After reading around on past threads I've come across certain themes that popped up consistently when it comes to getting an Investment Visa successfully processed. Messages like:
'a significant contribution to Hong Kong', 'What you have to consider is what your giving back to Hong Kong', 'supply jobs, have funding, good business plan', etc.
I want you to give a brief background on my business intentions and hopefully receive feedback on whats going to work for me and whats i need to improve on so I can tweak my application before sumbitting it.
CONTRIBUTING TO HK ECONOMY
I plan on registering a business to help people with a communication impediment by running 3-day intensive courses. The organisation the business will be acting for is already worldwide except for Asia. The programme relies on returning graduates to come back voluntarily and all do because 1. it helps their own progress, and 2. they love helping others with the same problem. Personally, I have 8 years experience within the programme as a coach and course instructor.
There are some paid roles (e.g. coaching and instructing) but they are not well-paid at all.
Where we would be giving back to HK and contributing to HK financially is attracting people from all around Asia to travel to HK. We expect to get to the point where we are running a 3-day course at least once a month with around 40+ people attending each course.
We are also learning Mandarin to also be able to run courses to non-English speaking Chinese in the future which will increase our market even further.
Also, I could also show the potential of local HK people stimulating the economy after becoming a graduate on the programme. I can supply real case study evidence of graduates who have created their own company, are employing people to work for them, and are a success could be very influential to HK officials. These examples are of people who would never of imagined doing anything of a sort before joining the programme.
The inventer/owner of the programme will help out with providing evidence that he will provide funding to the business here to allow it to flourish.
Start up costs are low.
1. How highly valued would HK officials view bringing in foreign people into the country for attending the courses (aka 'doing business'). I expect a portion of these people who come to HK would stay for a few days before or after the course to do sight seeing.
2. How much information do you need to show for employeeing workers in the business? Do you need to show the salary they would be on?
3. Is the funding coming from the owner of the programme a sufficient source?
4. Will proof of the programmes success in other countries be of substantial influence?
Any thoughts, questions and comments welcome.