17 June 2014
The Art of War for SMEs
The 'Art of War', regarded as a powerful manual for ambitious, innovative, and savvy small business owners and cited as essential reading for business leaders. According to Sun Tzu there are five essentials for victory namely;
1 .He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.
2 .He will win who knows how to handle both superior and inferior forces.
3 .He will win whose army is animated by the same spirit throughout all its ranks.
4 .He will win who, prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared.
5 .He will win who has military capacity and is not interfered with by the sovereign.”
― Sun Tzu 'Art of War'
These five essentials have interpreted for SMEs by American business owner and author Becky Sheetz-Runkle in her book outlining 5 key 'Art of War' strategies for SMEs. These points include;
As we reach half way into the auspicious Year of the Horse, review your business strategies and ensure your business is maintaining if not gaining its best competitive advantage.
- The power of alliances, small businesses can build strong partnerships which gathers strength
- Think advantage and growth.
- Act quickly and at the right time'
- Keep adversaries in the dark, as the unexpected is a powerful weapon. SMEs should always identify opportunities and advantages their opponents have not.
- Value and harness business resources. Small businesses have small agile teams and through strong team relationships comes loyalty and a collective focus in achieving business goals. Read more HERE
HCC will soon announce details of our Asia Panel event on Thursday 18 September 2014 . The Panel will include leaders from various fields to discuss their insights and vision for Australia and China relations. Make sure you note the date in your diary so that you don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this important event.
HCC ASIA PANEL EVENT Thursday 22 September 2014
HCC WINTER WONDER EVENT
Tuesday 22 July 2014
4 Weeks to Go so Book NOW
Join HCC on Tues 22 July 2014 for our warm winter networking event at the Set Bar at Events Cinema, one of Sydney's leading entertainment venues.
The event will provide the opportunity to network with other members and chamber friends. Every ticket purchased will receive a complimentary movie pass and, there will be special prizes from Radisson Hotel and Umi Group.
Central Park Tower Internationally Recognised
One Central Park near Central Station has been recognised as the world’s fifth best skyscraper to be built in 2013 at an award ceremony in Hamburg.
A jury of international architecture experts at the Emporis Skyscraper Awards were taken with the building’s cantilevered heliostat and eye-catching vertical gardens.
One Central Park contains 623 apartments across two towers, East and West with the taller 34-level East tower reaching 116 metres. Find out more HERE
China Cities Look to City of Sydney's 2030 Vision
Lord Mayor Clover Moore recently returned from a trip to China having met with local City Mayors to discuss their city plans for the future. Both Beijing and Wuhan praised the Lord Mayor for the City of Sydney's 2030 Green/Global/Connected Plan and indicated interest at building a similar vision for their cities. Read more about the Sydney's 2030 Vision HERE.
China Milennial Project
HCC was recently invited to participate with the Vivid Ideas 2015 China Milennial Project Workshop with 50 other thought leaders at MCA to discuss the challenges between Australia and China's relationship and to brainstorm the future 2015 China Australia Millennial Project (CAMP) Summit aimed at uniting 100 young innovators each from both China and Australia for a 4-5 day innovation incubator session in Sydney. Find out more HERE
HKTDC National Business Awards
The Hong Kong-Australia Business Association invited HCC to celebrate their annual business excellence awards ceremony with HKABA Executive Officer Teresa Lee. and HKTEO Steve Barclay. The Awards are designed to highlight the business achievements of individuals or companies in their efforts to promote trade between Australia and Hong Kong SAR and/or China and HCC congratulates all the winners.
Following the positive results and feedback from our members who were featured in our 2013 Chamber programs such as the Haymarket Live Work Play Guide 2013 and the launch of the Chinatown Phone App ( iTunes HERE or Google HERE) . We are now planning their updated versions which will be released later in 2014 and will offer new promotional opportunities for Members.
Please contact us HERE for more information about our programs and/or how you can become more involved with the Chamber.
The Chamber is also currently developing our first ever Asia Panel event for September 2014 and details of this inaugural event will be made available at a later date.
