Why K Cloud is a good option for affordable accounting services in Singapore

There are many options out there when it comes to accounting services, most businesses do a full suite work which includes monthly bookkeeping services, end of year financial report compilation, tax calculations and submission services, corporate secretarial services, annual general meeting work and annual return submission work.

Affordable accounting services in Singapore is quite abundant with many businesses offering cheap prices and promising quick work done for you. There are also many businesses that share about how they are able to give good advice for their clients to help them grow their business.

So what do we think that sets K Cloud Accounting from the competitors that will allow you to make an easier choice for appointing an accountant and corporate secretary that you can trust and stick with for a long time?

  1. K Cloud Accounting is run by a young team of professionalsHaving a young team is important for new insights into the way accounting is done. We are able to work on new technology and understand new way of funding and doing business. The startup world is a very new and interesting thing for most accounting professionals and learning how to get the paper work and accounting done up for the startup world is important for us to do well with this group of customers.

    Ready to learn and ready to change our approach, we are keen to work with the younger startup crowd that is growing in numbers in Singapore. This group of entrepreneurs have big dreams and are ever ready to go.

  2. K Cloud Accounting has the experience of a professional with 30 years of experience

    Our director Mr Koh Swee Hock is a professional in this field for 30 years and have been working on a couple of hundred of customer accounts and corporate secretarial work. With this amount of experience, the company has grown strength to strength and solved many issues for our clients big and small.

    This allows the company to maneuver around even during downturns and also assist our customers to come back strong with the advice that we give them on how to better run their companies.

  3. K Cloud Accounting leverages on technology to improve efficiency

    Leveraging on technology is one of the main ways business improve their bottom line and also get their staff members to become more productive. Productibity is a very important component for businesses like ours.

    Using technology we can save time and effort for getting certain work done. With this efficiency, the margins can be passed on to customer to save them money.

  4. K Cloud Accounting is always ready to listen to your feedback

    With a very responsive team, you can expect your feedback to be listened to and learnt so that we are able to work on getting your work done on a timely basis with the highest quality of standards.


 

K Cloud Accounting is a cloud based accounting services firm in Singapore which uses Xero Accounting as our base accounting software to service our clients needs.

Two main groups of people that a business needs

Running a business as a startup is tough and many people know that. It takes up a lot of time and a lot of energy and you are not sure if it will even work out. You will end up spending a big bulk of your life just trying to get things off the ground.

What really makes it so tough is the inexperience of most founders in managing a business and also how to scale the business to the next level.

There are many things that you can do to learn how to grow a business. Every business is unique, there is not one size fits all when it comes to running a business.

But at the same time, there are pitfalls that are common and there are routes that are great short cuts that you don’t see when you can actually take if you have someone pointing out to you.

There are two groups of people that you need as your left and right hand people when it comes to running a successful business.

  1. Your accountantsThis are the people who will keep you reminded on over spending and whether you are profiting, are you doing well and able to go far and do better. This is important because the accountant will be the watchful eyes and also the adviser who will be able to tell you what to take note of and where to save money on.

    Accountants are also important to remind you that you business is either not profiting or cash burning too much somewhere.

    This people can make or break or change the course of your business for a longer runway and towards success so do not forget to have them in place.

    Also don’t forget that they can help you tax planning and save taxes too.

  2. Your lawyersNavigating in the business world is tough without someone telling you what you are doing is legal or not. Having someone on hand as an adviser is always great when it comes to making decisions and coming up with contracts.

    There are many things that the lawyers can help you to watch out for and this is also something that lawyers are great at. They will be able to make sure you are on the safe side in legal sense and make sure you don’t step into problems

 

K Cloud Accounting is a leading bookkeeping services Singapore company. Contact us to get a quote now!

10 tips for Singapore Startup founders

10 tips for Singapore Startup founders – Starting up is a tough thing to do. No one wants to jump into the deep end and try something out with no idea whether it will work out. Startups take up a lot of time and it needs a lot of effort and determination to bring your vision to life.

Starting up has its many difficulties but also through the many challenges one could learn a lot more about business and also about life in general.

