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green box
Company Incorporation, Corporate Services

What Is A Green Box, & Why Do I Need One?

As a Hong Kong business owner, receiving a “Green Box” is a hallmark on the journey toward entrepreneurship.
By FastLane Team, April 10, 2021 (5 mins)
business registration fee
Company Incorporation, Corporate Services

What Is The Hong Kong Business Registration Fee?

In this article, we will take a closer look at Business Registration Fee in Hong Kong, and how you can work to keep your business legal and valid.
By FastLane Team, April 9, 2021 (5 mins)
company chop
Corporate Services

What Is Company Chop?

We will break down the basics of company chop, from what chop is to how you can begin the process to apply for one with the help of FastLane.
By FastLane Team, April 1, 2021 (5 mins)
business transfer
Corporate Services

What Is A Business Transfer?

A business transfer may be relevant as an option when one wishes to avoid the hassle of working through a full purchase process.
By FastLane Team, April 1, 2021 (5 mins)
virtual office
Corporate Services

What Is A Virtual Office?

For those looking to take advantage of the benefits of digital business without the costs of physical office space, a virtual office may be the perfect solution.
By FastLane Team, March 31, 2021 (5 mins)
offshore account
Accounting & Taxation, Corporate Services

What Is An Offshore Account?

Maintaining an offshore account can offer a variety of benefits and is often sought by those looking to enjoy increased money mobility and tax benefits.
By FastLane Team, March 29, 2021 (5 mins)
interim report
Accounting & Taxation

What Is An Interim Report?

Interim Reports are financial snapshots that are compiled to present information related to the health and financial stability of a company.
By FastLane Team, March 29, 2021 (5 mins)
Accounting & Taxation

Most Common Accounting Mistakes Business Owners Make and How to Avoid Them

In this article, we look to advise on the most common accounting mistakes that business owners make, and how to avoid them.
By FastLane Team, March 23, 2021 (5 mins)
Accounting & Taxation

Introduction to Digital Business Accounts

In this article, we look to explain what Digital Business Accounts are, and how SMEs and Entrepreneurs can benefit from their use.
By FastLane Team, March 17, 2021 (5 mins)
Accounting & Taxation

Guide to Hong Kong Annual Return (NAR1)

We will talk about what Annual Returns are, what you need to know about them, and how a Company Secretary can help you address these obligations. 
By FastLane Team, March 15, 2021 (5 mins)
Accounting & Taxation

What Is A Certificate Of Incorporation, & Why Your Company Should Obtain One

We will learn about a Certificate of Incorporation, and the best way you can obtain one with the help of a Company Secretary.
By FastLane Team, March 15, 2021 (5 mins)
Accounting & Taxation

What Is Hong Kong Form IRBR200?

One of the most important forms that you must ensure you have filed properly is IRBR200. This form includes the updated and accurate information regarding your incorporated organization, and is kept on file with the IRD of the Hong Kong administration.
By FastLane Team, March 12, 2021 (5 mins)
Corporate Services

What Is A Certificate Of Incumbency?

We will take a look at the specifics surrounding a Certificate of Incumbency, and why it is essential that you obtain one for your business operations.
By FastLane Team, March 12, 2021 (5 mins)
How to Stay Productive When Working From Home
News

How to Stay Productive When Working From Home

In this article, we look to provide tips on how everyone can maximise their productivity while we continue to WFH.
By FastLane Team, February 17, 2021 (5 mins)
Guide to China Visa
Work Visa

Guide to China Visa

In this article, we look to provide advice on China's most popular visa schemes given that interest in this area has grown steadily in recent months.
By FastLane Team, February 11, 2021 (5 mins)
Business Health
Start-ups

10 Ways to Improve Business Health

We have compiled a monthly checklist that all small business owners should consider to ensure that their company is operating smoothly.
By FastLane Team, February 8, 2021 (5 mins)
Tips for Successful Tax
Payroll & MPF, Start-ups

Employee Hiring Tips for Hong Kong Employers

We have curated a quick list of tips Hong Kong employers should consider when undergoing the hiring process.
By FastLane Team, February 4, 2021 (5 mins)
Accounting Banking Calculator
Accounting & Taxation

What is a Notary Public?

In this article, we look to explore the topic of notary public and why they are important to Hong Kong businesses.
By FastLane Team, January 17, 2021 (5 mins)
certified true copies
Accounting & Taxation

What are Certified True Copies?

