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Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

In motivation by Michael Michelini4 Comments

I remember when my friend Hasan visited me last August… he and other say I am still basically the same person I was in university….that hyper-active “kid” baby face who just won’t take “its not possible” for an answer. “Mikey likes it”, the kid who would take dares and dish them out just the same (getting in trouble a few …

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Adapting Slowly To Being Deeper in Mainland China

In china business by Michael MicheliniLeave a Comment

Last week was a hyperactive week of traveling throughout Philippines and Guangdong, China, this week I have managed to stay in one place for almost a week. I have stayed over Dongguan a few nights in the past, but this was the longest streak yet. My plan is to bounce between Philippines and china / Hong Kong for the medium …

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Incoterms 2010

In How To Guides by Michael MicheliniLeave a Comment

 The Incoterms 2010 published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) are effective as of Jan. 1, 2011. The Incoterms 2010 are arranged in two categories as follows: Rules for Any Mode of Transport: CIP — Carriage and Insurance Paid CPT — Carriage Paid To DAP — Delivered At Place DAT — Delivered At Terminal DDP — Delivered Duty Paid …

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In the Center of China / USA Talks

In china business, usa by Michael MicheliniLeave a Comment

Chinese president Hu Jintao is in America these days, and it seems like everything connects….China seems to be “opening up” more to American demands by agreeing to the following this week: * Buying more American goods – planes from Boeing, cars, and other services. But its not saying specifically if it will help American companies that are in China. * …

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Survey result for future meetings

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Dear friends, thanks for doing the survey for future meetings. Really appreciate your  enthusiasm and efforts. According to the survey up to now, the future meetings would be held in English monthly at certain Saturdays from 1pm to 5pm/6pm in Nanshan or Shekou. For the 2nd meetup, it will be after Chinese New Year holiday, either Saturday Feb. 19 or Saturday Feb. 26. For the topic,  we now have top …

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Survey for future meetings, need feedback

In News by Michael Michelini

Dear attendees of last Saturdays’s 1st Shenzhen Ecommerce Meeting, I was overwhelmed a bit with the great turnout of both Chinese and Foreigners at last Saturday’s event. As promised, I am sending out this email to get more feedback from you guys on what you want from this Kindly take this short survey, link as follows: Also, to centralize …

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Powerpoint Presentations from the First Meetup

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For our first Shenzhen Ecommerce meetup, we had 3 presentations: First was a basic overview of the differences between Western and Chinese ecommerce, speaker was Michael Michelini, slides here: differences in usa and china ecommerce Second was Tristan, Guang Yao, who went over Chinese social media. Chinese Social Media Third, Huck Liang could not attend, so Michael went over the …

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Trying to Embrace Change, not Resist Change

In motivation by Michael MicheliniLeave a Comment

That has been one of my biggest changes and challenges in my life….to adapt to rapidly changing environments, both physically (as in geographical locations) and business and economical changes (international currency risk, global competition)….While I still naturally resist change, I realize I cannot change the way the world is going, and instead have to embrace this dynamic, rapidly changing world …

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First Shenzhen Ecommerce Meetup

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The Shenzhen Internet Marketing Group is organizing a meetup on Saturday afternoon, Jan 15, in the afternoon from 1pm to approx 5 or 6pm. 1) cost – its FREE. the room is given to us for free from King Dee cmpany, and speakers are doing it as volunteers. Maybe future events will have a cost, we can discuss 2) Directions, …

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Studying How to Import Products Into China

In china business by Michael Michelini31 Comments

Update This post is so popular, I made a much more detailed and specific guide on my business blog: 3 Ways to Import Products Into China Check it out! Monday morning here in factory land Dongguan, China! I went over the process of importing into China via Hong Kong this past saturday at the Sheznhen ecommerce meeting, and because so …

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Successful First Shenzhen Ecommerce Meetup

In china business, websites by Michael Michelini8 Comments

I am getting on a roll making these meetups in all the cities I am traveling. Seems to be building on itself, but I have to say, I get more interested people to meet about business when I am in China. Seems this is where the most densely populated area of people, both local Chinese and foreigners, who want to …