Starting a Business in Singapore

An introduction to the process of starting a business in Singapore...

The primary ACRA Singapore Government website is a good starting place to find information about business in Singapore.

Individuals and companies registering business firms need not be Singaporeans or incorporated in Singapore. However, a person who is not a permanent resident must apply for an Employment Pass if they intend to be actively involved in the day-to-day running of the business in Singapore.

The Government SME Portal offers foreign entrepreneurs useful information on starting a business in Singapore, links to government assistance schemes and visa arrangements, as well as working and living in Singapore. It is also a portal that provides government-to-business contents and e-services, aggregated from 30 government agencies.

The Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) regulates all business activities and can advise prospective applicants about the required procedures. Application forms are available from ACRA online.

The Economic Development Board (EDB) provides information and funding for start-up businesses.

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