In this article, we look to explain what "certified true copies" are and why they are so important.
By FastLane Team, January 17, 2021 (5 mins)
Hong Kong Public Holiday
Events

Hong Kong Public Holiday 2021: Guide and Employer Obligations

In this article, we look to provide an outline on all the Hong Kong public holidays in 2021 to help you get a head start in planning your calendar now. Taking into account when all the public holidays can even help you maximize your annual leave! We will also revisit the topic on the obligations Hong Kong employers' have regarding how to handle their employees annual leave claims.
By FastLane Team, December 22, 2020 (10 mins)
iPad
Bank Accounting Opening

Digital Business Accounts: An Alternative to Traditional Banking Solutions

As technological advancements continue to seep into the financial sector, more companies are now embracing digital transformation to serve their ever growing business needs. Digital business accounts are one of the most popular developments that has come about as a result of the need for alternative banking and payment solutions.
By FastLane Team, December 8, 2020 (10 mins)
Registering a Business in Canada
Company Incorporation

Guide to Registering a Business in Canada

Registering a business in Canada has been amongst the most considered options to facilitate the growth of a business.
By FastLane Team, December 8, 2020 (5 mins)
Impact of Blockchain
Accounting & Taxation

Impact of Blockchain on the Accounting Industry

In this article, we look to share our opinions and insights on how blockchain will impact the accounting industry going forward.
By FastLane Team, November 30, 2020 (10 mins)
Xero Hong Kong Partner Of The Year 2020
Accounting & Taxation, News

Finalists for Xero Awards 2020

The FastLane Group is delighted to share we have been nominated as a finalist for the Hong Kong Partner of the Year at the Xero Awards 2020: Asia!
By FastLane Team, November 25, 2020 (5 mins)
Digital Transfromation
Payroll & MPF, Start-ups

Digital Transformation: Why it’s important for your business now

If you aren’t already using any digital platforms, perhaps it’s time to consider doing so, especially when you are encountering the following challenges.
By FastLane Team, November 24, 2020 (10 mins)
credit control
Accounting & Taxation

8 Credit Control Mistakes You Want to Avoid

In this article, we look to outline 8 credit control mistakes SMEs want to avoid.
By FastLane Team, October 5, 2020 (10 mins)
management accounts
Accounting & Taxation

What Are Management Accounts for Hong Kong SMEs?

In this article, we look to explain what management accounts are, why they are used, what they are composed of, and when you typically need them.
By FastLane Team, September 30, 2020 (10 mins)
Brian with girls
Entrepreneur Stories, Xero Story

Xero Story: Dedicare

While the journey to develop Dedicare has been one of challenges and success, the company has come to embody Brian’s belief that success is the result of patience, tenacity and creative problem solving.
By FastLane Team, September 23, 2020 (5 mins)
F&B Businesses
Accounting & Taxation

How Cloud Solutions Help F&B Businesses

In this article, we look to provide more insight as to how adopting these solutions can help F&B businesses evolve and remain competitive.
By FastLane Team, September 8, 2020 (10 mins)
Machinery
Entrepreneur Stories, Xero Story

Xero Story: Kizuki Packaging Machinery

While Kizui’s journey to a thriving company has not been easy, its growth is a direct reflection of Kenway personality of never giving up and his consistent commitment to strive for quality.
By FastLane Team, September 3, 2020 (5 mins)
Chaser
News

Introducing Chaser: Credit Control Software to Make Chasing Invoices Easier

In this article, we look to introduce Chaser, one of the best credit control systems for SMEs.
By FastLane Team, September 2, 2020 (10 mins)
POS terminal with very long receipt
Accounting & Taxation

Hubdoc vs Receipt Bank

In this article, we look to compare Hubdoc and ReceiptBank, two of the best data capture solutions for SMEs, to help readers decide which system is most suited for them!
By FastLane Team, September 2, 2020 (10 mins)
xero setup
Accounting & Taxation

Xero Set Up Guide

Through our Xero set up guide, we will discuss how the Xero set up process, and how FastLane can assist you in adopting and using this cloud accounting solution.
By FastLane Team, September 2, 2020 (10 mins)
Xero Expenses vs Expensify
Accounting & Taxation

Xero Expenses vs Expensify

In this article, we look to compare Xero Expenses and Expensify, two of the best employee expense management systems for cloud accounting purposes
By FastLane Team, August 24, 2020 (10 mins)
articles of association
Corporate Services

What is an Articles of Association?

In this article, we look to provide professional insight as to what Articles of Association are, and what business owners must know in relation to them.
By FastLane Team, August 19, 2020 (5 mins)
incorporating a Taiwan company
Company Incorporation

Guide to Incorporating a Taiwan Company

In this article, we look to provide guidance on the requirements surrounding Taiwan companies, what the incorporation process is like, and what you must take into consideration upon successful incorporation.
By FastLane Team, August 13, 2020 (5 mins)
issue share process
Corporate Services

What You Need to Know About the Share Issue Process

In this article, we look to provide professional insight on what the Hong Kong share issue process is like, and what business owners should consider when planning to do so.
By FastLane Team, August 13, 2020 (5 mins)
Hong Kong maternity Leave
Payroll & MPF

Hong Kong Maternity Leave

In this article, we look to provide insight as to how this new Bill will impact Hong Kong employers going forward and what people must consider going forward.
By FastLane Team, July 29, 2020 (5 mins)
Registration in spa salon
Entrepreneur Stories, Xero Story

