How To Import into USA

Michael MicheliniBlog, Business, Ecommerce0 Comments

Importing goods is one effective way to obtain great products and a great way to expand a business. Importing products, however, takes a lot of time, effort and patience. Bringing in products to the United States isn’t that hard as long as you are prepared and knowledgeable about the methods and procedures of importing. Read this importing to USA guide for more details.

Comparing Online Accounting Software

Michael MicheliniBlog, Corporate, Taxes, Upkeep0 Comments

Set Up a Hong Kong company and wondering what is the best online accounting software? We’re tech geeks too, and we want to keep everything “in the cloud”. Not only because we’re geeks, but because we have team members around the world. Today, let’s dig into the top accounting solution and see what is the best one for you.

Introducing Our New Member Series Column

AngelicaBlog, Member's Series0 Comments

This is the latest series on our website in which you will meet our members. Here we introduce our members. They will share their experience with our website, their skills and expertise regarding business, and inspire our readers to overcome challenges with stories of how cross-border business helped them achieve their goals. Read on for our Intro member series!

List of Blocked Websites in China

Michael MicheliniBlog, Culture (Lifestyle), Lifestyle5 Comments

When the Internet first came out, China thought it could be a wonderful thing, but soon they realized that the Internet is uncontrollable, it has easily given power to an individual to become limitless with information, and has opened a new medium of communication that entails free flow of thoughts and ideas – that may ignite social and political catastrophe. Here are a list of blocked websites in China.

What Is Chinese Fapiao (and Do I Need It?)

Michael MicheliniBlog, Corporate, Taxes6 Comments

One of the first words you will learn inside Mainland China is fapiao! This took me a while to figure out as well – and often business people in China tell foreigners to not even try to figure it out. If you want to learn what fapiao is, read on!

How To Use A VPN In China (8+ Options!)

Michael MicheliniBlog, Lifestyle, Living21 Comments

Since China has blocked almost all popular websites including Google, YouTube, Facebook, etc., people consistently find ways to bypass China’s great fire wall. The most effective way is through the use of a VPN. Whether you’re travelling to China or residing there, a VPN is more likely a virtual necessity these days. A VPN enables us to access blocked websites in China, but more than that, it also protects users from the dangers of the Internet like hackers & DDoS. Here is a complete VPN China guide for you.

Attend the CHina CHat Conference in Shanghai

Michael MicheliniBlog, Business, Ecommerce0 Comments

CHat Conference is Back in Shanghai This September! I’m excited to announce that the team at China Channel is bringing back their CHat conference! The dates have been released for Sept 21-22, 2017 followed by a Wechat App hackathon! Learn more about wechat conference 2017.

Introducing The E-Commerce Gladiator TV Series

Michael MicheliniBlog, Business, Ecommerce1 Comment

Introducing E-commerce Gladiator! This new e-commerce venture we are doing live has moved to the next level – we are going to have it professionally made into a proper video series! Starting with our kickoff on Tuesday August 22 we will announce the partners in this new venture and introduce our plan for launch.

Cross-Border Payment Providers Review and Comparison

Michael MicheliniBanking, Blog, Corporate6 Comments

The Internet has helped global trade grow rapidly over the years; hence, most financial institutions and payment providers have developed to ease cross-border payments. Cross border payments works through financial institutions that are typically linked to send/receive money. Today, there are numerous websites that provide easier cross-border payment options.

Making Your First Hire in HK

Michael MicheliniBlog, Corporate, HR and Legal0 Comments

Hire in HK
Looking to setup your Hong Kong company and find a good local Hong Kong staff to build up the business? Not sure what you need to submit to do that, or if it is even legal? Today we’ll dig into the logic on how to Hire in HK and keeping your company compliant and of the curve!

How to Open a US Bank Account Overseas as a Non USA Citizen

Michael MicheliniBanking, Blog, Corporate96 Comments

If you’re a frequent traveler to the US, someone who plans to relocate in the US, or maybe a student who plans to take a degree in the states, opening US bank account is probably one of your things to do. It can get a bit complicated for someone who doesn’t reside in the US to do but fret not, opening a US bank account as a foreigner is still possible with preparation, proper documentation and a little bit of patience 🙂

Announcing A New Kind Of Event – CBM – Cross Border Matchmaker

Michael MicheliniAnnouncements, Blog, Event2 Comments

The community here at Global From Asia loves events and connecting with each other. After our second Cross Border Summit this past April in Shenzhen- we had an overwhelming response to continue to do events and a demand to do the Cross Border Summit twice a year. The team felt that a summit twice a year would be too much and we have responded with a whole new type of event – called the Cross Border Matchmaker.

Day in the Life in Hong Kong (As a HK Local)

Michael MicheliniBlog, Lifestyle, Living1 Comment

What is a day in the life of a local Hong Kong mid-20s college educated professional? Curious to see how they live their life on a normal 9 to 5? Today we’ll do our best to give some perspective and insight about life in HK and what a normal work day is for a Hong Kong local.

Announcement: I’m Going Back Into E-Commerce: An Amazon FBA Real-Time Case Study

Michael MicheliniBlog, Business, Case Studies15 Comments

We are starting a new e-commerce division at Global From Asia. We will be starting a new brand in a category on Amazon and sharing the progress on a weekly update with the community. Global From Asia started out as a Hong Kong business podcast in late 2013 and has evolved more and more into helping Amazon FBA and cross-border e-commerce businesses. So let’s get back involved ourselves in the industry and share it with the world. Read more about our Amazon FBA incubator case study

Our First E-Commerce Pitch Demo Night a Success

Michael MicheliniAnnouncements, Blog2 Comments

As we have been building up the meetup and chapter communities of Global From Asia we have been testing different style events. Recently we had a group of Investors and Executives from Brazil coming to Shenzhen, China and we thought it would be a perfect time to have a demo session. We also have select clips of this e-commerce demo … Read More

How To Leverage Wechat Official Accounts

Michael MicheliniBlog, Business, Ecommerce1 Comment

Are you a business looking to market in China? Want to take it beyond simple market research and personal Wechat accounts?
Then today’s guide is perfect for you. We are going to go into various tools and strategies for leveraging the true power of a Wechat Official Accounts.

Stripe Officially Launches in Hong Kong

Michael MicheliniBlog, Business, Ecommerce7 Comments

Its official – Piruze Sabunca hosted the official Stripe Hong Kong launch event last night, and you can read up the official Stripe blog post on HK’s launch here. While I feel they Stripe has been in town for quite some time, they officially have launched in Hong Kong this week. At a special event at the Rise Conference, the … Read More

How to Start Selling on Amazon FBA, Internationally (The Definitive Guide)

Michael MicheliniBlog, Business, Ecommerce27 Comments

The internet has made everything easier. With social media, ads and whatnot, marketing and selling has become a lot easier. Selling a product online allows you to reach a wider audience and new customers, and as a buyer, shopping online is basically like having a big shopping mall right at your fingertips – one click and you have access to the whole world. One of the wonders that the internet can offer, is selling on amazon FBA. Truly, the internet has changed the way people buy and sell things by removing traditional geographic boundaries.