Essentials of starting a business

Free online course on starting a business

Aspiring entrepreneurs can now tap on ACRA’s new free online course to guide them on their journey in starting a business in Singapore.

The “Essentials of Starting a Business” (ESB) programme also covers useful information such as business registration requirements, applying for business licenses, government grants and loans, individual & corporate tax matters, contributions to the Central Provident Fund and personal data protection requirements.

Accessible via desktop, tablet and mobile, the course consists of three bite-sized modules and takes only 2 hours to complete. The ESB is ideal for those thinking of setting up a business or have recently set up a business and want the flexibility to learn at their own convenience.

Topics Covered

  • Why register your business with ACRA?
  • Types of Business Entities in Singapore
  • Business Licences
  • Government Grants and Loans
  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • SMECEN – integrated software solution for businesses
  • Filing Tax Returns
  • Goods and Services Tax
  • CPF Contributions for yourself and your staff
  • Personal Data Protection Act

Find out more about the eLearning portal here.

Once you have got the understanding of starting a business, don’t forget to check out our services!

We offer Accounting, Payroll, Tax, XBRL Filing, Company Secretary and even Web development services to help you get your business started.