Upcoming SME Events

ACRA@The Heartlands Public Talk: Doing Business In Singapore

Date: May 28

Time: 2pm to 6pm

Venue: Jurong Spring Community Club, 8 Jurong West Street 52

Fee: Free admission

This one-stop talk-cum-business clinic in the heartland will provide aspiring and new entrepreneurs with essential information and latest updates on starting and doing business in Singapore.

It will include topics such as business registration, the home office scheme, taxation and CPF contributions for the self-employed and employers as well as government business assistance schemes.

Participants will also get the latest related updates on Budget 2016 at the talk.

Business clinics are held at the end of these talks, where participants can approach government agencies on a one-to-one basis for more specific business-related queries.

For registration and more information, please visit www.one.pa.gov.sg or call Jurong Spring Community Club at 6562-4066.

Developing an Effective Business Continuity Plan (BCP) for SMEs

Date: June 14 and 15

Time: 9am to 5pm

Venue: Singapore Business Federation Seminar Room 2 (21st Level, Keppel Towers)

Early Bird Fee: SBF members - $800.36; Non-members - $941.60

The Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is an integral component of any company's response planning. It details how the business will operate following an incident and how it expects to return to "business as usual" in the fastest and most effective manner.

A BCP need not necessarily be specific to a single disruptive incident. It can be tailored to meet different types of incidents that might cause inaccessibility to your facility. The plan itself sets out the agreed arrangements for bringing events under control, the necessary resources for maintaining critical business functions and the staff required to co-ordinate actions.

Attend this interactive workshop to master the key concepts of developing an effective and robust BCP.

To register, visit the Singapore Business Federation website or e-mail BCM@sbf.org.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 25, 2016, with the headline 'Upcoming SME Events'. Print Edition | Subscribe