Have a business-related question on COVID-19? Call the SBF COVIDBiz Helpline at 6701 1138 or email COVIDBiz@sbf.org.sg.

For more information on the SBF ManpowerConnect Scheme, SGUnited Jobs Initiative, and SGUnited Traineeships Programme, please click on the respective links.

For the latest COVID-19 advisories issued by MOH, MOM, MTI and other relevant government agencies, click here for more information.

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Webinars

Our past webinars are available in the video library below, bringing you the opportunity to watch webinars you might have missed. Click on the image or title of the event to view the webinar at your convenience.

CPTPP: How Does It Impact Your Business?

CPTPP: How Does It Impact Your Business?

30 July 2020

This webinar discusses practical ways in which how the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) can benefit businesses in the APAC region.
Cross-Border Trade & Data Flows (Part 1 of 2)

Cross-Border Trade & Data Flows (Part 1 of 2)

22 July 2020

This webinar discusses the importance of data protection rules, such as EU General Data Protection Regulation and APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules, and how they impact businesses in Singapore.
Cross-Border Trade & Data Flows (Part 2 of 2)

Cross-Border Trade & Data Flows (Part 2 of 2)

22 July 2020

This webinar discusses the importance of data protection rules, such as EU General Data Protection Regulation and APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules, and how they impact businesses in Singapore.
Stewardship in Crisis: Sustainable Employment for the Future

Stewardship in Crisis: Sustainable Employment for the Future

16 July 2020

This second webinar organised by the SBF Sustainable Employment Programme Office explores the roles of sustainable employment and corporate stewardship in a crisis situation.
Beyond COVID-19: Building Your Business Resilience & Seizing New Opportunities from the New Tech Infrastructure

Beyond COVID-19: Building Your Business Resilience & Seizing New Opportunities from the New Tech Infrastructure

14 July 2020

The second part of the China Economic Outlook Webinar Series discusses how Chinese companies have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by adopting digital solutions.
Trade Digitalisation

Trade Digitalisation

3 July 2020

In the second instalment of the Digital Economy Series, this webinar introduces TradeTrust, which is a set of globally-accepted standards and framework that supports the exchange of electronic trade documents.
Mediation & Arbitration to Resolve Disputes in Infrastructure Projects

Mediation & Arbitration to Resolve Disputes in Infrastructure Projects

2 July 2020

This third instalment of the SBF Infrastructure Committee Webinar aims to help participants resolve COVID-19 related disputes through the mediation and arbitration process.
e-Solution Series: Webinar on Navigating Through the New Normal with Agile Finance

e-Solution Series: Webinar on Navigating Through the New Normal with Agile Finance

19 June 2020

This webinar examines the impact of COVID-19 on finance and accounting professionals and provides tips on navigating the era of cloud-based accounting during this period of uncertainty.
Indonesia: Your Next Manufacturing Destination

Indonesia: Your Next Manufacturing Destination

17 June 2020

Co-organised with the Indonesia Embassy and Enterprise Singapore, this webinar provides insights into the investment opportunities for the manufacturing sector in Indonesia.
Indonesia's Economy Amidst COVID-19: What Singapore Businesses Should Know

Indonesia's Economy Amidst COVID-19: What Singapore Businesses Should Know

5 June 2020

This webinar provides Singapore businesses with key insights into Indonesia's post-COVID-19 economy as well as updates on business opportunities and trends.
Claiming Relief Under COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 & Cost Mitigation of Projects

Claiming Relief Under COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 & Cost Mitigation of Projects

2 June 2020

This second webinar organised by the SBF Infrastructure Committee discusses the topics on Claiming Relief Under COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 and Cost Mitigation of Projects.
Beyond COVID-19: Mitigating the Impacts and Preparing for New Business Opportunities in China

Beyond COVID-19: Mitigating the Impacts and Preparing for New Business Opportunities in China

26 May 2020

This first China Economic Outlook Webinar Series discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the business landscape in China.
COVID-19: Opportunities with Alibaba.com

COVID-19: Opportunities with Alibaba.com

5 May 2020

This webinar shares the fundamentals of doing business on Alibaba.com.
Understanding & Minimising Impacts of COVID 19 on Singapore's Infrastructure Sector

Understanding & Minimising Impacts of COVID 19 on Singapore's Infrastructure Sector

28 April 2020

This first webinar organised by the SBF Infrastructure Committee examines the impact of COVID-19 on Singapore’s infrastructure sector.
COVID-19: Impact on Doing Business in Indonesia

COVID-19: Impact on Doing Business in Indonesia

22 April 2020

This webinar provides an insight into the latest COVID-19 situation that has impacted businesses in Indonesia.
Philippines Business Clinic

Philippines Business Clinic

21 April 2020

This webinar shares the fundamentals of doing business in the Philippines.
Business Culture and Market Development – Part 1 of 2

Business Culture and Market Development – Part 1 of 2

13 April 2020

This part one of a two-part webinar shares the fundamentals of doing business in Vietnam.
Business Culture and Market Development – Part 2 of 2

Business Culture and Market Development – Part 2 of 2

13 April 2020

This part two of a two-part webinar shares the fundamentals of doing business in Vietnam.


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To view our upcoming webinars, please visit our Activities page here.

In view of COVID-19, SBF will be holding its 18th AGM by electronic means on Tuesday, 30 June 2020.

More information is available on the AGM webpage.

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SBF COVID-19 Business Helpline

In light of the prevailing uncertainty amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the SBF COVID-19 Business (COVIDBiz) Helpline serves as an additional avenue for companies to get help in navigating the COVID-19-related government advisories for businesses and the various grants and measures announced in Budget 2020 and the supplementary Resilience Budget, as well as seek advisory on the various border restrictions, business support measures and movement of goods restrictions in key markets globally.

