Today’s guest Peter Keller is an entrepreneur with a great deal of experience in China sourcing for small and medium businesses. Peter is the founder of Fringe Sport, a company that specializes in CrossFit equipment and gear. Before founding Fringe Sport, Peter was vice president at Living Direct, an multi-million dollar online retailer of home appliances, where he helped build the overseas sourcing capability within the company. In this episode, we discuss how to manage relationships with Chinese factories.
Some real-life stories of interactions with factories so you know what to expect: the good and the bad
Some guiding principles on how to manage relationships: from initiating the relationship, to developing the relationship, to maintaining the relationship
We also discuss the controversial topic of giving and taking bribes in China
Dynamite Circle: a private online community for entrepreneurs with an emphasis on lifestyle design and location independence
Lifestyle Business Podcast: an awesome podcast by Dan & Ian where they talk about business and (sometimes) lifestyle design
Fringe Sport, which Peter founded, is a company that manufactures CrossFit equipment and gear
Living Direct, where Peter worked previously as Vice President, is an online retailer of home appliances
Alibaba: website where you can find Chinese suppliers and factories
Canton Fair: a huge export Fair held twice annually in Guangdong, China
You can connect with Peter:
Via email: his first name at fringesport.com
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