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Build a Global Business from Asia! We all watch the news. Asia is the new big kid on the block. Unleash the power of “going direct” and understanding all the ways you can leverage the region for your business. If you’re curious, you can read about all cross border here, or dive into various forms of content:

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Most Recent GFA Blog Posts

A few of our recent blog articles below, check our blog page for the full archive.

Using Shopify to Grow Beyond Amazon

September 25, 2017

Changes and innovation are key aspects of growing a business. As time passes, people change what they like to buy and how they shop. Just as the Internet has grown into an effective medium of marketing and selling, e-commerce has been the greatest rival to traditional shopping. Hence, for sellers, jumping on the bandwagon (e-commerce) became essential to grow their businesses. Find out more about shopify ecommerce in this blog.

Using HSBC HK overseas

September 22, 2017

All set with your Hong Kong company and HSBC bank account? Congratulations, it can be quite a feat, especially in today’s rather strict KYC - “Know your Customer” world. So after you have the bank account, you may want to make some changes. This is where it gets a bit complicated, especially if you are living and working outside of Hong Kong. Learn some tips on using HSBC HK overseas.

What’s Been Happening At Global From Asia

September 21, 2017

You may be wondering what is happening here at Global From Asia. We are growing super fast and pushing the limits. Something I recommend all business owners and entrepreneurs to do. It is a good test of your willpower. Also, we are focusing on Global From Asia. It feels good that this is the main focus and it is making forward progress. I thought it was a good time to keep you informed, so here's an update on Global From Asia.

Why Should Food Entrepreneurs Sell on Amazon?

September 20, 2017

amazon food sellers A food entrepreneur and manufacturer can sell their goods and even prepared meals in most parts of the country through the marketplace feature of Amazon website to enhance their sales manifold.The trusted services of Amazon help you grow faster if you opt in for FBA that takes away the hassle of delivering the products off your hands completely. Find out how Amazon Food Sellers do it.

Most Recent GFA Podcasts

A few of our recent podcast interviews below, check our podcast page for the full archive.

Product Sourcing Updates – GFAE009

September 22, 2017

product sourcing We got 3 out of 5 together! Roland is visiting Shenzhen from Europe, and Cadrian popped over from Hong Kong. Friday night 8pm meeting on our latest developments on the new Amazon FBA business. Listen in for our product sourcing update! For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/ecommerce009..

How Overseas Investors Can Tap Into the Hong Kong and Asia Startup Markets with Jay Kim – GFA193

September 19, 2017

This week we are talking investment! It is a topic many people are always interested in getting into (myself included) and wondering how does it start. Especially here in Asia where - during my Wall Street days, it seemed so obscure and high risk. Let's listen in as our guest, Jay Kim give talks about how overseas investors can tap into the Hong Kong and Asia startup markets! For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode193.

Biggest Product Decision Factors Part 2 with Meir Simhi – GFAE008

September 15, 2017

Part 2 of this amazing topic of finding and developing your product line. Meir delivers the goods, and this is a highly recommended listen for anyone doing a product based business, whether it is e-commerce, Amazon FBA, or a retail shop! Tune in as Meir tells us about the importance of product decision factors. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/ecommerce008.

The Story of Setting Up a Factory Operation in China with Greg Fisher – GFA192

September 12, 2017

In today's podcast, we have Greg Fisher to speak all about China factory operation. He has created an amazing hardware community called Hardware Massive which is a global network of makers where I have had the pleasure to speak at a couple times and really enjoy the people in the community. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode192.

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Our Top Free Guides

Who doesn’t like free stuff? Over the years we have shared a lot of guides, no email opt-in required – posted right on our blog. You can also dive deep into cross border specific topics. Here are some of our top ones. Enjoy!

How To Open a HK Company

Looking to start your business, and want to see the process of opening and operating a Hong Kong company? Check our HK incorporation guide

First Time Visit To Hong Kong

Company setup, coming in for the bank account application and client meetings. Get the top tips for your HK visit.

Bank Account Application

A hot topic, getting a bank account in Hong Kong. Once the company is setup, check into the HK bank account application process

Getting a HK D-U-N-S Number

Apple developer? In Hong Kong? Ya, you need a DUNS number, here we cover getting a Dun and Bradstreet number

Upkeep for a HK Limited

You have a Hong Kong company registered, what’s next? We discuss the ongoing fees and filing. Upkeeping a HK company

Merchant Accounts

Running your business online, at all? Then you’ll need a merchant account, check out HK’s merchant account options.

Hong Kong / China Border Crossing

Many people leverage the power of Hong Kong for its access to China. Here we dig into every border crossing possible.

Live in Hong Kong or Shenzhen?

A common question people ask is why I live in China. Here we cover details and examples of why you may live in Shenzhen, China or Hong Kong.

How to Get An APEC Card

Travel in Asia on the regular? Hate those long custom lines? Then travel in Asia like a VIP with an APEC business travel card

Get The China E-Channel?

A laowai like me and constantly traveling in and out of China? In late 2016 they now allow you to skip those long foreign customs lines!

Hong Kong Immigration

Looking to relocate to HK? How do visas work for entrepreneurs? Wondering how to find where to live, office? Check out our HK Relocation guide

Drop Shipping from HK

Want to have global e-commerce distribution from Asia? Check out our free drop ship Hong Kong e-commerce article!

Hong Kong & Amazon FBA

Living and working in Asia and want to consider Hong Kong for your new Amazon FBA Seller Central Account? Learn what you need for Amazon FBA from HK

Paypal Hong Kong Guide

We all know how troublesome it is to deal with Paypal internationally. Check out our Paypal HK guide to avoid problems, and how to fix it if you have ’em!


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“Resourceful and Super Fun! From his blogs, to his ebooks, to the Podcasts. Every time I read or listen to Michael’s content I come out feeling more knowledgeable and ready to get back into the hustle of doing business with my Chinese counterparts.” ~ Omar Abu.

“I have been reading Mike’s blog posts and listening his podcasts since the first episode. Mike is your man if you want to learn more about running a (global) business from Hong Kong/China. Each one contains a nugget of wisdom which you can use to help building your global business!” – Leroy H.

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