We will like to share 10 tips for Singapore Startup founders that might helpful for the budding entrepreneur who just needs this little tips to tip the game in his/her favor a little more:

  1. Be prepared to be paid close to nothing for a few months

    Most people going into business assuming that they will take off and make good money within the first few days or weeks. But in actual fact, no one sees the years of the founders not making any money at all and suddenly hitting the jackpot and achieving great success.

    This periods are tough, especially for those who have family to feed. You must be prepared with some savings that will allow you to last for awhile

    Most founders do not prepare for this and when the time gets tough, they give up, but they might just be one step away from the success that they wanted. This is also one of the reasons why most startup fail, because most of the time the startups don’t fail, the founders fail.

  2. Have enough capital or raise enough to last at least 1 year in trying to fulfill the vision

    Most of the time, founders only prepare 6 months worth of runway for themselves, after which they are on the deep end of the pool and hoping that they do not die. That is the mistake that most people make. The problem with businesses is, it takes time for people to find out about you and learn about your business. And when the time is up, you have already burnt through your cash and is prepared to shut down.Starting up capital can either come from your own savings, finding an angel or raising funds early.

    But without much of a proven idea or product, no one will want to fund you. Be prepared to use your own savings to bring things to the next level, because if you do not work hard and pay for your own projects, no one will.Remember that the 1 year timeline is not hypothetical, usually for most startups, this is usually the case.

  3. Harden your skin when the doubters try to put your down

    Are you someone who likes to be loved by everyone around you? I am sorry you are not fit for the entrepreneurial world. In this world, you get scoffed at and doubters are going to doubt you at every turn. That good friend of yours will start to ask you why do you even bother and go find a proper job.

    Your usually very supportive family members might be the first to remind you that you are not young anymore and that all this “fooling around” should stop.We have been there and done that and we know what are the potential haters words and we just want to prepare you for the tough parts.Harden up, dig in and make it work. No one gets to a successful level without letting the haters hate and letting the doubters doubt.

    And when you “suddenly” become successful, the doubters will wonder why they doubted in the first place.

  4. Pick up sales skills

    As an entrepreneur, the single most important skill is to be able to sell. Either sell your product or service or sell to investors.

    Every other skill can either be outsourced or capabilities built in-house through hiring, but an entrepreneur that can’t sell should not even bother starting up at all.

    The single most important thing that you need to do is to go out there and find more customer, close them and bring the dough in.Even if your product is not something that can be sold easily, you need to sell your idea to potential investors for you to raise funds so that you can throw them at the problems you might have. If you cant sell, you are highly dis advantaged

  5. Talk to fellow entrepreneurs

    Fellow entrepreneurs are probably the most forgiving people because they have been through what you are going through right now.There are many mistakes that can be made and also many paths that can be avoided.

    For someone that is starting out, seek out this fellow entrepreneurs, let them give you an idea and a guide to where you should go and what you should look out for.This fellow entrepreneurs needs not be doing similar things, neither do they need to be in the same industry.

    Problems such as management, fund raising or even finding an office space might be things that will be of much help if you get advice and ideas from fellow young entrepreneurs who will be kind enough to spend time with you to guide you and help you to find an idea on how to get pass some of this problems.

  6. Find a mentor in the same sector/industry

    Fellow entrepreneurs might see problems that you don’t, but someone that has been through many years of entrepreneurship might be able to see way more than any of you can.Finding a mentor with the right skill sets and also experience is important, this person can give you an idea of how they became successful and what it takes for you to be.The mentor that you choose is also important because he or she can shape you up to become quite a different person with diverse views and this might change the course of your life going forward.

  7. Learn fast, change fast, maneuver fast

    There is a saying, fail fast so that you can get up fast. When you start a business, there is no such thing as a straight road to victory, you will meet challenges and you will have to conquer them one after another.Are you going to be able to learn fast and get up fast and change your plans. This is important for this fast moving world where being slow might mean that you do not have any more space to survive in this challenging world and market.

    When you fail fast, you recover fast, the faster you are at reaching your goal, never stop pushing and never stop trying, the hardest part in a business is the start, once you push through the initial periods, you will make it.

  8. Decide on whether to raise funds or get financingRaising funds means you lose equity but it also means that you will have money to keep growing and grow faster. Getting financing means putting your own money on the line, putting yourself forward.

