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A collection of 191 posts

What to do if you need a Nominee Director for your company

Find out what you need to know if you need a nominee director, along with their roles, and what could go wrong in the process to avoid mistakes.

6 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

Remittance

Ever wondered what a remittance is? This article helps you to understand that and how to make a remittance payment. Got more questions related to accounting for your business, feel free to write

2 min read

Accounting Journal

An accounting journal is a part of a company’s bookkeeping and accounting system. It is a log book that contains all records of a company’s transactions in chronological order. Its main

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Reimbursement

Reimbursement is a repayment given by a company to someone for their out-of-pocket expenses; the amount of reimbursement is equal to the amount of money spent by this person. The person who receives

2 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

Using a Virtual Office as my Registered Physical Address

As companies work remotely and borders are restricted, would virtual offices fulfil the requirement to open a company?

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.

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What the Electronic Transactions Act means for Entrepreneurs?

What do the Electronic Transactions mean for businesses and SMEs? We go through 4 things that entrepreneurs should take a close look at.

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How small companies can qualify for Audit Exemptions

What defines a small company to qualify for audit exemption in Singapore? Find out everything you need to know in this guide.

3 min read

Choosing a Virtual Office service for my Company

Are you considering reducing your expenses and wondering if a virtual office fulfils the requirements to set up a company? Read on.

4 min read

Variable Costs

If you’re here to better understand the term ‘Variable Costs’, you’re at the right place. Knowing what it means will help you to scale your business. This article helps you to

4 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

5 Steps to Having Your Own Employment Agency

Did you know that after incorporating your company, there are licences and security deposits to make to set up an employment agency? Read on.

6 min read

Financial Year

How do Financial Years work for companies? Why should business owners know about the financial year? How do I change my company’s financial year-end in the UK? What is the tax year?

3 min read

PDPA & GDPR: Does my company need to comply?

Does the PDPA apply to my company? What about the GDPR? Ease your worries and read through this guide to tell it to you straight, with examples.

8 min read

Is remitting through banks the best way to transfer money?

So you’re remitting or transferring money? Ever thought of finding a cheaper and simpler way compared to using the banks’ service? Read on here.

3 min read

Appointing a Company Director: Things to Know

Find out everything you need to know about appointing a resident director to open a company in Singapore here.

6 min read

The Definitive Guide to Opening a Representative Office in Singapore

Want to know how to open a representative office in Singapore before you incorporate a new company here? Read on.

5 min read

A Practical Guide to the Hong Kong Quality Migrant Admission Scheme

Looking to hire specialised individuals from overseas to work for you in your Hong Kong company? Then you’ll need to get acquainted with this scheme.

5 min read

Hong Kong Financial Reporting Standards

The Hong Kong Financial Reporting Standards, or HKFRS for short, is a set of financial reporting standards issued by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) in Hong Kong. Why do

4 min read

Find the Right Fit: Which Corporate Structure is Best for my New Company

Now you’ve decided to set up a company, which business structure would be the best? We take you through to find the right fit.

7 min read

A 4 Minute Guide to the Inland Revenue Department

Once you open up a company in Hong Kong, you’ll be dealing with this government agency a lot. Learn more about its role, functions, and services in Hong Kong.

4 min read

A guide for opening an offshore company in Hong Kong for entrepreneurs

This article will guide you on how to incorporate an offshore company in Hong Kong, the benefits of opening a Hong Kong offshore company, its formation requirements, the procedure, and timeline.

8 min read

Recommended Retail Price

RRP stands for Recommended Retail Price. Also known in the UK as the list price, it was designed so that the prices don’t dramatically vary in different stores, and when setting it

3 min read

An Employers’ Guide to MPF in Hong Kong

As a new employer, you need to be aware of different schemes under the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) to kickstart your hiring process. This article will take you through what MPF is about.

7 min read

How Entrepreneurs in Singapore can Pay Less Tax Legally

Did you know that you can reduce your company’s taxable income and pay less tax to IRAS by writing off some of your business expenses? But which expenses can a company deduct from its income? We break it down for you.

