Year 2024
March 2024


Starting a Small Business Part 1 (SkillsFuture Not Applicable)

Start Date: 03 Jun 2024 | End Date: 10 Jun 2024
Peninsula Plaza

About National Silver Academy (NSA)
The National Silver Academy (NSA) is a network of post-secondary education institutions (PSEIs) (i.e. ITE, polytechnics, universities and arts institutions) and community-based organisations that offer learning opportunities that are subsidised for seniors. Seniors and PRs aged 50 years and above can look forward to attending short courses and bite-sized courses that are exam free. For courses run by community-based organisations, the final fee payable – for both Singaporean and Permanent Resident seniors – takes into account the support given by the government to community-based organisations to develop and offer the short courses.

About The Singapore Association for Continuing Education (SACE)
The Singapore Association for Continuing Education (SACE) is a registered charity with MOE. It offers over 30 courses under the National Silver Academy, most of which are highly subsidised for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents aged 50 and above. SACE serves the continuing learning needs of adults of all ages.

Course Details
Course Code SACE-CBO-M-078E-2024-06-01
Course Start 03/06/2024
Course End 10/06/2024
Registration Open
Duration 7 hours over 2 sessions
Sessions Tuesday, 2:30 - 5:30 pm, 3/6, 10/6
Objective Specially intended for retirees, this course will provide participants with the motivation, know-how, and skills to start a small business.

This course aims to provide participants with the know-how and professional skills to start a small business and be their own boss.  You will be taught the business basics, how to do marketing and promotion, generate profitable ideas and various selling techniques to give you an edge in the market!  You  will then be able to develop a business plan and implement them in them in the business area of your choice.


Gae Ban Peng

Ban Peng runs his own Management Consultancy business with more than 35 years of success serving clients from all over the world including Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, UK, USA. He has more than 25 years of training experience providing training and coaching including serving as Chief Trainer in Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, and Thailand for Toastmasters International.

Medium of Instruction


Venue Peninsula Plaza
Application Register online with details on Course Topic, Start Date, Full Name (as in NRIC), Date of Birth, Gender, NRIC, Race, Citizenship, Address & Postal Code, Email and Contact Number.
Fees Payable $25.20 pp NSA fee for Singaporean/PR age 50 and above, $126.00 pp for all others.
Payment Register and pay online via PayPal, Credit Card, Internet payment to SACE DBS 049-001627-1.

SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) Not Applicable
SACE Membership Subsidy (SMS) Applicable for SACE members
Contact Person Secretariat Tel: 6266 0648  or Email: