Webinar: Export Marketing Fund

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On 9th April, the Export Marketing Fund (EMF) enhanced to support virtual exhibitions. The EMF subsidizes Hong Kong SMEs to promote in markets outside Hong Kong, including latest promotion methods like website development, online advertisement and virtual exhibitions. The subsidy is 50% of the total cost and up to HK$ 800,000. The Hong Kong Trade … Read more

TVP supplier matching

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TVP applicants often ask BizMagnet consultancy if there is any shortcut for quotations required by the TVP office. Time is money, once a business meets a suitable supplier, it will sign the agreement and go ahead. It is not so common to do a in-depth comparison. However, government departments, public institutions and government funded projects … Read more

Webinar: ReTAAS intro

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The Retail Technology Adoption Assistance Scheme for Manpower Demand Management (ReTAAS) is a government fund that helps retailers to use manpower management technology and enhance productivity. All non-listed retailers are eligible to apply for the ReTAAS. ReTAAS sponsors 50% of the project cost with cumulative maximum $50,000. (Maximum number of application is two) The followings … Read more

Webinar: Competition Ordinance

Information technology industry is full of competition, for example, compete for Technology Voucher Programme project. Therefore the Competition Commission organizes a webinar about the Competition Ordinance for the IT sector. It will introduce the content of the Ordinance, Do’s and Don’ts under the Ordinance and some competition cases etc. IT suppliers should understand the Ordinance … Read more

BUD Fund grant $260m in 1st half of 2020

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The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) released the latest figures of “Dedicated Fund on Branding, Upgrading and Domestic Sales” (BUD Fund) in a press release. Due to the US-China conflict, the Chief Innovation Officer Dr Lawrence Cheung reflected that a lot of manufacturers moved their factories from mainland China to Southeast Asia (ASEAN members) and … Read more

TVP consultant: think carefully for application

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Recently BizMagnet TVP consultant received a case that a SME incited by a TVP supplier to use the TVP agent service. It was again a conspiracy of bid rigging. As the deal is under the table, the SME now has a tiger by the tail. The TVP IT supplier demands additional charge, while the SME … Read more

TVP consultant trend prediction 2021

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Very soon it is Q4 of 2020, and both 2019 and 2020 are unusual years. BizMagnet TVP consultant consolidates information and attempts to predict the trend of TVP (Technology Voucher Programme) in 2021. No matter you applied for government fund such as TVP and BUD Fund before, it is time for you to prepare next … Read more

False statement for government fund defraud – maximum imprisonment of 14 years

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Yesterday (2nd Sep) the Hong Kong Police Force arrested 15 persons, on suspicion of anti-epidemic fund fraud, seeking around HK$ 3.87 million. Suspects accused of submitting false proof, such as MPF records, transaction records, or altered retail photos downloaded from the Internet, to seek more government funding grant. This is another commercial crime case about … Read more

TVP suppliers shouldn’t be a TVP consultant at the same time

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BizMagnet TVP consultant received inquiries recently if we can provide TVP quotation. The answer is NO, because BizMagnet is not an IT system supplier. BizMagnet is a government funding consultancy to offer TVP consultation. We are clear about our role to clients. However, some participants in the industry, no matter IT solution provider or TVP … Read more

Webinar: Doing Business in Mainland China: Protecting your Brands and Copyrights

This month, a Chinese company again sued Apple Siri for patent infringement; they even claimed more than tens of billions of yuan. After reading the report carefully, the case has been going on for 8 years! We believe that the bosses of SMEs have heard a lot of similar news. How to protect your own … Read more

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