Upcoming SME Events

ACRA@The Heartlands Public Talk: Doing Business In Singapore

Date: Dec 5

Time: 2pm to 6pm

Venue: Ulu Pandan Community Club, 170 Ghim Moh Road

Fee: Free admission

The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority, in collaboration with various Government agencies, is holding one-stop talks and business clinics in the heartlands to provide aspiring and new entrepreneurs with essential information and latest updates on starting and doing business in Singapore.

This upcoming talk, supported by Ulu Pandan Community Club, will include topics such as business registration, home office scheme, taxation and CPF requirements for self-employed and employers, as well as government business assistance schemes.

Business clinics are held at the end of the talks where participants can approach officers from agencies including the CPF Board, Housing Board and Spring Singapore for more specific queries.

For registration and more information, visit www.one.pa.gov.sg or call Ulu Pandan Community Club at 6463-7333.

Singapore Business Federation briefing on Lean Enterprise Development Scheme & Capability Development Grant

Date: Nov 23

Time: 10am to noon

Venue: The Joyden Hall @ Bugis+, Level 7

Fees: Complimentary for SBF members; $107 for non-members

The Ministry of Manpower will explain the Lean Enterprise Development Scheme, which is intended to help SMEs transform and grow amid the tight labour market.

Spring Singapore will discuss the Capability Development Grant, which defrays up to 70 per cent of qualifying project costs when companies enhance their capabilities to grow their business.

Register at the SBF website, www.sbf.org.sg

Singapore Business Federation briefing on the Employment Act (with latest changes)

Date: Nov 25

Time: 9am to 12.30pm

Venue: SBF Seminar Room 2 (21st Level, Keppel Towers)

Fees: $299.60 for SBF members; $524.30 for non-members

This event will provide an understanding of the concepts and practical applications of the Employment Act Amendment Bill that came into force last year.

The briefing will touch on the key changes to the rules, their implications and what the Act says about salary, benefits, leave, termination and dismissal and industrial disputes.

Register at the SBF website, www.sbf.org.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 11, 2015, with the headline 'Upcoming SMEEvents'. Print Edition | Subscribe