Xero Story: Be Youth

In order for a business to survive, they must be able to embrace change and understand that everyday is a new challenge. However, not all change is easy and sometimes, requires one to make bold decisions. As a business owner and entrepreneur, Josephine perfectly understands and epitomizes this mindset.
By FastLane Team, July 24, 2020 (5 mins)
votee
Entrepreneur Stories, Xero Story

Xero Story: Votee

By adopting Xero, Votee has an established platform from which they can grow their business. “At first, we thought of Xero as solely an accounting platform. We didn’t realize it can be used as a one-stop solution for all our other third-party applications!” from Calista Hung of Votee.
By FastLane Team, July 17, 2020 (5 mins)
Hong Kong skyline
Company Incorporation

7 Things to Consider When Starting a Hong Kong Company

In this article, we look to provide seven tips that business owners should consider when incorporating their Hong Kong company.
By FastLane Team, July 13, 2020 (5 mins)
Hong Kong Accounting Standard
Accounting & Taxation

Introduction to Hong Kong Accounting Standards

In this article, we will explore what Hong Kong’s financial reporting standards are, the scope of its influence, and what SME owners should consider
By FastLane Team, July 10, 2020 (5 mins)
SMEs, News, Entrepreneur Stories
Entrepreneur Stories, News, Start-ups

TVP Tips, FastLane Honored To Be Featured in HKEJ Interview

SMEs recommended tapping into the Technology Voucher Programme (TVP) when it comes to digital transformation.
By FastLane Team, July 7, 2020 (5 mins)
TVP overview and audit requirements
News

TVP Overview and Audit Requirements

In this article, we look to give you a TVP overview, and what you must know when applying for it.
By FastLane Team, July 6, 2020 (5 mins)
Digital Device Headphone Casual Connection Concept
Entrepreneur Stories, Xero Story

Xero Story: Eleven Digital

For many, marketing is simply the act of promoting a product or service. However, this is not the case for Kobi and Daniel of Eleven Digital who see marketing as not simply a matter of communicating or pushing information - it is also about connecting.
By FastLane Team, June 29, 2020 (5 mins)
TVP Application
News

TVP Application to Fund Digital Transformations

In this article, we look to explain not only how FastLane can help support your TVP application, but also what cloud-based solutions we can help you implement.
By FastLane Team, June 26, 2020 (5 mins)
Happy business owner hanging an open sign at a cafe
Entrepreneur Stories, News, Start-ups

Business Advice for Mumtrepreneurs: How To Cope During Times Of Crisis

FastLane Group is honoured to have contributed to Sassymama’s latest article Business Advice for Mumtrepreneurs: How To Cope During Times Of Crisis where we provide both practical tips and insights for mumtrepreneurs during these difficult times.
By FastLane Team, June 8, 2020 (5 mins)
Australia company incorporation
Company Incorporation

Incorporation Guide: Setting up a Company in Australia

In this article, we look to provide guidance on what one can expect when starting a business in Australia as a foreigner.
By FastLane Team, June 4, 2020 (5 mins)
Why You Should Consider Registering a Company in Delaware ft
Company Incorporation

Why You Should Consider Registering a Company in Delaware

In this article, we look to explain why you should consider Delaware company incorporation.
By FastLane Team, June 4, 2020 (5 mins)
Guide to Incorporating a UK Limited Company
Company Incorporation

Guide to UK Company Incorporation

In this article, we look to share guidance on what the UK company incorporation process entails.
By FastLane Team, May 27, 2020 ()
Man behind a building
Corporate Services

Run Your Business in Hong Kong With The Right Licenses and Permits

In this article, we look to provide insight as to what are the most common Hong Kong business licenses, who needs to apply, and what are the prerequisites that must be met.
By FastLane Team, May 25, 2020 (5 mins)
D-Biz Application
News

D-Biz Application Overview and Audit Requirements

On 16 May 2020, details were provided of their Distance Business Programme (“D-Biz”), which helps Hong Kong companies adopt IT solutions that can facilitate remote working engagements. In this article, we look to answer common questions related to D-Biz.
By FastLane Team, May 22, 2020 (5 mins)
D-biz
News

How FastLane can help with your D-Biz

On 16 May 2020, details were provided of their Distance Business Programme (“D-Biz”), which helps Hong Kong companies adopt IT solutions that can facilitate remote working engagements. In this article, we will provide details on how FastLane can help with your D-Biz projects.
By FastLane Team, May 22, 2020 (5 mins)
The Ultimate Guide to Hong Kong Government Funding Resources and Support for SMEs - 2020
News

The Ultimate Guide to Hong Kong Government Funding Resources and Support for SMEs - 2020

In this article, we have provided a list of the various Hong Kong government’s financing schemes that we find are applicable towards SMEs.
By FastLane Team, May 21, 2020 ()
HK Taxation of E-Commerce and Digital Assets (DIPN 39)
Accounting & Taxation

