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Bar SAMBA NIGHTS opening Saturday Night

In china business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Gonna do it…open the bar – this saturday – halloween night, will be the opening debute! I’ve been back and forth in my mind, do it, or not to do it. But…I think it will be a good experience, and a good cross promotion for my bar products and liquor distribution businesses…..and I can learn the business where I am …

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Crazy Guangzhou City – America is so far away!

In china business by Michael Michelini4 Comments

The longer i am outside of the united states, the more i wake up and realize how easy life was there. Sad part is, i didnt know it until i left, and i dont think most of my friends and associates still there realize it now! For example, today i traveled back to shenzhen city from guangzhou city…..took the long, …

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Newest Opportunity – Open a Bar?

In china business by Michael Michelini4 Comments

I am having trouble sleeping, thinking too much, so might as well blog my thoughts down… Funny that just as i blogged about my business life update that another opportunity came to me – become a partner in a bar…..i at first wasn’t even going to entertain the idea……but i decided to go and see what the offer would be. …

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Update in Business Life

In china business by Michael Michelini9 Comments

My last post i talked mainly about where i have physically been, i think now i want to discuss what i have been focusing on with business. Loadpipe – this has been in my head for over 2 years….now i have to stop having people nickname it as a “pipe dream” (all talk, never making it) and now i have …

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CEO customers, employees, THEN owners

In china business by Michael Michelini7 Comments

while yes, i am a ceo in some way, i still like to think of myself as an entrepreneur and small business owner. Ceo is too official and formal, plus in my eyes, ceo is a worker/ staff for the owners, while a business owner is the one who hires the ceo to manage his/ her business. So i prefer …

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If I were born a chinese farmer

In china business by Michael Michelini12 Comments

Being in Shenzhen, China, I am exposed to a diverse community of people – rich Chinese businessman, adventurous young aspiring entrepreneurs, cheaters, beggers, and a lot of farmers! Now, it is easy to joke about a struggling Chinese farmer….they are low educated and will do almost anything to earn money to feed themselves and their families. You will see them …

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Cultural Differences Between Americans and Europeans

In china business, usa by Michael Michelini8 Comments

Being in China, I didn’t expect to be exposed to so many europeans….but from my experiences I have gotten involved with more Europeans than Americans here. Of course I am learning more and more how do to business in China as a foreigner…..but at the same time, I am getting exposure to doing business with Europeans. My involvement with DBR …

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Investing In China – everyone talking about it

In china business by Michael Michelini6 Comments

I’ve been more calls then ever before from friends and business associates back in USA. It must be all over the television more then ever – investing in china! But really, its not at all as easy as anyone can imagine….. First of all, being a foreigner, who do you trust when you get here? The government isn’t exactly welcoming …

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Hard Choices Make Us Stronger

In china business by Michael Michelini8 Comments

I try not to get my emotions mixed into things…but life is life…and I am who I am…..I guess I genuinely care about the outcomes in life for others like myself……maybe that is why I get myself in difficult situations to begin with…… But right now, I am part of DBR Shenzhen Oy and I have been back from a …

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Fixing an Air Conditioner in China

In china business by Michael Michelini5 Comments

I know I just posted…but this I couldn’t wait for….in my apartment building they are fixing an air conditioner…this guy is on the 18th or 19th floor risking his life….I see this all summer long, but this time got a good photo LOOK HOW HIGH HE IS!!

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Differences Doing Business in China and USA

In business, china business, usa by Michael Michelini7 Comments

I know, its been a while since my last post…..didn’t have much internet connection in Finland, jet lag, and backlog of work….I had to sacrifice some posts….Tomorrow I am presenting at punch party, which is a time where speakers come and only have 7 minutes to discuss their topic. The idea is to meet new people, and get lots of …

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Door to door sales in China

In china business by Michael Michelini11 Comments

It has been a bit more strange then expected with certain sales initiative, yes each country and culture is different. I try my best to be flexible and adaptive, but selling in china has been interesting to say the least. First of all, selling in china is difficult by definition. Chinese people are “tighter” with their money (i.e. don’t spend …