Today's show, we have James Lalonde who co-founded and ran or helped run 3 successful startups all operating today employing over 500 people and growing. He shares with us how to be a serial entrepreneur in Beijing.Read More
China Business Cast is a podcast featuring experienced entrepreneurs and business people making things happen in China. If you want to learn from on the ground accounts of how business actually gets done in China, this is the program for you.
Hey Listeners, we just looked at our stats and wow, we found out we have listeners in 67 countries! That's really exciting! If you just joined from a new country thank you for that!
On this episode, we are diving into opening a franchise in China of a global company. Thibault Genaitay started the company in Shanghai last year and getting constant traction with a massive hunger of people who wants to create new things with code.
Enjoy the episode and leave us a review!Read More
Today's show, we have Bruno Bensaid for the 2nd time. What we are going to talk about this time is about how outbound investments are being affected. Because of regulations the Chinese government, there are constrains over outbound investment.Read More
How Nick Lenczewski went from not knowing Mandarin upon arrival in China to working as a Mandarin medical interpreter and translator. Nick ended up staying for 6 years in China and has published, "The Ultimate China Guide: How to Teach English, Travel, Learn Chinese, & Find Work in China".
Ready for the last episode of 2016?!
This episode is quite different from the ones we did before as it's a recording from a talk given on one of Mike's Global From Asia Hong Kong trips given by kim Leitzes from ParkLU. ParkLU built a platform that connects brands and SME's with key opinion leaders (KOLs) in China.
So, don't expect an interview, but it's still really interesting. Have a look at the show notes, lot's of topics there.
To all our listeners have a Happy 2017!!Read More
Hey All, this episode is another interview that Mike made in the CHat conference back in Shanghai Interviewing Michael Chee from Fresh Prints
You thought you need a website and different social media channels to run a startup? Think again, because the weeks guest does it ONLY using WeChat.
Mike and myself (Shlomo) have sometimes hard time coordinating the recordings. we are not on the same time zone.
This time when recording the intro we were really in a rush. I'm sure you can hear this in our voices :)
Also, Mike had a chance to meet two of our listeners (Tim from Australia and Phillip from Beijing) in shenzhen which is great. For the rest of you, let us know if you are around!
Anyway, hope you enjoy!Read More
Ryan Shuken is a growth hacker in residence of Chinaacelerator in Shanghai as well as the program director of MOX which is a mobile Only Accelerator. He's been in China for 12 years now building and helping startups (...and failing like all entrepreneurs do).
Ryan is also a co-host at The China Startup Pulse
Mike got him for a chat at the CHat conference in Shanghai speaking about how western entrepreneurship in China evolved and what's next for tech entrepreneurs boldly coming to China to build their company.Read More
This week we've got an interview for you with Philip Beck who has 38 year career at C-Level positions in SME’s and publicly-listed companies across the advertising, digital media, eCommerce, marketing, recruitment and traditional media sectors in China, Asia-Pacific, the UK and Ireland.
Here is a quote I think says it all about building your business in China:
So the biggest issue i find with major brand is just they just too slow and in china compared to the rest of the world What happens and in china, in a space of one year is equal to 7 years in any other market so you have to move quickly and if you don’t move quickly you just get smashed - Philip Beck
Hope you enjoy this episode and don't forget to join our WeChat group. Either send a request to 'shlomof' or 'michelini'Read More
After several years living between the UK and China, Chris has developed an intermediate grasp of Mandarin and developed a strong understanding of the business culture and people management methodology needed to propel a business forward.Read More
Today we have Swan Huang, is the founder and CEO of Ringy. Mike got her for a one on one interview. Pretty amazing how she managed to build this network of volunteers who are so passionate about her platform.
You will also hear about Mike's teaching experiences in shenzhen. I guess it's impossible to avoid being an English teacher in China.
Also, Shlomo is talking about big events coming up on China Israel front next week.
Nils the CEO of a startup called Traintracks, which is a big data company. He comes from the gaming industry . He is frequent speaker at conferences and quoted on gaming magazines. Tune in!
“We are driven by passion - so no, we are not learnings the same way. “
This week we host Anthony Metivier who is a memory expert from Memory Magnetic Method. This is an in person interview I (Shlomo) made with him in Tel Aviv which was very interesting.
Our goal is that you'll gain new tools to be more efficient in your learning through this episode.
We've got two special links with a mini course and a discount code for you. So scroll down to the episode mentionsRead More
This week, we have Joao Monteiro who has an interesting venture doing cross border investment between China and Portugal. This show will talk about Portugal / Europe and China startups.Read More
This week we are talking - wechat! The king of Chinese internet - how can small businesses tap into it? We have Matt Brennan from China Channel giving us some tips and insights on today’s show.Read More
Note from Shlomo: We didn't have China's internet spirits with us this time at the recording, so we are not happy with the quality it came out. Still, we feel that there is still value for our listeners and hope you still enjoy this episode.
This week we have Samantha Kwok from Jing Jobs, tell us about her war stories in China. Samantha started the company as her first job right after school and got great results so far with just jumping into the water.
While for us, Mike is back from a long trip in Europe on a jet-leg mode & Shlomo is still busy with moving his housRead More
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RISE conference ended a few weeks ago. I (Shlomo) flew to Hong Kong to the conference and met Mike as well. It was a good chance to do our very first in person episode recording. This one is with Nick Ramil from Brinc.io accelerator. We went to their cool space and managed to find the time to talk right before continuing to the next drinking event. Enjoy!Read More
Today's guest is Sam Goodman, author of Where East Eats West: The Street - Smarts Guide to Business in China. Sam is a seasoned market entry and greenfield strategist and advisor, he helps companies to strategically market themselves across various industries. He has established and built businesses for restaurant, manufacturing, internet and Cleantech projects in China and is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.Read More
Today we have Nathan Siy, in the show. Nathan , is running a high speed electric Bike company, he is also a TV host and a voice over artist. He tells about his (REALLY!) unique company, why he decided to build it and how. It's a chance to see how a small company grows in China from scratch.Read More
James Flanagan is here with us today - one of the of the major community builders and engine behind Barcamp, TEDx , part of the world economic forum and other events in Beijing.Read More
We are happy to host Jerel Bonner who is the Author - Sharpening China's Talent, - Published June 2015, and a TEDx Speaker April 2014 Shanghai, "Becoming the Knowledge Worker". He lives in China since 2003 and built a successful corporate coaching and consulting business in Shanghai.Read More