Friday, July 29, 2011

Meaning What You Say

Recently I saw an announcement for a China-focused seminar.  The speaker was a “China expert” in manufacturing, had a seasoned background in traveling to China, importing from China and the point of the seminar, was to train other folks on “ins and outs” of China business. 

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Back to the Basics: Air Shipping

In the spirit of the last “Back to the Basics” article on sea shipping, here is the air-shipping counterpart. 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

We’ve Been Doing This for “X Number” of Years

Mountains of advantages come from good ol’ fashion experience.  Many things in life and business come from putting the time in, logging in hours and simply doing it.

Friday, July 15, 2011

It’s Like a Big Machine

A Chinese factory is a like a big machine.  Picture a gigantic steamroller that once you push the button, it mindlessly and harshly starts its path, regardless of what’s going on around it.  And once you get that big beast a’ started…it’s extremely hard to find the “off switch”.  Or better yet, it’s extremely hard to find the “let’s all stop for a minute and hold hands and sing kumbaya” switch.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Back to the Basics: Sea Shipping

A few reminders about sea shipping;  especially for those of you in the promotional product / ad specialty industries bringing in goods offshore.