Why You Need a Company Secretary for Your Hong Kong Business
Since a company secretary is a must, find out why you need one, what their roles are and how best to choose one.
Changing My Company’s Financial Year End
If your current financial year end date was not chosen by you, or you want to streamline the date with your parent company, you may want to read this.
Minimum Salary Raised for Employment Pass and S Pass in Sep & Dec 2020
Find out what an Employment Pass is, what an S Pass is, and what are the new rules to get one for your company’s staff
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.
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.
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.
What Does the Electronic Transactions Act Mean 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.
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.
Filing Your Annual Return in Hong Kong: A Quick Guide
Want to learn more about company annual return filing to Companies Registry in Hong Kong? Let's get you familiar with all the important details.
Company or Common Seal in Hong Kong: Does Your Company Need it?
A comprehensive guide to common seal in Hong Kong and whether your company needs it.
How Hong Kong Collects Information About Company Ownership
Every Hong Kong company keeps records about the people and businesses who own it and influence its decisions. Those records make up the Significant Controllers Register (SCR). The authorities can ask for them at any moment.
What is a Register of Controllers and Why Singapore Companies Now Have to Submit This Document
In April 2020, Singapore businesses will have to submit the Register for Registrable Controllers to ACRA. Before, your company was only obliged to maintain it internally. Now you will have to file the Register with ACRA electronically and maintain it updated at all times.
How to Verify a Company in Singapore
When you find a new partner or a new client, you may want to check the counterparty's reliability. Luckily, there’s a tool to verify companies that small and medium-sized businesses can use for free. Let’s take a closer look at it.
How Does ACRA's Bizfile Work in Singapore?
As a Singapore entrepreneur, you, or more likely, your Corporate secretary, are going to interact with Bizfile regularly. Residents can access the directory themselves while foreigners need to hire an agent to do that for them. Here are some of the major activities your business might need
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.
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
How not to Hold Annual General Meetings
Annual General Meetings are important. Firstly, they are compulsory. Secondly, vital subjects are discussed there: during AGMs, shareholders approve financial statements. Without the shareholders’ approval, your business can’t meet the filing requirements.
Roles and Responsibilities of Company Secretary in Singapore
The Company Secretary is responsible for your Singapore business compliance. You must appoint one within 6 months after incorporation.
How to Change Corporate Secretary?
There are several red flags that tell you your current Corporate Secretary is not doing a good job: you have to wait for an answer for days, and follow up with reminders. You do not receive advice on regulation, and when you do it’s often unclear. You're unhappy with the price you pay.
How Do Dividends Work in Singapore?
You’ve made a profit and thinking about paying it out to shareholders. Here’s all you need to know about dividends in Singapore
What are Company Secretary Job Responsibilities?
Once you’ve set up a company, you have 6 months to find a Corporate Secretary. But what are company secretary's duties and functions? What are the Corporate Secretary's responsibilities? Do I need
How and Why Can I Convert a Sole Proprietorship into a Private Limited Company in Singapore?
It makes sense to convert when you see that your business is doing very well. A Sole Proprietorship is a great way to test ideas. Once you know you’re going to stick