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Distance Business Programme

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What is the Distance Business Programme?

Under the Anti-Epidemic Fund, the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) has launched the D-Biz Distance Business Programme to support enterprises to continue their business and services during the epidemic.

The Programme provides funding support for enterprises to adopt IT solutions for developing distance business.

Do you have a business in Hong Kong and see the need to turn your business into a digital business?

We are happy to help by providing digital solutions. Scroll down to learn more about our services.

Details about the Distance Business Programme (D-Biz)

Under the Anti-Epidemic Fund, the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) has launched the D-Biz Distance Business Programme to support enterprises to continue their business and services during the epidemic.

The Programme provides funding support for enterprises to adopt IT solutions for developing distance business.

Who is eligible to apply for the funding?

All private enterprises (except listed companies, statutory bodies and NGOs funded by the Government), are eligible to apply. Qualified enterprise must have valid Business Registration Certificate with business commenced before 1 January 2020 and have substantive business operation in the related industry at the time of application.

What is the funding amount?

The D-Biz Programme will provide 100% funding support to qualified enterprises, subject to a cap of HK$100,000 per IT solution and HK$300,000 per enterprise. An initial payment of 30% of the approved funding amount is payable to a designated bank account after the application has been approved.

What is the application period?

This Programme is open for application from 4 May to 31 October 2020 for a period of six months.

>> Learn more about the programme here

Here is how we can help.

The Hong Kong Productivity Council (“HKPC”) published a list of services that covers 12 categories of IT solutions for distance business. For three of these categories, Website Counseling is the perfect partner to apply for business funding.

We would love to support you with the following services:

  • Website Development and Management
  • eCommerce Solutions
  • Website Relaunch
  • Website Audit and Optimization
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Paid Advertising (e.g. Social Media Promotion, SEA)
  • Chatbot integration into your website
  • eLearning Solutions
  • Analytics and Reporting

 

You can find a detailed list of services for each category on this page. Please see all details below or contact us directly and let’s discuss how we can help your business.

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Category 1: Online business

Online business

  • For the company to establish a web portal, mobile app or other online channels, with aims to promote its goods and services, by using either subscription-based or custom-built e-commerce platform, including development and management
  • Enable consumers to place orders over the Internet
  • promote such online portal through search engine promotion, digital advertisement such as social media promotion, e-coupon, loyalty programme, etc.
  • Excluding production of promotion materials, contents or assets (e.g. image, text and video etc. as part of the marketing and promotion materials)

Website Services

Website Development and Maintenance

If your business doesn’t have a website yet, then you are giving away many opportunities and additional income. This is the perfect moment to get your business online by creating a website to win more clients and grow your revenue.

Here is how we can help:  

  • Website Development using several Content Management Systems like WordPress, Magento or Squarespace.
  • eCommerce Solutions to receive orders online
Website Relaunch

Is your website outdated or doesn’t have a good mobile experience? Are you unhappy with your website because it is not generating enough results? Why not use this moment to optimize your website and update it for more traffic and better results.

Here is how we can help:  

  • Website Relaunch
  • Update your website with mobile optimization
  • Overall Website Optimization
eCommerce integration

Bring your business only by integrating an eCommerce solution. With our help, you can sell your products or services online.

Here is how we can help:  

  • Add an eCommerce Solution to your existing website
  • Relaunch your website with a new eCommerce Website solution

Promotional Services

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Get more traffic through Search Engines with our help. We will optimize your website to rank for the right keywords and get you on page 1 on Google Result pages.

Here is how we can help:  

Onsite SEO:

  • SEO-Review of the current website’s keyword ranking
  • Technical SEO
  • Content review
  • Keyword Research to find the perfect keywords to rank for

 

Offsite SEO:

  • Research of relevant websites with good alexa ranks (up to 50 websites)
  • Manual submission to the relevant websites for backlinks
Paid Advertising

Paid Advertising will help you to generate more awareness, traffic and ultimately sales for your business. We will help you to define the right channels to spend your budget on and create advertising campaigns that drive sales.

