Expatpreneur Awards 2017: This Expat’s Business Expanded So Quickly, It Became TOO Big

01 March 2017

This month, we’re celebrating the successes of savvy expatriates and Singaporeans, as well as the setbacks they overcame, to make life better in Singapore in our Expatpreneur Awards 2017. 

After opening a first dental clinic in Singapore in 1997, Aussie native Dr. Marcus Cooney’s business doubled.

So, in 2001 he opened Smilefocus, which doubled again in 2004 with an additional office in the Camden Medical Centre. It has expanded four more times since 2007, and currently employs 15 dentists and 40 support staff.

In fact, during Smilefocus’s early years, and “living and breathing” the business with his now-retired wife, Angela, Dr. Marcus says, “We reached a point where the business was too big. Subsequently, we downsized a little.”

More on The Finder:
Expatpreneur Awards 2017: This Expat Couple Moved To Singapore As An “Adventure Together”
Expatpreneur Awards 2017: How Passion Inspired This Expat To Move To Singapore To Build His Business

Read his story and the ups and downs of his business below (and find out how we picked the awardees here)!


#08-02 & #14-02 Camden Medical Centre, 1 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore 248649

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