Marie, Experience Having a Baby in Shenzhen China!

In china business, family friends by Michael Michelini5 Comments

Man, what a week last week was, and NO, its not my baby (so many people get confused there!)! My “main girl” for the newyorkbarstore and ecommerce business is Marie, and those reading my blog and tweets see her mentioned every once in a while, especially when she was helping me explore opening a company in the Philippines and build …

Pushing It – Aiming For a Quick BootUP! Weekend, Build a startup in 54 hours!

In china business by Michael Michelini3 Comments

Man, event after event, massive conference call with startup weekend guys in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Shanghai. Weibo threads (Twitter in China) going on about startup meetings, networking, business…..building relationships. All while doing my ecommerce stuff….. Yes, I am passionate about this startup community building in Shenzhen. Its past due, as my buddy @i4harold says its past due and needed in …

Building up to a Business Training Center in Shenzhen!

In china business by Michael Michelini3 Comments

Startup Tuesdays, Ecommerce Saturdays, Shenzhen Coworking space, internet marketing consulting in South China….all roads are leading to: an idea lab – incubator – startup breeding grounds. But more immediately (and more monetizable) a business training center! A majority of the speakers have been open to getting paid (duh!) for a longer, more detailed and comprehensive training class in their expertise …

Visit to the First Shenzhen Hackerspace!

In china business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

I first heard about a Shenzhen hackerspace from my buddy Jon at boot hk hong kong coworking, but it was too early a few months ago, as I called and they said it wasn’t yet ready. It has just opened last month!!! I already got some people on twitter and foursquare confusing hackerspace with computer hackers! So what is a …

What The Heck Am I Doing? Isn’t It Clear?

In business by Michael Michelini4 Comments

I’m a scatter brain. More and more, I seem to confuse people….like my buddy Dave Ho tells me, he is trying to help my business, help get me clients or sales, but doesn’t know HOW, doesn’t know WHAT I DO! I keep changing. …. well…maybe because I am still trying to “find myself” – maybe you are out there reading …

Gonna Do It – Finally – Make a PODCAST!

In china business, motivation by Michael Michelini8 Comments

Like my buddy @tropicalmba (Dan Andrews) says, blogging may be a waste of time if you use it to MOTIVATE YOUSELF, and publicly make promises to push yourself…then this post is going to be one of those. Whats a podcast? I know some of you guys reading this (hi Mom and Dad!) may not understand what a podcast is, do …

Solid Group of People At Ecommerce Meetup #6 – IP Law in China

In china business by Michael Michelini1 Comment

I really got cool off on all these events…getting exhausted and probably will burn out! But its basically the rapid development of SZteam, with demand for weekly startup meetings, combined with the original ecommerce monthly meetings that have been organized each month. This month’s meetup was themed around law, specifically Chinese IP protection for small businesses and ecommerce. We had …

Results from Ecommerce Meetup #6 – IP Law in China

In News by Michael Michelini0 Comments

This month’s meetup was themed around law, specifically Chinese IP protection for small businesses and ecommerce. We had the following 2 speakers who are experts in law, China, manufacturing, patents, copyright – all that fun stuff! Yubo Zhou, President of Unino IP Consulting (uninno.com), an expert in IP industry. Yubo has been studied and lived in the U.S for years …

Meetup #6 – IP Law + Chinese Legal Issues

In Events, News by Michael Michelini0 Comments

*** Please note we have rescheduled To Aug 13 from Aug 6 due to Universiade dates **** Our next meetup with be Saturday August  13 , again in the Kingdee building of High Tech park. This event will be focused on Copyright, IP (Intellectual property) and other legal issues in the Chinese export industry for ecommerce businesses. We have 2 …

Shenzhen is Begging for it – Wildly Successful First Shenzhen Startup Tuesday

In china business by Michael Michelini4 Comments

I truly believe marketing is listening to what people want, and giving them that. If you missed the event, here are the slides from tonight – Shenzhen Team Hosts First Shenzhen Startups Tuesday, and I’m outlining it here. Shenzhen’s 1st “Startups Tuesday” Bringing Together Shenzhen’s Startup Community!   Today’s Agenda People kept asking me what is this first meetings …

As The US Economy Continues Its Decline….More People Look to China

In china business, usa by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Sure, I always get some comments that I am giving up on America….but come on, didn’t we see this happening like…..I don’t know, years ago? I dont want to get political on this blog, mainly because I hate thinking about hearing political debates during holiday parties with the family. We all have different views on how a government should run …

Motivational Poem – Enjoy Your Coffee This Morning!

In motivation by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Happy Friday, about 6pm here and I’m off my morning coffees, but I thought it would be good to get it out for USA time zone Friday mornings, get some fresh eyes on this poem my Chinese friend sent me today. Read below, I’ll add my perspective after: Enjoy your coffee this morning! A group of alumni, highly established in …