China has a lot of opportunities, but unless you know your industry, these opportunities are falling into someone else’s hands. Yesterday, a friend from Foshan, China tell me I could come to her if I wanted to sell furniture in America. I have no experience in the furniture industry and it seems unlikely I will think of a way to use this opportunity, which is a shame because it is with a source that I actually trust. In fact, I have had at least a handful of opportunities offered and I have had zero idea on how to help them come to our country. However, if a Chinese company wanted to set up a call center or start an Internet Marketing campaign, I might have an idea of how to help them.
I know there are sites like Alibaba that connect SME’s with suppliers and manufacturers, but what about someone who has opportunities and doesn’t know what to do with them. It seems like there should be a resource out there that offers match making services for someone like me. Maybe it’s too hard to find such opportunities and trust the source.