Management University in Executive Development, advising, and delivering talent development programs to regional client companies.

          To give you a feel of EGN, listen to how our members have benefited from their membership:

          Our networks operate within the following frameworks:

           

          • You can participate in six (6) peer group meetings each year for a half day at a central Singapore location with dates set a year in advance.
          • You’ll enjoy access to 36+ Members Only virtual Cross-Functional events per year including focus groups on digital transformation, innovation, human capital, future of works, developing markets, personal development, and networking evenings.
          • You also get access to 12 in-person Cross-Functional events and 4 Economic Forecasts and 4 speaker panels.
          • You’ll also get access to our online tools via the EGN Members Universe Mobile App, where you can post queries and connect all global members.
          • Knowledge sharing in the group is in the strictest confidentiality.
          • EGN will provide an experienced, certified facilitator to run all aspects of the group and meetings.
          • The group has its own website with contact data, calendar, documents, and presentations.

          Frequently Asked Questions

          How much does a membership cost?

          An EGN membership varies in price, depending on your locality, seniority and the specific benefits applied to the EGN Group.

          Our Network Advisors can help you find the right group based on your managerial level and professional needs.

          Enter your contact info here and one of our Network Advisors will get back to you.

          How does the peer group network work?

          With the support of a professional network, you get the opportunity to exchange experience on a high professional level, strengthen and develop your own skills within management and specialised areas.

          As a member of EGN, you get direct access to Top Executives, Business Leaders and Specialists in most parts of the world via our online Members’ Universe where you can ask questions, join debates and network with more than 15,000 other members.

          Your personal EGN group represents a confidential forum where all ideas and challenges can be discussed with peers at your own, professional level. To ensure confidentiality, no competitors or significant customer relationships are allowed in the same group.

          All our peer groups are managed by a professional and experienced EGN Chair, who facilitates and mentors the peer groups, ensures output both at and between meetings and focuses on your professional and managerial development.

          We also offer events and seminars, networking tours, an Between Jobs Scheme, mentoring programmes, CEO coaching and much more.

          Contact us for more information

          How do I become a member?

          You can apply for membership by filling out this form


          When we have received your application, you will be contacted by a Network Advisor for a more in-depth interview to find the right peer group for your managerial level and/or professional need.

          All candidates must be approved by both the Chair and specific peer group members before joining a group. This is done both to match relevant peers and also to avoid private friends, customer relationships and competitors being placed together in the same network group and to help facilitate honest and fruitful discussions.

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