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Still Feel I’m holding myself back

In family friends, motivation, travel by Michael Michelini10 Comments

Another day in Xiamen, visited some ecommerce and sourcing people, hoping to grow some connections here and get to know the city more. Most of the others from the trade show left on Sunday, almost immediately after the trade show ended…..not giving one extra day before or after to see the city. Maybe I used to be like that, short …

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Connection of China and USA Internet

In china business, china seo by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Its become my passion, connecting the USA and Chinese ecommerce. Being in China over a couple years now….and fighting both sides – US ebay accounts requiring a USA IP address, Chinese government banning certain foreign websites, VPNs, international shipping without tracking, chargebacks, duties, trademarks….. I am so attracted to it because SO MANY PEOPLE ARE SCARED OF IT. That means …

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In Xiamen – SMX Internet Trade Show

In china business, travel, websites by Michael Michelini3 Comments

Arrived in Xiamen yesterday, Jojo booked me a flight at 7:40am – so I arrived here bright and early to prepare for today’s Chinese Search Marketing Expo. This year I prepared a booth and a speech – about how to sell directly in the USA market. As chinese companies need to become more competitive in today’s difficult economic environment (falling …

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So Busy In Shanghai…..this city is great

In china business, travel by Michael Michelini5 Comments

I know its better past due for a blog post…I was doing great making regular posts….but I’m on business travel now…..and I seem to be on a roll….. jamming in at least 3 business meetings a day, and shanghai is not a small city!! So seems some days I bounce from one side to the other in a crazy , …

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In Ningbo – Now I understand why businessmen are so old

In business, motivation by Michael Michelini3 Comments

I definitely underestimated what it takes to start a business……i figured i had some customers, some cash saved up, the rest would work out…..hahaha, 3 years later (from Shadstone beginning, 6 if you count from newyorkbarstore beginning), the struggle continues….. This is my countless times in a factory in the Ningbo area (yuyao, ningbo, yong kang – all over Zhejiang …

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American Companies Don’t Feel Welcome in China anymore?

In china business, usa by Michael Michelini3 Comments

Also while watching CNN in hong kong today….they discussed a poll about more and more american companies frustrated doing business in china….the numbers were almost 30percent as of feb 2010 I can admit….i have always had trouble but in a way i believe / feel it is also because the cultural differences….not a positive or a negative feeling, just that …

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Google Redirect Out of China

In china seo by Michael Michelini11 Comments

So I am spending a day in Hong Kong….got more passport pages at the US Consulate….I’m watching CNN, was pretty cool as I haven’t watched it in years… See reports about Google “uncensoring” its results……by sending to – which is basically going to Hong Kong search engine. To me – that means THEY LEFT CHINA. For those of …

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Is Google Leaving China April 10?

In china business, china seo by Michael Michelini6 Comments

Man……Seems the news is all over the place, and may be turning off as early as mid april. What will this mean for all those workers? The google workforce is probably one of the top of the line workers, so I am sure Baidu, Tencent, Alibaba, and all the other Chinese internet companies will be scrambling to grab as …

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My Friend Rosemary’s Book Debute

In china business by Michael Michelini3 Comments

My friend Rosemary Coates released a book 42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China and I want to support her in this exciting moment for her. I can only hope one day I am as fortunate as her to publish my own book. Her and I have met on her travels in Shenzhen and she has great experiences in …

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Upcoming Travels in China + Southeast Asia

In china business, travel by Michael Michelini7 Comments

writing this on my mobile phone, it amazes me how open the world has become with the internet. My assistant jojo has prepared my travels for the next month, until the end of april, and this is what i have lined up: Now until march 25 – stay in shenzhen / hong kong taking care of business operations, financial cashflow …

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I love the internet, blogging, and social media

In websites by Michael MicheliniLeave a Comment

I guess I’ve found a great time to do international business…technology has allowed us all to stay so tuned in, that location doesnt matter as much… Today I went over my blog posts, read back through comments, and reflected. I am able to follow through life via the internet. sure, i do miss my friends and family back home, but …

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Small Business changes who we are

In corporate world, motivation by Michael Michelini6 Comments

I am waiting in the lobby of shangri la hotel in tsim sha tsui meeting my friend scott taylor from delta tau delta fraternity, he and i met in a leadership academy (2001) in west Virginia, he went to Georgia tech in atlanta – i was at Stevens tech in new jersey. We met again 7 years ago or so …