Each year, many people visit Singapore to study the feasibility of setting up a business here. Many find Singapore a great place for startups due to the following reasons:
- Strong and corruption free Government
- Business Friendly tax initiatives
- Well educated workforce
- Personal Safety
- Great Labour/ Employer Relations
- Strategic Location and World Class Port
- Solid Logistics Supply Chain Performance
Even the World Bank ranks Singapore as one of the easiest place in the world to do business. To start up a business here in Singapore, the following are resources you will find helpful:
To conduct any form of business in Singapore, you will first need to register a company. And if it’s a private limited company, you will need to keep proper sets of accounts so accounting and booking services are a must. In addition, you will need to appoint a company secretary within the first 6 months, conduct an AGM once a year plus file your annual returns. Other services you may require are GST Registration, Payroll administration or perhaps the appointment of a nominee director.
Whatever your needs are, it’s best to engage a company that can provide one stop services. One that we find reasonably priced is Margin Wheeler.
Web Design Services
Every company needs a website. And because web design services are so affordable these days, there is no reason why you will not want to invest in a great looking website. It’s your window to the world and the first place your clients will visit, if they wish to find you on the Internet.
And when it comes to web design, first impression counts. A beautiful website immediately gives the public a sense of confidence about your company, competency and professionalism. Sadly an ugly website will convey the exact opposite.
For affordable web design services, do check out Web Express. They guarantee that all websites are built by local Singapore based web designers; with them, you will be assigned of a great looking and fast loading modern web site.
Web Design Training
Short of cash but still need a great looking website? Then Awesome Sites is the place to go. They specialize in conducting web design training courses and receive rave reviews from the public on Facebook regularly. What’s great about their free 3 hour Workshop is that they actually teach (we can vouch for it) and you get to walkaway with all the skills and knowledge necessary to build a professional looking website by the end of the 3 hours.
And they provide web design service too. The websites are done by their students so its affordable for startups.
Digital Marketing Agency
With your website up and running, the next thing you’ll need to consider is a digital marketing agency to promote your business. The good news is engaging a professional digital marketing agency doesn’t have to be expensive today. There are many agencies like Simply Professional that offers a wide range of digital marketing services including Facebook and Google advertising.
And when it comes to sourcing for a reliable agency to work with, always check that they provide web design services as well. This way you know the agency you’re working with has the experience to promote your business without breaking your website.
Buying or Leasing a Office Space
Once your company is registered and website up, you will likely need a physical office space as well. There are lots of property agents in Singapore who can help you out in this area but if you need you just need a small office next to the MRT, there are spaces available for lease at Yellpw Pages Building in Toa Payoh. Just contact us to find out more.