    The decision is up to you because there is a period of time where you might have problems and might want to know that the money is not yours.

    Decisions like this will make or change the company because the fund raising will mean losing some form of control that some founders may not like.

  9. Have an end goal in mindWhat is the end goal. What are you working towards achieving, the vision is what matters and when you want to work towards an end goal with your startup, you should try to achieve something out of it.

    The whole point of it is to have a vision that you want to work towards, so you wont feel tired or give up half way because there is a goal you are working towards.

    Make sure it is clear, make sure it is workable!

  10. Enjoy the whole processCongratulations, you made it to point 10. The whole point of starting up is simple. You have a vision that you wanted to fulfill and no one else is doing it. You decide to start up to fill that space or to reach that vision.

    So why make it such a stressful process when you can instead learn to enjoy it.

K Cloud Accounting is a full suite management services company offering affordable accounting services in Singapore.

 

10 tips for Singapore Startup founders

Case Study: ALPS Creation Pte Ltd

ALPS Creation Pte Ltd is the holding company for the Annabel Law Productions brand.

This company is specialized in wedding photography, specifically pre-wedding and actual day wedding shoots.

The other services provided are boudoir photography by female photographer, graduation photography and family photography.

ALP Creation came to us needing help with converting from a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) into a Private Limited Company (Pte Ltd).

LLP was a good choice for a startup business but as businesses grow, there is a need to protect yourself from liability issues and at the same time incorporating for the future.

The main concerns was the growing business with the growth of the team, which also complicates the whole process of accounting for the finances

The other reason was also making sure payments were made and monitored.

The team is currently 7 man (woman actually) and without a proper system in place for chasing of payment, payments could be missed because the number of jobs can be really hard to keep track.

There are a few reasons why this company chose Xero Accounting Software as their leading accounting software choice and also why they decided to use K Cloud Accounting as their choice accounting firm. We will now share a few of this reasons and walk you through how K Cloud Accounting can assist you as an entrepreneur to grow your business and also provide you with insights on how to improve the day to day running of your business.

K Cloud Accounting advised her and her team to make use of Xero to send quotations and invoices through their email system.

Instead of having to generate quotations through an excel spreadsheet and into a pdf format before sending them out to customers, the customer can now receive an email direct from Xero with the quotation presented nicely.

This saves precious time and also reduces possible mistakes since package prices are usually set and the Xero system is able to record packages and issue quotes based off the package the customer chooses.

XERO is also able to remind customers to accept the quotation if customers do not respond within a few days. This keeps the whole quotation and invoicing process very streamlined.

Not forgetting the feature of Xero being online, you could issue quotes and invoices and monitor the business on the go!

We look forward to working with more young entrepreneurs that have problems that will require our help and consultations.

Leaving the tough and tedious parts to us, you as an young entrepreneur can also make time to expand your business and grow your business. We are always keen to assist by the side and helping you achieve your dreams.

How Xero Accounting Software saves you time and money

There are many cloud based accounting software in the market right now. Accounting has over the years really changed a lot from the days when paper and pen was used and also when beads are suppose to mean something in calculation. We have slowly translated to using real books to keep track of numbers of transaction and also who it was transacted with and now we moved on to software on the computer that is based on the hard drive or server. We slowly evolved into online based platform where customers are able to check on accounting details as and when they want to.

Xero Accounting Software is slowly becoming one of the leading software in Singapore because of various reasons that we will like to discuss with our potential customers. We will also like to share how we as Xero Advisors could take advantage of this software to provide high quality accounting services for our customers who require high level of standards when it comes to accounting requirements.

1. Bank Reconciliation done digitally

Any accountant will know that the toughest part of doing bookkeeping is the actual work of doing bank reconciliation. The bank records need to tally with the cheque records and also your invoices and this process is very time consuming. With many bank statement pages, comes way more work to trying to tally every transaction.

Most of your time is spend doing something that can be easily done by technology and this is where Xero Accounting Software Singapore helps to cut down on the actual time needed for accounting and bookkeeping work using the bank reconciliation function it has with the banks in Singapore.

UOB and DBS are currently linked up and OCBC is going to join in soon. We look forward to more banks working with XERO to provide this service for Xero Clients.

