Q1) What is the Essentials of Starting a Business (ESB) programme?
The Essentials of Starting a Business or ESB for short is an online training programme developed by ACRA specifically for aspiring entrepreneurs.
Q2) What is ACRA’s purpose in developing this programme?
The purpose of the ESB is to educate aspiring entrepreneurs about the different business entities and how to choose the correct entity to meet their needs.
Q3) How many modules are there in ESB?
There are 3 modules:
i. Starting a Business
ii. What you need to get the business going
iii. Other Requirements
Q4) Is there a fee payable for attending this programme?
No. This programme is being offered free of charge.
Q5) How long will it take me to complete the programme?
If you attempt to finish the programme in one sitting, it should take you about 2 hours.
Q6) Must I register / Why do I have to register in order to attend the programme?
Yes, registration is required. Registration allows the system to save your viewing activity. In case you have to stop viewing at any time, you can return to where you stopped the next time you log in and can continue with the programme.
Q7) How do I register and access the programme?
1. Visit the ACRA Academy eLearning Portal website at www.biztrg.sg
2. Select the 'Essentials of Starting a Business' from the list of courses
3. Complete the registration form
4. Login using the 'User ID" (your email address) and the 'Password' (created during the registration process).
5. After you have successfully logged in, you will be able to access the ESB
Q8) What if I encounter problems during registration or during the programme?
Please contact our vendor Wizlearn’s HelpDesk at (+65) 67779661. The HelpDesk is open from Mon to Fri from 7.30 am to 9.00 pm.
Q9) What happens after I complete the programme?
After completing the programme and a short survey, you may download the ‘Certificate of Completion’ and print a copy for your records.
To download the Certificate of Completion, please visit the ‘View Progress’ page (under Course Summary).
Q10) Once I have registered for the programme, what is the timeline for me to access the programme?
You will be able to access the programme for 60 days from the registration date.
Q11) How do I download the Certificate of Completion for the programme?
You may download the Certificate of Completion from the ‘View Progress’ page (under Course Summary) and print a copy for your records.
To sign up for Essentials of Starting a Business, please click here.