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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    End Occupy protests to give small businesses a chance to recover, before it's too late

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 06:17pm by FELIX CHUNG

    ... Felix Chung Felix Chung calls on protesters to withdraw before their illegal occupation causes small businesses already suffering to retrench- a no-win situation for everyone in Hong Kong ... that the Occupy movement has caused significant damage to the Hong Kong economy. Those directly affected include the retail, tourism, catering and transport sectors, small and medium-sized enterprises ...

  2. Business - Economy - SURVEYS

    Small business survey in Hong Kong falls to lowest in two years over economic worries

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 06:26am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... pessimism among small and medium-sized enterprises on worries about the end of the United States Federal Reserve's quantitative easing programme and a slowing economy in mainland China. The index stood as 47.9, down 3.4 points from the previous quarter. The survey on the SMEs' outlook on the overall business environment for the next quarter, conducted by the Hong Kong ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ALL AROUND TOWN

    Protesters do their bit for small business

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:02am by Emily Tsang, Phila Siu

    ... Protesters do their bit for small business To minimise damage done in districts where the Occupy Central protests are taking place, demonstrators have come up with measures to help small businesses. On a Facebook page called "Occupy supports small enterprises", they have put up a map listing small retailers and restaurants that support the movement, and asking people to help ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Escalating rents pose greater threat to small businesses than minimum wage rise

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:41am by LETTERS

    ... replaced the word "wage" with "rent", then her letter would have been more relevant. That's why I am perplexed by her logic that wages could run a business into the ground. Is there an example? I have never known a Hong Kong business experience failure because of wages. She's barking up the wrong tree. She needs to do research on the hardship of operating small ...

  5. Accounting Tips for Small Business Owners

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:06pm by Donna Lin Niles

    ... more often than you would expect. Of course, small businesses are depending on the daily transactions that generate revenues for a company, but booking a sale, performing a service/selling ... and accounting are often smaller details that can have a great impact on your company. It’s important to be involved in how things run on a day to day basis, but a few simple accounting tips for small ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - RETAIL

    Anger as small businesses struggle in shadow of rail link

    Posted May 10th 2014, 02:59am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Owners ask for compensation as MTR blamed for flooding and poor sales Anger as shops struggle in shadow of rail link To Kwa Wan shops whose sales have been affected by construction of the Sha Tin-Central rail link are asking for special government subsidies equal to a year's rent to help them ride out their business difficulties. The shop owners ...

  7. Setting up a small business for success

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 02:15pm by Donna Lin Niles

    ... Donna Lin Niles Want to start your own business? Small businesses are the backbone of many local communities and an entrepreneur’s success can depend on both short- and long-term ... there aren’t any hard and fast rules for how to run a small business, there are certainly some best practices and proven tips and tricks that have made a difference for others. It’s important to have ...

  8. Investors have cash to snap up firms

    Posted Jan 13th 2011, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... rather than white-collar executives seeking self-employment. Hong Kong Business Intermediary, the city's largest small-business brokerage, saw transactions drop 10 per cent to 117 cases last ... in summer when they realise that it hasn't had a big impact,' he said. Lee said small businesses had already been paying high wages to draw talent and as they hired far fewer people than ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Chong Hing sale sounds alarm bells for Hong Kong's small businesses

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 04:32am by George Chen

    ... sale sounds alarm bells for HK's small businesses The sale of Chong Hing Bank, one of the four remaining family-owned banks in Hong Kong, may be good news for its shareholders who can cash out at a high premium, but it is sad news to many Hongkongers when we try to find a way for the city's small businesses to prosper. Chong Hing has been a witness of Hong Kong's ups ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Small businesses, employees count cost of US government shutdown

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 09:15pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Thousands of small companies, their staff and contract workers stand to lose money that will never be recouped following 16-day shutdown Small businesses count ... shutdown ended and the threat of a US default at least delayed, economists will probably look back on this as a glitch. For people like Tong and Bellinger, and for thousands of small businesses ...




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