Incorporation

Opening a business can be startling. We are here to spare you the tedious research. Skim our articles, learn how corporate law works in Singapore and get down to the real business!

A collection of 34 posts

Setting Up a Company: How to Prepare your Company Constitution

This document is part of a legal requirement in your company’s incorporation process. Find out how to draft one.

7 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

Hong Kong Work Visa: A Fuss-Free Guide to Apply for One

If you’re an entrepreneur planning on relocating to Hong Kong, here’s all you need to know about applying for a work visa and how the process works.

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

Getting your Business Registration Certificate

We illustrate how simple and seamless the process of getting a business registration certificate can be.

8 min read

A Guide to Opening a Representative Office in Hong Kong

Looking at opportunities in Asia as a starting base to expand your company, but don’t want to make too huge an investment? Foreign companies often explore Asia by registering a Representative Office in Hong Kong. Learn more about how to do it properly legally.

5 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

5 Things to consider when setting up an e-commerce business in UK

While starting an online venture can potentially be a rewarding business option, it involves more than just setting up a website and getting started on sales. Here are things to consider from the administrative side of setting up your business.

6 min read

Setting up your E-commerce Company in Hong Kong

Whether you have an existing retail business and are thinking of pivoting your business model, or just starting from scratch to open an online shopping store in Hong Kong, we’re here to help you make your company official.

7 min read

A Foreigner’s Guide to Setting Up a Company in Singapore from Hong Kong Within an Hour

We guide you on what you need to get your business in Singapore registered from Hong Kong. No plane ride needed.

9 min read

All You Need to Know About Appointing a Data Protection Officer For Your Company

Are you ready to select a Data Protection Officer to comply with Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act? We’ll take you through the importance of choosing one, and tips to select the best person for the job.

6 min read

A First Time Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting a Business in Hong Kong

Want to know how to start a business in Hong Kong? In this article, we illustrate how simple and seamless the process can be. It all starts with an understanding of the basics which include licensing, registration and financial regulations.

6 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

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

Opening a company and bank account on the same day? Easy!

OCBC Bank has partnered up with Osome to co-design a revolutionary service for the Singapore market: same-day incorporation and instant business account opening.

2 min read

What is a UK Company Registration Number?

CRN is an important and unique way to identify your company as a legal entity. Also known as a business registration number, UK company number or a registered company number, you’ll find that the most common abbreviation used is “CRN”.

3 min read

How to Open a Corporate Bank Account in Singapore

With so many options, choosing a bank and a tariff in Singapore seems challenging. We compared the most startup friendly tariffs in the popular banks in Singapore and found out what you need to open a corporate bank account for a local company.

7 min read

Will the New Laws Scare the Business Away from the British Virgin Islands?

The British Virgin Islands seem to lose the offshore edge: the EU pressure forced the country to introduce new requirements for businesses. The rulebook compels paper-presence companies to show more substance in the tax haven. We examine if this new legislation is a game changer and why.

4 min read

How to Report About your Business Activity Type

As a rule, people starting companies already know what they’ll be doing. The authorities want to know, too, so they ask every entrepreneur about it. Let’s figure out how to decide on the answer and what rules to follow.

2 min read

How to Start a Business in Singapore from New Zealand?

Singapore taxes are low, company formation for foreigners is easy, and a foreigner can own 100% of a Singapore business. If you decide to move, the quality of life is high.

5 min read

How do I choose between Sole Proprietorship and Private Limited company in Singapore?

Business structure should help your purpose. Choosing Sole Proprietorship or Pte Ltd will define the taxes you pay, the liability, and your obligations to the government bodies.

3 min read

How to Start a Business in Singapore from Australia?

Singapore taxes are low, company formation for foreigners is easy, and a foreigner can own 100% of a Singapore business. If you decide to move, the quality of life is high.

5 min read

How to Start a Business in Singapore from Indonesia?

Singapore taxes are low, company formation for foreigners is easy, and a foreigner can own 100% of a Singapore business. If you decide to move, the quality of life is high.

5 min read

70% of Entrepreneurs Prefer to Check in via MyInfo for Incorporation and Secretarial Services

Osome has integrated MyInfo to provide SingPass holders with a one-step business formation process, and two-thirds of their clientele use the new feature

2 min read

How to Start a Business in Singapore from the United Kingdom?

Singapore taxes are low, company formation for foreigners is easy, and a foreigner can own 100% of a Singapore business. If you decide to move, the quality of life is high.

5 min read

What Structure Should I Choose for my Company?

There are 3 types of business organization you can choose from. They vary in terms of liability, the number of owners, and relationships between them.

4 min read

Bonanza: A Deal to End All Deals

The Nominee is cheaper, the Secretary is unlimited, and the deposit is gone

1 min read

Can I open a company in Singapore under Dependant Pass?

You’re in Singapore under Dependant Pass and time has come to open your own business. Congratulations! Here’s what you need to do.

3 min read

How to start a business in Singapore from Malaysia?

Every year nearly 4,000 Malaysians register their company in Singapore. We put together the main questions they have into a simple guide that will help you grab business opportunities and become one of them.

4 min read

Who is a Nominee Director?

If you don’t have a resident director for your Singapore company, you’ll need a Nominee. We explain how it works and what his role is.

2 min read

How to start a business in Singapore from India?

Every year over 3,000 Indians register their company in Singapore. We put together the main questions they have into a simple guide that will help you grab business opportunities and become one of them.

4 min read

How can expat open a company in Singapore?

You’re in Singapore under Employment Pass and time has come to open your own business. Congratulations! Here’s what you need to do

3 min read

How to open a company and move to Singapore under Employment Pass?

You plan to open a business in Singapore (or already have) and want to move there. The most common relocation option is Employment Pass — a visa that your company applies for and invites you to work. Find out what it takes and why it’s the easiest way in our simple guide.

3 min read

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