18 Jun '13, 2am

Came across an aged article that no matter the number of years is still relevant to every entrepreneur.

Came across an aged article that no matter the number of years is still relevant to every entrepreneur.

Networking and Importance of Local Partners: It is not advisable to go into China without working with someone local there. The important thing to note when talking to local people there is not to make a quick assessment but rather take some time to build the relationship. You should also find ways to test the person who you might be interested to get as a local partner so that you can roughly know if the person really know what he or she is doing. Of course, be careful that everyone does name-dropping in Beijing and it would be better if you slowly sieve your way through. Being able to speak Chinese makes a lot of difference to get the first impression. If you can’t speak the language properly, the Chinese will like you, similar to the French who prefer you speak broken French to English to them. Sales lead can be tedious and ardous for many : If you are talking to a pote...

Full article: http://sgentrepreneurs.com/2009/08/15/setting-up-china/

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