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News, Start-ups, Work Visa

Hong Kong Visas Explained: Non-local Graduates

As mentioned in our other articles, the Hong Kong government has various visa schemes, even one for non-local students. In this article, we look to explore how these individuals can utilize this specific visa scheme tailored to suit their needs.
By FastLane Team, March 9, 2020 (10 mins)
Entrepreneur Stories, Start-ups, Work Visa

Hong Kong Visas Explained: Visas for Entrepreneurs

Hong Kong’s simple company incorporation procedure, close proximity and relationship to China has made the city an attractive destination for entrepreneurs. To facilitate the start-up and SME industry in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong government has enacted visa schemes to attract entrepreneurs.
By FastLane Team, March 9, 2020 (10 mins)
Payroll & MPF, Work Visa

Hong Kong Visas Explained: Obtaining Employment in Hong Kong

Hong Kong visa schemes are categorized by their nature. With Hong Kong a popular destination for international professionals and their families we look to explore how these individuals can utilize the various visa schemes structured for them.
By FastLane Team, March 4, 2020 ()
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)
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. At the FastLane Group, we have assisted numerous clients over the years in their visa application process and have observed that the most common reason for rejection is a lack of understanding of the various application eligibility criteria.
By FastLane Team, March 4, 2020 (5 mins)
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)
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)
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. Don’t worry, though; we’re here to help with four trends that we think will influence you and your clients over the year ahead.
By FastLane Team, February 10, 2020 (5 mins)
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)
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)
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)
Accounting & Taxation, CFO Advisory, Start-ups

4 Tips for Hong Kong Tax 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

Previously, in our article ‘Opening a WFOE in China’, we have detailed the initial steps to incorporate a Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprise (“WFOE”). However, although successfully obtaining a business license will grant a WFOE its full rights to operate as a business, there are incorporation steps to address in the post-registration stage to start your business in China
By FastLane Team, December 30, 2019 (5 mins)
Company Incorporation, 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

7 Strategies to fix Employee Satisfaction in HK
By FastLane Team, December 6, 2019 (10 mins)
Company Incorporation, WFOE
Company Incorporation

WFOE incorporation 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, News, Start-ups

Singapore Company Incorporation: The Ultimate Guide

Singapore is one of the easiest cities in the world to do business. But what process does it take 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

Company Incorporation in Different Countries

In this article, we look to outline several of the popular countries 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)
Corporate Services, Payroll & MPF, Start-ups

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

Who exactly is the millennial employee? How should SMEs go about attracting millennial employees?
By FastLane Team, November 18, 2019 (10 mins)
Business Launching
Payroll & MPF, Start-ups

Cloud Payroll: How Cloud Strategy Helps Businesses

But although cloud computing has been around for approximately two decades, much of the business community has yet to adopt this technology - so what exactly is cloud computing?
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

Recently, the FastLane Group had the privilege of attending the HKUST job fair in a sponsorship capacity. The event 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)
Accounting & Taxation, Company Incorporation, Corporate Services, 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)
Accounting & Taxation, Company Incorporation, Corporate Services, Start-ups

What is the company formation process in Hong Kong?

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

What are the key positions in a Hong Kong Company?

In this blog, we will detail they key responsibilities and duties for the roles of shareholders, company director and company secretary.
By Fastlane Team, September 25, 2019 (5 mins)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Accounting & Taxation

What are the requirements for audit and tax submission?

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)
Accounting & Taxation

Offshore Company's Guide to Profit 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)
Company Incorporation

Hong Kong Business Entities

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Auditing and Profits Tax Return

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)
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)
Accounting & Taxation

An Introduction to Profits Tax Return

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)
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)
News

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

By FastLane Team, January 9, 2018 (5 mins)
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)
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)
Events

Eureka Nova’s Investor talk

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

How to select the right freelancer for the job?

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

[Event]: Elevator Pitch Competition 2017

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

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

By FastLane Team, October 16, 2017 (1)
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)
Start-ups

Firms use big data and AI to solve complex problems

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

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

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

Alex So: Your guardian ‘angel investor’

By Sitara Samtani, June 8, 2017 (5 mins)
Entrepreneur Stories

5 Questions With Alex So, Founder of FastLane Group

By StartupsHK, January 17, 2014 (5 mins)
News

News @ FastLane Unveils New Partnership with CoCoon

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