HKTDC SME Start-up Programme Details
Introduction: Entrepreneur Workshop
HKTDC offers a series of Entrepreneur Workshops providing practical guides to areas such as business planning, SME financing, company set-up procedures, and online business. These events are all handy references for new start-ups.
HKTDC Entrepreneur Day is an exhibition packed with seminars delivered by seasoned entrepreneurs who unveil their formulas for success. You will find the information and resources you need the most to craft your own business plans.
Entrepreneur blog: SME Centre
The HKTDC SME Centre is an interactive centre with a vast array of practical information for new companies. Business starters can meet with our professional consultant onsite for free advice and exchange ideas with other SME peers.
Operation manual: SME Management Workshop
HKTDC offers a series of SME Management Workshops to provide practical guides on import and export procedures, operations management, business communications and negotiations and more as useful references to business starters.
If you are looking for partners, the HKTDC Customised Business Matching Service is supported by a team of experienced specialists who can help you filter through the crowd to find those who meet your business needs. Register with HKTDC and let us put you in touch with the potential business partners.
HKTDC World SME Expo is a one-stop platform where start-ups and new companies can get updated market information, explore new business opportunities and exchange ideas. The 2012 edition will have strengthened content on business solutions including financial services, IT and e-business, business support services and China trade strategies with a special focus on the mainland domestic market. A new pavilion called "Franchising" and “Start a Business” will also be featured to provide handy tips to new companies about ways to enhance their operating efficiency.
Short cut to new customers: Trade Fairs
Exhibiting at international trade fairs is a direct way to gain access to international buyers. Start-up companies will be given priority for applications for Economy Booths at HKTDC trade fairs in Hong Kong, on rental of the value-for-money Cubic Showcase at fairgrounds or to join Hong Kong pavilions at important trade shows overseas under the cost-effective Product Display and Catalogue Show format.
New companies may try our free online promotion at www.hktdc.com to gain access to about a million quality buyers worldwide. Or, you may join the hktdc.com super promotional package that allows you display more product photos online and enjoy priority referrals to buyers visiting HKTDC trade fairs.
New market expansion
As your business grows, you need to diversify markets. HKTDC Market Seminars provide updated market intelligence to help you craft your expansion plans. Our China Business Workshops get you better prepared to penetrate the mainland domestic market. The workshops are practical, covering topics such as sales tax, import regulations, distribution channels, and trademark issues.