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Ten-year DB resident Sharon McEneff of T8 Consulting in DB North Plaza talks shop
Tell us a little about your business?
T8 is a professional service company, which provides corporate and business administration services to companies, associations, organisations and clubs in DB, Hong Kong and Asia. We now even have clients in Australia, the US and UK. I started T8 with my husband Steve in 2011, when I saw a need for high-quality, outsourced association management services and business administration services. The name T8 relates to the power that a typhoon 8 brings, which we hope to bring to our customers’ businesses, and also to my married name, which is Tait.
What makes T8 unique?
Our customers are looking for support to help manage and/ or grow their businesses. By providing an experienced, professional and cost-effective support solution, we can give our clients the time to focus on their businesses, without getting bogged down in the administration of starting up, employing staff, finding premises etc.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced in business?
We have had the same challenges that most small companies have – cash flow, staffing, and keeping our clients happy and our standards up. In some ways it is our experience of managing ourselves that makes us good at helping others. That said, we receive great support, mentoring and advice from senior business professionals. We also rely on our great team of experienced administrators and managers, who get stuck in for their clients and get the job done.
How do you spend your free time in DB?
We have been living in DB for over 10 years, and our two children have typically hectic social lives. We spend most of our time between DB Marina Club, working with the DB Pirates (both a client and as a passion for us), playing sport and entertaining.
How do you see your business looking in five years?
We are actively expanding into business administration and corporate services. It would be great to think that within two years we could have offices in Tung Chung, and within five years offices in China and South East Asia. I believe the only barrier to success is a lack of belief in what can be achieved by a great team.