HK Taxation of E-Commerce and Digital Assets (DIPN 39)

In this article, we will discuss how DIPN 39 will impact treatment of e-commerce businesses and digital assets.
By FastLane Team, May 21, 2020 (5 mins)
Happy woman
Corporate Services

COVID-19 Hong Kong Employment Support Scheme Explained

While details were not initially released, the Hong Kong government provided greater clarity on this scheme on 18 May 2020 and how ESS will help employers retain their employees who would otherwise be made redundant. In this article, we will outline the details of ESS.
By FastLane Team, May 20, 2020 (5 mins)
Company Director Duties and Responsibilities
Corporate Services

Top 5 Key Company Director Duties and Responsibilities

In this article, we explain a typical Hong Kong director’s duties and responsibilities and the consequences around failing to adhere to them.
By FastLane Team, May 19, 2020 (5 mins)
Tips For Choosing Your Registered Office Address in Hong Kong ft
Corporate Services

Tips For Choosing Your Registered Office Address in Hong Kong

In this article, we look to provide guidance on how to approach selecting an appropriate Hong Kong registered office address.
By FastLane Team, May 19, 2020 (5 mins)
Considering Hong Kong Company Deregistration ft
Company Incorporation

Considering Hong Kong Company Deregistration

In this article, we look to provide guidance towards what the Hong Kong company deregistration process, what the conditions and requirements are, the procedures, and other aspects of the process that business owners must consider.
By FastLane Team, May 18, 2020 (5 mins)
Winding Up A Hong Kong Company ft
Company Incorporation

Winding Up A Hong Kong Company

In this article, we look to explore what closing a Hong Kong company via voluntary wind up and compulsory (involuntary) wind up entails, and what factors you must be aware of when doing so.
By FastLane Team, May 15, 2020 (5 mins)
work from home hong kong
News

Infographic: Working From Home Hong Kong Survey COVID-19

To further explore the concept of WFH, FastLane has partnered with Wantedly and Votee to survey over 200 Hong Kong individuals to examine how Coronavirus has shaped the way Hong Kong SMEs work and how well Hong Kong employees are adapting to WFH arrangements.
By FastLane Team, April 29, 2020 (10 mins)
sole proprietorship
Company Incorporation

Setting up a Sole Proprietorship or Limited Company

In this article, we look to provide insight regarding the advantages and disadvantages of sole proprietorships and limited companies
By FastLane Team, April 28, 2020 (10 mins)
How To Handle A Hong Kong Dormant Company feature
Corporate Services

How to Handle A Hong Kong Dormant Company?

In this article, we look to provide insight towards what dormant companies are, how one can be managed and the rules surrounding them.
By FastLane Team, April 28, 2020 (10 mins)
share transfer
Corporate Services

Your Guide on Share Transfers of a Hong Kong Company

In this article, we look to provide insight as to what the Hong Kong share transfer process involves, stamp duty on transferring shares and what other considerations must be made.
By FastLane Team, April 28, 2020 (10 mins)
Top Tips for Opening a Hong Kong Business Bank Account feature
Bank Accounting Opening

Top Tips for Opening a Hong Kong Business Bank Account

In this article, we look to provide insight towards the Hong Kong bank account opening process and how proper preparation can shorten the application time.
By FastLane Team, April 27, 2020 (5 mins)
5 Reasons Why Small Businesses and SMEs Need an Accounting Firm feature
Accounting & Taxation

5 Reasons Why SMEs Need an Accounting Firm

In this article, we look to provide five ways that hiring an accounting firm can help a business.
By FastLane Team, April 27, 2020 (10 mins)
Xero vs Quickbooks
Accounting & Taxation

Xero vs QuickBooks Online: Which Is The Best Accounting System For SMEs

In this article, we look to provide readers with an understanding of the differences in these two platforms and which is a better accounting system for SMEs.
By FastLane Team, April 24, 2020 (10 mins)
financial year end
Accounting & Taxation

How to Choose a Financial Year End Date for Hong Kong Companies

In this article, we look to explain what financial year end dates are, and what should be considered when deciding on one.
By FastLane Team, April 24, 2020 (10 mins)
HKD 138 Billion Relief Package
News

How SMEs can benefit from the HK Govt HK$138 billion Relief Package

On 8 April 2020, the Hong Kong Government announced a HKD 137.5 billion relief package (“the relief package”) to help individuals and businesses tide over the financial difficulties incurred as a result of COVID-19. While details pertaining to the specifics of this relief package have yet to be released, we have identified several points which would be of interest to Hong Kong SME’s.
By FastLane Team, April 9, 2020 (10 mins)
Xero platinum partner
Accounting & Taxation, News

The FastLane Group is the first Xero Platinum Partner in Hong Kong 2020

The FastLane Group has reached Xero Platinum status!
By FastLane Team, April 9, 2020 (5 mins)
xero and hubdoc
Accounting & Taxation

