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Top 100 City Destinations: Taipei City Wins Visitors’ Hearts
Jun 19, 2017
Top 100 City Destinations: Taipei City Wins Visitors’ Hearts
By Feng,Ling-hui/TIER
Euromonitor International, a global market intelligence provider based in London, released its latest Top City Destinations Ranking in 2017. The data sources include national statistics offices, airport arrivals, and hotel accommodation stays from 58 core countries and 77 international markets. Cities around the world are ranked by the number of international tourist arrivals in 2015.
Happiness Found in Taipei: Urban competitiveness starts to grow
Jul 14, 2017
Happiness Found in Taipei: Urban competitiveness starts to grow
By Feng,Ling-hui/TIER
Institute of Urban Strategies, the Mori Memorial Foundation, has just announced its latest report on Global Power City Index in October 2016. Results showed that Taipei City was ranked # 33 in the 42 cities ranking around the world. Exceeding Bangkok, Fukuoka, Jakarta, and other Asian cities, Taipei City received a total score of up to 20.4 points, which shows that its economy, R&D, natural environment and traffic accessibility have all made tremendous progress. Within these evaluated items, the natural environment has made the most progress. If looking at it from the group’s perspective, the Taipei City has a superior rank in the evaluation of managers and tourists compared to last year’s evaluation. As for the evaluation on the researchers, it shows an average rank. Taipei City must take further control over the city’s advantages and disadvantages in addition to its distinctive quality and continue to explore those concepts with high performance and to create a brand strategy that can represent this city.
New start-up power gives birth to new start-up social enterprises and urges them to keep on moving
Jul 14, 2017
New start-up power gives birth to new start-up social enterprises and urges them to keep on moving
By Ilien,Ting-kai/DOMI Earth
The social enterprise has been proven to become a real business model and can practically resolve the social issues and is considered as a sustainable enterprise which consistently extends and expands. To respond to the trends in social enterprise start-up business, all government agencies should continue to act the role as a resource integrator and promote enterprises by all means or use resources to get involved with the business operations of the social enterprise. The government should come up with the policies that are best suited for each social enterprise under the direction of economic development to prompt social innovation. On the other hand, the government should make use of the idea of social innovation to support companies to acquire a B Corp certification. During the process of producing products and offering services, the company will show its mission to society, about how it cares about this society and wants to give back to it. We hope that the company can make good use of the B Corp certification during the certified process to construct its social impact and creative business model.
The Rise of a B Corp Changes the Way of How an Enterprise Looks
Jul 14, 2017
The Rise of a B Corp Changes the Way of How an Enterprise Looks
By Chang,Ta-wei/Asia Pacific B Corp Association
How a B Corp can be certified through an evaluation may depend on looking into these five aspects for its performance - corporate governance, employee care, friendly work environment, running a community and its influence over the clients. To find its true value, the B Corp movement wants to show more enterprises how to use the business impact analysis (BIA) to serve as its best tool for corporate benchmark learning. With this tool, an enterprises can evaluate its performance other than the financial index, which allows enterprises to develop into the kind of enterprise “that can do best for the world”. Meanwhile, it may create mutual benefits and long-term prosperity for all the parties involved.
Change Urban Force: Analyze the Development Trend of a Social Enterprise
Jul 14, 2017
Change Urban Force: Analyze the Development Trend of a Social Enterprise
By Hu,Che-Sheng/Lo,Wei/Chang,Yung-ching
The social enterprise wants to pursue a dual objective by stressing the importance of social values and profitability to run its business. It operates by integrating resources taken from all parties to support the innovative idea of a social enterprise and takes further action to change the world. Therefore, it is highly recommended that the social enterprise should look into the issues from a higher level of social perspective when it tries to get involved in and resolves social issues. What the government needs to do is to establish an ecological system for the social enterprise and to actively build up the infrastructure for the social enterprise to develop. These infrastructures may include talent-training programs, micro-loans, sales channels, business start-ups and incubation as well as consulting services.
