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How New Company Owners Should Prepare Financial Statements

After you register your company, you may want to start thinking about your company’s finances such as monthly income, expenses and taxes because UK company owners need to submit their company’s annual accounts to Companies House.

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How To Set Up Your Own Employment Agency

Given the importance of employment agencies, it is no doubt that they play an integral role in Hong Kong's economic success. Find out how to start an employment agency in Hong Kong as the world hurtles to define a new future of work.

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What Are the KYC or Know Your Customer Checks In the UK When Opening a Company?

KYC checks are needed for the authorities to combat money laundering and terrorism financing. You might unwittingly partner up with clients who are using their business relationship with your company to launder money or facilitate other nefarious projects.

Incorporation

How To Choose a Company Name for First Time Business Owners

If you’re setting up a company in the UK, one of the first steps to get your business up and running is to choose a name for your company. A company’s name and logo determines how your potential customers and partners view your company.

Incorporation

Annual Return Filing Dates To Take Note of for New Business Owners

New business owners or even company officers may not be familiar with the necessary paperwork to deliver to local authorities for annual requirements. Everything is new. Starting a business in Hong Kong is already so tough and now there is paperwork to deliver to be compliant?

Incorporation

What to Do If You Want To Change Your Financial Year End Date

Most business owners choose their financial year-end date based on the tax year, which runs from 6 April to 5 April of the following year. There is no hard rule that you have to use a stipulated year-end date. You have the power to choose any other date for your business year-end.

Incorporation

A Guide to Setting Up a Holding Company in the UK

A holding company follows the same incorporation process as a normal company, although it provides different purposes for business owners. Understand what a holding company is and the tax advantages of one.

Incorporation

The Complete Guide to Setting Up A Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) Company

Using a special purpose vehicle structure to set up a company has been gaining popularity over the years, especially with property investors. However, beyond dabbling in property investments, there are also reasons why you may want to consider including setting up an SPV in your business planning.

Incorporation

5 Benefits of Using a Digital Business Account You Should Know About

A digital world is changing the way we bank. You might have heard about digital banks while thinking of setting up your business in the UK.

Incorporation

Digital Business Accounts Over Traditional Bank Accounts: 5 Advantages

Today's increasingly digital world is changing the way we bank. Digital banks may be something you've heard about while setting up your business in Hong Kong, but you've probably wondered how they can help your business run more smoothly.

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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.

Incorporation

How To Set Up a Singapore Holding Company From Indonesia for Fundraising

One of the most common fundraising strategies for startups, especially in Indonesia, is to set up a Singapore holding company. But how exactly do you set up a holding company abroad?

Incorporation

Going Beyond The Borders Digitally: From Setting Up To Selling Out

We had three experts in tax, sales, and law present the webinar on how small business owners in Singapore and Indonesia can set up companies, digitize their business processes, and reach out to new customers.

Foreigner's guide

Getting a Company Set Up in Singapore From Hong Kong Within an Hour for Foreigners

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

Foreigner's guide

The Best Way to Set Up a Business in Singapore from the UK

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.

Incorporation

What Is a Holding Company and How To Set Up One in Hong Kong?

Learn how to set up a holding company in Hong Kong. A holding company is a company that has a bunch of subsidiaries. It is still a business entity.

E-commerce

The No-Nonsense Guide To Start an Online T-shirt Business

E-commerce is the way to go, with increasingly more people doing their shopping online instead of in physical shops. Here’s a quick guide for you to start one selling t-shirts.

E-commerce

T-shirt Business: How To Start One the Fuss-Free Way

People shop online more often than from traditional stores. Here’s a guide on how to get started with t-shirt selling.

E-commerce

Starting Your T-shirt Business the No-Nonsense Way

Increasingly, people shop online rather than in offline stores. Here’s a guide on how to get started with selling t-shirts.

Incorporation

Setting Up a Foreign Company in Hong Kong: Subsidiary, Branch or Representative Office?

Subsidiary, branch or representative office? Here’s what to know when deciding what foreign company options in Hong Kong are best for you.

