An Online Seller's Guide to E-commerce Fulfillment & Shipping
E-commerce

An Online Seller's Guide to E-commerce Fulfillment & Shipping

Here’s a guide to e-commerce fulfilment and shipping for new sellers in Hong Kong looking to drive revenue from online sales. Find out more about the methods, models and software that’ll help you scale the business you’ve worked hard to build.

·7 min read

Taxes

A Guide to Reducing Taxable Income for Small Businesses
Tax Advice

A Guide to Reducing Taxable Income for Small Businesses

As a business owner, you can’t escape paying taxes. But what kind of taxes would you have to pay, and how are you taxed?

·6 min read
What Happens When You Avoid Tax in Hong Kong? A Guide to Tax Evasion Penalties
Tax Advice

What Happens When You Avoid Tax in Hong Kong? A Guide to Tax Evasion Penalties

Hong Kong is well-known for its simple and straightforward tax regime, which makes the country one of the best places you could start a business in. However, despite the favorable tax rates, there are still cases of tax evasion which leads to legal consequences.

·7 min read
Calculating Taxes: The Self-employed & Freelancer Guide
Tax Advice

Calculating Taxes: The Self-employed & Freelancer Guide

Partner of a partnership business or sole proprietor? If you’re self-employed and earning an income in Hong Kong, this article will help you get up to speed on all you need to know about calculating taxes for freelance work.

·3 min read
A Guide to Hong Kong’s Double Tax Treaties
Tax Advice

A Guide to Hong Kong’s Double Tax Treaties

Hong Kong boasts a thriving economy with a business-friendly tax regime, including its Double Tax Treaties, which has attracted many entrepreneurs and investors alike.

·3 min read
A Guide to Taxable Income for New Business Owners in Hong Kong
Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

A Guide to Taxable Income for New Business Owners in Hong Kong

With so many new rules and regulations every year, it’s hard to keep up with what is taxable and what is not taxable. In this article, we will take you through an overview of taxation in Hong Kong and the types of income earned that are taxable.

·5 min read
3 Tips for a Better Tax Filing & Planning Strategy
Tax Advice

3 Tips for a Better Tax Filing & Planning Strategy

Making sure your accounting paperwork is in order is important as you file your report profits tax to the Inland Revenue Department (IRD). You wouldn’t want to owe the Inland Revenue Department any tax as that will not look good for your business

·5 min read
Profit Tax: How a Hong Kong Company Can Get An Exemption
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Profit Tax: How a Hong Kong Company Can Get An Exemption

In Hong Kong, tax exemptions are applied to profits received from offshore funds. Here’s how to apply so your offshore company can benefit.

·4 min read
Hong Kong Withholding Tax: What Is It and Who Pays It?
Tax Advice

Hong Kong Withholding Tax: What Is It and Who Pays It?

If your company is a resident company and you’re making specific types of payments to non-resident companies or individuals? You’ll need to know about withholding tax then.

·6 min read
Guide to Hong Kong Tax for SME Owners
Tax Advice

Guide to Hong Kong Tax for SME Owners

Hong Kong can boast one of the simplest and cheapest tax systems in the world. Is there a value-added tax? No such thing. How about a withholding tax or a capital gains tax? Again — nope. We will explain which taxes for private limited companies do exist in Hong Kong and how to pay them.

·10 min read
Tips on Opening a Business Bank Account in Hong Kong
Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

Tips on Opening a Business Bank Account in Hong Kong

In 2020, a mere wish to open a business account is not enough. One needs to convince the bank that they can trust them. Every case is unique, but we gathered some universal insights from practising lawyers, explained the procedure, and outlined the questions you will be asked

·5 min read

Foreigner’s Guides

Getting a Company Set Up in Singapore From Hong Kong Within an Hour for Foreigners
Foreigner's guide

Getting a Company Set Up in Singapore From Hong Kong Within an Hour for Foreigners

We guide you on what you need to get your business in Singapore registered from Hong Kong. No plane ride needed.

·9 min read
Hong Kong Work Visa: A Fuss-Free Guide to Apply for One
Foreigner's guide

Hong Kong Work Visa: A Fuss-Free Guide to Apply for One

If you’re an entrepreneur planning on relocating to Hong Kong, here’s all you need to know about applying for a work visa and how the process works.

·4 min read
A Guide for Opening an Offshore Company in Hong Kong for Entrepreneurs
Foreigner's guide

A Guide for Opening an Offshore Company in Hong Kong for Entrepreneurs

This article will guide you on how to incorporate an offshore company in Hong Kong, the benefits of opening a Hong Kong offshore company, its formation requirements, the procedure, and timeline.

·8 min read
A First Time Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting a Business in Hong Kong
Foreigner's guide

A First Time Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting a Business in Hong Kong

Want to know how to start a business in Hong Kong? In this article, we illustrate how simple and seamless the process can be. It all starts with an understanding of the basics which include licensing, registration and financial regulations.

·6 min read
How an Entrepreneur Can Move to Hong Kong and Bring Along Their Team
Foreigner's guide

How an Entrepreneur Can Move to Hong Kong and Bring Along Their Team

Hong Kong employment visas can be pretty hard to get, so we created this quick guide to help you understand how to apply for one and assess your chances before you make the move. We break down the rules and describe the application process.

·9 min read

Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

10 Reasons Why You Should Start a Company in Hong Kong
Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

10 Reasons Why You Should Start a Company in Hong Kong

Both Hong Kong and China are popular locations for entrepreneurs wanting to enter the Chinese market, but deciding where to incorporate isn’t a decision to take lightly. Here’s why we think incorporating your company in Hong Kong is the right choice to make.

