The Support and Consultation Centre for SMEs (SUCCESS) is an information and advisory centre for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) run by the Trade and Industry Department. If you are looking for free business information and practical consultation services, please visit SUCCESS.
Our Website's address is www.success.tid.gov.hk.
Our customer hotline is : (852) 2398 5133.
"Meet-the-Advisors" Business Advisory Service
"Meet-the-Advisors" Business Advisory Service (BAS) of SUCCESS provides SMEs with general business advice in 25 specialty areas, such as setting up a business, marketing, legal, and accounting matters through free consultation sessions. SMEs encountering problems relating to the starting and running of a business can make use of the free BAS of SUCCESS, which will line up meetings for SMEs to consult experts for their professional advice.
To benefit more SMEs, SUCCESS has published on the SUCCESS website a BAS Case Book containing advice of BAS advisors accumulated over the years through providing guidance to SME operators, with an aim to provide ready and practical tips to SMEs for tackling their problems in common (currently available in Chinese version only). The BAS Case Book currently covers cases in the advisory areas of (i) marketing and corporate strategy; (ii) company structure, accounts management and taxation; and (iii) intellectual property rights. SUCCESS will continuously add in new cases and expand the scope of advisory areas covered.
Trade and Industry Department / SUCCESS-supported Activities
"Automated Online Shopping and HKTV Mall Experience Mechanized Logistics" Seminar
(19 February 2019 at Hong Kong Productivity Council and HKTV Mall Tsing Yi logistics centre)
The seminar is organised by the Hong Kong Productivity Council. SUCCESS is one of the supporting organisations. In this digital age, Chatbots and automated logistics systems can effectively promote online shopping business. The seminar will invite guests to share new O2O retail strategies and ways to leverage on Chatbots, and also arrange participants to visit the HKTV Mall Tsing Li logistic centre to experience the new trends in logistics operations. (This seminar will be conducted in Cantonese)
2018/19 Hong Kong Sustainability Award
The award is organised by the Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA). SUCCESS is one of the supporting organisations. The award aims to raise awareness of the business community of the importance of sustainability, and to give public recognition to organisations demonstrating a commitment to sustainability in their operation while achieving good organisational performance. The application deadline is 1 February 2019.
Enhancements of the Dedicated Fund on Branding, Upgrading and Domestic Sales (BUD Fund)
Since 1 August 2018, the Dedicated Fund on Branding, Upgrading and Domestic Sales (BUD Fund) has been enhanced to strengthen support to enterprises in exploring new markets and new business opportunities.
The “ASEAN Programme” under the BUD Fund has been launched to provide funding support to individual non-listed Hong Kong enterprises for enhancing their competitiveness and furthering business development in the ASEAN market. Enterprises could obtain a maximum funding of $1 million on a matching basis for projects aiming to develop the ASEAN markets. In addition, the cumulative funding ceiling per enterprise for the current “Mainland Programme” under the BUD Fund has been doubled to $1 million. A summary of the enhancement measures is at table below.
Open to applications all year round
Mainland and ASEAN
Cumulative funding ceiling per enterprise
$1,000,000 each for the Mainland Programme and the ASEAN Programme
Maximum number of approved projects
10 each for the Mainland Programme
and the ASEAN Programme
The “Mainland Programme” and “ASEAN Programme” of the BUD Fund are open to applications all year round. Applications will be considered by batches. The batch cut-off dates for 2019 are 29 March, 28 June, 30 September and 31 December.
Seminars and Enquiries
To enhance enterprises’ understanding on the BUD Fund, the Programme Secretariat regularly organises seminars in HKPC (HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong). Upcoming event for February 2019 is as follows:
Theme of Seminar
18 February 2019
BUD “Enhanced Mainland Programme” and “ASEAN Programme” – Promotion Seminar & Enterprise Consultation
Enterprises are welcome to join the seminar.
The guides and application forms of the enhanced BUD Fund have been uploaded onto the website (www.bud.hkpc.org/en
). For enquiries, please contact the BUD Fund Secretariat (Tel: 2788 6088).
Free IP Consultation Service
The Intellectual Property Department (IPD), supported by the Law Society of Hong Kong, now provides FREE One-On-One IP Consultation Service for SMEs. To obtain more information and/or apply for the Service, please visit IPD's dedicated website "Hong Kong - The IP Trading Hub": http://www.ip.gov.hk/ipcs-e
Video Show of SME Seminars
Interested persons are welcome to visit SUCCESS to view the videos of previous SME seminars. The broadcast schedule between 31 January 2019 and 13 February 2019 is as follows:
Apart from the above broadcast, interested persons are welcome to visit SUCCESS to view other seminar videos.
Seminar Video List
Training Course on Master of Ceremonies
(21 February 2019 at Federation of Hong Kong Industries)
This course is organised by the Federation of Hong Kong Industries. The course aims at improving staff’s presentation and communication skills through training of master of ceremonies. (Admission fee is required. This course will be conducted in Cantonese)
The latest issue of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Guangdong (GDETO) Newsletter has been published.
Commercial Information Circulars (CICs) of the Mainland
The Trade and Industry Department issued a number of Commercial Information Circulars (CICs) on the Mainland's trade and economic rules and regulations. The latest CICs have been published.