2. Ease to invoicing and quotations

Startup founders and young businessman do not like to have to go back to office just to get invoicing done. Most business people are on the move all the time. How best it is to have the invoicing and quotation process done easily with an application.

Xero accounting software is able to assist with such needs through a smart phone application that can be used to issue invoices and quotations on the go.

The application is easy to use and has quite a number of flexibility in allowing you to customize the look and style of the invoice and also to be able to input email address for your customer to easily accept the quote through your emails.

3. Around the clock and around the world access

When you are someone who goes around the world a lot to do business, the easy thing to monitor your business is to have access to this data world wide. How best than to have the information in the cloud. Xero is a cloud based accounting software that you can access from anywhere around the world as long as you have internet access. Go through your web browser for the full accounting software or use the application to do most of the basic accounting work that you need to carry out.

There is also 2FA functions that allow you to have added security when it comes to making sure your accounting data do not get leaked because of a misplaced password.

 


 

K Cloud Accounting is glad to assist you if you require help and training for your Xero accounting software. We are accounting services providers who are keen to work closely with you to deliver high quality work for your company in Singapore.

Contact us to find out more about how we can work together to assist you in your management service requirements.

 

What are some of the advantage of hiring payroll services

What are some of the advantage of hiring payroll services – Hiring payroll services has become quite a common move by businesses in Singapore for the past 5 to 10 years. Gone are the days when you run most of the administration services in your own office. Many business owners have found that it might be more advantageous to outsource portions of the business to cut cost and also to improve the productivity on the dollar they pay for the services to be done up.

Advantages of hiring payroll services cannot be seen up front but there are a few of them that we will like to discuss with you:

Advantage 1: Saves cost by hiring payroll services

Do you have to get an administrative staff right now just to get your payroll work done and that will cost you easily a few thousand dollars for a fresh graduate. The funds can be better spent in marketing and other means of growing the business if you outsource it for probably a fraction of the cost.

The best thing about outsourcing your payroll services is that you reduce monthly overheads and this is one thing that makes or breaks business in their infancy.

Outsourcing the services out helps you to grow and grow better!

Advantage 2: Changes from the government are updated by hiring payroll services providers

Is your payroll staff aware of all the changes that the government announces every year? Some things can be big mistakes if you do not react to them and this is one thing that can go very wrong if you are on the wrong side of the law.

Payroll Services providers will ensure that they are on the ball in knowing what are the changes and therefore work to ensure that you have the most updated information for your submissions.

They are the professionals who stay abreast on the information and thus ensures that all your work is delivered to the highest quality possible.

Advantage 3: Hiring payroll services providers improves your time efficiency

As an entrepreneur, will you rather want to make more income or bother more about administrative work?

If i were you i will choose income and making more of it. Doing sales and branding the company to go a long way should be the main focus of the entrepreneur.

It makes your time more worth while and that means more time with planning and strategy.

 


K Cloud Accounting is one of the leading payroll services providers, if you are keen to find out more, contact us!

 

What are some of the advantage of hiring payroll services

K Cloud Accounting Launches $388 incorporation package

Happy New Year to customer old and new. 2018 was a challenging yet fulfilling year, with the start of K Cloud Accounting, a Subsidiary under Koh Management Pte Ltd, we have managed to gain a foothold in the startup accounting space.

In the year of 2019, K Cloud Accounting will like to take this opportunity to share with our customers that we will be launching a $388 incorporation package that is inclusive of $315 paid to ACRA for registration.

How do you enjoy such a package? You are to join us as a full suite accounting + corporate secretarial + tax package that starts from a very affordable $160 per month.

We are able to do your monthly bookkeeping, give advise on your corporate governance and at the same time worry about your tax submissions for you!

Why you should go ahead with monthly bookkeeping services you may ask?

1. You do not need to worry about losing your documents

The worst thing that can happen is when you lose your supporting documents at the end of the year and is unable to find them. You don’t have documents to attach and that is bad because you might end up not being able to claim expenses on items that might cost quite a bomb. Getting your suppliers to print them out for you again might prove troublesome and this is a bad situation for any business.

Getting them sorted out every month means that you will not need to worry that much and get things done without fearing of losing them

2. You get updated of your business progress every month

You need to know if you are making good progress every month, how best then to get your accounting done monthly. This also means that you will be able to give your investors progress reports that will keep them interested and happy with you every month. The seasoned entrepreneurs might also be able to give advise if they are familiar with accounting documents and help you save a cent or two.

