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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 …

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Need More Stuff – George Carlin – A Minimalist

In corporate world by Michael Michelini3 Comments

Always liked George Carlin stand up…remember listening to it with my hometown friends Andrew Moran and others in grade school (yea, weird a little bit to listen to this stuff at such a young age). Listened a few times to this video “stuff” lately, while in USA (when re-uniting with Andrew, Scott, and others) as well as over here in …

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Partaking more in the couchsurfing movement, formally.

In travel by Michael Michelini11 Comments

It’s strange, to me and to my friends, that I have not earlier been involved in couchsurfing websites, making my profile more complete lately. I have been “couchsurfing” for almost as long as I have been traveling, depending on how you define it. And this is why I love twitter and blogging and social media, because you can more …

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Converting Philippines Office into Clear Cafe Internet Cyber Cafe!

In philippines business by Michael Michelini5 Comments

Tonight had a rather long meeting with my Philippines accountant and Marie about converting the startup office into an internet cyber cafe “ Inc”. For the most of 2010 I have been “dabbling” with doing business in the Philippines…..having home based workers, leasing a small startup office, training programs, interviews at Philippines government centers, and running a quick twitter social …

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Going Crazy, Surrounded by Mandarin, Cantonese, and Tagalog! RMB, HKD Pesos!

In travel by Michael Michelini9 Comments

Just landed in Manila a few days ago, jeez, my brain is on overload…this hyper travel between Manila, Hong Kong and south china (Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dongguan) has got my head spinning. Really, if this was USA, the geographical distance between these places is similar to going from south florida to Puerto rico…..except there are 3 currencies and 3 languages and …

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Are Social Media People Just a Bunch of Nerds?

In social media by Michael Michelini5 Comments

As I dive deeper and deeper into the developing industry of social media….I can’t help but classify the typical social media poweruser. Sure the majority of the global population now has in some way become involved with social media (mindblowing numbers thrown around on the web in 2010), but when I saw power users, I consider that those addicted to …