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Must Know Schemes for Your Business

Monthly publications of useful updates on programmes and initiatives to help SMEs

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Building Business Capabilities

SME Toolkits
Financial Management
Human Resource
Customer Services
Tax Incentive
Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC)
Capability Development Grant (CDG)
Bridging Loan for Marine & Offshore Engineering companies
Loan Insurance Scheme (LIS) and LIS+
SME Equipment and Factory Loans
SME Micro Loans
SME Venture Loans
SME Working Capital Loans
Bridging Loan for Marine & Offshore Engineering companies
Loan Insurance Scheme (LIS) and LIS+
SME Equipment and Factory Loans
SME Micro Loans
SME Venture Loans
SME Working Capital Loans

Productivity and Innovation

SMEs Go Digital
Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG)

Workforce & Training Support

Wage Credit Scheme (WCS)
Enhanced Training Support

Venturing Overseas

Market Readiness Assistance (MRA) Grant
Global Company Partnership (GCP) Grant

Supporting Organisations

Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The SCCCI has a membership network of 151 trade associations and 4,000 corporate entities including large financial and business organisations, multinational corporations, government- linked companies, and small and medium enterprises from a wide spectrum of trades and industries. The members together provide vast resources and opportunities which enable the SCCCI to develop an influential global Chinese business network for business, education, culture and community development.

Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA)


  • Preparing Financial Statements
  • Filing Financial Statements
  • Filing Annual Returns (ARs)

Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA)


  • AVA Veterinary Certificate
  • Import & Export Permit
  • Import & Export Licence

Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)

A*STAR provides support to the local enterprises in different ways, from long-term R&D with industry groups to R&D that helps to enhance the technology competence of individual companies. Find out about the various programmes for SMEs here.

Business Grants Portal

Business Grants Portal brings government grants for businesses into one place, so it’s easier to find and apply for the grants you need.

CPF Board

Employers Guides:

  • Hiring Employees
  • Paying CPF Contributions
  • Compliance Matters

Enterprise Singapore

Enterprise Singapore is the government agency formed under the merger of IE Singapore and SPRING Singapore (with effect on 2 April 2018) championing enterprise growth and beyond.

Find out about the suite of assistance programmes under the Market Readiness Assistance (MRA) and Global Company Partnership (GCP) framework to go global, click here to learn more.

Health Promotion Board

Find out about Workplace Health here.


Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)

IP for Businesses

  • Filing and Registration Services
  • Funding & Assistance Schemes
  • IP Financing Scheme

Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS)

Visit IRAS website for information on filing and payment of taxes, and schemes that businesses can tap on. Click here to download publicity material on e-Filing of Income Tax Returns.

Ministry of Manpower (MOM)

MOM is responsible for developing a productive workforce and progressive workplaces in Singapore. Information on Work Passes & PermitsEmployment Practices and Workplace Safety & Health can be found on its website.

Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI)

Under the Industry Transformation Programme, roadmaps will be developed for 23 industries to assist in their transformation and growth. Click here to find out more about the Industry Transformation Maps (ITMs).

National Environment Agency (NEA)

Singapore Customs

Singapore Custom is the agency responsible for the facilitation of trades and revenue enforcement. Guides are available to inform and assist businesses on trading matters:

  • Registering to Trade
  • Importing & Exporting Goods

SME Portal

SME Portal is the first stop for Singapore SME owners and aspiring entrepreneurs looking for information, tools and services that can help them build sustainable and competitive businesses.


Startup SG provides entrepreneurs with a launchpad to connect them to the global stage, and a platform to access local support initiatives. Currently, there are six pillars of support – Startup SG Founder, Startup SG Tech, Startup SG Equity, Startup SG Accelerator, Startup SG Loan, and Startup SG Talent.

Workforce Singapore (WSG)

WSG addresses the needs of business owners and companies by providing support to enable manpower-lean enterprises to remain competitive. It will help businesses create quality jobs, develop a manpower pipeline to support industry growth, and match the right people to the right jobs.

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