Council for Freelancers & Self-Employed (CFSE) - Overview

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4,496 Registered CFSE Members
49%Contracts via JobsConnect
65% Assistance & Support Extended

What is the Council for Freelancers & Self-Employed (CFSE) ?
The Council for Freelancers & Self-Employed (CFSE) was setup to provide Freelancers & Self-Employed Person (FSE) with support, assistance, opportunities and a voice within the FSE community in Singapore.

CFSE is a dedicated initiative by the Association of Trade & Commerce (Singapore) to represent Singapore FSE as a whole, providing industry assistance, knowledge and advancement prospects for each FSE while championing FSE's interests on a National and Global level.

Recognising that Freelancers and Self-Employed Persons contributes substantially to the Singapore's GDP annually, CFSE provides unrivaled platforms, assistance and further career advancement prospects for FSEs. Some of the core areas that FSEs can expected to gain when they are onboarded includes, access to FSEs / Business networks, industry insights and knowledge, advancement prospects and self-upgrades toolkits.

CFSE members are also provided with access to the JobsConnect portal where they can showcase their skillsets, experiences and knowledge to secure and provide services for contracts, projects and offerings that Singapore Enterprises and Small-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) has placed.

The objective of CFSE is to assist Singapore Freelancers and Self-Employed Persons by providing assistance, extending industry knowledge and insights to spearhead each career's path while providing a sustainable trading environment for FSEs.

Who are eligilbe to be part of the CFSE Community?
CFSE is catered for individuals whose main source of revenue derives from the trading of goods, or from providing professional or personal services (classified as Freelancers or Self-Employed) conducted within the capacity as an individual.

Individuals who are unemployed may also submit your registeration for CFSE. (ie: odd-job, unemployed)

Some examples of Freelancers and Sole-Proprietors:
- Private-Hire Car Operators
- Commission Agent (Insurance agent, Property agent)
- Direct Seller
- Freelancer (e.g. you receive fees for providing services as a delivery rider, consultant, book keeper, graphic designer)
- Private tuition teacher (you look for your own students by yourself or through agencies and do not receive a salary from a tuition centre)