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Invitation for Small Business Advancement Scheme Briefing Session

Social Enterprises – Seminar      2017/03/27

Small businesses always play an indispensable role in the social and economic development of Hong Kong. Apart from their contribution to Hong Kong economy, they also create job and development opportunities to people from different aspects. In this fiercely competitive business environment, small businesses usually encounter various problems in their operations, thus limiting their potentials in contributing to the social development of Hong Kong. In view of this, the Council organizes “Small Business Advancement (SBA) Scheme” to support the development of local small businesses in order to increase their competitiveness and develop diversified economy. SBA Scheme is funded by J.P. Morgan. Further, SBA Scheme also welcomes social enterprises to join since local social enterprises may also share the same set of difficulties and hence would like to receive professional support in business operation. 

SBA Scheme is designed for the businesses and social enterprises with less than 10 full-time staff. The participating small businesses and social enterprises could join 6 skill-based training sessions, receive monthly consultation from mentors or industry experts as well as benefit from retired senior management for execution of business plan. The briefing session of SBA Scheme will be held on 27 March 2017 (Monday). Meanwhile, Mr. Jimmy Ling, founder of DimBuy, and Mr. Dodo Cheng, founder of HOPEmade Sharing Kitchen, are invited to serve as guest speakers to share their entrepreneurial experiences so as to facilitate the exchange between small businesses and social enterprises.

Details of the briefing session as follow:
Date : 27 March 2017 (Monday)
Time : 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (2:45pm registration starts)
Venue : Room 202, 2/F., Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road., Wanchai, Hong Kong.
Medium of language: Cantonese 

Guest Speaker: 

Mr. Jimmy Ling, founder and managing director of, a one-stop global online-shopping and distribution services portal
Mr. Ling established in 2011. After 6-year development, DimBuy is now one of the largest and most reputable third-party logistics providers in Hong Kong. Over 100 employees work in the offices of Hong Kong and mainland China. Until the early 2016, its total stake is valued at HK$130,000,000. 

Mr. Dodo Cheng, founder and chairman of HOPEmade Sharing Kitchen, a social enterprise facilitates food production by using kitchen facilities of existing restaurants during non-peak hours
HOPEmade Sharing Kitchen aims to recruit the grassroots or middle-aged women for food production by making use of the kitchens of seven existing restaurants during non-peak hours. It not only alleviates the problem of labour shortage of the restaurants, but also boosts the confidence of the grassroots and motivates them to work and earn a living.

Briefing Session Target: Small business entrepreneurs and social enterprise practitioners

If you are interested to join the briefing session, please complete the application form and send email to [email protected] or fax to 2876 2496 by 22 March 2017 (Wednesday). If you have any inquiries, please contact Mr. Lam or Ms. Wong on 2876 2442 or 2876 2494. 

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