Starting a Business

Hong Kong is consistently praised for its ease of doing business. The city’s open economy and free-market policies make it an ideal place for business owners, companies and jobseekers alike.

Hong Kong's Economy

One need only consider Hong Kong’s thriving economy to conclude that it is a great place for doing business. The city’s economy expanded by 4.3 percent in the first quarter of 2017, and is expected to grow by a further 2 to 3 percent over the rest of the year.

Business Centers and Serviced Offices

Finding a permanent office in Hong Kong may take some time. Using the services and offices of a business center is a good temporary arrangement while you search for somewhere more permanent.


Most established business centers are housed inside Grade-A commercial buildings in busy urban areas, close to major hotels, convention centers and other conveniences.

Professional Services

Find out more about professional qualifications, accounting, company secretary, and legal advice.

Employment of Staff

Like in most other large cities, the job market in Hong Kong is extremely competitive. This is especially the case in certain industries like banking and finance.

Business Registration and Annual Returns

The payment of the annual business registration fee and the filing of the Annual Return for a private company are required every year.


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