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"Confirmed got problem one in every stage of your life. Just learn and move on. And don't hate," says Mr Alex Chia.
The 54-year-old speaks from experience. He owns The SF Group which has more than 70 coffee shops, restaurants and stalls all over Singapore - including Food Loft and Western food chain Collin's. But it all started because of a bad debt - a loan of more than $100,000 to a friend who couldn't pay him back. Find out how he built his F&B empire in an exclusive ST interview.
Back to work after the CNY break? The start of the year is a time when some review priorities and make new plans, including setting career goals. Wondered if you are being paid enough compared with your peers? What are the most sought-after skills that would help you move up the job ladder?
Get your questions answered with our Singapore salary guide interactive.
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