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Downloadable Guides for SMEs


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

Building Business Capabilities – 5 Broad Categories of Assistance

SME Toolkits
Customer Service
Financial Management
Human Resource
Innovation and Capability Voucher (ICV)
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

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.

CPF Board

Employers Guides:

  • Hiring Employees
  • Paying CPF Contributions
  • Compliance Matters

Health Promotion Board

Find out about Workplace Health here.

International Enterprise (IE) Singapore

IE provides financial and non-financial assistance for local companies venturing into new markets, click here to learn more.

Financial Assistance

• Double Tax Deduction for Internationalisation (DTDi)
• Market Readiness Assistance (MRA) Grant
• Global Company Partnership (GCP) Grant
• Talent Initiatives

Non-Financial Assistance

• Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Portal
• iAdvisory Seminars
• Research Databases
• Trade Talent

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

SPRING Singapore

SPRING Singapore is the government agency in responsible for helping Singapore enterprises grow, information on schemes and programmes for startups and SMEs can be access through its website.

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.


Get information about productivity from Government & Businesses.

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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