Melissa Yeo
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Melissa Yeo

Powered by caffeine, Melissa is most productive in sweatpants. When she's not putting pen to paper, she'd be busy dreaming about her next vacation.

A collection of 52 posts

Top 20 Free Shopify Apps for Your E-commerce Business

If you’re looking to jumpstart your e-commerce business by improving your online store’s functionality, you’ll need to take advantage of free apps on the Shopify App Store.

8 min read

13 Best Co-Working Offices in Singapore

Trying to beat the work-from-home slump? Give your productivity a much-needed booster at an amazing co-working space of your choice. From stunning views, amenities, to convenient central locations, you’d surely find a space to get your inspiration flowing.

10 min read

A Guide to Hong Kong’s Double Tax Treaties

Hong Kong boasts a thriving economy with a business-friendly tax regime, including its Double Tax Treaties, which has attracted many entrepreneurs and investors alike.

3 min read

How To Convert A Private Limited Company Into A Public Limited Company

While the public limited company structure shares some similarities with the private limited company structure, its features make it more ideal for large businesses.

5 min read

A New Business Owner’s Guide to the First Company Audit

Audits are important to stay compliant with the law, so you can focus your energy on your core business. Read on to determine whether you need a company audit, and how you can go about doing so.

4 min read

Make, Manufacture, Wholesale or Dropship Model for E-commerce Business?

Apart from the products you intend to sell, you will also have to make your biggest business decision when it comes to the ideal business model to pursue.

9 min read

Make, Manufacture, Wholesale or Dropship: 4 Business Models for E-commerce To Consider

As an online business owner, you will have to face many choices. Apart from the products you intend to sell, you will also have to make your biggest business decision when it comes to the ideal business model to pursue.

9 min read

Make, Manufacture, Wholesale or Dropship: 4 Business Models for E-commerce Businesses to Choose From

As an online business owner, you will have to face many choices. Apart from the products you intend to sell, you will also have to make your biggest business decision when it comes to the ideal business model to pursue.

9 min read

10 Steps To Prepare For Fundraising From a Venture Capitalist

The most difficult part of starting your own business can be raising capital. For practical tips, we asked Jason Edwards of VentureCap Insight. He’s seen many startups ask for money from his experience as a venture capitalist.

7 min read

An Investor's 10 Tips on How To Prepare for Fundraising

The most difficult part of starting your own business can be raising capital. For practical tips, we asked Jason Edwards of VentureCap Insight. He’s seen many startups ask for money from his experience as a venture capitalist.

7 min read

10 Tips To Prepare For Fundraising From a Venture Capitalist

The most difficult part of starting your own business can be raising capital. For practical tips, we asked Jason Edwards of VentureCap Insight. He’s seen many startups ask for money from his experience as a venture capitalist.

7 min read

11 Reasons To Go With Osome To Take Over Your Accounting

To get the best chance at success, entrepreneurs have to make sure they have the right partners around them when starting their own business. Here’s why we are the right partner for your accounting tasks.

7 min read

Seller Spotlight on Christos Fellas: How a Multi-Channel E-commerce Seller Gets More Done With Accounting Help

The multi-hyphenate revealed to us how he started his YouTube channel two years ago with one sole purpose, to document his progress as an entrepreneur and investor in the world of business and to help as many people as he can by sharing his knowledge and learning along the way.

2 min read

The Only Guide You Need To Create Your First Invoice

Simple invoices can help save time with all basic accounting details you require to bill clients for your work. Think of them as organised documents that are easy to understand and create.

5 min read

Creating an Invoice - A Guide

An invoice contains all the necessary information you’ll need when you start doing accounting. Here's how to make an invoice.

6 min read

A Guide to Creating an Invoice

Simple invoices can help save time with all basic accounting details you require to bill clients for your work. Think of them as organised documents that are easy to understand and create.

5 min read

A Basic Guide to Reading Balance Sheets

When it comes to managing your business, one of the most crucial financial statements is the balance sheet. We cannot emphasise how important it is to learn how to read a balance sheet to ensure your company's financial health.

4 min read

New Business Owners' Guide to Reading Balance Sheets

When it comes to managing your business, one of the most crucial financial statements is the balance sheet. We cannot emphasise how important it is to learn how to read a balance sheet to ensure your company's financial health.

4 min read

Understanding Balance Sheets

When it comes to managing your business, one of the most crucial financial statements is the balance sheet. We cannot emphasise how important it is to learn how to read a balance sheet to ensure your company's financial health.

4 min read

A Guide to Business Income Tax in the UK

Being the boss of your own company means you get the flexibility to decide your own schedule, but when it comes to tax season, things might get a little confusing. No worries though, we're here to guide you through the process so you can stay compliant with the law.

7 min read

Calculating the Taxable Income of My Company

When it comes to tax season, it is crucial for you to understand which part of your business is taxable, so you can stay compliant with the law.

4 min read

A New Entrepreneur's Guide to Selling on Amazon

Sell on Amazon, the world's biggest e-tailer, and break into the Hong Kong market.