Here is how we can help:  

  • Social Media Advertising (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
  • Google Ads
  • Display Advertising
Other advertising and loyalty programs

There are many other ways and ideas on how you can promote your business and get more customers. We will help you to find the perfect channels and execute the best advertising campaigns for your company.

Here is how we can help:  

  • Create a list of newsletter participants through CRM
  • Create a loyalty program for your business

Category 3: Online customer services and engagement

Online customer services and engagement

  • For the company to enable order placements of services to take place over the Internet, such as reservations, appointment bookings, including development and management
  • Such adoption of technologies can also include distance learning facilities
  • Promote such online portal through search engine promotion, digital advertisement such as social media promotion, e-coupon, loyalty programme, etc.
  • Excluding production of promotion materials, contents or assets (e.g. image, text and video etc. as part of the marketing and promotion materials)

Website Services

Online reservation or appointments

Upgrade your website to enable your clients to make reservations or appointments directly online.

Here is how we can help:  

  • Set up a free online booking site that your clients can access if you don’t have one of your own
  • Create a full-service custom website with an online reservation or appointment system
  • Embed a booking widget or button on your existing website so clients can easily request appointments based on your availability
  • Manage the reservations through your website and integrate it with your customer base
eLearning tools

Share your knowledge, grow your audience, and scale your business. Whether you’re educating students or you need a solution to onboard your employees, an eLearning solution will help you to achieve your goals.

Here is how we can help:  

  • eLearning Solution
  • Create learning paths to help your students
  • Create an awesome onboarding experience for employees

Promotional Services

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Get more traffic through Search Engines with our help. We will optimize your website to rank for the right keywords and get you on page 1 on Google Result pages.

Here is how we can help:  

Onsite SEO:

  • SEO-Review of the current website’s keyword ranking
  • Technical SEO
  • Content review
  • Keyword Research to find the perfect keywords to rank for

 

Offsite SEO:

  • Research of relevant websites with good alexa ranks (up to 50 websites)
  • Manual submission to the relevant websites for backlinks
Paid Advertising

Paid Advertising will help you to generate more awareness, traffic and ultimately sales for your business. We will help you to define the right channels to spend your budget on and create advertising campaigns that drive sales.

Here is how we can help:  

  • Social Media Advertising (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
  • Google Ads
  • Display Advertising
Other advertising and loyalty programs

There are many other ways and ideas on how you can promote your business and get more customers. We will help you to find the perfect channels and execute the best advertising campaigns for your company.

Here is how we can help:  

  • Create a list of newsletter participants through CRM
  • Create a loyalty program for your business

Category 4: Digital customer experience enhancement

Digital customer experience enhancement

For the company to improve customer service experience and engagement with use of various technologies, including but not limited to the following:

  • Round-the-clock customer service support via Chatbot
  • Uplift product or service experience with use of Augmented Reality (AR) / Virtual Reality (VR) or Mixed Reality (MR) technologies or Digital Twin technology
  • Apply analytics to improve customer experience such as purchasing data

Website Services

Chatbots

A chatbot can help you to build better relationships with your customers. It will help your clients to get answers to their questions and find the right solution they are looking for.

Here is how we can help:  

  • Add a Chat Widget to your website
  • Customize the look and feel to match your brand style and website design
  • Add customized responses and actions to compose the best conversational experience with your clients
Analytics and Reporting

Are you familiar with the results you are getting from your website? Do you know which Marketing Channels drive the most clients to your business? No? Then you are flying blind. We will help you to set up an analytics tool, show you where you stand and how to improve your digital channels.

Here is how we can help:  

  • Analytics implementation
  • Website Review and Audit
  • Recommendations for website optimizations
  • Creation of regular reports
Website Optimization

Great user experience is the stepping stone to a successful business. We will help you to optimize your website to get your users to the checkout.

Here is how we can help:  

  • Website Audit
  • Website Optimization

Didn’t find what you were looking for?

Businesses are very unique and we want to make sure that we can help you the right way. The list above is just a first glimpse of the services we can provide. But there is more where that came from. So, don’t hesitate and just contact us. We are sure we can find a great way to support you.

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