Letter To Mom & Dad

In family friends, usa by Michael Michelini2 Comments

I like to mix up my blog, not just talk about business…and today’s post will be a bit emotional and personal….read at your own risk!! I’m a lucky son, my dad motivates me regularly: poems and emails, and just from my memories as a child getting pushed by him. I really miss my family back home, its been the hardest …

Enter the Year of the Dragon

In china business by Michael Michelini6 Comments

Depending on if you’re a business owner, or a employee, being an expat in China during the end of the year and Jan/Feb is much different than the rest of the year. Basically, its SHUT DOWN! You have Western holidays Christmas and New Years in the end of December into early Jan, and then Chinese New years each year is …

6 Chinese Cities, 6 Chinese Ecommerce Events

In china business, e-commerce by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Bet that heading caught your attention. Yes, I just can’t get the travel bug out of me. And 2012 will be almost all China (although I did just book a trip to Philippines in mid feb). As part of my newest venture in opening up a Chinese ecommerce group to the West, I am going to be promoting and communicating …

View Post

Google May Have Left China, but it Learned from Baidu

In china business, social media by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Overall I like Google…but I can’t help to think they are getting to be more and more “evil” as an overall brand feeling. Chinese Currently People Respect Google it took a strong stand with the Chinese internet filtering at the beginning of 2010, ending up exiting the Chinese market. They didn’t have the government relationships and no longer agreed with …

Great Success! Feedback + Results from Social Media Training Seminar

In china business by Michael Michelini6 Comments

A few of my friends have been checking up with me on how my first social media marketing seminar went this past Saturday. I just got the photos and feedback from the marketing team this afternoon, so here we go: We had 10 people come to the training seminar. To understand who came, there was LureNight.com (ecommerce site for lingerie, …

New Hardware Accelerator Program in Shenzhen!

In china business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

More cool stuff happening here in Shenzhen, it keeps reminding me and building my confidence that I am in the right part of the world with a growing future! Cyril Ebersweiler, from SOS Ventures and China Accelerator up in north China, who spoke our Shenzhen Startup Tuesday a couple months ago started this , and There is a “hardware accelerator” …

Maybe Another Shot At Doing a Shenzhen Coworking Office

In china business by Michael Michelini14 Comments

Not even a couple months ago I was stressing about how to deal with the future of the current SZteam coworking space in High Tech park. Like I had said, the space moved faster than I was prepared and I tried my best to backtrack and make it work This time, I am doing it differently. Last week at Christmas …