Lost Opportunities in China

Great Wall of China - Throwing away Great China Opportunities

Throwing away Great China Opportunities into a Great Trash can

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.

Interesting process.


About Global China Blog - Biz, Culture, and Life

I am a lover of China. I graduated from the University of Hawaii's China International MBA in 2010. At BYU, my undergraduate degree in history focused on modern US and Asian history. I am an expert negotiator and recently negotiated a multimillion dollar contract with the LPGA and IMG to bring the first ladies professional golf tournament to Mainland China since its first tournament in 2008. While in Utah, I helped an online marketing start-up company grow from 20 employees to over 120 employees as Director of Operations and later VP of Sales and Marketing. Whether its China, strategy, or sales, I love being with people and helping them see their own unique offering and how to align themselves accordingly.
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