A Reliable Ebiz Cloud Hosting Service for your Startup

If scalability and flexibility are what you need in your hosting service, then Cloud is the way to go. Back in those days where I ran my own company, I was on the Cloud Hosting too with Amazon. Being the not-very-technical me, the whole user experience and setting up of a website on Amazon Web Services was a painful one. I had to entrust the whole process to someone else. And I felt that I do not have full control.

Looking at what Exabytes is offering, and with the implantation of the oh-so-familiar CPanel, everyone can manage their hosting anytime anywhere. And Ebiz Cloud Hosting service with Exabytes comes with over 250 Web Apps to choose from. Installing new apps, e.g. WordPress, is no longer a tedious process. Just click install in your desired folder or domain and your new website is setup within seconds! I love CPanel!

  • Exabytes servers are especially optimized to ensure the best web and email performance for Small Medium Businesses.
  • Customized EBiz Cloud Hosting settings to improve server stability and performance.
  • 24/7 live server monitoring.
  • Industry-leading hardware.

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New Year New Beginning

This post is a little late, life has been hectic with new directions and changes. Even this post was written while waiting for my hair to be done at the salon. Time is too precious and I have to take on whatever chances I have to strike off my never ending and ever growing task list.

For four years I have held on to my dream. One that was once shared with a dear friend whom travelled the most difficult time of the business. This dream slowly and eventually vanished and the motivation to go all out to pursue it is no longer found inside me. With a very heavy heart, decision was made to let it go for good. Finishing up whatever we were contracted to and it will be gone for good. And no, there won’t be another new branding nor team. This is the end of this dream of mine.

With one dream down doesn’t mean I should stop dreaming completely. I am paving my way towards another dream of mine. One that’s has always been there hidden deep inside me. One that I truly enjoy – making happy things and organising happy events. The best part of my life was when I was running events and meet ups for the communities I enjoy. I hope to bring these happiness back into my life. So 2013 is going to be my happy year, I hope.

Never stop dreaming!

Bank Account for Startups and New Businesses

Having used Standard Chartered Bank as my companies account the past two years and the experience so far has been a smooth sailing one. Planning to start one more corporate account, I compared the three banks of my choice – DBS, OCBC and Standard Chartered. Not sure if other banks offer cash management account for new businesses, I picked these three just because I’ve got at least a personal account with all of them.

Here’s my comparison table, drafted based on information from their website.

Banks/Acc Type Initial Deposit Min. Mthly Bal Fall below fee Facilities/ Cards Annual Fee
DBS Entrepreneur’s Account for Start-ups S$500 S$10,000

(No min. balance for first 6 months)

  • Cheque Express via DBS IDEAL
  • DBS IDEAL free for 2 years
  • DBS Business Advance Card free for 2 years
OCBC Business Entrepreneur Account S$500 S$8,000

(No min. balance for first 6 months)

  • Unlimited free cheques for first 2 years
  • Lifetime free Business Card (NETS/ATM/ Mastercard) – Debit card
  • Internet banking via Velocity@ocbc
Standard Chartered Essential Lite Account
(Updated 29/10/2012. This SME account type is NO longer available.)
S$3000 No. min. balance required NA
  • Pay-as-you-use cheque book at S$1 per cheque
  • Account opening fee of S$80

Depending on what’s your needs and expected cash flow and use of cheques and GIRO/transfer facilities, each bank offers a different package for SMEs. From the looks of it, I’ll be sticking with Standard Chartered since its the most basic and it meets my needs.

Are you running a startup too? Which bank are you using and why?