GFAE007. Meir Simhi is back! This is the first part of a 2 part series and in this episode Meir talks about e-commerce product selection which he said is the hardest part of e-commerce and right at the start – so we must brave through it! For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/ecommece007.
GFA191. Everyone wants to sell to China. And one of the top product categories people want to sell is imported foreign foods. This guest has been on my list for quite some time and I am excited to have him on the show – Glenn Ball, the General Manager of Nogogo Online groceries. It is one of the first and largest online stores in China for foreign goods, based right here in Shenzhen. Let’s tune in and listen more about selling food in China. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode191.
GFAE006. It is getting hot in here, and I’m not talking about end of August heat in Shenzhen – I’m talking about our new e-commerce Amazon FBA business! This week’s episode I have a 1 on 1 call with each of our FBA business partners to get their feedback and perspectives on the product selection process so far. We are going to talk about FBA Amazon product selection. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/ecommerce006.
GFA190. We are in Japan this week! Masaru Ikeda is a popular blogger – yes in English language – about Japan. Masaru talks about some new cities as well as investment opportunities for those willing to venture into the land of Japan – let’s tune in for today’s episode about Japan business overview! For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode190.
GFAE005. Welcome to the fifth episode of the ecommerce series! In this episode, we dive into the product selection process. Greg Mercer is back on the show and will talk about the important part of an e-commerce business – product research. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/ecommerce005.
GFAE004. This podcast is about the preparation of our e-commerce business launch. I have been brainstorming the task list for kicking off this Amazon business and I broke it into 6 departments: HR, Finance, Operations, Marketing, Sales, and Customer support. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/ecommerce004.
GFA188. We are back in Southeast Asia! Today we have one of our GFAVIP members, Gustaf Brystrom and he is sharing about how he manages a development team in Thailand. While we have already had a podcast about incorporating in Thailand, he also mentions some of the practical advice for doing it – as well as some priceless tips on how to do it as a foreign company with special permits and licenses. For full show notes of this podcast on team management in Thailand, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode188.
GFAE003. Today’s show is another amazing one – we are talking to US lawyers about this venture. I reached out to Edward as he is a listener of the show and also active in the startup community here – attending some of our Global From Asia meetups in Shenzhen too. So glad I did – he brought his partner, Greg, from Jacobson Associates on the show as well and we have been having some deep discussions about structuring fba ecommerce partnership.
GFA187. Part 2 of manufacturing knowledge overload! Last week was a bit more on protecting yourself in the growing F2C (Factory to Consumer) world – this week we are into manufacturing. So now you have the custom product idea, how do you make it a reality. Chris gives us insights on getting an MVP going all the way to mass production manufacturing and some really good tips in overseeing production of your new products. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode187
GFAE002. Where should you incorporate your Amazon FBA business? It’s our second show on the Global From Asia E-commerce series and while applications are still coming in – I need to prepare how to incorporate this new company. We talk on the show about transfer pricing and more tax planning. Its an exciting show – and we bring on Mike Hartman to share all about amazon fba corporate setup, let’s tune in! For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/ecommerce002.
GFA186. Wondering how to stay ahead in today’s factory direct to consumer business trend? We bring with us an electronics design engineer and China business expert on the show – Christopher Oliva who will share a wealth of knowledge about factory to consumer competition. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode186.
GFAE001. Welcome to the Global From Asia e-commerce series – Where you can follow along the progress of setting up a cross-border e-commerce business from start to finish. Hear insights of real product research, starting Amazon FBA e-commerce, China manufacturing, branding, marketing, and all the blood, sweat, and tears of building a global business from Asia, now let’s tune in! For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/ecommerce001.
GFA185. More Vietnam! Today we have Nhung Truong a local Vietnamese interpreter who has witnessed the rapid economic growth and changes in her country over the years. We dive into what she has seen, from her perspective, and get some insights on how to better do business in the booming Vietnamese economy. For full show notes on Vietnam economy growth, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode185.
GFA184. This episode is the second part of a two part series while I was in Vietnam – we have Karl Kangur, an internet marketing guru who is making moves in Saigon Vietnam. Learn some insights on how he came out to Saigon, as well as perspectives on local staff, company set up, and managing teams as well as the internet marketing in Saigon, enjoy! For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode184.
GFA183. This week’s episode is for people who want to relocate to Saigon, Vietnam. It’s my first trip to Saigon, Vietnam and thanks so much to Jon’s tips and advice along the way – so as the trip comes to a close, I want to take this opportunity to have Jon share some of these value bombs with you guys for your trip to Saigon – which if you ever spend time in Asia and you’re a business owner and entrepreneur – you gotta come out here and see the scene! For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode183.
GFA181. 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.
GFA180. 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.
GFA179. 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.
GFA178. 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.
GFA177. This week’s show we have Darren Whitaker, talking about amazing ways to manufacture and manage your suppliers in China. He has been through quite a bit and shares some of his experiences and well as tips and tactics on how to best source and manufacture from China as well as talk about his services especially if you are in need of a secret shopper in China. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode177.
GFA176. This week’s show we have a special guest – Kevin Chen, founder and CEO of Italki .com – an authority marketplace for language learning around the world. Kevin will be sharing how he started his global language learning in China, the struggles, lessons, and celebrations he has been through building up the world’s top language learning marketplace, italki.com. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode176.
GFA175. How are you paying yourself? This is a hot topic from many listeners – as entrepreneurs, digital nomads, e-commerce sellers traveling the world- how do we pay ourselves? Its important to take care of ourselves – but also maximize the tax benefits – for Hong Kong as well as anywhere in the world. Today’s episode we have Ray Ng to talk about getting salary from business. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode175.
GFA174. This week is a fun one – we did a live meetup for Global From Asia just a few days before the Cross Border Summit – and I interviewed our musician, Michael McGillicuddy about his coming to China and finding his passion and what he loves. He did an amazing job singing at lunch on both days during our summit and has this to say about it :