Through the SBF COVIDBiz Helpline, companies can also provide feedback on business-related issues and concerns due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This will enable SBF to surface timely and relevant feedback to the Government.

What can the SBF COVIDBiz Helpline assist companies with?

  1. The SBF COVIDBiz Helpline helps companies to navigate the various government advisories for businesses so they effectively implement the recommended precautionary measures as well as clarify any queries they might have.
    • We will monitor advisories issued by Singapore Government and upload them on our website for companies’ easy reference.
    • We will provide basic advice on the business-related advisories.
    • When required, we will help seek clarifications on the advisories with relevant government agencies.
  2. The SBF COVIDBiz Helpline helps companies to make sense of the various support measures announced at Budget 2020 and the supplementary Resilience Budget so they can fully leverage these measures to keep business going, preserve jobs and position themselves for recovery.
    • We will provide basic advisory on budget measures which can be applicable to the enquirer’s business.
    • When required, we will seek clarifications on the various budget measures with the relevant government agencies.
  3. For companies with overseas businesses, the SBF COVIDBiz Helpline will keep companies abreast of the international advisories on border restrictions, business support measures and movement of goods restrictions in selected key markets, so they can make better business decisions.
    • We will monitor closely the developments in key markets in ASEAN, China and North Asia as well as selected emerging markets
    • Leveraging our network of in-market contacts, we seek to provide timely updates on the developments to our companies.
  4. Through the SBF COVIDBiz Helpline, companies can also provide feedback on business-related issues and concerns due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This will enable SBF to surface timely and relevant feedback to the Government.
    • With the support of our partnering Trade Associations and Chambers, we will, on a best effort basis, try to address the feedback of companies.
    • Where we are unable to help, we will collate the feedback and questions received and share them with the relevant government agencies 

Contact SBF COVIDBiz Helpline

Call 6701 1138 during office hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm (excluding public holidays)
Email (We will respond to you within three working days.)

Useful Infographics on the Various Government Measures Helpful for Your Business

There are many Government measures, schemes and initiatives that have been introduced to help businesses cope with COVID-19. SBF has created a suite of infographics on Employment, Digitalisation & Innovation, Financing, and COVID-19 Temporary Measures Act & Rental Relief for easier navigation and guidance on areas that are most relevant for your business needs.

Category Government Measures
Employment Enhanced Jobs Support Scheme (JSS)
Self-employed Person Income Relief Scheme
Wage Credit Scheme
Foreign Worker Levy
Absentee Payroll Funding & SGUnited Jobs
Work-Life Grant
Digitalisation & Innovation Enhanced Productivity Solutions Grant
E-Commerce Booster Package
Food Delivery Booster Package
Digital Acceleration Grant
Enterprise Development Grant
E-Payment Initiative
Digital Resilience Bonus
Financing Temporary Bridging Loan Programme
Enterprise Financing Scheme: SME Trade Loan & Loan Insurance Scheme
Enterprise Financing Scheme: SME Working Capital Loan
COVID-19 Act & Rental Relief COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act & Relief Framework for SMEs

If you require clarification on the various Government measures, please email .

About Us

Why leadership matters
Our previous generations didn’t have it easy. They worked extremely hard and made tough sacrifices to build a legacy. They were successful in business and the country is now thriving in many ways, thanks to their vision and effort. They led us here.

Yet, where we are today is a very different world. We are navigating issues of global proportions in this lifetime. And we need savvy leaders who can imagine and champion more sustainable business practices.

The Business Roundtable (BRT) recently redefined the purpose of a corporation beyond its
accountability to shareholders, but to all stakeholders. This includes customers,
employees, vendors, partners, investors and the community in which we live.

Inspired by the success of earlier generations, SBF created the Young Business Leaders Network (YBLN) to harness the potential of Singapore’s young entrepreneurs, ‘next-gen’ business owners and corporate leaders.

This vibrant community offers the chance to meet peers, share experiences, and explore partnerships that positively impact society through business.

How YBLN unlocks purpose
The new generations face a different set of challenges from their predecessors. People are stepping into leadership roles at a much younger age, the skills required have multiplied exponentially and the impact of their decisions have far-reaching consequences.

There is no need to do it all alone.

YBLN offers guidance and exposure, imparting knowledge, skills and network to a new generation of leaders.

If you believe there is more to business than being successful and want to connect with like-minded innovative leaders who are making a difference, explore the benefits of joining the YBLN.

What we do, matters
We believe we can build successful and sustainable ethical organisations, and that our leadership style could become a beacon of hope to the world. But purpose must go hand in hand with action.

YBLN not only leverages SBF’s 27,200-member network. It’s an active community itself that helps members to meet, share and partner through a combination of fireside chats, workshops, mentorship programmes and ad-hoc initiatives to positively impact society through business.

Find out more about all-year-round activities of YBLN and the initiatives that are shaping our business community.

YBLN is also Singapore’s official representative to the ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Council and Association, connecting our home-grown leaders with the rest of the world.

Initiatives

We believe purpose must translate into action. These are a few examples of how young Singaporean leaders are reshaping the future of business:

The SBF-YBLN HOPE Fund

The SBF-YBLN HOPE Fund

The SBF-YBLN HOPE Fund is aimed at helping our promising enterprises tide over the current crisis. Click here for more information. Please access the various media reports below:
SBF-YBLN HOPE Fund Partnership with CIMB and Goldbell

SBF-YBLN HOPE Fund Partnership with CIMB and Goldbell

The SBF-YBLN HOPE Fund announced a partnership with CIMB Bank Singapore and Goldbell Financial Services to bring further financial support to SMEs impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for more information. Please access the various media reports below:
  • CNA 938 news bulletin coverage

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