Today’s guest is Laszlo Montgomery, the host and humble narrator of the must-listen China History Podcast. If you haven’t listened to the podcast, I highly recommend checking it out. It’s a truly excellent listen for anyone with even a passing interest in Chinese history. Aside from having an interest in Chines history, Laszlo also has a breadth of experience in the Chinese manufacturing industry, having worked in the field for over two decades. Today, we’re here to discuss the history of the manufacturing industry in China, where it is now, and what the future holds.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.
Today’s guest Antoni Watts is the owner of a sourcing company specializing in mobile phone accessory, consumer electronic and gift products. He started the company in October 2009 and quickly grew it to roughly 1 million units in annual turnover. However, since then, he has decided to exit the sourcing business and shift his attention elsewhere. Today, we’ll discuss how he was able to grow the company so quickly with limited capital, what challenges he faced, and why he eventually decided to exit the business.Read More
Today’s guest Terry Lin is the host of Build My Online Store, a podcast that helps ecommerce entrepreneurs grow their businesses by interviewing successful entrepreneurs, industry experts, and thought leaders. A few months ago, Terry decided to create an ecommerce product himself from scratch. He was able to find a manufacturer in China, get a sample made, and get the first production run done, while being remote the entire time. Today, we’ll discuss how he decided on the product and the process he went through to source the product from China without ever setting foot in the country.Read More
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.Read More
Today’s guest Michael Bellamy is a business owner, author, and a bona fide expert in China Sourcing, with over a decade of experience doing business in China. Michael is the author of the book “The Essential Reference Guide to China Sourcing” and the founder of PassageMaker, a china sourcing and contract assembly firm with a staff of over 150 specialists. He is also the Chairman of the Advisory Board at China Sourcing Information Center, a not-for-profit organization that exists to at educate, develop, and advance the China sourcing profession. In this episode, we discuss the essentials of China sourcing.Read More