If you would like to join our growing membership please
Make the most of 2014/15 and JOIN /RENEW YOUR CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP
Sydney's CBD SE Light Rail Approved
The Minister for Planning and Environment has approved the $1.6 billion extension to Sydney’s light rail network and has been welcomed by the City of Sydney. This project's partnership with the City and the NSW Government will see the City contributing $220 million towards the light rail project, including funding the transformation of George Street and the improvement of surrounding laneways. Find out more from Transport NSW go HERE or City of Sydney HERE or view project assessment reports
Darling Harbour Hotel Approved
A luxury 35-storey hotel has been given planning approval this week, the latest development in a $2.6bn transformation of Darling Harbour that is currently underway. The hotel will be located at the northern end of the new International Convention Centre (ICC) precinct of Darling Harbour, with luxury accommodation of up to 616 rooms. Read more HERE
Darling Square Public Launch
Last week Darling Square launched its off the plan sales for the 40 storey tower which will be built on the Sydney Entertainment Centre site and it reportedly received 5000 enquiries leading up to its public launch. Find out more HERE
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World Square Shopping
680 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
· The World Square site sits on the most densely populated square kilometre of Australia.
· World Square is the most productive shopping centre in Australia on a $PSM basis*
· Australia's first Din Tai Fung is based at World Square
· China Republic, one of Sydney's new modern Chinese restaurants received a fit out of $7 million.
· World Square enjoys foot traffic on 25 million p.a which is double Sydney International Airport
· World Square has its own postcode – 2002
· World Square is currently celebrating World Cup soccer with a large screen TV in the Square and a warm marquee – check out the schedule of games we will be broadcasting on www.worldsquare.com.au
* According to the recent Shopping Centre News ‘CBD Guns’ survey,
Sydney Queues For Chinatown Eateries
Sydney's popular eateries attract street long queues with patient customers waiting for some of Sydney's best deletable delights. In Chinatown there are regularly long lines sprouting from Emperor's Garden Cakes & Bakery . Read more HERE
China- Australia Collaboration
Benchmark Business has developed a niche China-Australia collaboration strategy for; Australian business owners to start planning towards China's global trend by offering business evaluation, exit and expansion strategy plans, matching right investors with businesses and more find out HERE
Market City Listed in Sydney's Best for Retail Therapy
Sydney's top secret retail therapy spots were revealed which ranged from much-loved old favourites to the hippest new hubs on the strip. Read more HERE
Magic Hat Theatre School Holidays
Monkey Baa Theatre are very excited to be presenting Drop Bear Theatre’s adaptation of Mem Fox's the much loved book, The Magic Hat, during the July School Holidays. Follow the surprising journey of a magic hat as it flies through your imagination, changing dullardry into delight. See Mem Fox’s lyrical story told and retold through shadow puppetry, song, rhythm and movement by three blundering clowns. Find out more HERE
Sydney CBD building to host NTI English Language Centre and Business studies
Renovations to the Nan Tien Institute Sydney building are underway for a June completion. NTI Sydney will include state-of-the art facilities, including multi-purpose classrooms, library and student common-room facilities. Newly upgraded IT facilities will feature advanced computer services with ultra high-speed fibre connections. Nan Tien Institute Sydney is located on 269 Sussex Street and will be the primary teaching facility for NTI's new English Language Centre. Find out more HERE
Art Atrium Launches Graeme Toomey's 'A Spiritual Connection' Exhibition 1 July 2014
Artist Graeme Toomey and her Excellency Professor The Honourable Marie Bashir AC CVO Governor of NSW will officially open the exhibition which will run from 1 - 26 July 2014. Find out more HERE
Capitol Theatre Brings Wicked to Sydney
The most awarded new musical and Broadway’s number one show will thrill Sydney at the Capitol Theatre from 20 Sept 2014. WICKED is the untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy dropped in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. Find out more HERE
Business 101 Seminar Series 2014
This year's Business 101 Seminar Series continue with all seminars held at Customs House, commencing 6.30pm. Register now HERE
23 July: Small Bars
The History of Sydney's Chinese
Celestial City Exhibition until 12 October explores the background to and consequences of this nation-defining crisis through the stories of Sydney’s Chinese people who were there before, during and after this crucial moment in our history. This exhibition celebrates the diverse experiences and successes within the Chinese community. Find out more HERE
ATO 'Keeping it Fair' Project
ATO has recently informed HCC about its national Keeping it Fair project which consists of the ATO consulting with, and educating businesses in three different industries all over Australia. By Keeping it Fair, ATO aims to make business understands its tax obligations. For any questions about business tax and superannuation visit the ATO’s small business assist portal ato.gov.au/sba or to find out more HERE
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