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How Much Start Up Capital is Needed to Open a Business in Singapore

 Ready to get started on a brand new, entrepreneurial adventure in Singapore? Excellent choice! Singapore is one of Asia’s most bustling business hubs for company formation, an island ripe with opportunity for all who come seeking for it.

Foreign investors and entrepreneurs from around the world have successfully established many a business here in Singapore over the years, and yours could be the next to join Asia’s most vibrant business hub.

Singapore is the ideal location for entrepreneurs to start their next venture, as strong investment and trade makes Singapore Asia’s most competitive country and the world’s easiest place to do business.


What Do I Need to Start a Business in Singapore?

One of the best things about starting a business in Singapore – besides how easy it is- is the reasonable minimum share capital payment that is required to get started. When we say reasonable, it really is reasonable.

Take a look at how much start-up capital is needed for opening company in Singapore:

  • Pay the minimum paid-up capital of SGD$1. The share capital is the amount that the shareholders commit to, and the liability of the shareholder is limited to that.
  • If you are applying for an Employment Pass, we would recommend a paid-up share capital of SGD$100,000. However, please note that this is a non-key consideration factor, and there is no guarantee of an approval of your work pass despite the higher share capital amount.

Another point to note is that some government project tenders may require you to put forth a higher share capital amount. You may also opt to put in a higher share capital payment should you want to make a better impression on your customers, this is also an option to consider. You may also put forth a share capital amount of SGD$1,000 which is an option most entrepreneurs go for as they can easily transfer their shares to another when they want.


Still Have Questions? Feel Free to Contact Us!

Contact us at 3E Accounting for all your company setup needs. Our dedicated experts are ready to help you every step of the way throughout your company setup process and we will be here to advice you every step of the way. Visit our website today for more information and to get in touch with us.

3E Accounting has helped many businesses over the years establish their success in Singapore, and we can do the same for you.