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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 …

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Can Google Save Face In China?

In china business, china seo by Michael Michelini7 Comments

I have personally been wondering what is going on with the Google vs. China government. My friends are asking me the latest, but its really quiet….there was tons of news on it, back and forth with the Chinese government, news press releases, and other crazy news….then it got quiet. Google Buzz came out, and seems to have just let people …

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To Start a Business – Its Not Only Money

In motivation by Michael Michelini5 Comments

its will and drive. its about focus. Its about going against the odds. Its having the strength to keep going, even when maybe your closest friends think you’re completely insane. I just refuse to give up. Maybe its the way I grew up, but I feel I need to be a street fighter, a scrapper. Life isn’t about taking the …

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Everyone Wants to Do it – Start an online business

In business, websites by Michael Michelini3 Comments

I enjoy learning about people’s interests, and what makes them tick. A couple years ago I became a “expert” in the allexperts.com/ep/1089-90814/E-Commerce-Web-Business/Michael-Michelini.htm ecommerce category of All Experts. At first I was going to do the category in import/export, but even still I am not an expert in international trade – my passion still is the MIX of internet, marketing, and …

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Working USA hours in China (graveyard shift)

In business by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Always since ive been in china i have had to coordinate with usa time schedule…..but the past week its become extreme….earlier this week and last i was working until 5 or 6 am….sleeping until 2 or 3pm Wake up 11pm in china – usa (ny) 10am – europe (4pm) Sleep 3pm china- usa Nyc 2am – europe – 8am But …

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How to Structure NYC Retail Store Licensing + Consignment Deal

In travel, usa by Michael Michelini3 Comments

i’m back to doing USA business almost 90% of the time….think i really gotta get back to the usa and straighten some deals and alliances out. Since Shadstone took over newyorkbarstore…. i have been seeking vigorously how to improve the cash flow, here are some ideas I NEED HELP WITH #1…………….how to structure a deal like that… 1) PARTNER with …

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As China Office is empty- USA is busier then ever

In china business, usa by Michael Michelini7 Comments

This longggggg China New Year holiday drives me insane – as I’m sure a lot of other business owners (chinese and foreign) – it still amazes me how a country of such size and current global influence can completely shut down – so many of my favorite restaurants are still closed. Things should start opening up again friday and the …

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will google buzz fizzle in china?

In china business, china seo by Michael MicheliniLeave a Comment

Google has just released google buzz, a twitter like platform that is integrated into your gmail account – so your “buzz” from friends and followers comes through as a folder in your email box. This is all cool stuff, but from the matter of the current state of “google leaving china”….this is another step towards leaving. Its reported the government …

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Lonely in New Office

In business, family friends, motivation by Michael Michelini2 Comments

I guess its like the saying goes “be careful what you wish for”. My previous office, was 1 massive room with a glass dividing wall between the office and the main room – NO privacy. So looking to move, I wanted to have multiple rooms, and areas that I could have private meetings with staff and visitors. Here is a …

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Firing People in China – Watch your Back

In business, china business by Michael Michelini5 Comments

Have to share this greatttttttttt email I received today, makes me sleep well at night. Unreal people out there like this. But I want to share, some of the after effects of firing someone. The guy lost me customers, was lazy, and did his own work during company hours. Anyway, received the below email (exact copy / paste) from a …

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Stupid Foreigner Paying Chinese New Year Bonus

In china business by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Update Feb 2016: Get lots of requests on Chinese New Year bonus, 6 years later I wrote a much more detailed and professional post on my business blog: How Much Bonus Should I Pay on Chinese New Year?, check it out! Again, I am reminded how little I know about the Chinese culture. I try to be observant, ask around …