6 min read

Guide to Hong Kong Tax for SME Owners

Hong Kong can boast one of the simplest and cheapest tax systems in the world. Is there a value-added tax? No such thing. How about a withholding tax or a capital gains tax? Again — nope. We will explain which taxes for private limited companies do exist in Hong Kong and how to pay them.

10 min read

FTSE Index

The FTSE is a stock market index that indicates how well the economy is doing. The number after the letters (i.e. FTSE 100, FTSE 250, etc) tells you how many of the

5 min read

What is a Business Registration Number (BRN)?

We explain everything you need to know about BRNs. This article is for people relocating their business to Hong Kong and those looking to incorporate a company there.

3 min read

Everything You Wanted to Know About EBITDA Explained by an Investor

How to calculate EBITDA and, most importantly, why? A practicing financial analyst and investor Dan Satkunas explains how to assess business decisions based on EBITDA margin—and makes it all look quite interesting.

10 min read

Equity

Equity is a broad term. In its most general meaning, equity is an equilibrium, or “a state when the two parties are even.” Jack fulfilled all his obligations to Tom and vice versa.

8 min read

Contra Account

A Contra account balances out associated accounts in the general ledger. If the main account is recorded as a debit, its contra account is a credit and vice versa. If you wish to

3 min read

How Accounting Is Different from Bookkeeping?

In short, bookkeepers record transactions of your company, then accountants summarise, interpret and report them. We explain who needs both specialists and why a bookkeeper can't substitute an accountant.

5 min read

Cash Book

A cash book is a part of a company’s bookkeeping and accounting processes. It usually looks like a paper notebook or a computer program where you write down all financial operations taking

3 min read

Accrual Accounting

Accrual Accounting is one of two methods of keeping your financial records. Its main feature is that you make an entry in your books when you make a deal, not when cash actually

3 min read

Hire Purchase

Hire purchase is an agreement that lets you buy expensive goods without paying the whole price right away. The difference from a purchase on credit is that you do not own the item

7 min read

Pointers to Get Your ID Approved by Companies Registry on Your First Try

When setting up a company in Hong Kong, foreign directors and shareholders must submit a notarized copy of their ID. We explain how to obtain a document that will pass the requirements

2 min read

2,000 Osome Clients

It took us 15 months to grow the first 1,000 clients. Now, only six months later, another 1,000 business owners joined us. Thank you for trusting Osome!

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2,000 Osome Clients

It took us 15 months to grow the first 1,000 clients. Now, only six months later, another 1,000 business owners joined us. Thank you for trusting Osome!

1 min read

Osome Becomes Xero’s Gold Partner

Osome has received the gold partner status from Xero, a cloud-based accounting software platform. With only 30 Singapore companies holding this title, Xero recognizes Osome expertise in bookkeeping, accounting, and taxation.

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Osome Becomes Xero’s Gold Partner

Osome has received the gold partner status from Xero, a cloud-based accounting software platform. With only 30 Singapore companies holding this title, Xero recognizes Osome expertise in bookkeeping, accounting, and taxation.

2 min read

Big Ben, Victoria Peak, and $3 Million

Osome announced a $3 million financing led by Target Global. The new investment will help expand its technology platform to the UK and Hong Kong, and already started testing these markets.

2 min read

Big Ben, Victoria Peak, and $3 Million

Osome announced a $3 million financing led by Target Global. The new investment will help expand its technology platform to the UK and Hong Kong, and already started testing these markets.

2 min read

Osome achieves Xero Platinum status in 3 months

Xero, the global small business platform, awarded Osome with a platinum partner status. This is the highest level of recognition that Xero offers to their counterparts, with only 3 other companies in Singapore holding the title.

2 min read

Osome Becomes Xero Platinum Partner in Just 3 Months

Xero, the global small business platform, awarded Osome with a platinum partner status. This is the highest level of recognition that Xero offers to their counterparts, with only 3 other companies in Singapore holding the title.

2 min read

Traditional Banks vs. Neobanks: Whose Business Account Suits You Best

The so-called neobanks offer online banking, and they are affordable. So is opening a business account with a neobank a good idea? How is it different from turning to a regular bank? Let’s find out

5 min read

Book Value

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