Top 6 E-commerce Platforms for Hong Kong Entrepreneurs
A guide to the most popular E-commerce platforms for new and current entrepreneurs planning to sell in the Hong Kong market.
Things To Note When Issuing Shares in Hong Kong
If you plan to increase your company’s capital by selling part of your company through the issue of shares, there is some administrative work you need to do for existing and potential shareholders.
What Taxes Are My E-Commerce Company’s Profits Subject To?
Taxation can be challenging and at the same time, confusing for many who are either starting a new e-commerce company or have already operated one for a long time. Let’s break it down.
A Complete Guide to Selecting a Nominee Director
A nominee director allows you to have someone else’s name on the board instead. Find out the reasons companies choose a nominee director.
A Guide to Trademark Registration in Hong Kong
Even though it’s not mandatory, a registered trademark could be a pretty valuable asset for setting up business in Hong Kong.
2021 E-commerce Sales Dates in Hong Kong to Plan For
As an online retailer, you can prepare for sales to anticipate the Hong Kong demand throughout the year and plan for 2021. This article highlights some key dates and events in Hong Kong.
Tips for Organising Invoices and Receipts for Small Businesses
Ask any entrepreneur what their least favorite business activity, just about all of them will say “paperwork”. Here’s some tips to get you to organise your invoices and receipts so you can turn your frown upside down.
A Guide to Maternity Leave and its Costs to Employers
Since the Employment Amendment Ordinance was passed on 11 December 2020, you might need to update your company’s policies and procedures concerning pay and leave entitlements for your staff on maternity leave.
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.
10 Best Accounting Software Used by Hong Kong Businesses
Each accounting software has different features with multiple pricing plans to choose from. Here we list some of Hong Kong’s most popular accounting software for you to select the most suitable for you.
5 Reasons an SME Needs an Accounting Firm
As your business grows, the amount of paperwork would also increase and become more time consuming. At this point, it might be sensible to find an accountant for your small business. Here are 5 Reasons why your small business might need to work with an Accounting Firm.
5 Hong Kong Government Funds to Tap Into for Your Startup
The Hong Kong government has put in place a few financing schemes to support the growth of these smaller businesses through financing and loan guarantees. Find out more about them and if you are eligible to apply.
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
How to Change My Hong Kong Company’s Registry Address
You may have started your business in Hong Kong for a few years or you’re considering moving to another location due to a high rental cost of your current registered address.So, maybe now it’s time for you to change your company registered address.
A Guide to Basic Bookkeeping for New Business Owners
Bookkeeping is a complex process, but an essential one nonetheless. Here's how you can get started with a fundamental understanding of what bookkeeping involves
Choosing to Hire or Outsource a Bookkeeper or Accountant: How to Decide
As your business expands, the amount of paperwork would increase. To ease your load, you may think of getting help by hiring or engaging a service provider. Let’s look at the pros and cons of these two options.
A Guide to Profit Tax Return in Hong Kong
What is a Profits Tax Return? Does my company have to file this form? By when? We’ll take you through the different BIR forms there are and how to file them.
Setting Up a Hong Kong Company as a Special Purpose Vehicle
Find out what a Special Purpose Vehicle or SPV is, and what are the things you need to have to set up this entity in Hong Kong.
6 Tips to Improve Accounting Accuracy for Hong Kong Companies
Stay compliant with the Inland Revenue Department and prepare end-of-year financial statements in no time at all when you follow these tips for accounting accuracy of your company.
Why You Need a Company Secretary for Your Hong Kong Business
Since a company secretary is a must, find out why you need one, what their roles are and how best to choose one.
How Do I Withdraw My MPF Before Leaving Hong Kong?
If you will be leaving Hong Kong permanently, you can withdraw your MPF before reaching the retirement age of 65. Find out how.
XA Network and AltaIR Capital Invests US$3m in Osome in New Round of Funding
The new injection of funds will assist Osome in its vision to help company founders cope with tedious but unavoidable tasks which entrepreneurs usually outsource
Changing My Company’s Financial Year End
If your current financial year end date was not chosen by you, or you want to streamline the date with your parent company, you may want to read this.
What Business Owners Need to Know About Accounting Standards in Hong Kong
Find out more about how to standardise your accounting with Hong Kong’s Accounting Standards
Startup Founders Share How They Aced Their Pitch & Raised Funds
Talking someone into giving you money is hard, especially if we are talking millions. Osome Blog asked 3 founders who succeeded, 1 startup scout and 1 product lead to share their experience. Here’s what they told us.
Selecting a Financial Year End for Your New Company
Your financial year end affects how you do your accounting and tax submissions. So how do you decide? Read on.
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.
Using a Virtual Office as My Registered Physical Address
As companies work remotely and borders are restricted, would virtual offices fulfil the requirement to open a company?
