Learn About Business Laws and Regulations

The Small Enterprise Knowledge Center provides a complete guide in starting and managing a business. Through the basic business modules, the Center aims to equip you with knowledge on the key aspects of a business. All materials published in the Center were based from the U.S. Small Business Administration website (www.sba.gov) and adapted to suit the local Philippine situation and laws.

Learn About Business Laws and Regulations​

Are you thinking about starting a business of your own? Explore the modules below to learn the aspects of starting a business and find ways on how to succeed.

  • Labor Code of the Philippines (Presidential Decree No. 442)
  • Social Security Act of 1997 (R.A. No. 8282)
  • Home Development Mutual Fund Law of 2009 (R.A. No. 9679)
  • Tax Reform Act of 1997 (Republic Act No. 8424)
  • Securities Regulation Code of the Philippines (R.A. No. 8799
  • Financing Company Act of 1998 (R.A. No. 8556)
  • Electronic Commerce Act of 2000 (R.A. 8792)
  • Truth in Lending Act (R.A. No. 3765)
  • Philippine Cooperative Code of 2008 (R.A. 9520)
  • Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2001 (RA 9160)
  • Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines (R.A. 8293)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Act of 2009 (R.A. No. 9711)
  • The Philippine Fisheries Code (R.A. No. 8550)
  • The Animal Welfare Act of 1998 (R.A. No. 8485)
  • National Health Insurance Act of 1995 (R.A. No. 7875)
  • Insurance Act of the Philippines
  • Foreign Investments Act of 1991 (R.A. No. 7042)
  • The Local Government Code of the Philippines (Republic Act No. 7160)
  • The Magna Carta for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), as amended (RA 9501)
  • Barangay Micro Business Enterprises (BMBEs) Act of 2002 (R.A. No. 9178)