Incorporation

A Complete Guide to Selecting a Nominee Director

A nominee director allows you to have someone else’s name on the board instead. Find out the reasons companies choose a nominee director.

Incorporation

A Guide to Setting Up a Holding Company

A holding company is an ‘umbrella’ or ‘parent’ company which does not provide products or services like a normal company. That’s what makes it relatively easier to set up a holding company virtually anywhere in the world.

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Choosing a Financial Year End Date for My Singapore Company

When you incorporate, you need to choose your financial year end date which determines when your corporate filings and taxes are due. Read on to find out how to choose the date for your company.

Incorporation

6 Reasons to Register Your Offshore Company in Singapore

Singapore is one of the best countries in the world to incorporate an offshore company due to its strategic location, highly-skilled workforce and pro-business environment, making it ideal for entrepreneurs seeking to venture into the sizable Southeast Asian market.

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Documents to Prepare Before Registering Your Company

A guide of the most common legal documents you’ll need to prepare to get your startup registered and running as a working business.

Incorporation

Setting Up a Hong Kong Company as a Special Purpose Vehicle

Find out what a Special Purpose Vehicle or SPV is, and what are the things you need to have to set up this entity in Hong Kong.

Incorporation

A Guide to Setting Up a Special Purpose Vehicle Entity

In the last few years, it has been getting really popular for startups to create a SPV to help with the company financing, to attract investors to invest funds and receive equity when investing in the startup. Find out how to get one set up.

Secretary

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.

Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

Checklist for Starting an E-commerce Business in Singapore

There are a lot of opportunities in the region with an e-commerce business. Find out how to start your own company officially with this article.

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.

Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

When Should a Freelancer Register a Private Limited Company?

When you’re ready to grow to the next stage of your business, you might be wondering what to do next. Read on.

Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

What Is the Know Your Customer (KYC) Process All About?

Get to know about this important step and what documents to provide to help your corporate service provider incorporate your company quicker.

Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

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.

Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

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.

Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

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.

Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

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?

Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

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.

Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

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.

Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

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.

Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

5 Steps to Starting Your Own Recruitment Business

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

Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

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.

Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

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.

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.

Foreigner's guide

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.

Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

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.

Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

Getting Your Business Registration Certificate

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

Incorporation

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.

Foreigner's guide

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.

E-commerce

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.

E-commerce

E-commerce in Hong Kong: How to Set Up Your Company?

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.

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.

Secretary

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.

Running My Business

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.

Foreigner's guide

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.

Incorporation

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.

Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

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

Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

Understanding Singapore Business Insurance

Business is fraught with dangers, and all dangers, from fires to lawsuits, can lead to a financial disaster. You can’t guarantee bad things won’t happen to you, but you can minimize the damage — with the right insurance policy.

Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

One-Stop for E-govt Services in Singapore: Why Register for CorpPass

CorpPass is a one-stop authentification platform that helps your business interact with the authorities. We explain what the use of it is, who must sign up for CorpPass, and how to register

News

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.

Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

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”.

Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

Is Setting Up a Private Limited Company in Hong Kong for Me?

A private limited company is winning the race among all the business structures in Hong Kong. We look under the bonnet of an Ltd. and why it might suit you.

Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

How to Use Companies House Services, aka Companies House Beta

Companies House is an online service to check all data about businesses registered in the UK. So, let’s find out how many companies Richard Branson directs and what is the P&L of Tiffany & Co.

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.

Secretary

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.

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.

Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

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.

Foreigner's guide

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.

Foreigner's guide

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.

Dormant

Dormant Companies in Singapore

A company becomes Dormant if it has no business activity. The annual filings with ACRA and IRAS become easier and the maintanance is cheaper.

Foreigner's guide

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.

Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

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.

News

Bonanza: A Deal to End All Deals

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

Incorporation

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.

Foreigner's guide

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.

Incorporation

Who Is a Nominee Director in Singapore?

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.

Foreigner's guide

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.

Foreigner's guide

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

Foreigner's guide

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.

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