Taipei City Exclusive Report on Social Enterprises
Jul 13, 2017
Taipei City Exclusive Report on Social Enterprises
By Huang Nuan-yun/TIER
To create a business-friendly ecological environment for social enterprises, the Taipei government has built up a quality space for the start-ups to run their business. While planning the start-up-related projects and giving instructions to the enterprises, the government actively promoted the social enterprises to apply for the project of subsidies for business investment and set up high expectations for the quality SMEs located in Taipei City. In the Q4, the entrepreneurs of quality social enterprises have received an incentive and subsidy from the government. These companies are the Friend Rabbit, which cares much about abandoned rabbits and iCare, which puts much concern on the senior citizen health care in community service and the aging problem. It allows the people to look into the touching story of and get to know each entrepreneur who founded the social enterprise.
Start-up Business Dreams Big on Stage: the First Social Enterprise Village Found
Jul 13, 2017
Start-up Business Dreams Big on Stage: the First Social Enterprise Village Found
By Huang Nuan-yun/TIER
The Executive Yuan announced that the first year of social enterprises has now begun in 2014. It also issued the “action plan for social enterprises” to reach its three main goals by “providing a business-friendly environment for the social enterprises”, “strengthening the business property for social enterprises”, and “constructing a network and platform for social enterprises”. They hope that it is possible to achieve such a vision for this project by “creating an ecological environment suitable for a social enterprise to be creative, to run its startup, to grow, and to develop”. Meanwhile, the government agency in charge of this project will also help the social enterprises to look for a public space, and provide reasonable rental land for the social enterprise start-ups to use the resources. The government wished to make use of its power and combine the private force to promote social enterprise business to grow and prosper.
Taipei takes the lead in constructing a social-enterprise friendly capital
Jun 19, 2017
Taipei takes the lead in constructing a social-enterprise friendly capital
By Huang Nuan-yun/TIER
The Taipei government has created a business-friendly environment for social enterprises to grow and promoted sustainable growth within a social enterprise. Since 2014, the government began to promote some projects relevant to this goal. It enlarged the number of enterprises involved in receiving instructions from the government since 2015, promoting the campaign known as “SMEs brand expanding project-giving instructions to build a brand image for social enterprises through promotions”. The government continued to run a "project to promote services for the social enterprises located in Taipei City" in 2016. It is estimated that over 20 local social enterprises have received instructions on a case-by-case basis. Besides, the government helped the citizens to get to know more about how the social enterprise develops into a national and global business through a series of campaigns.
Overall Competitiveness of the City: Taipei City goes upward
Jul 14, 2017
Overall Competitiveness of the City: Taipei City goes upward
By Feng,Ling-hui/TIER
The “Global Views” issued the results of “a Mass Survey on the Overall Competitiveness of Counties and Cities” in July 2016. Taipei City won the championship once again in a national competition with other 19 counties and cities. For Taipei City, things are just going smoothly. In addition to winning the first prize in the overall ranking of competitiveness, this city also won the first prize either in the national counties and cities ranking or among the 6 municipalities in terms of 5 aspects — “economy and employment,” “education and culture,” “environmental protection and environmental quality,” “medical treatment and hygiene” as well as “local finance.” In the two aspects of “security” and “life quality and modernization,” Taipei City has made tremendous progress in the performance ranking compared to last year although it still has a long way to go for improvement. Its urban resource conditions, historical development and orientation – plus its perfect execution in the policy– are all key factors, which enabled Taipei City to become a regular winner in terms of the economy, education, medical treatment and finance.
Decipher IoT, Initiate New Opportunities in Intelligence
Jul 14, 2017
Decipher IoT, Initiate New Opportunities in Intelligence
By Liang,Pin-hsien/Taiwan Internet Of Things Alliance
According to IDC, the company estimated that the economies of scale for the IoT industry would reach 1.46 trillion USD by 2020. Thus, it can be a new opportunity for Taiwan to usher in the industrial development if the company introduces the “service-based” app IoT to its development. With five portfolios from the industry chain, the company combines big data analysis, social community, cloud services, mobile APP and sensory chips to comply with how to integrate it into the “BCMC” (abbr. Term stands for big data, community, mobile and cloud computing.). This integrated service can transform the properties of all things into digital data and then upload it to a cloud-based interface. It turns out to be a valuable service. It will be the next key route for IoT development.
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