Government Schemes to Assist Business Owners Adopt Technology & Tackle Manpower Concerns

Government Schemes to Assist Business Owners Adopt Technology & Tackle Manpower Concerns


Government funded programmes and schemes to support Singapore retailers, distributors and manufacturing businesses.


For many business owners, it is paramount to adopt new technologies and pivot their business models  to stay relevant and be competitive in Industry 4.0. The Singapore Government has provided many initiatives to help small businesses adopt new technology and under job redesign to enable a smooth transition. It is important that business transformations goes hand in hand with relevant training, job redesign, and new hiring strategy to realise the full benefit of the change. In this webinar, our speakers will present the various schemes that business owners can tap on for technology adoption or to tackle manpower challenges as they undergo transformation.

Talking Points:

1) Understanding the various funded schemes such as, Productivity Solutions Grant, P-max, SGUnited, and many others.

2) How to receive 18 months of salary support for each eligible hire in logistics or ecommerce role.

3) Reskilling current workforce facing redundancy – Tap on the Redeployment PCP.

Who Should Attend:

Business owners, CEOs, Finance Managers, HR Managers and Decision Makers tackling manpower and/or business concerns in retail, distribution, logistics and manufacturing.

Seminar Details:

Date: 29th September 2021, Wednesday
Time: 3.00 pm to 4.15 pm
Venue: Zoom webinar (Zoom link will be provided a day before the event)

Webinar Schedule:

3:00 pm – Welcome
3.05 pm – “Technology Adoption and Manpower Support for Small Businesses”, Rajkumar, Business Advisory Manager, SME Centre – Little India.
3.30 pm – “Leveraging WSG Funded Programmes to Attract and Train New Talents”, Christopher Tan, Programme Director, SCALA
3.55 pm – Questions & Answers
4.15 pm – Closing

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Sep 29 2021


3:00 pm - 4:15 pm




  • Christopher Tan
  • Rajkumar Thanapalan
    Rajkumar Thanapalan
    Manager, Business Advisory

    Rajkumar Thanapalan is a Manager, Business Advisory with SME Centre and he has successfully assisted to set up new business and created milestone changes in his client’s business ventures. Rajkumar’s success stories have been featured in media articles and social media platforms. He enjoys meetings SMEs and contributes to their positive growth by conducting diagnostic assessment and drawing up road-maps in order for them to overcome their challenges.

    Rajkumar holds a Bachelor Degree in Marketing and Media and has a vast experience as a Programming Manager at Mediacorp and 5 years of experience as a Business Advisor. He strongly believes that each business is unique and needs to constantly adapt to changes to remain competitive in the industry.

    Rajkumar leads the Social Media Clinics at SME Centre @ Little India where clients are assisted on embarking their social media journey for their business. He also heads the planning of capability workshops for the merchants in Little India.