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How to Survive in South China as an SME

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  • Title: How to Survive in South China as an SME
  • Date: August 2nd, 2021

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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are contributors to employment, drivers of innovation, and creators of economic growth. Throughout China, there are an estimated 8,000 UK SMEs and entrepreneurs, while there are tens of millions of Chinese SMEs.

The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) Initiative has brought new opportunities for businesses in this city cluster. By 2030, the region is expected to be leading the advanced manufacturing, innovation, trade, and finance sectors. 

At the same time, for the majority of small and medium-sized companies in this area, there are still many challenges to tackle while leveraging opportunities, such as limited talent resources, lack of level-playing field with larger counterparts, regulatory hurdles etc. How to survive in this attractive yet complicating market is an inevitable question for SMEs to consider. 

British Chamber of Commerce in Guangdong (BritCham Guangdong) and Dezan Shira & Associates host this webinar, where Guilherme Campos, Dezan Shira’s International Business Advisory Manager as well as the SME Forum Chair at the European Chamber in South China, together with Mosley Li and Karen Huang – HR experts from our Shenzhen office – discuss the key hurdles encountered by SMEs in South China, and strategies for overcoming them.

Key points:

  • Overview of the GBA and its policies – Subsidies from local governments, tax incentives, a glance at Sino-British trade activities
  • Lean management and cost contention strategies for SMEs in South China
  • Key HR problems SMEs may face and how to solve them: Talent Acquisition, employee dismissal and developing talent resources



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