To strengthen support for the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and to raise SMEs’ awareness of the various funding schemes, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has consolidated the services of the existing four SMEs centres, namely, the "Support and Consultation Centre for Small and Medium Enterprises" (SUCCESS) under the Trade and Industry Department, the "SME Centre" under the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the "SME One" under the Hong Kong Productivity Council and the "TecONE" under the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, to provide one-stop "Four-in-One" integrated services for SMEs starting from 1 October 2019. Enterprises can obtain business information, funding schemes information and advisory services, etc. at any of the centres.
The "SME Link" web portal is a new initiative of the Government launched in mid-2022 to further enhance the integrated services of the SMEs centres whereby SMEs can access information and support services from a single online platform.
SME Link features links to information and services provided by the four SMEs centres and various government bureaux and departments. The contents are mainly organised into three clusters, namely "Support for SMEs", "Events & Activities", and "News".
Under the cluster "Support for SMEs", information and services are further categorised by subjects under a customer-oriented approach, comprising "Government Funding Schemes", "Non-financial Assistance", "Startups", "Mainland Market" and "Overseas Markets", facilitating SMEs to search for useful information and services in a more systematic way.
SMEs are invited to visit SME Link regularly for the latest information on the SME support services.