Xero and Hubdoc Integration - Perfect Match to Streamline Bookkeeping

In this article, we look at how Xero’s cloud-based accounting software and Hubdoc’s data capture software can facilitate a company’s efficiency and streamline their bookkeeping and financial management.
By FastLane Team, April 8, 2020 ()
VisionGo
News, Start-ups

FastLane Joins HSBC VisionGo To Support Hong Kong’s SME’s

FastLane is delighted to join this new community and we are excited to contribute by sharing our knowledge and experience and please check us out here.
By FastLane Team, April 7, 2020 (5 min)
HR software system
Payroll & MPF

How HR Software Systems Can Improve Your Payroll Process

In this article, we look to detail what HR software systems is and how Hong Kong businesses can benefit from their adoption.
By FastLane Team, April 6, 2020 (5 min)
PEO
Payroll & MPF

What is a PEO and How Does a PEO Model Help Your Business?

In this article, we will discuss what a PEO is, and how a PEO model can help your business,
By FastLane Team, April 3, 2020 (5 min)
Profits tax return filing
Accounting & Taxation

Hong Kong Tax Return Guide: Profits Tax Returns BIR51/BIR52/BIR54

In our last article, we gave an introduction on Profits Tax Returns in Hong Kong to provide a basic understanding on how an audit can help facilitate the profit tax payment process. In this article, we look to expand on the different types of profits tax returns to provide greater clarity on their differences and the particulars surrounding the profits tax filing process.
By FastLane Team, April 3, 2020 ()
Hong Kong MPF
Payroll & MPF

Hong Kong MPF Contribution Rules and Regulations

Mandatory Provident Fund (“MPF”) are compulsory retirement schemes / pension funds that are created by the Hong Kong government and are provided by approved private organisations. MPF’s are a key aspect in the management of a Hong Kong company and its staff. In this article, we look to explain what a Hong Kong MPF is and what an employer must consider before hiring their first employee.
By FastLane Team, April 2, 2020 (5 mins)
salaries tax returns
Accounting & Taxation

Hong Kong Tax Return Guide: Salaries Tax Returns (BIR60)

The Hong Kong tax system is incredibly friendly not only towards businesses, but also individual taxpayers. Hong Kong salary tax, also commonly referred to as income tax, has thus become among the most accommodating in the world as individuals are not only able to claim progressive tax rates, but also have a multitude of allowances and exemptions to utilize. In this article, we look to provide greater guidance to clear up any misconceptions individuals may have as they receive their salary tax returns.
By FastLane Team, April 2, 2020 (5 mins)
employers return
Payroll & MPF, Start-ups

How to file a Hong Kong Employer's Return

In this article, we look to provide guidance on how Hong Kong companies can comply with their reporting obligations as an employer.
By FastLane Team, March 31, 2020 (5 mins)
audit report
Accounting & Taxation

Hong Kong Audits - Audit Reports and Audit Opinions Explained

The audit and tax filing season can be a complicated process for companies of all sizes. In this article, we look to provide further guidance on this topic, specifically for new businesses who are keen to understand what the audit process entails and what they can expect from their auditor.
By FastLane Team, March 30, 2020 (5 mins)
Hong Kong Visas Explained: Non-local Graduates
News, Start-ups, Work Visa

Hong Kong Visas Explained: Non-local Graduates

In this article, we look to explore how these non-local graduates can utilize this specific Hong Kong visa scheme tailored to suit their needs.
By FastLane Team, March 9, 2020 (10 mins)
Travel or Tourism
Entrepreneur Stories, Start-ups, Work Visa

Hong Kong Visas Explained: Visas for Entrepreneurs

In this article, we look to explore how these entrepreneurs can utilize this specific Hong Kong visa scheme tailored to suit their needs.
By FastLane Team, March 9, 2020 (10 mins)
Employment contract
Payroll & MPF, Work Visa

Hong Kong Visas Explained: Obtaining Employment in Hong Kong

With Hong Kong a popular destination for international professionals and their families, we look to explore how they can utilize the various visa schemes.
By FastLane Team, March 4, 2020 ()
FastLane Featured in Sassymama's Latest Article
Entrepreneur Stories, News, Start-ups

FastLane Featured in Sassymama's Latest Article

FastLane is honoured to have contributed to Sassymama’s latest article Teaching Kids to Earn, Invest and Save Money in Hong Kong where Wilson Ng, Managing Partner of FastLane CPA, discusses how parents can teach their children essential financial skills.
By FastLane Team, March 4, 2020 (5 mins)
Travel
News, Start-ups, Work Visa

Hong Kong Visas Explained: Most Common Mistakes Made when Applying

With a reputation of being an international city, Hong Kong has long attracted professionals from around the world. However, despite having a relatively liberal immigration policy, visa applicants often get rejected for multiple reasons.
By FastLane Team, March 4, 2020 (5 mins)
SME Relief Measures in Hong Kong Budget 2020-21
Entrepreneur Stories, News, Start-ups

