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A Roadmap to Start Your Own Business

From the generation of new ideas to their implementation, from operational management to sales promotion – an entrepreneur has many considerations at every step. The SME start-up programme offered by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) provides supporting services for each of these important stages on your roadmap.


1. Preparation
Ideas alone are not enough to start your own business. You also need a well thought-out plan, and good preparation always improves prospects for a good beginning. The HKTDC helps you get better prepared!

•    Introduction: Entrepreneur Workshop
•    For beginners: Entrepreneur Day
•    Entrepreneur blog: SME Centre

2. Implementation
By leveraging on available information and resources, you will be better prepared to do the groundwork for your next move. The HKTDC helps you get better equipped!

•    Operation manual: SME Management Workshop
•    Working partner: Customised Business Matching
•    Stay connected: World SME Expo

3. Development
With a good foundation, your next move is market expansion. The HKTDC gets you open the right promotional windows!

•    Short cut to new customers: Trade Fairs
•    New business opportunities: Online Promotion
•    New market expansion


Use of Internet to Promote Products and Services

Hong Kong Trade Development Council has recently taken the initiative to launch an SME Start-up Programme. As part of the programme, we are encouraging SMEs to make better use of the internet in promoting/marketing their services and products by developing or enhancing their own websites.

After a series of consultations with internet industry-related associations, HKTDC managed to put together several website development packages for SMEs’ reference. Various associations have recommended a list of their member companies who are capable of providing such services to SMEs as described in the packages. Interested SMEs are welcome to contact these service vendors direct. HKTDC and the associations are in no way involved in the business negotiations and transactions. SMEs and the service vendors shall be responsible for all risks in the business deals.


Leveraging on Strategic Alliance

The HKTDC has formed strategic alliances with various organisations to support Hong Kong entrepreneurs and SME start-ups. These alliances offer all-around support and assistance to new companies.


Strategic Partners of SME Start-up Programme

Chinese General Chamber of Commerce    Chinese Manufacturers' Association     CreateHK   Cyberport    FHKI

ECIC      HK Exporters Association      HKPC     HK Retail Management Association

Science Park  HK Federation of Youth Groups   ITC      Innovative Entrepreneur Association  

IPD       tid      Vocational Training Council