Business Owners/SME's

BUILD STRONG PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND SHARE EXPERIENCES IN A CONFIDENTIAL SETTING WITH OTHER BUSINESS OWNERS.

Business Owners/ SME’s, Singapore 1. 

This group is aimed at being able to uncover and discuss the key issues that confront business owners in a confidential supportive forum. Business owners have found that the issues they really need help with, and discussion around, are of quite a different level and scale than what their company employed counterparts face. Hence, this group allows its members to finally be able to get the information they have been missing by really delving into these key issues from an ownership perspective rather than an employee one. Developing shared solutions that have been established through experience.

Members are from small to mid-sized Singapore based companies, and we are currently talking with the MD of Right Choice Capital, President of Assurant, Director of Codestream, Owner of Fortis Law Corporation, Founder of ValueQuest, Executive Director of the Warranty Group, Owner of Swissmed, CEO of Relo Networks, Owner of TK Asia Consult, Owner SoptAI, ALTY Consulting and many more. The group shares their experience in areas ranging from strategy development to effective execution with a view to identifying "best practice" and creating "next practice”. The kick-off meeting of this peer group is planned for July 30, 8.30am – 11am and the second meeting for August 27, 8.30am – 11am. Please let us know if you want us to add you to the interest list.

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

Frederic Maury, Executive Vice President, Asia at Trigo Group
Charlotte Stewart: Director, Human Resources, APAC at Expedia Group
Tony Khoo, CEO - E M Services Pte Ltd
Anders Nordahl, CEO APAC Mixmove

The Chair of the Group is Lisa Askwith. Lisa is a small business owner herself: Apex BRS and The Corner Store. She is also currently the Chair/Director of See Global Media. Over the last 25 years, Lisa has worked with companies such as Samsung, Johnson & Johnson, Dnata/Emirates, Sanofi-Aventis, multiple successful start-ups and NUS and Cambridge.

The Co-Chair of the group is EGN member, Tony Seow. He has also a prolific entrepreneur in F & B, Restaurant, Lifestyle and Hospitality sectors. He is a former President for the Entrepreneur Organisation (EO).

The current group has requested the following key topics for the next several meetings, and we regularly seek your 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
  • Mobilization/Revenue Model
  • How to successfully work cross border by and ensuring Transfer pricing and digital systems are optimal
  • Why (and how) setting a strong vision and mission statement can allow your business to thrive
  • 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 their other options?

Further to your own confidential network group and peer group meetings, you will be invited to our cross functional group meetings and have access to our online tools, where you will get access to immediate help, assistance or support from peers and experts from all over the world.

Upcoming EGN Cross Functional Event (Virtual):
15 June 3pm – 5pm Trust in times of COVID-19: Responsiveness matters, but proactiveness matters more in protecting the trust of stakeholders.
25 June 3pm – 5pm 4 Essential Rules of Negotiation & Influence. Getting An Edge in A Complex World by Ludovic Tendron.
2 July 10am – 12pm INTO the UNKNOWN. Decision Making in a complex world where the consequences off failure are high by Grant Rawlinson.
8 July 10am – 12pm Karma: Resilience and Productivity in Stressful Times. by Joanne Flinn.
15 July 10am – 12pm Applied Innovation - New Technologies in the wild.
22 July 4.30pm – 6.30pm EGN Quarterly Members Networking Evening @ HUONE Singapore.
03 August 3pm – 5pm Leader’s Block: Every Leader Stumbles. The Best Learn How to Recover!

Our networks operate within the following frameworks:

  • You will be participating in six (6) peer group meetings each year for a half day at a central Singapore location (currently online) with dates set a year in advance.  
  • You get access to 24 Members Only Cross-Functional events (currently held online as interactive knowledge sharing sessions) per year including focus groups on digital transformation, innovation, human capital, future of works, developing markets, personal development and networking evenings.
  • Knowledge sharing in the group is based on the strictest confidentiality.
  • EGN provide an experienced facilitator to run all aspects of the group and meetings.
  • The group has its own website with contact data, calendar, documents, presentations and mail.

Executives’ Global Network  has facilitated knowledge sharing networks since 1992 and is one of the largest global professional networks with 14,000 Directors and Executives from over 7,000 companies in more than 780 confidential network groups. We bring together senior executives to share knowledge, best practice, build business relationships, save time and money and professionally network.  

Membership Fee is from SGD 199 per month for an annual subscription. Please see the attached PDF with membership tiers for more information or purchase your membership here today: https://www.egnsingapore.com/product/membership-of-executives-global-network-singapore/

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Top 10 reasons to join EGN

EGN is a professional network of peers that provides an exclusive opportunity to work in depth with your personal leadership skills, strengthen your professional toolbox and gain new insights for the benefit of yourself and your company.

As a member of EGN, you get access to:

A worldwide network of peers

A worldwide network of peers

We offer a trusted, worldwide network of peers with a shared ambition of making each other better - every day.

Tailored Peer Groups

Tailored Peer Groups

Your peer group is assembled by our experienced networking consultant, ensuring that it matches your management level and professional discipline.  

Members’ Universe

Members’ Universe

This is an online community of 14,000 experts and it features a global query function, in-app messaging, virtual EGN groups and a major e-book library with approx. 200 titles.

Expert meeting design

Expert meeting design

All peer groups are facilitated by our experienced and continuously-trained EGN Chairs.

Coaching

Coaching

Besides the ongoing coaching from your network peers, we offer one-on-one coaching sessions for top executives as part of our Accelerator Programme.*

* Not available in all markets.

In Between Jobs Scheme

In Between Jobs Scheme

If you lose your job, you can continue your membership for a year, while you use your network to find your next career path – and for a further 12 months for a modest fee. Additional In Between Job services are available in selected markets.

Grow with the Network

Grow with the Network

As you develop professionally, your needs may change. As a member of EGN you can at any time change to another peer group that better matches your career challenges and needs.

Exclusive Events & Seminars

Exclusive Events & Seminars

Events and seminars are conducted in all markets to engage, learn and grow within and across the established peer network.

EGN Insights

EGN Insights

As a member of EGN you get access to our thought leadership insights, which include e-books, learning tools, articles, member best practices and much more.

Business Benefits

Business Benefits

EGN acts as a support network for your entire business, giving you benefits that include upskilling of your key employees, insights into the latest market trends and tools, as well as access to a confidential 'board of advisors’ via each EGN group and a global pool of 14,000 experts.

  • 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 14,000 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.

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  • 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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