Start & Register your Sole Proprietorship

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What are the benefits of starting a Sole Proprietorship?

Full control of your business

As the sole owner of the firm, you will have complete control of all its operations including decision making. That is, you do not have to consult third parties before implementing changes unless you deem it necessary.

No profit sharing

Since you are the sole owner of the company, there are no shareholders, all profits or income accrued is yours.

Least compliance requirements

Once you register as a sole proprietor, you only need to renew your membership annually, and you are not obligated to file tax returns every year.

Ease of termination

Since you are the sole decision maker in the business, terminating it is easy, less time consuming and inexpensive as compared to private and public companies that have shareholders and directors.

In a nutshell

What is a Sole Proprietorship?

A sole proprietorship is a business vehicle that is owned by one person or company. The business structure is easy to set up and is suitable for low-risk service providers such as copywriters, designers and small retailers.

Sole proprietorships need not audit their accounts or file annual returns with ACRA. Instead, profits are taxed at personal income tax rates as the sole proprietorship is not considered a legal entity, thus giving the business owner exclusive use of his business profits. This business type is also ease to close.

Who can start a Sole Proprietorship?

Any Singaporean citizen, Permanent Resident (PR) or EntrePass holder who is 18 years old and above is allowed to register for a sole proprietorship.

What is the advantage of a Sole Proprietorship?

The main reason, and advantage entrepreneurs start a Sole Proprietorship instead of a Private Limited Company, or a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) would be because of the simplicity of registering a Sole Proprietorship.

Since it primarily involves only a sole owner, it is also the least expensive business entity. Unlike the other entities, aside from the usual operating costs of the business, there are no costs associated with compliance, expect for the renewal of the Sole Proprietorship business.

In the event the business needs to be shut down, terminating and shutting down the business is easy and simple as well. 

Leftright Corporate Sole Proprietorship Registration

Every Sole Proprietorship Registration service includes

A sole proprietorship is simple to start, but that doesn't mean you should let your guard down. A little preparation goes a long way.

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3 simple steps

1

Answer some basic questions

Send us an enquiry and complete our simple registration form, or call us directly and one of our experts will walk you through the process.

2

We take care of the paperwork

Our incorporation experts will set up the required documents needed to get your business up and running quickly and accurately.

3

Congratulations!

All done! Straight forward, and fast processing. By working with Leftright Corporate, we work fast to get your business setup as quickly and as accurately as possible.

Set up & Register a Sole Proprietorship @ $350

Inclusive of all registration fees. No Surprises.

Other Business Entities

A private limited company is the most advanced, flexible, and scalable type of business form in Singapore. It’s also the most preferred type of Singapore business entity for serious entrepreneurs.

A LLP is primarily meant for carrying a profession (e.g. accountants, law firms, architects, etc.) where two or more professionals would like to build a joint practice in a common field, and is not suited for businesses that carry a trade.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to prepare before I register my Sole Proprietorship?

In order to register your Sole Proprietorship, you would need the following:

Registering a sole proprietorship will require an investor to have the following documents prepared:

  • Approval for the proposed name for the intended business.
  • Description of the business activities.
  • A local address for running the business.
  • A copy of the business owner’s Singaporean NRIC.
  • The local address of the business owner.
  • A compliance declaration and Statement of Non Disqualification.
How long does it take to register my Sole Proprietorship?

Upon receipt of all your documentations, and fully understanding your requirement, our incorporation expert would begin the registration process almost immediately.

Usually, it would take no more than 2 hours for your Sole Proprietorship to be registered, and you can begin operations.

How much money, or capital do I need to setup my business?

This would depend entirely on your business activities.

On the other hand, the associated costs of registering the business in order to commence operations would be typically be less than $500. Leftright Corporate provides registration of your Sole Proprietorship of just $350, inclusive of all relevant fees.

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