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Are You A Quality Migrant?


Hong Kong has seen an increase of nearly 10 per cent in the number of well-qualified people who want to live here, says the Immigration Department. Most of those approved were from the mainland. Since 2006, more than 2000 applications have been approved – 77.6% of them from the mainland. So what is a quality migrant scheme? The QMAS programme …

What are your tips for getting the most out of your working day?


We ran a small research and here are a few: –       Write down long-term goals and then break them down into smaller bits: monthly/weekly/daily/hourly ones –       If a task takes less than 60 seconds – do it right away –       Get a timer: have regular breaks and move on to the next task on time –       Pick three most important …

Love to talking about your business? Put it to good use – create a Podcast!


In recent years businesses have been encouraged by each and every marketing expert to produce CONTENT: newsletters, blogs, social media activity, personalized emails and so on to help you engage the customer and create a loyal fan base. And it works.  So why try podcasting? It allows you to reach your customers on a different, more personal level. You will …

At the moment when you really need a boost of confidence – try anchoring!


A few days ago, I was feeling a bit down and overcome with doubt and fear about a speech I had to make. So I was idling away in my office, flipping through my favourite magazine…and I came across something that changed that day for me. And I hope you may find it useful, or a least fun. It’s a …

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Tip of the Day – Have free time – Network!


If you find yourself with extra time after work and are looking for a useful activity – attend a networking event. Networking is a great way to get new potential business leads, meet talents in your field or simply get to know great people. In addition to being a useful business tool, networking is simply a fun way to spend …

Have you met Pinterest?


You’ve probably heard the phrase “pin it” a million times. And we are sure you’ve heard of Pinterest. But just in case these words have not peaked your curiosity, we are happy to give you a short tour. Started in 2010, Pinterest is a virtual…well, pin board. And just like a pin board in the offline world, Pinterest allows you …

A Good Way to Start Your Day


A few days ago I heard and interesting piece of advice that I would be happy to share. The advice was – wake up one hour earlier. Does not sound too fun, does it? But think about getting one extra hour in your day and using it for something that will help you prepare for all the work ahead: –       …

Family Comes First Or How to Get Your Loved-Ones to Hong Kong?


Who can you invite to Hong Kong as your dependents? If you hold the Right of Abode or unconditional stay – you can bring to Hong Kong: –       your legal spouse –       unmarried dependent children under the age of 18 –       and your parents who are 60 or older If you hold any other visa (employment/investment/training/capital investment/student/etc) you can bring …

Planning a trip to Mainland China? You might want to read this!


No doubt, traveling between Hong Kong and China is quite common among HK expats.  So it is important to stay up to date with all the entry and exit policy changes. And speaking of the devil, the State Council of the People’s Republic of China has announced new immigration  regulations, effective as of September 1st, 2013. The KEY changes are: …