4 min read

A New Entrepreneurs’ Go-To Guide To Becoming an Amazon Seller

Want to get into the online marketplace in Hong Kong? Think about selling your products on Amazon, one of the biggest Internet retailers.

5 min read

How To Avoid Double Taxation in Singapore

If you are a tax resident of Singapore, have set up businesses beyond Singapore and have paid taxes in other countries, how would your income be taxed? Double check if your income is double taxed.

5 min read

Growing Your Online Store with 5 Basic Accounting Tips

Accurate accounting will boost profits for your online store. Here are five accounting basics to bolster your finances and grow your online store

3 min read

Growing Your Online Store: 5 Basic Accounting Tips

Accurate accounting can help your online store make profits. Here are 5 accounting basics to level up your finances and grow your online store.

3 min read

Filing Annual Returns in the UK: A Quick Guide

Whenever you register your company in the UK, you are required to submit your company's Annual Return to Companies House annually.

2 min read

Your Online Store Will Grow With These 5 Accounting Tips

Your online store can suffer from poor accounting, so here are five accounting basics to strengthen your finances and increase sales.

3 min read

What Is an Annual General Meeting and Does My Company Need To Hold One?

Get a sense of whether your company needs to have a General Meeting (AGM) before presenting its financial statements to its investors (members).

4 min read

3 Bookkeeping Tips for E-commerce Stores

Essentially, bookkeeping helps you balance your accounts so you can improve business cash flow.

4 min read

E-commerce Store Bookkeeping Tips

Essentially, bookkeeping helps you balance your accounts so you can improve business cash flow.

4 min read

Penalties for Not Filing These 5 Documents on Time

There are penalties that a company must pay if any of the information or documents are not given to ACRA or IRAS as a company.

7 min read

The Pros and Cons of Registering my E-commerce Company for VAT

While most business owners have the misconception that VAT registration is tedious and an additional bill to look after, VAT can also be advantageous to your business.

4 min read

What Do SMEs Need To Know About Budget 2021?

With Budget 2021, the Hong Kong government has introduced various measures to help support you and your business, and facilitate long-term growth of all Hong Kong companies.

4 min read

How To Effectively Sell on Carousell

Here are 10 Carousell selling tips to help you stand out from the clutter and sell on Carousell.

7 min read

4 Ways the Singapore Budget 2021 Supports Small Businesses

With Budget 2021, the Singapore government has put in place new initiatives and measures to help you develop new potential, deal with short-term problems, and embrace the future for long-term growth. Here’s how the Singapore Budget 2021 can help you according to your business needs.

5 min read

Is E-commerce Accounting Different From Other Types of Accounting?

Keeping an eye on your business's financial health is crucial. But is e-commerce accounting any different from accounting for other businesses?

7 min read

How E-commerce Entrepreneurs Can Optimise Cash Flow Over Profits

Those who run e-commerce businesses often worry about profits but ignore the value of cash flow. Understand the difference between profit and cash flow.

5 min read

Optimising Cash Flow Over Profits for E-commerce Entrepreneurs

As an e-commerce business owner, you might constantly worry about bringing in profit and overlook the importance of cash flow. Understand the difference between profit and cash flow.

5 min read

Why E-commerce Entrepreneurs Should Prioritise Cash Flow over Profit

As an e-commerce business owner, you might find yourself constantly worrying about bringing in profit and neglecting the importance of cash flow in the process. Find out the difference between profit and cash flow.

5 min read

Is Accounting for E-commerce Companies Different?

You must understand three aspects of e-commerce accounting in order to fully understand your cash flow and profitability.

7 min read

Is Accounting for E-commerce Businesses Any Different?

There are 3 main aspects you need to understand about e-commerce accounting so you can fully comprehend your cash flow and profitability.

6 min read

7 Steps To Keep Invoices Organised for Small Business Accounting

Managing business finances might be challenging. Staying on top of your invoices and receipts will help you stay on top of your finances. We take you through 7 steps that will help keep you organised.

5 min read

5 Reasons an SME Needs an Accounting Firm

As your business grows, the amount of paperwork would also increase and become more time consuming. At this point, it might be sensible to find an accountant for your small business. Here are 5 Reasons why your small business might need to work with an Accounting Firm.

2 min read

Corporate Secretary: What Are Their Roles and Do You Need One?

After incorporating your company, you could benefit from having a corporate secretary around. Find out if you really need one.

6 min read

What’s Next After Incorporation? 12 Things To Do

There is more work you’ll need to do after opening a company. Here are 12 tasks you should do within your first year after registering your company.

8 min read

Selecting a Financial Year End for Your New Company

Your financial year end affects how you do your accounting and tax submissions. So how do you decide? Read on.

4 min read

How to Decide Which Company Structure to Choose

A useful guide to help you compare the pros and cons of a Sole Trader, Partnership, LLP, and Ltd.

7 min read

A Guide to Setting Up an Import and Export Company

What do you need to do before you have your own import and export company? Find out the steps and how to get started.

6 min read

6 Advantages of Converting to a Private Limited Company

Is it time for your freelance business to change from a sole proprietor? Find out the 6 advantages and 3 steps to a Private Limited Company.

7 min read

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