Related SMF & Government Sites
In order to give companies a better understanding of the various schemes and services available to help their companies, various organizations have provided in-depth information in their website. Below are some of the most informative websites for SMEs and those eager to start their business.
Enterprise Singapore is the government agency responsible for helping Singapore enterprises grow and building trust in Singapore products and services. As the enterprise development agency, works with partners to help enterprises in financing, capability and management development, technology and innovation, and access to markets.
Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) is one of Singapore’s leading business associations representing manufacturing companies with a membership base of over 5,000 corporations categorised into 10 industry groups comprising Multi-National Companies (MNCs) to SMEs.
SMF Centre For Corporate Learning (SMF-CCL)
SMF Centre for Corporate Learning (SMF CCL) is SMF’s corporate training and development centre. The Centre provides productivity improvement, manufacturing-related, thought-leadership and personal development programmes. SMF CCL also extended its services beyond the manufacturing industries to include skill conversion, job placement and job matching.
Services by CCL include:
• Upgrading & Reskilling of the manufacturing workforce for Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs)
• Driving Internalization, Sustainability, Productivity & Innovation and Human Capital growth
• Seminars, Conferences and Workshops
• Customized In-House Training Solutions
• Career Services, Job Placements and Job Matching
• Training Needs Analysis
• Training Consultancy
Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS)
Taxes for Nation Building – The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) acts as an agent of the Government and provide service in the administration of taxes. IRAS also represents Singapore internationally, on matters relating to taxation.
SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)
SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Education (MOE). It drives and coordinates the implementation of the national SkillsFuture movement, promotes a culture and holistic system of lifelong learning through the pursuit of skills mastery, and strengthens the ecosystem of quality education and training in Singapore.
Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority Singapore (ACRA)
The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) is the national regulator of business entities and public accountants in Singapore. ACRA also plays the role of a facilitator for the development of business entities and the public accountancy profession.
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star)
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) supports Singapore’s key economic clusters by providing intellectual, human and industrial capital to its partners in the industry. It also supports extramural research in universities, hospitals, research centres, and with other local and international partners.
Economic Development Board of Singapore (EDB)
The Economic Development Board is the lead government agency for planning and executing strategies to enhance Singapore’s position as a global business centre.
EDB undertake investment promotion and industry development in the manufacturing and internationally tradeable services sectors. Industries within their purview account for more than a third of Singapore’s annual GDP.
Besides facilitating investments, EDB also engages Singapore’s existing base of companies to transform their operations and boost productivity, and to generate growth in adjacent and disruptive areas by growing new businesses out of Singapore.
National Environment Agency (NEA)
The National Environment Agency (NEA) is the leading public organisation responsible for ensuring a clean and sustainable environment for Singapore. Its key roles are to improve and sustain a clean environment, promote sustainability and resource efficiency, maintain high public health standards, provide timely and reliable meteorological information, and encourage a vibrant hawker culture.
NEA works closely with its partners and the community to develop and spearhead environmental and public health initiatives and programmes.
Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)
Makes Going Digital Simple for SMEs
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are at the heart of Singapore’s economy, employing two-thirds of our workforce and contributing nearly half of Singapore’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). With digital technology transforming every sector of Singapore’s economy, it is essential that we ensure our SMEs make the most of digital technologies to improve operations and generate new revenue.
The SMEs Go Digital programme aims to help SMEs use digital technologies and build stronger digital capabilities to seize growth opportunities in the digital economy. Building on the foundation of Enhanced iSPRINT, SMEs Go Digital has a more structured and inclusive approach towards the adoption of digital technologies by SMEs.
Startup SG was created to showcase Singapore’s vibrant startup ecosystem both locally and overseas. It represents the shared interests of the startup community and unifies efforts to support the ecosystem under its various initiatives and programmes. With Startup SG, startups and ecosystem partners can more easily discover and access available avenues of support.
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.
Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Financial Support
Banks and finance companies in Singapore have committed to help ease the financial strain on SMEs arising from the need to make principal repayments on their loans during this period, in view of the temporary cashflow constraints that many may face.
MAS has worked with financial institutions in Singapore to offer options for SMEs in need to lower their short-term repayment obligations for their loans and to stay insured despite facing financial difficulties. SMEs should enquire about the associated costs and benefits before taking up any of the options.