This week's podcast we have a repost from the sourcing table. Mike sits down with his Buddy Don Wilder, a product developer, to share about his experiences developing a product in China and creating a successful crowd funding campaign.
Starting with product developing and crowdfunding
Is it Necessary to be in China when developing products?
Obstacles doing business in China
How crowd funding has changed
Being specific with your customer profile/ targeting your niche market
Developing a new table top game
In this episode, which was originally released on Youtube. Rico gives us tips on how to conduct yourself in a meeting with the Factory Bosses or Sales person while hanging out in Nantong.
What to expect from the First Meeting
Price Negotiating Tactics
The Unassuming Boss
Be respectful of the Factory
Researching the price range before the meeting
Do not make empty promises
Don’t be too aggressive
Be specific with details
Take advantage of the dinner with the Bosses.
LET'S CELEBRATE THE 100th MADE IN CHINA Episode with a special podcast where we Compiled Every Guest's Answer to their 80/20 PARETO PRINCIPLE Question. Let's walk through this memory lane with Rico and Mike as they give their reviews and observations on the common takes from different personalities.
People, Family and Relationship
The Power of the Internet to Reach out and Market your Brand
"Mastering Successful Habits"
Law of Energy/ Positive Karma/ Mind over Matter
Networking and Being Present
Evolving, Adapting and Committing
On this VideoCast, We have a fellow Sourcing Guy, Aakash Chugani to share his Outrageous War Stories running a sourcing business in China.
Supplier's Factory got Closed down
Selling Big Ideas to suppliers while Client's Business Closed
Double Checking Factories and Clients
Giving Enough Trust to your Chinese Staff
Online Presence of Sourcing Companies
Being Involved with every aspect of the Business
Organizing A Busy Schedule
Online Businesses in China
Sourcing in China Vs Other SEA Countries
After Last week's #ThisIsChina Episode where we heard stories about Employees, this week we cross the other side of the Fence and listen to Mike's and Rico's Bizarre Experience with different Types of Factory Bosses that they had dealt with from the Beginnings of their Sourcing Experiences.
Factory Boss 1 - The Band Man - Party Hard Boss!
Factory Boss 2 - The Egostistic MuthaF*%$#@ who won't admit his mistakes
Factory Boss 3 - Swapping Materials for Cheaper Material
Here we go again. The 4th Installment of #ThisIsChina Episode is back! Mike and Rico discusses and share their memorable experiences with different notorious "Chinese Employees". Some Funny, Ridiculous and even Scary. Let's Join in and Listen. Cheers!
Employee no.1 - The Scheming Employee
Employee no.2 - The Favourite Employee "the feminine"
Employee no.3 -The C.B.A Employee "The Lazy Gamer"
Employee no.4 - Roy A - "I Don't Give a Sh*t" Guy
Employee no.5 - Roy B - WTF!!! Drinking Beer While at Work!?!
Employee no.6 - Mr B -The Smoothest Talker
The Trilogy to the #ThisIsChina #T.I.C series. In this bonus episode, Rico and ChinaMike continue talking about random stories and funny situations they experience in China while adapting to the social culture and it's business practices.