6 Advantages of Converting to a Private Limited Company
Is it time for your freelance business to change from a sole proprietor? Find out the 6 advantages and 3 steps to a Private Limited Company.
A Practical Guide to the Hong Kong Quality Migrant Admission Scheme
Looking to hire specialised individuals from overseas to work for you in your Hong Kong company? Then you’ll need to get acquainted with this scheme.
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.
Find the Right Fit: Which Corporate Structure is Best for my New Company
Now you’ve decided to set up a company, which business structure would be the best? We take you through to find the right fit.
A 4 Minute Guide to the Inland Revenue Department in Hong Kong
Once you open up a company in Hong Kong, you’ll be dealing with this government agency a lot. Learn more about its role, functions, and services in Hong Kong.
Withholding Tax in Hong Kong: 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.
Getting Your Business Registration Certificate
We illustrate how simple and seamless the process of getting a business registration certificate can be.
A Guide to Opening a Representative Office in Hong Kong
Looking at opportunities in Asia as a starting base to expand your company, but don’t want to make too huge an investment? Foreign companies often explore Asia by registering a Representative Office in Hong Kong. Learn more about how to do it properly legally.
Filing Your Annual Return in Hong Kong: A Quick Guide
Want to learn more about company annual return filing to Companies Registry in Hong Kong? Let's get you familiar with all the important details.
What You Need to Know to Deregister Your Hong Kong Company
We take you through the requirements, process, and what you can expect when you wish to deregister your company in Hong Kong.
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.
E-commerce in Hong Kong: How to Set Up Your Company?
Whether you have an existing retail business and are thinking of pivoting your business model, or just starting from scratch to open an online shopping store in Hong Kong, we’re here to help you make your company official.
An Employers’ Guide to MPF in Hong Kong
As a new employer, you need to be aware of different schemes under the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) to kickstart your hiring process. This article will take you through what MPF is about.
A Foreigner’s Guide to Setting Up a Company in Singapore from Hong Kong within an Hour
We guide you on what you need to get your business in Singapore registered from Hong Kong. No plane ride needed.
A New Business Owner’s Guide to a Company Audit in Hong Kong
A company audit assures that all the information in your businesses financial report is fair, accurate and compliant. So you’re a new business owner in Hong Kong facing your first company audit, this article is here to guide you through the process.
Company or Common Seal in Hong Kong: Does Your Company Need it?
A comprehensive guide to common seal in Hong Kong and whether your company needs it.
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.
Financial Statements & Business Growth: What’s the Connection?
Want to expand your business and make smart financial moves? How about attracting the right investors or securing that new business loan? We unpack how your financial statement can be a helpful tool for business growth, take a look.
How Hong Kong Collects Information About Company Ownership
Every Hong Kong company keeps records about the people and businesses who own it and influence its decisions. Those records make up the Significant Controllers Register (SCR). The authorities can ask for them at any moment.
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.
A Quick Guide on Directors' Duties in Hong Kong
Being a director is as prestigious as it is cumbersome, or so they say. Let's look at directors' duties in Hong Kong and try to evaluate how much risk comes with this respectable job title.
Entrepreneurial Burnout: Can I Love My Business Again?
Natalia owns a video production studio. Some time ago, her business was doing great, but she wasn’t. In this article, she explains what steps she took to change the situation and where it all led her.
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.
What Is a Business Registration Number (BRN)?
We explain everything you need to know about BRNs. This article is for people relocating their business to Hong Kong and those looking to incorporate a company there.
Pointers to Get Your ID Approved by Companies Registry on Your First Try
When setting up a company in Hong Kong, foreign directors and shareholders must submit a notarized copy of their ID. We explain how to obtain a document that will pass the requirements
Osome Celebrates It's 2000th Client
It took us 15 months to grow the first 1,000 clients. Now, only six months later, another 1,000 business owners joined us. Thank you for trusting Osome!
Osome Is Now a Gold Partner for Xero
Osome has received the gold partner status from Xero, a cloud-based accounting software platform. With only 30 Singapore companies holding this title, Xero recognizes Osome expertise in bookkeeping, accounting, and taxation.
Osome Raises $3m To Expand to the UK and Hong Kong
Osome announced a $3 million financing led by Target Global. The new investment will help expand its technology platform to the UK and Hong Kong, and already started testing these markets.
Osome Among Top 4 Platinum Partners of Xero in Singapore
Xero, the global small business platform, awarded Osome with a platinum partner status. This is the highest level of recognition that Xero offers to their counterparts, with only 3 other companies in Singapore holding the title.
Traditional Banks vs. Neobanks: Whose Business Account Suits You Best
The so-called neobanks offer online banking, and they are affordable. So is opening a business account with a neobank a good idea? How is it different from turning to a regular bank? Let’s find out
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
Is Setting Up a Private Limited Company in Hong Kong for Me?
A private limited company is winning the race among all the business structures in Hong Kong. We look under the bonnet of an Ltd. and why it might suit you.