I recently visited Level39 at Canary Wharf's One Canada Square to scope out the venue for the second in our series of Bamboo Strong Workshops for Entrepreneurs, Startups and SMEs. Wow, HOW mightily impressed we were! That's me below[...]..
The best way to approach the export of goods to China and to set up a profitable business there is to do your homework. This may sound obvious but it’s amazing how many foreign companies don’t take this essential first[...]..
A recent survey by business advisers Alix Partners found that 25 per cent of lawyers and executives of multinationals avoided China and the Middle East for fear of corruption. However, the same report revealed that 54 per cent of executives[...]..
The main business-related cross-cultural difference between the West and Asia is the importance of the long-term business relationship. What the Chinese call guanxi (relationship) is at the heart of most Asian business deals (even though the Chinese think it is[...]..
THE ONLY WAY to truly understand the Chinese business world is through regular visits, or even better extended stays and/or continuous presence. China is not a market (or more correctly, many markets) that will reward a lazy approach to business.[...]..