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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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Searching For Products to Import & Sell In China

In china business by Michael Michelini10 Comments

Its always been in the back of my mind since coming to China in the end of 2007…but now more then ever – WHAT PRODUCTS CAN I BRING INTO & SELL IN THE CHINESE MARKET! I have talked about local sales tactics in China and gotten some experience selling Chinese bar products , but had taken a break from it …

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First Full Day in Dongguan

In china business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Have been spending certain half days from Shenzhen or Hong Kong at the Dongguan “cashncarry.cn” facility, but today marks my first overnight stay there. Again, a few months ago this would have seemed unimaginable, but this is a really exciting project. It’s a factory in Dongguan in the process of converting from a factory into a wholesale store and ecommerce …

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Visit to a Shenzhen Mouse Factory

In china business by Michael Michelini7 Comments

This past friday I took a trip to a China factory manufacturing computer mouses! Its a new development for the Dong Guan ecommerce center, Five Islands, and the domain mouse.com (coming after photograph.com is setup). Those tatending: Michael Michelini, Mr. Dang Shuang (mouse factory general manager), and Mr Huck Liang (mutual friend of the 2 above, owner of logistics company …

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Surrounded by Entrepreneurs in “Boot.hk” Hong Kong

In china business by Michael Michelini28 Comments

Been in Hong Kong a couple days ago, closing final details and arrangements for photograph.com project launch. Just feeling happier then ever these days…..focusing on what I do, finding others skilled and interested in the parts of business and life that I don’t like to do, and trying my best to align and center myself around like-minded people….. Thanks to …

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Last Minute Trip To Hong Kong, Launching Photograph.com

In china business by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Been doing a lot of networking in 2010, and after the domainer meetup in Hong Kong, have been in talks with Gary about working on some projects together in domaining, SEO, and ecommerce…..all things I am passionate about and have been looking for the right project or cooperation all year….not wanting to rush into any project just because I am …

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I have to learn to Master the Chinese language!

In china business, usa by Michael Michelini10 Comments

Damnnit Americans, why aren’t you learning Chinese? My friend Abiy just sent me this newsweek article Americans still aren’t studying Chinese in school? I like this paragraph in the middle of the article: But the sad fact is that Americans are not learning Mandarin, the main tongue spoken in mainland China, in droves. Just take a look at the numbers. …

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Positioning Correctly During Changing Economic Times

In china business by Michael Michelini6 Comments

I’m in a bus on the way back from lunch heading to a government office to grab my passport with renewed work permit, then to hong kong….whipping out my laptop writing this entry. This is how I’ve been living my life….writing up blogs, proposals, emails from my mobile phone, from my laptop in transit – in a car, train, bus, …

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Bike Stolen In China…only a few days left

In china business by Michael Michelini6 Comments

From the day I bought this bike, I knew it was a matter of time before it was stolen…..Everyone told me, don’t leave it out of your sight….locked or not locked…doesn’t matter. bought the bike in september 2008, so its lasted me a couple years…..did pay about 1400 yuan (200usd) for it….and it was nice….but I feel I got my …

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Motivating Myself Through Starvation

In china business, motivation, philippines business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Having trouble sleeping ,so popping open the laptop. Starvation, well, not literally…..bet it got your attention though. But I am beating on myself, pushing myself….why? I don’t want get lazy. Don’t want to get comfortable. I don’t want to be a failure…a washup…a has-been…. Business is modern warfare. And I don’t want to get into politics too much, but we …