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Most Recent GFA Blog Posts

The Rising Costs Of Insurance Inflation In Key Expat Destinations

June 27, 2017

The cost of healthcare around the world is constantly rising, and no one knows this more than expats and foreign workers. When you’re an expat, usually you have no choice in the matter of whether you need to buy health insurance. Read on to know more about insurance inflation.

How To Find a Quality Internship in Hong Kong? (A Global Business Boost)

June 15, 2017

Today’s guide is geared towards Hong Kong market interns, but can be applied to any hungry entrepreneurial minded college student looking to boost their career through international internships. So buckle up, and let’s go through some ideas on how to find your dream internship in HK.

Techcrunch Conference Coming to Shenzhen, China

June 13, 2017

Everyone knows (or should know!) TechCrunch. It is probably the biggest, if not one of the biggest, English tech blogs in the world. This year’s Techcrunch China conference is happening down in the south of China – in Shenzhen city! As more and more globally known brands and events happen here, it is truly amazing what can be done in this 30+ year old city.

How To Know What The Import Duty Is In HK

June 8, 2017

Love a certain product and can’t find it on store shelves in Hong Kong? You and your friends group buying them from America and shipping over for your own use. You may be onto a new business opportunity! It is overwhelming deciding where to start to turn this into a business, and today we’ll go through some of the technical tactics for importing it into Hong Kong. Find out more in this import tax hk article!

Most Recent GFA Podcasts

Moving Back to America After Asia with Travis Darrow – GFA181

June 28, 2017

This week, episode, we have Travis Darrow who has a ton of experience in Asia . Travis has been back to America a couple years now and we got him on the show to share how it feels to go through the reverse culture shock. If you are wondering how it is moving back to America after life and career in Asia, stay tuned! For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode181.

How Companies Can Do Chinese Competitive Market Research with Xiaoning – GFA180

June 20, 2017

Ever been curious how to do proper research before jumping into the Chinese market? Want to learn how a market research associate gets her analysis done? Then our guest for today's episode, Xiaoning can help you with Chinese market research! For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode180.

Managing Development in China with Rick Tang – GFA179

June 13, 2017

This week’s show we have a true entrepreneur - Rick Tang who talks managing development in China, about how he built his business by finding the right technology workers in China, managing the team, cashflow, times he has real estate finance issues, and more ups and downs of the roller coaster of business. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode179.

Dealing With Unstable Environments as a Digital Nomad with Andrew Henderson – GFA178

June 6, 2017

Today's show, we have Andrew Henderson talking about how it is being a digital nomad in asia. The episode tackles about a general overview of global citizenship, the trends we have both seen since starting business and where things may go. Of course, no one can predict the future, but based on past trends, Andrew gives us some insights and ideas on what can happen, enjoy! For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode178.

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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. 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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An educated client is our best client. You should be aware of the paperwork you are signing and comfortable you are making the correct decision for your long term business strategy.


Businesses need to pursue long term value creation. In our pursuit of excellence, we want to work with the best clients in the top of their respective industries.


We will lose money in the short term in order to hold up our credibility. In it for the long term, we want clients to feel safe and confident we are working in their best interests.


Like education, we want the client to understand what they are signing. Even if it makes more work for our agency, having clear pricing separating government and banking fees from our own, we do it.


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