Back in China – Work Week Plan: Shenzhen, Dongguan, Hong Kong

In business, china business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Sundays are always my reflection and planning days….back from a long trip in the Philippines late last week, transitioned back to “China mode” with meeting people and running between Hong Kong to Shenzhen…..quickly outlining my week and posting here for ya’ll to see: Monday – in Shenzhen, China. Its July 4th, which is a holiday in USA – independence day, …

Photos From Li Jia, Visit to Dongguan Factory City

In china business by Michael Michelini12 Comments

A couple weeks a photo journalist, Li Jia, came to the Dongguan Fiveislands ecommerce warehouse, but also other factories in the business network here in Chang An. Her main project was to interview and photograph the lives of factory women and their love life. I’ll save that blog post for once she gets me those photos, but in the meantime, …

Launching New Chinese Ecommerce Shop – CashnCarry.cn

In china business, china seo by Michael Michelini6 Comments

After months of preparation, last week we launched cash n carry Chinese shopping cart to sell the products in our fiveislands ecommerce center. It’s exciting to see it come alive…I am working mostly on helping foreigners enter the Chinese market, via this website, as well as making their own ecommerce shop and Chinese brand. In Hong Kong I have been …

Spending Time Inside a Dongguan, China Web Company

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These are the times I get some of the most “real” perspectives of business and life in China, those times I spend a day or two inside an operating company. When I first was assigned to the new five islands ecommerce project here in Dongguan, I quickly looked up for people I already knew in Dongguan. I found my Chinese …

China Is Open Again – End of Chinese New Years

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Woke up bright and early Thursday morning (6:30am) to head from Hong Kong over to Dong Guan, China to the Five Islands ecommerce center. I don’t mean to be an ignorant foreigner in China….but this holiday is annoying to me…..its just so long…………..I am a workaholic…..I am an “entrepreneur”…..and one half of my business is closed down, while the buy …

Adapting Slowly To Being Deeper in Mainland China

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Last week was a hyperactive week of traveling throughout Philippines and Guangdong, China, this week I have managed to stay in one place for almost a week. I have stayed over Dongguan a few nights in the past, but this was the longest streak yet. My plan is to bounce between Philippines and china / Hong Kong for the medium …

First Full Day in Dongguan

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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 …