China Business Cast is a podcast featuring experienced entrepreneurs and business people making things happen in China. If you want to learn from on the ground accounts of how business actually gets done in China, this is the program for you.
Ep. 108: Living a fulfilled life with Ben Ivey
In China it is hard to have a work-life balance. It is much more a work-life integration. It is quite a blurry line. Many people identify themselves with their job and seem to be living an unfulfilled life. This is a heavy topic I know, but it is a message that needs to be heard. Like Peter Drucker says it is not about living a successful life, but living a valuable life. For this episode I brought in a Entrepreneur Lifestyle coach with years of experience working with both Western and Chinese professionals.
Welcome to the China Business Cast, I am your host Simon de Raadt and today’s episode is all about creating awareness on cultural differences and understandings on living a fulfilled life.
For this episode we spoke with Ben Ivey, founder of Entrepreneur Lifestyle, Speaker at many stages including TedX Shanghai in Mandarin. Like many others his passion came from pain. And that pain created an unstoppable passion to help others grow.
- We hope you’ll enjoy - Let’s tune in!
Ep. 107: Social Commerce in China with Miro Li
Times have changed and everyone is buying online now. Most of these purchases are triggered by Social Media so let us get more insights on how this works in China.
Welcome to the China Business Cast, I am your host Simon de Raadt and today’s episode is all about educating you on social channels to sell your products to Chinese consumers. We may all know Alibaba and JD.com, but you might be less familiar with channels like Bilibili and Xiaohongshu.
For this episode, we spoke with Miro Li founder of Double V Consulting and CHINable Academy. Her main passion is to educate foreigners on how to maximize their visibility on niche social platforms like Bilibili and Xiaohongshu.
Let’s hear her thoughts on some lesser-known channels to sell your products or services.
We hope you’ll enjoy - Let’s tune in!
Ep. 106: Making Taobao shopping available to foreigners with Jay Thornhill
China is leading globally in E-commerce with players like Alibaba and JD.com paving the way. Most growth is coming from the domestic market tailored to the Chinese consumer. But as a foreigner living in China you want the same benefits as any of your peers in China. Welcome to the China Business Cast, I am your host Simon de Raadt and today we are going to talk about how to make shopping on Taobao, Tmall and JD.com available for non-Chinese speaker. For this episode we spoke with Jay Thornhill co-founder of Baopals chasing is China dream. Baopals is helping foreigners located in China with their online shopping in Taobao, the largest B2C platform in China. Tune in to hear more about his story going from a start-up into a mature business and how to scale servicing foreigners in China.
Ep. 105: Promoting global art & culture to Chinese millennials with Emily Cheung
Welcome to the China Business Cast. In this episode we are going to talk about how to brand your local overseas business to Chinese millennial travelers. A group that represents around 400 million individuals. We spoke with Emily Cheung about how she went from a travel blogger to a serial entrepreneur and her passion for promoting global art & culture to Chinese millennials.
Ep. 104: Starting and growing a F&B franchise in China with Tony Leong
When traveling abroad we all have noticed that big F&B chains offer different dishes and services then at home. How comes and what are the challenges for F&B franchisees to localize in new markets and especially in China. In today´s episode, we spoke with Tony Leong from Marché Movenpick about the processes and challenges he faced when he opened the first flagship store in Shenzhen, how he found the right team and marketing partners and why sometimes it is better to skip companies SOP´s when entering the Chinese market. Tune in to learn more about starting and growing an F&B franchise in China.
Ep. 103: Hong Kong and China Fintech Scene with Simon Lim
As China Business Cast we have been experiencing the struggle to transfer money from outside China to Chinese suppliers in an easy and cost-efficient way. While finding the right products and business partners is challenging already, paying your suppliers on time and the right amount is an even bigger hurdle for businesses to overcome. In today's episode, we talked with Simon Lim about why he started his cross border payment platform in Hong Kong, the current trends and challenges in the Hong Kong and China Fintech scene, and why he thinks that Hong Kong is struggling to establish a competitive Fintech industry. Tune in to learn more about the competitive fintech landscape in Hong Kong and China.