I was so excited when I heard I was going on a business trip! Work + Travel. It sounds so fun!! :D As I’ve never been on a business trip before, I had no idea what to expect or even prepare, as it was just a one-day business trip. Elaine, Gaile, and I attended the opening ceremony of The Shenzhen hub of Qianhai. It's a newly opened area designated for young entrepreneurs from Hong Kong and elsewhere to start their businesses. I was surprised and impressed by this comprehensive “E hub” and I didn't expect all the different functional buildings, as well as serviced apartments, with such a large open area! What’s more exciting is we will have a space there soon!! I do hope this E hub can help young entrepreneurs fulfill their dreams! We also took some time to see the city!
Look what we had for lunch! yumyummmm :P
This business trip thing was awesome. :D Cannot wait to organize a trip to Qianhai for Garagers soon! ~ CM
As part of our #BeTheChange series, we sit down and discuss how people and business have evolved, with change-makers in our Garage Community.
This week, we sit down with Michelle Hong, co-founder of Rooftop Republic, a social enterprise on a mission to introduce the joys of urban farming to the city folk of Hong Kong.
Rooftop Republic has been part of the Garage Community since 2018, and they have a rooftop farm on the terrace of our Wan Chai Lockhart space.
It was great to catch up with Michelle over sustainability, social entrepreneurship, and the joys of growing your own food.
The advent of user-friendly e-commerce tools has made starting your own small business easier than ever.
With so many people embarking on their entrepreneurial journey, we thought we’d give you a reminder on how to support small, local business owners.
We encourage everyone to be conscious consumers - whether this means voting with your dollar for locally farmed vegetables, or writing a positive review for the indie coffee shop in your neighbourhood.
Here are a few ideas to get started:
As part of our focus on growth, we asked the Garage Community what areas they would like they spend more time developing. It was very clear that you all wanted to dedicate more time to your mental and physical health!
Considering that Hong Kongers have some of the longest working hours in the world, it’s important to carve out some time for yourself.
Here is a comprehensive wellbeing toolkit with guides, recommendations, and resources for bettering your mind and body.
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