how to start a social enterprise in Singapore

How To Incorporate A Social Enterprise

A social enterprise is just a business that has specific social objectives. A social enterprise’s aim is still profit-driven while giving back to society and the environment at large. The profits of social enterprises are primarily used to fund social programs, i.e. Yellow…


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How Do You Convene An Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) For Your Company

What is an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM)? If you have incorporated a company in Singapore or planning to do so, chances are you have done or heard of Annual General Meetings (AGMs). As an exempt private company limited by shares, it is mandatory for you to convene an AGM…


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How To Issue Shares In A Singapore Private Company

The issuing of shares or new shares is one of the ways to secure capital to expand your business in a Singapore incorporated private company. In modern days start-ups, one of the ways to reward the pioneers who stick by you through thick and thin during the initial set up of the…


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Holding Annual General Meetings (AGMs) For Your Company

What is an Annual General Meeting (AGM)? Annual General Meetings (AGMs) are compulsory annual meetings that all Singapore companies need to hold. The primary purpose is to update the shareholders of the company on the business or financial health. Financial statements are…


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How To Set Up A Register of Controllers

In our previous article, we have introduced the registers of registrable controllers with ACRA and its requirements. How do you set up this register of controllers properly? We summarise for you with the following:   Identification First, you have to reasonably identify and…


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How To Choose A Suitable Corporate Secretary For You

Roles of a Corporate Secretary in Singapore All companies incorporated in Singapore are mandated by law, to have a named individual to be sitting on board as a company secretary. The roles of a company secretary are mainly to ensure that the company meets with all regulations…


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How To Start A Food Business (Restaurant) In Singapore

Starting a successful restaurant or food business is many people's dream, especially in a food haven in Singapore. There are many foreigners who love to bring their speciality cuisines into Singapore. The process in Singapore is not complicated but controls are in place such as…


Disposing personal data: what you do not know

In Singapore, the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) comes into full effect on 2nd July 2014 with new amendments as recent as November 2020. This act governs the collection, use and disclosure of personal data by all private organisations. Most are aware of the collection and…


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How To Reduce Corporate Tax Bills With These Tax Reliefs

The corporate tax filing deadline is around the corner. The deadline for filing your corporate tax is by 15th December 2020. Do you know that there are some tax reliefs that you can make use of to reduce the tax payable? Here are some of them. Tax Exemption Scheme For New…


What is a Trust?

In Singapore, you are able to set up a legal arrangement called a trust. This arrangement is initiated by a trustor or settlor, by entrusting a trustee to look after his or her properties, assets or any other possessions. It details how the associated benefits of these…