Contact us to find out more about what you can get out of this package now! Incorporation services done fast and affordable! Outsource bookkeeping services today!

Thank you for the good year of 2018 and looking forward to 2019

Thank you to all customers and friends of K Cloud Accounting. 2018 was the actual founding year of this new startup accounting company and we are glad to say that we have went through quite an eventful year to achieve Silver Status within this short period of time.

Our customers trusted us and worked closely with us to get their accounting, corporate secretarial and tax work outsourced to us through our package price.

With the new year coming, we are looking forward to reach the gold status by the end of the year with a much faster growth in customer count and also with it support staff count.

We are targeting to grow our head count by at least 2-3 more to better serve our customers this year.

We will also be coming up with a series of referral packages to encourage our customers to introduce their friends and family to us.

In this coming year, we expect business conditions to be a little tougher than before with rising interest rates in the western world and also the trade war causing things to tighten on the trading front. There are still many opportunities in the technological startup scene as well as fintech scene where Singapore stands to have a strong advantage in.

We work closely with startups from all walks of life and we wish to continue this close partnership with all startups and SMEs alike in Singapore.

K Cloud Accounting will like to thank everyone from all walks of life for helping us in this road to assisting more companies in delivering high quality accounting services and corporate services for the startup world.

Wishing everyone a happy new year and a great 2019 ahead!

Benefits of doing your bookkeeping monthly instead of yearly

Benefits of doing your bookkeeping monthly instead of yearly

Every business needs a few support work done so that they can run their business well and smooth and also be the best to make decisions with especially when you are running a big budget business. There are many things to watch out for and you should be prepared to do more when you are running this business at the most efficient way as possible.

Running a business is tough, running a business without good information to make business decisions is even tougher. Here comes some of the best consultants that you can have in place for your business to grow and also prosper and at the same time be able to grow fast and strong with the help of good consultants able to guide you and give you a good idea of how to go about giving the best for your business and also for the operations of the business.

So what are some of the reasons you may ask that you should do your bookkeeping services in Singapore monthly instead of doing it yearly?

  1. You get data to make decisions monthlyThere’s a business saying that goes about how business decisions are best made with more data on hand and when you are trying to get the best out of your business, you need to be able to use data to your advantage.

    This is the generation of big data and there has been a tough period of time of consolidating and making use of such data for good use. Usages such as planning your staff count to the amount of money to throw into marketing and so forth.

    There is a strong need of using the accounting data that is generated by the business to make a plan of how best to grow the business and also staff count and also where to allocate the marketing dollar to best serve the long term growth of the company.

  2. You lessen the risk of losing documents

    The worse thing that can happen when running a business is when you lose things. Not only your stock or good but also your important documents such as those of the accounting work and documents that you are suppose to file up and keep for 5 years.There is a law by the Singapore government that will require you to keep legal expense claims document for up to 5 years and between this period the government can choose to audit you and check whether you are claiming your expenses properly if you’re not, you are liable to pay the expenses in terms of taxes and also be in for some penalty.

    Find the link here: https://www.iras.gov.sg/irashome/Businesses/Self-Employed/Learning-the-basics/Keeping-Proper-Records-and-Accounts/

  3. You can change your strategy on the go

    When there is data, there is the chance for change. If you only realize that you are losing money at the end of year, you might end up closing shop but if you realize something is not working along the way. You can tweak it as you go and this gives you a strong advantage over your competitors. Strategy planning is not as easy as just saying you want to grow and it will grow. You need to think through how to out smart and out work your customers and also brand yourself in a way that makes you stand out from the rest.

    On the go strategic planning can sometimes make a difference in how people run their businesses and win.

 

 

 

Benefits of doing your bookkeeping monthly instead of yearly

Possible Legal issues faced by Startups in Singapore

Possible Legal issues faced by Startups in Singapore

Possible Legal issues faced by Startups in Singapore – When it comes to setting up a business, you need to know that the legal structure is one of the most important things that you need to take note of. Singapore thrives as a business hub not just because it has a strong financial system but also because it has a strong rule of law in place so that businesses can thrive and do well in this environment.

