Personal Outlook for 2012

In china business, motivation by Michael Michelini10 Comments

I could reflect on 2011, but instead of talking about the past, I’ll talk about the future. 2011 was my transition BACK to China fulltime… doing consulting between Hong Kong, Dongguan, and Shenzhen…. going to the coworking space in mid-year and then the last couple months back to ecommerce consulting and representing a Chinese ecommerce association to the west. Many …

Feel Like I’m in Uncharted Waters….Submerged in China Business

In china business by Michael Michelini5 Comments

As a new year approaches, I’m behind on my blogs (my buddies remind me as they check up)…but seriously I am working harder then ever this year. As I said, noticing more and more expats leaving China while there is a fresh batch of new ones come in (like doug)…. And then there is the Christmas holiday approaching…the foreigner friends …

Excited for 2012 – Marketing a Chinese Ecommerce Group to the West!

In china business by Michael Michelini1 Comment

2011 was the year “I “returned” to China” after a half year in Philippines and a couple months in USA (almost staying in NYC, USA)….and now I am entering 2012 with some very interesting projects and goals. In 2011, I was doing SEO and ecommerce consulting with Five Islands ecommerce center going between Dongguan, Hong Kong, and Shenzhen like a …

Twitter Is Trying To Be Simpler – It Learned from China’s Weibo!

In social media by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Wow, this confirms it – Weibo really is better than Twitter. Reading the official news from Twitter, their new UI interface updates seems to be quite similar to how Weibo has been doing it since its beginning! I got more information when I read Silicon Filter and yes, there will be users who complain about this – but finally Twitter …

Opening a Chinese WFOE Company Still a Mystery for Foreigners

In china business by Michael Michelini12 Comments

Even in today’s day and age….culture, language, and administrative issues create roadblocks from doing international business. I am overwhelmed with opportunities and examples of seeing this “margin of error” and always think of ways to solve it and hopefully get my fair financial gain for doing so.   I love getting emails and comments from my blog posts. Lately its …

Great Experience At China Merchants Bank! (yes, seriously!)

In china business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

No, I am not being sarcastic. And no, I did not receive any bribe or Red Envelopes or endorsements to say good things about a Chinese state operated bank! I was an idiot, when I was paying my Dave Ho monthly rent, I turned back to pass him the cash and walked away from the ATM! In China, the card …

Do You Think an commerce store #in shop.michaelmichelini.com

In china business, e-commerce, usa by Michael Michelini6 Comments

Been thinking more about about the direction of the business. And I am really thinking the above idea could have an interesting twitter to today’s ecommerce + social meda. Create an online store from my blog. Put my “personal brand” behind the products we are selling. I can cross promote thosse products on this blog have discussions on the products…show …