Category: Spirethoughts

Beauty industry embraces inclusivity

The beauty industry is embracing the concept of inclusivity, moving beyond media-driven stereotypes and imagery to cater to a wider range of skin tones, body types, age groups and gender identities.

The Digitalization of LDCs

Meaningful connectivity continues to be a challenge for least developed countries (LDCs). Spire senior manager, Edy, encourages all to share information, resources and capital so that all countries can be connected equally.

Boosting SME productivity

Even though SMEs employ 50 to 90 percent of the world’s workforce, increasing productivity remains a challenge. A better management strategy and more widespread adoption of new technology can help.


Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) can work wonders for SMEs by introducing new talents and capabilities to existing businesses, resulting in better economies of scale, increased customer share and improved distribution networks.


Franchising allows a business to standardize and make its operations consistent across a variety of locations, achieving efficiency and regular quality levels. Many small to mid-sized businesses seeking to scale and grow their business turn to franchising.

Let’s continue the fight together

The world fought numerous public health challenges since the WHO’s inception 75 years ago. This is a call for all to continue to work together for public health through science, solutions and solidarity.

Entering a new market

Market entry research is an important initial step to discover key knowledge to smoothen market entry and increase the likelihood of success.