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Working Online With Kids

In vlog by designer

“It doesn’t happen.” This was what Anna said when I asked her how it was working online with her four-year old daughter, Ania, around. True, working remotely does have its share of disadvantages. But of course, one major thing that can erase all that is the fact that you will get to be on top of caring for your kids. …

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Hosting Global Sources Webinar

In blog, e-commerce, Events, vlog by designer

The right product, the right price at the right time. This was the sub-theme of Global Sources’ Webinar on Omni-channel E-commerce held on October 15, 2020. I had the pleasure of hosting the said webinar and to moderate the panel. Learned more about Omni-channel and the cross border trade in general. Didn’t even notice that it got dark in my …

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Upgrading Podcast to Live Stream

In now by Michael Michelini

What is Mike Upto Now – Oct 25 – Oct 31, 2020 Focusing on content as that is our core strength and making GFA podcast into a live streaming weekly show. This Thursday 7pm HK time will be our third one (but more prepared one as we have been still testing) with Sharon Gai from Alibaba talking about how SME …

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Feeling the Flow

In now by Michael Michelini

What is Mike Michelini up to – Oct 18 – 24, 2020 * Home schooling kids in afternoons again – just wasn’t happy w/ various parts of the kindergarten. And I enjoy going through a book (I have a structure now) and also doing interactive creative creation projects on youtube with them. * Global From Asia will be 7 years …

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Connecting Community + Team

In now by Michael Michelini

What Mike Michelini is up to Oct 11 – 17, 2020 Theme: the regular: online team / online systems development, GFAVIP community, website/ecommerce network building Personal: Pulling kids out of kindergarten Mother in law’s birthday The quick bullet points: * Welcoming more GFAVIP members, Angelica our community manager really getting great at supporting this. As well as Cheryl on client …

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E-commerce Networking Community

In blog, e-commerce, vlog by designer

Working online can be a grind. It is all about community and networking. Over the years at the Global From Asia community – we have put together a private membership, GFAVIP, where we have been hosting online sessions, group trainings, and a full library of courses on ecommerce and online business. We’re doing this because especially in these times, working …

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Meeting Angelica – Working Online Over 4 Years Now

In blog, vlog by designer

Was able to meet Angelica who worked with me at our Global From Asia community for a bit a couple years ago. She’s based here in Manila and as I have been saying trying to get face time with as many people on the team and in the network for long term relationship building and collaborations. She just had her …

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Working During Golden Week

In now by Michael Michelini

What Mike Michelini is up to – Oct 4 – 10, 2020 In the middle of Golden Week here in China. Thursday and Friday last week things were shut down. Hong Kong opens up for business Monday this week, but Mainland China still closed til Thursday. I work online and mainly with the Western world so no changes for me …

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Why we still MUST buy from Chinese factories

In business, china business by designer

With the many sourcing challenges being faced by entrepreneurs, many are wondering if there is a need to look for factories other than in China. There were identified contenders but nothing seems to offer as much as Chinese factories can. What do you think this is? Are you thinking of moving to another factory source? Before you do, check out …

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Re-Building to Fully Online community

In now by Michael Michelini

What is Mike Up To Now – Sept 27, 2020 If I can be honest, got close to burn out again last week. Just feel like “almost there” but then a pile of new projects and tasks and emergencies come. Have been meditating twice daily now (been doing mornings since 2014, but last month added mid-day) which helps. Still, I …

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CRMs, Online Events, Online Teams

In now by Michael Michelini

What Mike is Up To now – Sept 20 – 26, 2020 Quick bullet points: * Kids seem to be adjusting to full time school ok. Was a little rough making new friends, etc but going ok. * Studying deeply online event workflows and systems. Testing out one and been getting great feedback, plan to roll it out in the …

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Family is an Investment

In blog, family friends, vlog by designer

While all of us are talking about business and sales – what is a real investment? Family. My kids are getting into kindergarten now – and spending time teaching them, giving them ideas and guidance, has had real impact. And that is a lifelong investment. Watching them grow up, learning, forming their ideas and personalities has been life changing. My …