TVP Scam (Over the phone)

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Hello everybody. You may read BizMagnet article “Common TVP fraud” and know some common tricks the fraudsters do. Recently there are more new tricks over the phone, one you are framed you may lose hundred of thousand HK dollars. Basic: Technology Voucher Programme TVP “Hi, let us get TVP money together!” First, the scammer will … Read more

Common TVP fraud

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BizMagnet consultant wrote about TVP fraud in 2020, around the third wave of epidemic. Nowadays, Hong Kong business environment changed completely, and many businesses closed due to social distance measures. Even the HKSAR Government launched number of supporting scheme, such as D-Biz, enhanced 100% Special Guarantee Loan scheme and extended Export Marketing Fund etc, local … Read more

Use Govt Subsidy to capture Economic rebound

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On 7th April, 2022, the HKSAR Government released the second Consumption Voucher to the citizens by the same electronic payment platform, which are Octopus, Alipay, Wechat Pay and Tag & Go. It is anticipated that the social distance measures will be relieved after the expiration on 20th April. Variety of suspended businesses such as beauty, … Read more

Budget 2022 support for commerce

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Financial secretary Paul Chan announced the last financial budget of his term. Due to the serious impact of the 5th wave of COVID-19, the budget provides a series of support to local commerce and this is the brief: Reduce 100% of profit tax for the year of assessment 2021/2022 (Maximum: HKD 10,000) Reduce non-residential rate … Read more

Budget 2021: Special 100% Loan Guarantee

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Announced in the 2021-22 Budget, the government will enhance the Special 100% Loan Guarantee of the SME Financing Guarantee Scheme (SFGS) to relieve further SMEs’ cash flow pressure. The improvement measures are as follows: Maximum amount of loan: the total amount of employee wages and rents for 18 months, or HK$6 million, whichever is lower … Read more

The 2021-22 Budget: Improvement Measures on BUD Fund

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Announced in the 2021/22 Budget, the government proposed to improve further the BUD Fund, including the following measures: Additional injection of $1.5 billion Expansion of geographical coverage to 37 economies (previously 20 economies) Increase of the funding ceiling for each company to $6 million (previously $4 million) According to sources, the Secretariat of the BUD … Read more

The 4th round of Anti-epidemic Fund

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Previously the Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced that the government seeks injection approval to the Anti-epidemic Fund before Christmas. The fourth round of the Anti-epidemic Fund will assist those sectors impacted by the social distancing measures. For instance, restaurants, beauty salons, fitness centres etc. The application is simple and even raised by the government. Nevertheless, … Read more

ESS finished and layoff coming

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Under the Anti-epidemic Fund of the HKSAR Government, the Employment Support Scheme (ESS) had two phrases, June to August and September to November this year. Companies accepting the ESS subsidy cannot cut jobs during the period. Therefore some enterprises such as Cathay Pacific didn’t apply for the second phrase. The ESS completed on 30th Nov … Read more

Webinar: Digital business case sharing

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In the coming webinar by GS1 Hong Kong, experts will discuss how Hong Kong businesses perform digital transformation under the COVID-19 pandemic. The measure helps to seek new customers and strengthen customer loyalty. Business mixed with new economy model, for instance e-Commerce platform, digital marketing, O2O integration etc can implement the omni-channel marketing. Items such … Read more