Contracts in Singapore are highly binding and when it comes to getting into legal trouble with anyone in Singapore, you can be assured that the laws of Singapore will protect you the same way they protect the other party. There will be no such thing as power play in Singapore and this is what makes Singapore one of the best places to trade and get things done and get contracts signed.

Startups are usually run by young or inexperienced persons who have an idea and want to bring it to market. But at the same time are not aware of the possible pitfalls that can come about when they want to get something done up for investors or for getting it out in the market as fast as possible.

Possible Legal issues faced by Startups in Singapore

So what are some of the topics and items that we will like to give advise on when you are getting into contracts and also what to watch out for when you run a startup:

  1. Check what you sign, no matter who the other party is

The worse kind of issues that you can face is when your other party is a close friend or someone that you have known for a long time and end up making you sign something that leaves you with the shorter end of the stick. When it comes to money and power, people can do all kinds of things. This could also mean getting you into a contract that puts you in the disadvantage.

You need to be clear that when it comes to getting contracts done up and signed in Singapore, it holds both of you strongly into this contract and there is no way to say that you signed it under trust that your benefits are protected. Always be clear about what you signed and in this manner you will not get involved in a skewed contract.

Its not tough to read through what you sign and making sure the terms are fair and negotiate with the other party if it is not.

Always remember the saying that goes by, “Better to be safe than to be sorry”

2. Get lawyers or legally trainer persons to draft shareholder contracts

Drafting a contract that is able to cover most of the legal issues involved is not easy. You should always get someone who is legally trained to help you out with such requirements because there are definitely items that most of your shareholders may not have taken note of. There are also clauses which may not stand in the eyes of the law and therefore should be changed.

There is always a reason to get such contracts done up and it can be quite cheap to get this done if you are trying to just get a review of the contract that you have prepared. Most people fear that the contract reviewing will require lots of money and this is not the case.

Shareholder contracts are the most sensitive of contracts and therefore should be treated with the utmost importance when it comes to getting them done up properly and checked by legally trained persons.

KCA is a proud partner of a few law firms and contract drafting organizations, if you require said help, do contact us for a quick contact point with our partners to get your contracts done up!

3. Make sure you get trained persons to help you with Corporate Secretarial work

Most businesses in Singapore do not like to get someone to act as their corporate secretary. There is a common practice that many startups will just put one of their co-founders or their friends to just “act” as their corporate secretary in ACRA documents without realize the importance of such a professional.

Corporate secretaries are key to ensuring the governance of the company is done right and for someone to be able to act as a professional one, there needs to be many years of experience acting as one for other companies or they are trained and gone through many years of studying to get their charter.

Corporate secretaries will ensure that you share transfers are done right and with the proper documents signed and filed up. Appointing of directors are done with proper meetings and also with the necessary paperwork signed by all the relevant stakeholders.

Deadlines such as those of the Annual General Meetings and Annual return will also be abide by properly when you get someone who knows what they are doing to act in this important role.

Corporate secretarial services in Singapore can be affordably packages with accounting services in Singapore if you really do need them, contact KCA to find out more about this.

4. Know how your paid up capital affects your accounts

Most people who have no idea what shares are will confuse that it is just a number that they can declare high to look good. Paid up capitals are important to the bank, the supplier, the landlord and any one who is willing to do business with you. They will be keen to trade with a company that has a decently high paid up because that means this business has the financial capabilities to pay up when there is a need to. This also shows that shareholders have the confidence in the business to sink in so much money.

There are situations where investors may cause issues if you do have a paid up capital in the system that is not really paid up in the accounts and this will mean that you are still owing money to the company which is a bad thing considering that you may not have that amount to be placed in the company in the first place.

You won’t want a good progress in your business be delayed because you are not aware of what is your paid up capital and how it can affect you and this is something that will be around for quite awhile, so make sure you know what you are doing with your paid up capital before you start working on it.


Possible Legal issues faced by Startups in Singapore

K Cloud Accounting is a leading Xero Accounting Singapore Specialist that is keen to work closely with startups to provide startup accounting services at a competitive rate.

Call us to find out more 98638665.

 

Possible Legal issues faced by Startups in Singapore

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