How Does Fulfillment and Storage Impact Your Bottom Line?
E-commerce

How Does Fulfillment and Storage Impact Your Bottom Line?

So, you have reached a turning point in your company’s growth and feel like you need to focus more on order processing and fulfillment. That’s great because that will allow you to grow your sales.

·7 min read

E-commerce

Recording Charity Donations in Bookkeeping
E-commerce

Recording Charity Donations in Bookkeeping

Other than earning profits, giving back to society can bring about both environmental and social benefits. However, documentation is crucial in tracking your charitable donations. Fret not, for this article delves into how you can record donations in bookkeeping.

·6 min read
E-commerce Trends in 2022 To Know Of
E-commerce

E-commerce Trends in 2022 To Know Of

As an e-commerce business owner, it’s important to keep up with ever-evolving trends. As we kickstart the third year of a post-COVID era, here are some e-commerce trends and how your business can remain competitive.

·9 min read
E-commerce Sales Dates To Plan For in 2022
E-commerce

E-commerce Sales Dates To Plan For in 2022

Looking to achieve your sales targets this year? It is never too early to start planning your e-commerce activities and campaigns for the year. The trick is to plan in advance, and a time-tested calendar detailing dates of key events can be your company’s best tool.

·9 min read
Everything You Need To Know About Amazon Fees
E-commerce

Everything You Need To Know About Amazon Fees

Although Amazon is a relatively new player in the Singapore marketplace, it’s been ranked as one of the most reputable companies in the world. It can be hugely advantageous to small and medium-sized enterprises looking to grow their audience, build brand awareness and boost sales.

·5 min read
When Should I Hire An Accountant For My E-commerce Store in Singapore?
E-commerce

When Should I Hire An Accountant For My E-commerce Store in Singapore?

Starting an online business is an exciting journey. According to the Singapore Department of Statistics, online retail sales made up 15.2% of the retail trade in September 2021.

·4 min read
How To Upsell to Your E-commerce Customers
E-commerce

How To Upsell to Your E-commerce Customers

We are inundated daily with countless ads throughout our day, both online and offline. As an e-commerce store retailer, one of the challenges that you may face is trying to get your products and message across to prospective customers.

·9 min read
Types of Business Models for E-commerce
E-commerce

Types of Business Models for E-commerce

If you are planning to start a new e-commerce business venture, this is the best time to do it! For seasoned business owners who are thinking of diversifying their business into e-commerce, you are at the right place.

·7 min read
An E-commerce’s Checklist To Prepare for 2021 Holiday Sales
E-commerce

An E-commerce’s Checklist To Prepare for 2021 Holiday Sales

Although the sales period will mean that your customers’ shopping carts will be busier, this also brings about its own set of challenges for your online business. Follow our holiday season checklist to ensure your business is well equipped for the shopper surge.

·7 min read
Digital Payment Trends For E-commerce Sellers To Know
E-commerce

Digital Payment Trends For E-commerce Sellers To Know

Today, consumers are switching from traditional payment methods, such as cash, cheque and cards to digital payment. The global pandemic has fuelled this unprecedented shift in the consumer’s behaviour.

·6 min read
Creating an Invoice When Selling on Amazon
E-commerce

Creating an Invoice When Selling on Amazon

This article helps Amazon sellers who are finding out how to create, access and share invoices on Amazon.

·4 min read
12 Ways To Drive More Traffic to Your Online Store
E-commerce

12 Ways To Drive More Traffic to Your Online Store

When your website is finally live, you want to share it with as many people as possible. How do you get people to your website and excited about your products and shop from your store?

·15 min read
A Design Guide for E-commerce Websites
E-commerce

A Design Guide for E-commerce Websites

If you’re looking to improve your e-commerce page and improve sales, you might want to learn the fundamentals of how to design a good website.