Hong Kong Budget (2020-21) Insights: Measurements to Support SME Businesses

On 26 February, Financial Secretary Paul Chan presented Hong Kong’s budget for 2020-21. The budget introduced one of the widest ranging Hong Kong budgets in recent years.
By FastLane Team, February 28, 2020 (5 mins)
Woman with computer
News, Start-ups

Coronavirus Navigation - How online tools support work from home

The concept of working from home has gained increasing amounts of attention over the past few years. Developments in technology and workplace culture have facilitated the adoption of this new method of working, allowing employers to explore and reap the increased benefits associated with letting their employees work from home. 
By FastLane Team, February 12, 2020 (5 mins)
Headphone
Accounting & Taxation, News, Start-ups

Xero give tips of 4 accounting trends that will shape 2020

The year ahead will undoubtedly involve a lot of change and uncertainty, but how can you prepare? Accountants and bookkeepers will need to closely track the trends to stay ahead of changes in industry, regulation, and policy.
By FastLane Team, February 10, 2020 (5 mins)
Fastlane Interview
Accounting & Taxation, Entrepreneur Stories, News, Start-ups

Accounting Firm FastLane Interviewed By Statrys!

Statrys invited Nick Au from FastLane Group, a Hong Kong-based accounting firm servicing SMEs, to share his expert insights on the key considerations when choosing an online accounting solutions.
By FastLane Team, February 4, 2020 (5 mins)
HKICPA
Accounting & Taxation, Entrepreneur Stories, News, Start-ups

FastLane is a honored to have contributed to hkicpas December issue of A plus

FastLane is honored to contribute to hkicpa A plus issue where we discuss if Hong Kong universities are doing enough to prepare accounting students
By FastLane Team, January 24, 2020 (5 mins)
2020
Accounting & Taxation, News, Start-ups

2020 Vision: Plan your Xero-Driven Advisory Practice Now

While it’s mid-year – not New Year – for your client files, CPAs can leverage the “best foot forward” phenomenon that calendar new year brings to promote high-value cash flow advisory services in a way that is comfortable and profitable for both parties.
By FastLane Team, January 16, 2020 (10 mins)
CPA Australia
Accounting & Taxation, News

FastLane is in CPA Australia’s Recognized Employer Program!

The FastLane Group is delighted to announce that we have received recognition of acceptance under CPA Australia’s Recognized Employer Program!
By FastLane Team, January 13, 2020 (5 mins)
High Five
Accounting & Taxation, CFO Advisory, Start-ups

4 Tips for Successful Profits Tax Return Filing and Statutory Audit

In this article, we aim to explain what an audit is and some tips that can help entrepreneurs in their future audits.
By FastLane Team, January 13, 2020 (10 mins)
Business Registration in China
Company Incorporation, News, Start-ups

How To Start A Business In China As A Foreigner

In this article, we look at the incorporation steps that need to be addressed in the post-registration stage to start your business in China.
By FastLane Team, December 30, 2019 (5 mins)
Demystifying Key Employee Benefits A-Z
Payroll & MPF

Demystifying Key Employee Benefits A-Z

In Hong Kong, the main employment legislation is the Employment Ordinance (EO). Here is a list of the key mandatory employee benefits as well as some common additional benefits of how employers can take proactive steps to stay competitive in the recruitment market, listed in the order of A-Z.
By FastLane Team, December 9, 2019 (10 mins)
Payroll, Startups
Payroll & MPF, Start-ups

7 Strategies to fix Employee Satisfaction in HK

In this article, we look at seven strategies employers can implement and experiment with to improve employee satisfaction and achieve work-life balance.
By FastLane Team, December 6, 2019 (10 mins)
Company Incorporation, WFOE
Company Incorporation

Setting up a WFOE in China - Complete Guide

As the Greater Bay Area holds great potential for businesses, we are keen to help our clients take advantage of the growing opportunities in this region, and discuss how to expand into China through the incorporation of a WFOE.
By FastLane Team, November 27, 2019 (10 mins)
Company Incorporation, Singapore
Company Incorporation, Start-ups

Guide to Singapore Company Registration

Singapore is frequently touted as one of the easiest cities in the world to do business. Its geographic location, forward thinking economic policies, and international community make the city among the most desirable locations to start a business. But what exactly does it take, and what is the Singapore Company Registration process to get your business started in Singapore?
By FastLane Team, November 22, 2019 (10 mins)
News, Accounting & Taxation
Accounting & Taxation, News

FastLane is Xero's Hong Kong Accounting Partner of the Year!

