Upcoming SME Events

SIATP: Business Trigger Points - Be Alert, Be Ready

Date: Jan 22

Time: 9am to noon

Venue: Seminar Room 3 (Level 6), 111 Somerset Road, #06-01/02 TripleOne Somerset

Fees: $75 (Members), $108 (Non-members)

This seminar aims to draw attention to the various tax implications that might occur at key points of a firm's growth. While businesses focus on financial targets or product development milestones, many may not be aware of, or may even overlook, trigger points that have significant tax impact.

An accredited tax adviser will share valuable insights on how businesses can approach these issues systematically while maintaining their corporate strategies.

For more information and registration, e-mail enquiry@siatp.org.sg or call 6597-5719 / 6597-5625.

SME Business & Financial Management Programme

Date: April to August 2016

Fee: $8,100 after government funding support

The SME Business & Financial Management Programme is an industry-led collaboration developed by the Singapore Business Federation, Singapore CFO Institute and Singapore Management University. It will help SMEs shape a strategic finance function with competencies to provide effective budgeting and cashflow management, support financing needs as well as assessing business risks and identifying internal controls.

Participants will also get a customised implementation roadmap tailored to the organisation's business growth objectives. The programme is limited to 20 eligible SMEs. For registration or more information, visit www.sac.gov.sg/sme_bfm or e-mail kevin_wee@sac.gov.sg

International Business Fellowship Executive Programme on India: Bangalore

Date: Feb 22 to 26

Venue: Bangalore, India

Fees: $4,950 (Full course fee); $1,485 (after 70 per cent support from IE), only applicable to eligible Singaporean or Singapore permanent residents from Singapore-based firms or public sector organisations.

Bangalore holds promise as India's IT hub, with a rapid increase of high-net-worth individuals, a growing presence of international firms, expatriate movement and infrastructure proposed by the government.

The course will cover guided consumer culture visits to companies, briefings by professional advisers on legal and taxation issues faced by foreign investors, and networking sessions with Singaporean and Indian businessmen living and working in Bangalore.

For enquiries, contact Mr Chi Howe at chihowe.teo@sbf.org.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 20, 2016, with the headline 'Upcoming SMEEvents'. Print Edition | Subscribe