·4 min read
A Guide to Keeping Business Financial Records
Accounting

A Guide to Keeping Business Financial Records

Good business record keeping is crucial for managing costs, or regulatory reasons. If you are just starting up your business, it might not be the first thing that comes to your mind, but it can help you build a strong foundation.

·4 min read
Paper Work & Hidden Costs When Finding Office Space in Hong Kong
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Paper Work & Hidden Costs When Finding Office Space in Hong Kong

There are many reasons to rent an office space for company operations, even though many companies have reduced their employee’s time working in an office ever since COVID-19 hit.

·5 min read
Cost of Living as a Foreign Business Owner in Hong Kong
Incorporation

Cost of Living as a Foreign Business Owner in Hong Kong

You’ve decided on setting up your company’s base in Hong Kong. The next step then would be to find out how much it costs to live there before you make the jump.

·10 min read
Best Practice Invoicing Tips for SMEs
Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

Best Practice Invoicing Tips for SMEs

Want to know how to improve your invoicing? We’ve unpacked a few best practice tips that are ideal for business owners in Hong Kong like you, So if you need a little guidance, and a recap on writing commercial invoices as a newbie, we can help.

·6 min read
What Is a Compliance Calendar?
Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

What Is a Compliance Calendar?

The repercussions of missing crucial deadlines extend beyond non-compliance and can even include hefty fines, lost revenues and opportunities, as well as decreased productivity.

·5 min read
What Are Directors' Duties In Hong Kong?
Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

What Are Directors' Duties In Hong Kong?

We bring you through what kind of directors there are, who can become a company director, a director’s duties and what the role entails.

·6 min read
Best Bank Accounts for E-commerce Businesses
E-commerce

Best Bank Accounts for E-commerce Businesses

Banking alternatives are emerging as new banking solutions which are good news for online businesses searching for more business bank accounts options for their e-commerce store.

·7 min read
An Investor's 10 Tips on How To Prepare for Fundraising
Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

An Investor's 10 Tips on How To Prepare for Fundraising

The most difficult part of starting your own business can be raising capital. For practical tips, we asked Jason Edwards of VentureCap Insight. He’s seen many startups ask for money from his experience as a venture capitalist.

·7 min read
11 Reasons To Go With Osome To Take Over Your Accounting
Accounting

11 Reasons To Go With Osome To Take Over Your Accounting

To get the best chance at success, entrepreneurs have to make sure they have the right partners around them when starting their own business. Here’s why we are the right partner for your accounting tasks.

·7 min read
A Guide to Creating an Invoice
Accounting

A Guide to Creating an Invoice

Simple invoices can help save time with all basic accounting details you require to bill clients for your work. Think of them as organised documents that are easy to understand and create.

·5 min read
Understanding Balance Sheets
Accounting

Understanding Balance Sheets

When it comes to managing your business, one of the most crucial financial statements is the balance sheet. We cannot emphasise how important it is to learn how to read a balance sheet to ensure your company's financial health.

·4 min read
What SMEs Need To Know About The Hong Kong Budget 2022
Running My Business

What SMEs Need To Know About The Hong Kong Budget 2022

The Hong Kong Budget 2022 sets out ways to mitigate the impact of the pandemic, especially amidst a new wave of infections. With handouts, tax breaks and subsidies, SMEs should take note of the new measures from the Budget 2022 announcement.

·4 min read
When Do You Need an SFC License for Your Company?
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When Do You Need an SFC License for Your Company?

If you are thinking about carrying out regulated activities in Hong Kong, you’ll have to apply to the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) for an SFC licence to make sure you’re compliant.

·6 min read
10 Tips For New Entrepreneurs To Manage Stress
Running My Business

10 Tips For New Entrepreneurs To Manage Stress

With the pandemic affecting most companies’ operations, business owners are now finding it tougher than ever to keep their business afloat. As a new entrepreneur starting your business during these times of crisis, stress is unavoidable. Find out how to manage your stress levels with these 10 tips.

·6 min read
E-commerce Trends in 2022
E-commerce

E-commerce Trends in 2022

As an e-commerce business owner, it’s important to keep up with ever-evolving trends. As we kickstart the third year of a post-COVID era, here are some e-commerce trends and how your business can remain competitive

·9 min read
Take Note of These E-commerce Sales Dates in Hong Kong
E-commerce

Take Note of These E-commerce Sales Dates in Hong Kong

As the world evolves rapidly, one thing remains constant - annual holidays and the sale opportunities they present. As a business owner, it is crucial to keep track of the important dates so you can retain a competitive edge over your competitors, and launch marketing campaigns in a timely manner.

·11 min read
10 Reasons Why You Should Start a Company in Hong Kong
Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

10 Reasons Why You Should Start a Company in Hong Kong

Both Hong Kong and China are popular locations for entrepreneurs wanting to enter the Chinese market, but deciding where to incorporate isn’t a decision to take lightly. Here’s why we think incorporating your company in Hong Kong is the right choice to make.

·4 min read
Fees All Amazon Seller in Hong Kong Needs To Know About
E-commerce

Fees All Amazon Seller in Hong Kong Needs To Know About

Starting an Amazon business comes with a host of benefits. This does, however, come at a cost which some e-commerce business owners may overlook.

·4 min read
10 Tips To Sell Digital Products Online
E-commerce

10 Tips To Sell Digital Products Online

Considering starting an e-commerce business but you do not want to hold inventory? Do you have a special talent or skill that is marketable? Turn your strengths into profits by selling digital products online!

·10 min read
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