SME Online Roundtable – Business Management for SMEs

  • When:
    Thursday, 26 March 2020, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Where:
    This is a webinar session, 网络研讨会
  • Price:
    Free of charge, members only.

RSVP here.

Running an SME can sometimes be a challenging task, as roles and responsibilities may be very stretched and covering many areas. This is particularly true today, with SMEs facing the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic in China and globally.

This SME online roundtable's objective is to support the British SME network members with opportunities to share the challenges they are faced with, and get support from other experienced professionals in the areas that often prove to be the most challenging when running the business.

Cindy Hu, a member of British Chamber Shanghai's SME Committee and an experienced Operations Manager, will facilitate a session for sharing and peer support where members have the opportunity to ask questions, share experiences and jointly explore solutions.

The online roundtable will cover areas spanning from finance, admin, and HR for SMEs as well as taxation, visa procedures and other policies.

Roundtable Agenda:

4.00pm-4.10pm: Welcome by SME Committee Chairman, Fabrizio Ulivi (Managing Partner at Shi Bisset & Associates)

4.10pm-4.20pm: Roundtable introduction

4.20pm-4.50pm: Roundtable discussion

  • Admin work for finance: Invoicing and selecting book-keeping services
  • HR: Hiring in Shanghai – challenges, issues and risk
  • Visa for experts: Visa regulation and labour law
  • Tax and company rating system: Tax exemption, tax efficiency, etc
  • Business continuity planning for SMEs: Identifying responsibility, contacts and handling documentation
  • Using mainland China hotlines effectively: Government, legal aid and tax bureau hotlines

4.50pm-5.00pm: Wrap-up and end of session

RSVP here.


Participants can send their questions in advance using the registration form.

This webinar will be conducted via ZOOM. You will receive an email with a ZOOM meeting ID and password one day before the event. Please ensure your email address is valid, and please make sure to check your junk box as well.

Speaker Introduction

Cindy Hu

Operations Manager – China at St. James’s Place Wealth Management

Cindy has been working with the business as Office Manager since February 2011 at St. James’s Place Wealth Management. Her duties include providing support to Partners and managing the Client Services team in Shanghai, as well as taking overall responsibility for Operations Management. Cindy has over 10 years’ extensive experience in the Client Services field, has strong organisational skills, and possesses a real “can-do” attitude.

Cindy holds a diploma in Business Management and is a qualified Accountant.

Fabrizio Ulivi

Managing Partner, SB&A – Shi Bisset & Associates

Chair of the Small and Medium Enterprises Focus Group since 2019, Fabrizio is Managing Partner at SB&A – Shi Bisset & Associates, an Organisational Effectiveness firm operating in Asia-Pacific since 1982.

With a passion for People and Leadership Development, Fabrizio is specialised in designing strategic solutions for organisations in China and the Asia-Pacific region in the fields of Organisational Development, Talent Management and Development and Learning Experience Design.

Event contact

Hilary Wu