Reflecting on My Experiences at my first Tech Startup – Kozmo

In usa by Michael Michelini1 Comment

Taking a #bootup break (I’m at boot hk startup camp weekend) to reflect on my personal experience with kozmo.com. It was a summer intern during the dot com bubble – the year 2000 – what a great year. Magical – my freshman summer at Stevens Institute of Technology, studying computer engineering, living at my newly joined fraternity chapter house – …

2nd Shenzhen Internet Marketing Meetup

In Events by Michael Michelini6 Comments

Since we had such a great turnout and positive interest in continuing the regular meetings, we are currently looking into the best date and location for the next events. The 2nd meetup is coming after Chinese New Year, on March 5, 2011, still at Kingdee Software Park.  We will have these to speak and one case study this time. – …

Do I Need Money To Be Successful?

In business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Is Money Really Everything? Its kind of a second post in a series, yesterday I talked about do I need to be a programmer to be successful in a startup, today do we need money to be successful in a startup? Maybe its because am I a middle man in this whole process? Is my role not as valuable as …

Do I Need To Be A Programmer To Be Successful?

In business, websites by Michael Michelini5 Comments

This has to be something we all think about when considering a startup, especially as technology and the internet continue to be the center of most startups. Over and over again, I get people coming to me asking for development companies to make their idea….and I have to kind of worry. Outsourcing scares me…its putting your money into the hands …

Spending Time Inside a Dongguan, China Web Company

In china business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

These are the times I get some of the most “real” perspectives of business and life in China, those times I spend a day or two inside an operating company. When I first was assigned to the new five islands ecommerce project here in Dongguan, I quickly looked up for people I already knew in Dongguan. I found my Chinese …

More Americans Wanting to Move to China!

In china business, usa by Michael Michelini7 Comments

It seems at least one per day now, either email, facebook message, twitter DM, or random add on skype and a chat. Phone calls and I don’t know where they got my number. MORE AND MORE AMERICANS WHO WANT TO RE-LOCATE TO CHINA. Some want to teach english, others want to start a business, some who want a fresh start …

Looking in the Mirror Every Morning

In motivation by Michael Michelini8 Comments

Most of the time when I wake up, there is a mirror in the bathroom (not always….haha) Do we all look at ourselves there and reflect? Think about what we are doing with our lives, what we are living for, what is our goal. Had to read over Steve Job’s speech about morning mirror reflections, he is an amazing person. …

Common Question – What Products To Sell Online?

In websites by Michael Michelini2 Comments

I love hearing people who want to have an online business. I have been answering questions on all experts for years now about ecommerce and online businesses. It gives me perspective hearing about other people’s questions, problems, and confusions….and makes me realize I’m not alone when it comes to the massive and confusing jungle of the online world! Finding the …

FINALLY Social Media formally in Google Search!

In social media by Michael Michelini1 Comment

Today Google announced something BIG for all those social media people out there…..we have been blessed today! Us social media guys, who have been kinda joked as social media just “playing games” and not really making money by our pure-play SEO link guys……welll…. WELL – now those tweets and blogs will feed into GOOGLE social search. So….like Monamie commented on …

Will Facebook Soon Replace Our USA Social Security Numbers?

In social media by Michael Michelini5 Comments

Just read the other day I read an article – Facebook will now be embedded into mobile phone SIM cards, the company Gemalto, says it has embedded the software application into the SIM. This ensures the Facebook application is compatible with 100% of SIM-compliant mobile phones. Amazing right…..you will not even need a mobile app, smart phone, or even data …

Feel Big Changes Coming For Internet Marketing, SEO

In social media, websites by Michael Michelini11 Comments

While I don’t normally use this blog to talk about my business, I think with the recent news in the internet world you may be interested. While I still am overworked guy doing too many things, one of my biggest projects is SEO and internet marketing. What is SEO? Stands for Search Engine Optimization, which is the craft of both …

Many Changes Coming for Internet Marketing

In News by Michael Michelini1 Comment

I remember first hearing about google in the year 2000, how everyone said it was so amazing and quick and relevant…we were tired of altavista and ask jeeves or other search engines that had to search again and again, going through pages and pages of crap to get to the answer or site we were looking for. So people just …

Bridging Between Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China

In china business, hong kong business by Michael Michelini7 Comments

I remember my first trip to Hong Kong, in October 2007. I had come to go to the globalsources trade show, see products, meet people I had been chatting to online for years, and see whats its like to do business in China. I was amazed at the city….more advanced then New York….and just as expensive! I quickly learned that …