·6 min read

Foreigner’s Guides

A Guide to Income Tax for Foreign Company Owners and Directors in Singapore
Tax Advice

A Guide to Income Tax for Foreign Company Owners and Directors in Singapore

This article is for you if you want to know whether you have to pay tax in Singapore on your own salary and are a foreign company owner

·6 min read
How To Apply and Become Permanent Resident in Singapore
Foreigner's guide

How To Apply and Become Permanent Resident in Singapore

Permanent residency gets you as close to being a Singapore citizen as possible: you get all the same rights and benefits except being able to vote and hold public office. We look at the requirements, the documents you need to prepare, the timeline and chances for approval or rejection.

·12 min read
Guide to Setting Up an Offshore Company in Singapore
Foreigner's guide

Guide to Setting Up an Offshore Company in Singapore

Get to know the popular industries offshore companies open in, how to register for one, and what taxes you’d need to pay.

·8 min read
The Definitive Guide to Opening a Representative Office in Singapore
Foreigner's guide

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 Foreigner’s Guide To Setting Up a Company in Singapore From Hong Kong Within an Hour
Foreigner's guide

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
Renting Your First Office Space in Singapore: a Step-by-Step Guide
Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

Renting Your First Office Space in Singapore: a Step-by-Step Guide

No matter what you want to lease, be it a coworking or traditional office space, there are some universal tips for both. We will help you draw up a plan and avoid some pitfalls. A calculator is included!

·8 min read
Why Become a Singapore Citizen?
Foreigner's guide

Why Become a Singapore Citizen?

For those who have obtained a Permanent Resident (PR) status in Singapore, the next natural step would be to convert their PR into a Singaporean Citizenship (SC). A PR provides a person with clear advantages over a foreign citizen, but having citizenship takes these benefits a step further.

·5 min read
How To Apply for Singapore Citizenship and Become a Citizen?
Foreigner's guide

How To Apply for Singapore Citizenship and Become a Citizen?

Technically, there are very few requirements to apply for citizenship: you must be a Permanent Resident for at least 2 years, you must be employed and be at least 21 years old. Sounds easy, yet there are nuances.

·7 min read
How to Emigrate to Singapore and Get Citizenship?
Immigration

How to Emigrate to Singapore and Get Citizenship?

We explain how to move to Singapore, get a work visa, apply for Permanent Resident status and receive citizenship, looking at the requirements, eligibility and timelines.

·8 min read
Will the New Laws Scare the Business Away from the British Virgin Islands?
Foreigner's guide

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 Start a Business in Singapore from New Zealand?
Foreigner's guide

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
What Taxes Do Australian Entrepreneurs Pay in Singapore?
Foreigner's guide

What Taxes Do Australian Entrepreneurs Pay in Singapore?

Singapore corporate tax rate is 17% flat for foreigners and locals. The government supports startups with exemptions. And Singapore and Australia have a Double Taxation Agreement to avoid being taxed twice on the same income.

·4 min read

Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

What Important Records Must I Keep As A New Business Owner?
Accounting

What Important Records Must I Keep As A New Business Owner?

Good business record keeping is crucial, from managing costs for legal, regulatory or tax reasons to simply managing and improving your business. If you are just starting up your business, it might not be the first thing that comes to your mind, but it can help you build a strong foundation.

·5 min read
3 Things To Consider Before Renting Your First Office Space
Running My Business

3 Things To Consider Before Renting Your First Office Space

If you have always been working from home for your small business and are contemplating moving to a bigger space to accommodate your staff and to have a central office location, you may be looking out for office spaces to rent.

·6 min read
The Cost of Living as a Foreign Business Owner in Singapore
Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

The Cost of Living as a Foreign Business Owner in Singapore

When choosing Singapore as a base to run your business is the cost of living, you need to consider the cost of living.

·10 min read
How To Pick the Right Company Name
Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

How To Pick the Right Company Name

Choosing a business name is not that simple, and you may wreck your brains over choosing one, only to find out that ACRA did not approve its registration.

