With the third Micro-, Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises Day on 27 June, entrepreneurs tell Liana Cafolla about what it takes for start-ups to survive the start-up phase in Hong Kong and build a successful business. Two events in January served as a reminder of Hong Kong’s increasingly crowded start-up scene – StartmeupHK, an InvestHK initiative… Read More Getting it right from the start-up
Some people advance their careers while staying with one employer for many years. But for others, the best way to get ahead is to get out. So how do you know when the time has come to move on? By Fiona Smith Switching jobs is life-changing. It can be stressful, but also open up new… Read More Should I stay or should I go?
Following Microsoft’s transformational experience, organisations can create a growth mindset culture in five simple steps. In my seven years at Microsoft, I have seen our culture transform. Fundamental to this transformation is the belief in a growth mindset, which starts with the understanding that everyone can grow and develop; that potential is nurtured, not pre-determined; and… Read More How to develop a growth mindset culture
Employing their professional talents to make a difference outside work, ICAEW members are supporting myriad non-profits and worthy causes. David Adams outlines how accountants can use their powers for good. Accountancy plays a positive role in society, helping clients manage their finances and businesses effectively and ensuring the right amount of tax is paid on… Read More Powerful ways accountants can volunteer
Philip Watkins, Naturopath at Integrated Medicine Institute in Hong Kong, on how to take a preventive approach to managing stress, and why going out after work is a good idea. Managing stress is nothing new in Hong Kong. With long work hours and high-pressure situations commonplace, Hongkongers were recently found to be the fifth most… Read More How to cope with peak season
By Jennifer Constable According to the latest returns, a significant number of ICAS’ active members are currently employed in professional roles within the charity sector. However, despite this sizeable cohort, representative of roughly 5% of ICAS’ current working members, some people still hold the outdated opinion that a career working in the charity sector is… Read More Challenges of the charity sector