The FastLane Group has been awarded “Hong Kong Accounting Partner of the Year” at Xero Asia Awards 2019! This award affirms our leading position amongst Xero partners, and inspires us to continue deepening and developing our presence in this field.
By FastLane Team, November 20, 2019 (5 mins)
Company Incorporation
Company Incorporation, Start-ups

Best Countries To Start A Business in Asia

In this article, we look to outline several of the popular countries in Asia to incorporate a company in addition to the pro’s and con’s for incorporation in each country.
By FastLane Team, November 20, 2019 (5 mins)
How to attract and retain millennial employees to work in a young SME company?
Payroll & MPF, Start-ups

How to attract and retain millennial employees to work in a young SME company?

In this article, we look at how a small and medium-sized enterprises company can attract and retain millennial employees to work.
By FastLane Team, November 18, 2019 (10 mins)
Business Launching
Payroll & MPF, Start-ups

Cloud Payroll: How Cloud Strategy Helps Businesses

This article looks to help you better understand how cloud computing can help a business scale and increase efficiency through the perspective of cloud payroll software.
By FastLane Team, November 8, 2019 (5 mins)
Company Incorporation WFOE
Company Incorporation, News, Start-ups

FastLane is delighted to announce the opening of our new office located in Shenzhen China!

The FastLane Group has officially opened its new office in Shenzhen, China!
By FastLane Team, November 1, 2019 (5 mins)
SMEs, Fundraising
Corporate Services, Entrepreneur Stories, News, Start-ups

善用政府中小企資助計劃應對難關

現時香港約有40個中小企資助計劃以協助中小企克服難關,大眾對這些資助計劃了解不多,未能善用。對中小企而言,最大的困難不在於資格審查,而是要從種類繁多的資助計劃中選擇最合適的方案。
By Fastlane team, October 31, 2019 (5 mins)
SMEs, News, Entrepreneur Stories
Entrepreneur Stories, News, Start-ups

Tips for SMEs, FastLane Honored To Be Featured in HKEJ Article

The government has released more than 40 programs to cover various industries. How would you suggest SME owners go about picking the most suitable one? Are there government fundings that are more lenient or easier to apply to?
By FastLane Team, October 21, 2019 (5 mins)
Startups, Events
Events, News, Start-ups

FastLane Sparks Potential Talents in HKUST Career Job Fair

The HKUST job fair was a great opportunity to meet students and we were very excited about the optimism that many individuals displayed in exploring the next steps in starting their career.
By FastLane Team, October 21, 2019 (5 mins)
StartupGrind
Corporate Services, Events, News, Start-ups

FastLane x Startup Grind

The FastLane Group is delighted to announce our partnership with Startup Grind.
By FastLane Team, October 8, 2019 (5 mins)
Woman practicing meditation on a desk
Accounting & Taxation, Start-ups

5 tips for entrepreneurs to stay lean and flexible

5 areas in which start-ups / SME’s can remain lean and flexible
By FastLane Team, October 4, 2019 (5 mins)
What is the Business Registration Process in Hong Kong?
Company Incorporation, Start-ups

What is the Business Registration Process in Hong Kong?

In this article, we will outline the Hong Kong business registration process.
By Fastlane Team, October 3, 2019 (5 mins)
Company Incorporation, Start-ups

Shareholder Obligations, Director Duties and Company Secretary Requirements

In this blog, we will detail the key responsibilities and duties for the roles of shareholders, company director and company secretary.
By Fastlane Team, September 25, 2019 (5 mins)
Blocks
Entrepreneur Stories, Start-ups

Alex So Reveals How Companies Can Grow With – Or Without – Outside Funds

Alex So, founder of Fastlane Group and 5 other business leaders share their insights and wisdom about how companies forge their path to prosperity and success with or without outside funds.
By Fastlane Team, August 21, 2019 (5 mins)
Blocks
Entrepreneur Stories

How small businesses perfect cashflow management

Xero's hero Trent Innes offers advice towards small businesses in terms of cashflow management
By FastLane Team, July 30, 2019 (5 mins)
FastLane company
Entrepreneur Stories

HKICPA interview with Wilson Ng, Partner, Fastlane Group

With Micro-, Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises Day on 27 June, Institute members tell Liana Cafolla what it's like to play a big role in a small- and medium-sized firm.
By FastLane Team, July 2, 2019 (5 mins)
Seminar
Entrepreneur Stories

The Resilience of Female Founders – An Interview with Carman Chan, Founder and Managing Partner at Click Ventures

An Interview with Carman Chan, Founder and Managing Partner at Click Ventures
By FastLane Team, June 25, 2019 (5 mins)
Xero
Accounting & Taxation

Driving efficiencies for small business with Xero’s Direct Bank Feed Feature

A great amount of SME accounting time is spent entering banking transactions into an accounting software and then categorizing them according to their nature whether it be revenue or expense. Automatic bank feeds can save an enormous amount of time on data entry and increase the accuracy and speed of doing business by keeping the accounts up to date.
By Hector Law, June 18, 2019 (5 mins)
Friends
Entrepreneur Stories