·5 min read
13 Best Co-Working Offices in Singapore
Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

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
10 Tips To Prepare For Fundraising From a Venture Capitalist
Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

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 Choose Osome to Take Over Your Accounting
Accounting

11 Reasons to Choose 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
The Ultimate List of Best Banks for E-commerce Businesses in Singapore
Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

The Ultimate List of Best Banks for E-commerce Businesses in Singapore

E-commerce has advanced so rapidly that not all banks can keep pace. Choosing the right bank will help you succeed in your business and grow.

·8 min read
The Only Guide You Need To Create Your First Invoice
Accounting

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
New Business Owners' Guide to Reading Balance Sheets
Accounting

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
5 Benefits of a Digital Business Account vs. Traditional Bank Account
Incorporation

5 Benefits of a Digital Business Account vs. Traditional Bank Account

In an increasingly digital world, the way we bank is changing. Digital banks are probably something you may have heard about while thinking of setting up your business in Singapore but wondering how they can help you run your business better.

·5 min read
Cofounders for Your Business: 4 Ways To Find Them
Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

Cofounders for Your Business: 4 Ways To Find Them

Sometimes you need someone to either help you improve and execute your great idea or to help you raise the capital you need before setting up a company. That is where the need for a cofounder arises. Here are 4 tips to find the right one.

·5 min read
Effortless Invoicing With Osome Invoices
Accounting

Effortless Invoicing With Osome Invoices

Every facet of the invoice process (sending, chasing, getting paid) is now easier than ever with Osome Invoices. And this improvement to your experience will cost you nothing. It’s free. Getting paid faster, with less admin and an unchanged fee? Now that’s Osome.

·3 min read
When To Know if a Side Hustle Can Be Turned Into A Full-Time Enterprise
Incorporation

When To Know if a Side Hustle Can Be Turned Into A Full-Time Enterprise

Around 1 in 3 people have a side hustle. And the number seems to keep increasing. It can most likely be turned into a full-time profitable business if you have a side-hustle. But when it’s the right time to do so?

·4 min read
10 Businesses You Didn’t Know Were Started By Women
Running My Business

10 Businesses You Didn’t Know Were Started By Women

We’re celebrating International Women’s Day with these successful business leaders. How many do you know?

·4 min read
10 Tips for Founders To Save More Time
Running My Business

10 Tips for Founders To Save More Time

On certain days, it just feels like there are not enough hours in the day. Months fly by and you wonder where the time went. As a founder of a company, you’ll need to handle tasks such as problem-solving, decision-making and even staffing matters.

·6 min read
What SMEs Need To Know About Singapore Budget 2022
Running My Business

What SMEs Need To Know About Singapore Budget 2022

While Singapore's economy is recovering, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) are still suffering from the effects of the pandemic. Budget 2022 sets out measures to help struggling workers and businesses and key changes to advance Singapore’s green transition.

·9 min read
10 Stress Management Tips For New Entrepreneurs
Running My Business

10 Stress Management Tips For New Entrepreneurs

With the pandemic affecting most companies’ operations, business owners are now finding it tougher than ever to keep their business afloat. As a new entrepreneur starting your business during these times of crisis, stress is unavoidable. Find out how to manage your stress levels with these 10 tips.

·6 min read
E-commerce Trends in 2022 To Know Of
E-commerce

E-commerce Trends in 2022 To Know Of

As an e-commerce business owner, it’s important to keep up with ever-evolving trends. As we kickstart the third year of a post-COVID era, here are some e-commerce trends and how your business can remain competitive.

·9 min read
E-commerce Sales Dates To Plan For in 2022
E-commerce

E-commerce Sales Dates To Plan For in 2022

Looking to achieve your sales targets this year? It is never too early to start planning your e-commerce activities and campaigns for the year. The trick is to plan in advance, and a time-tested calendar detailing dates of key events can be your company’s best tool.

·9 min read
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