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Google Adwords Networking Session
SMBA's inaugural collaboration with the world's biggest internet company was held in the Google Asia Pacific office on Oct 11. Exploring Google AdWords saw more than one hundred SME owners from across a diverse range of industries learning the intricacies of AdWords - one of Google's most powerful tools for obtaining brand awareness and publicity.

Mr Gap Kim, Head of Ads Marketing for Southeast-Asia, started the seminar with a stunning, visually-charged introduction to the evolution of Google's search engines over the past decade, as well as an in-depth look into the immense potential of leveraging on Google's internet marketing systems.
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NES Welcome Tea Recruitment @ NUS
The National University of Singapore Entrepreneurship Society (NES)'s annual recruitment drive and welcome-tea ceremony held on 14th Aug was a astounding success. Undergraduates from across a myriad of distinct disciplines from NUS bolstered the almost 200-strong turnout. Ms Elim Chew, founder and president of local street wear fashion retail chain 77th Street graced the event and delivered an inspiring address as the keynote speaker. SMBA's senior staff members were invited to the event as esteemed guests, while connecting on the ground with some of the nation's brightest young men and women.

The NES is an entirely student-run entrepreneurship society with the core objective of building the entrepreneurial mindset in aspiring youths. In line with SMBA's mission of building the next generation of business leaders, Singapore's business landscape will no doubt benefit from this partnership borne of bold vision and ideals that run parallel to each other.
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NTUC Nebo 2012 YES! Symposium
SMBA once again partners with the NTUC's NeBO Yes! Symposium - or otherwise known as the Youth Entrepreneurship Symposium. This event was created as a platform targeting mainly JC students, offering youths an avenue to explore and learn about entrepreneurship whilst getting the opportunity to meet up with like-minded people.

Several of SMBA Executive Club members also took time off their busy schedules to grace the event as judges, hosts and speakers. Our Chief Secretariat Ms Priscilla made an appearance at the event with a keynote speech to the students to encourage them to continue in their zeal and enthusiasm and also to share with them the areas of support that SMBA can offer them in their journey in learning about business and what it is to be self-employed.
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National Achiever's Congress 2012
SMBA was proud to partner Success Resources in the 2012 National Achiever's Congress, held at the Singapore Expo. An A-list line up of international and local speakers graced the event including the renowned Robert Kiyosaki of Rich Dad Poor Dad fame and Kim Kiyosaki, author of Rich Women, A Book on Investing for Women. Audiences were treated to a rousing and energetic delivery from each of the 16 speakers throughout the 3 day conference and took home with them important lessons on diverse topics such as business & leadership, sales & marketing, wealth creation and wellness.

Main organizer Success Resources was kind enough to allocate close to 100 sponsored tickets for SMBA and their Executive Club members. It was a great event with inspirational, educational and highly energizing moments. We certainly look forward to the 2013 congress!
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13th Start-up @ Singapore | 19th May 2012
It was an afternoon of wit, ideas and nerve wreaking investment pitches at the 13th Start-up @ Singapore business plan competition Awards Ceremony. Gracing the event was Mr Chan Chun Sing, Acting Minster for Community Development, Youth and Sports. Also present were local business icons such as Ms Elim Chew of 77th Street fame and Ms Sheila Wang who also appeared as guest judge at the reality TV programme Angel's Gates. This nation-wide business plan competition is into its 13th year and has attracted hopefuls from all walks of life specializing in various industries. From cutting edge health related products to technological solutions, there was no shortage of innovation and creativity. A highlight of the event were the "live" investment pitches to the judges by selected contestants - who entertained and inspired the audience with their candid passion and business offerings.
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