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Postby manischeeks » Wed, 08 Feb 2012 3:06 pm

I am in singapore on a dependant pass as my husband works here,i would like to work from home providing a beauty service im not looking to build a big business just something to keep me busy but i dont want to break the law. Is it time consuming and costly to set up with a business name etc?

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 08 Feb 2012 3:08 pm

Look for threads on "entrepass" using the search function.

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Postby Mi Amigo » Wed, 08 Feb 2012 4:04 pm

This thread might be relevant to your situation:

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Be careful what you wish for

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Postby manischeeks » Tue, 20 Mar 2012 4:11 pm

Hi everyone this maybe a repeated question but do i need to obtain a singapass to register a business with ACRA?

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 20 Mar 2012 4:34 pm

Dear sweetpipi :P

If you're just looking into something to keep yourself busy, I'd suggest not to bother setting up business because one of the tricky part is that who is going to sign your LOC if you are your own boss and you are on DP tied to your husband's EP with no employee etc?

My advice is that you do it small and start very small. Since you are doing beauty service, this should be easier for women. Start with friends, neighbours or husband's female colleagues. Solicit through personal recommendations.

If you are good and your services are cheap (which is most likely), you will be busy. Considering that you work from home, or you go to friends' house to offer beauty service, it will help you to understand the local market better and prepare yourself better for an actual business. Remember you said you only want to keep yourself busy and not for profit.

But remember, once you are going full speed ahead and you are ready to set up an actual business, then you follow the recommended procedures advised in the thread shared by Mi Amigo.

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Thanks!

Postby manischeeks » Wed, 21 Mar 2012 3:04 pm

Hi there

Thanks for your quick reply,i have a few potential clients already and i will be charging as the product costs to use, it`s a spraytanning service.I would probably just do as you said in Australia but i just dont want to get myself in trouble here and as i would like to advertise etc i just don`t want to get myself in a bad situation of breaking the law.Thanks for your help though i registered my singpass today and i`m in the process of filling out the application with the ACRA.

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 21 Mar 2012 3:10 pm

Spray tanning in Singapore? You realize the majority of the culture here looks down on dark skin, to the point of wearing long sleeves, gloves, hats, and welding masks ( https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=a ... lding+mask ) while walking around just to avoid the sun? :)

Well good luck!

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Postby nutnut » Wed, 21 Mar 2012 3:46 pm

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Postby manischeeks » Wed, 21 Mar 2012 4:16 pm

Yes i do notice most locals love having white skin and detest the sun!But im aiming my business at the expats who like to have a healthy safe glow :D

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 21 Mar 2012 4:39 pm

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 21 Mar 2012 4:56 pm

We had another Aussie up here a couple of years ago who tried the same thing. Don't know if she eventually got caught or went legitimate and registered a company, etc. etc. Which I could remember her nick. Maybe you can search the forum for some of the info. I know there are several spraytanning services who regularly pump out orange people other than bodybuilders getting ready for a competition.

"Spray Tanning" works a treat in the Search function just below the profile link at the upper right side of this page. Tick "use all the word" and "show posts".

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Thats some serious orange!!!

Postby manischeeks » Thu, 22 Mar 2012 9:37 am

Wow that is bad glad my tans dont look like that!


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