Local business services firms can tap programmes such as the Enterprise Development Grant and Productivity Solutions Grant to further develop capabilities to enable overseas growth or boost current service offerings.
We have also partnered with trade associations, chambers and professional bodies to launch various initiatives to help you improve productivity through digital adoption, build new capabilities or establish new business networks in the region.
Raising the Bar – Business Transformation Programme
Organised by the Law Society and supported by the Ministry of Law, Raising the Bar – Business Transformation Programme is a four-month business acceleration programme customised to help law practices innovate and transform. The programme comprises modules ranging from strategy, digital marketing and transformation, to business consultancy and management.
More information can be found here.
Small and Medium-Sized Practices (SMP) Programme
The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA)’s SMP Programme is a three-year programme to drive productivity and innovation, as well as support upskilling, reskilling and internationalisation of small and medium-sized practices (SMPs) in Singapore.
For initiatives led by ISCA, please visit the SMP Centre to find out more.
The Association of Advertising and Marketing Singapore (AAMS) represents businesses in the advertising, marketing, media, and marketing communications fields. Over the years, the AAMS has introduced a series of industry awards and annual events such as the Singapore Creative Circle Awards, The Crowbar, and Singapore Media Awards to recognise outstanding talents in advertising and related fields. The AAMS also launched programmes such as the Business Accelerator programme and worked with institutions to host career fairs and sharing sessions to help uplift the capabilities of marketing firms in Singapore.
More information on the AAMS can be found here.
The Consultant Quality Initiative (CQI) was designed to help SMEs select the right management consultants to assist them in their business upgrading journey. Establishing a base of certified consultants provides SMEs with greater assurance in terms of the level of quality and professionalism in the partners they engage. The certification is in accordance with the Technical Reference (TR) for Management Consultants (TR 43:2015) that recognises individual consultants who possess adequate know-how, competence, and ethical conduct to provide quality consultancy services.
Although the TR is not a mandatory certification and not a license to operate, management consultants are encouraged to obtain TR-certification from appointed certification bodies to provide added assurance to the quality of their services.
To find out more on the various certification processes, please contact the individual certification bodies.