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Digital-first mindset key to small firms maximising Budget 2019

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play an essential role in the health of Singapore's economy, accounting for half of the country's gross domestic product and employing 65 per cent of its people.

It is therefore not surprising that Budget 2019 included specific measures to help small businesses embrace digital technology and improve the skills of their employees.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 25, 2019, with the headline 'Digital-first mindset key to small firms maximising Budget 2019'. Print Edition | Subscribe