Passion drives start-ups forward with WHub

An interview with Karen Contet Farzam, co-founder & Chief Hustler WHub and co-founder & CEO of AngelHub and Karena Belin, co-founder & CEO of WHub and co-founder & COO of AngelHub
By FastLane Team, June 10, 2019 (5 mins)
Watching
Entrepreneur Stories

Breaking new ground in retail - An Interview with Wai Lun Hong, Co-Founder Snaptee

An Interview with Wai Lun Hong, Co-Founder Snaptee
By FastLane Team, May 4, 2019 (5 mins)
Person
Entrepreneur Stories

The Power of Perseverance - Stuart Moran, Founder of Reveel

An Interview with Stuart Moran, Founder of Reveel
By FastLane Team, May 3, 2019 (5 mins)
Person
Entrepreneur Stories

The Hard Facts of Entrepreneurship - An Interview With Bay McLaughlin, Co-Founder and COO at Brinc.io

An Interview With Bay McLaughlin, Co-Founder and COO at Brinc.io
By FastLane Team, May 3, 2019 (5 mins)
Hong Kong Audit
Accounting & Taxation

What are the Requirements Regarding Hong Kong Audit and Tax Return Filing?

In this article, we will talk about the requirements for audit and tax filing in Hong Kong.
By FastLane Team, April 25, 2019 (5 mins)
Chess
Accounting & Taxation

Offshore Company's Guide to Profits Tax Exemption in Hong Kong

In this article, we will go through the requirements and procedure for profit tax exemption application.
By FastLane Team, April 25, 2019 (5 mins)
Discussing
Company Incorporation

Company Structure: Business Entities Type in Hong Kong

In this article, we take a look at the different business entities in Hong Kong.
By FastLane Team, April 25, 2019 (5 mins)
Hands
Accounting & Taxation

FAQs: Audit and Profits Tax Return Filing

In this article, we take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions we receive at FastLane.
By FastLane Team, April 25, 2019 (5 mins)
Computer
Corporate Services

All you need to know about a Hong Kong Company Secretary

In this article, we will outline the importance of a company secretary and the main responsibility of the company secretary.
By FastLane Team, April 25, 2019 (5 mins)
Profit Tax Return
Accounting & Taxation

Checklist: What You Need to Consider to Prepare for Your Audit and Profits Tax Return Filing

In this article we will take a closer look into Hong Kong’s profit tax system and aim to alleviate your confusion about audit and tax filing.
By FastLane Team, April 25, 2019 (5 mins)
Seminar
News

Xero Community: Hong Kong Budget 2019

We were invited to speak at the launch of the ‘Xero Community Event Series’
By FastLane Team, March 29, 2019 (5 mins)
Brainstorming
News

HaTCH and FastLane Launch Suite of Accessible Solutions for the Tech Community

By FastLane Team, January 9, 2018 (5 mins)
Chess
Entrepreneur Stories

From corporate CFO to cloud accounting firm on the fast track: Meet Alex So of FastLane Group

From corporate CFO to cloud accounting firm on the fast track: Meet Alex So of FastLane Group
By Shermin Oh, November 23, 2017 (5 mins)
3 Tips For Managing Your Virtual Office
Corporate Services

3 Tips For Managing Your Virtual Office

A virtual office refers to an office that operates primarily online. Benefits of a virtual office includes reduced operating costs and reduced risk.
By Amelia Chew, November 13, 2017 (10 mins)
Seminar
Events

Eureka Nova’s Investor talk

By FastLane Team, October 30, 2017 (5 mins)
Magnifying Glass
CFO Advisory

How to select the right freelancer for the job?

By Amelia Chew, October 26, 2017 (10 mins)
Sign
Events

[Event]: Elevator Pitch Competition 2017

By FastLane Team, October 20, 2017 (1)
Event
Events

[Event]: Essential Considerations To Funding A Startup & Hiring The Right Talent

By FastLane Team, October 16, 2017 (1)
Eye Glass
CFO Advisory

5 reasons why you should sense-check your financing now and not wait till year end

By the time they approached it at year-end, it’s too late,” said Philip Wong, a management consultant and Head of CFO advisory services, FastLane Group.
By Flora Yu, September 5, 2017 (5 mins)
Bitcoin
Start-ups

Firms use big data and AI to solve complex problems

By Peter Sabine, June 22, 2017 (5 mins)
Sleep
Payroll & MPF

SLEEEP & FastLane Group: Xero Customers & Partners #dobeautifulbusiness in together Asia

By FastLane Team, June 18, 2017 (5 mins)
Thinking
Entrepreneur Stories

Alex So: Your guardian ‘angel investor’

By Sitara Samtani, June 8, 2017 (5 mins)
The concept of the issue or question in sport
Entrepreneur Stories

5 Questions With Alex So, Founder of FastLane Group

By StartupsHK, January 17, 2014 (5 mins)
Text Team work on white background appearing behind torn blue paper
News

News @ FastLane Unveils New Partnership with CoCoon

By FastLane Team, September 13, 2013 (5 mins)