iChinaForum.com - Delivery http://www.ichinaforum.com/taxonomy/term/248/0 en Running a Business in Shanghai: Lessons in Managerial Tai Chi http://www.ichinaforum.com/interviews/running-business-shanghai-lessons-managerial-tai-chi <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-speaker"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/experts/mark-secchia">Mark Secchia</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-730" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/interviews/running-business-shanghai-lessons-managerial-tai-chi"><img src="http://www.ichinaforum.com/sites/default/files/images/Mark Secchia running a business in shanghai.jpg" alt="Mark Secchia Running a Business in Shanghai: Lessons in Managerial Tai Chi" title="Mark Secchia Running a Business in Shanghai: Lessons in Managerial Tai Chi" class="image image-videothumb " width="150" height="84" /></a></div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p>Street level businesses face multiple challenges including the need to secure permits and licenses in a society which expects an exchange of favors and benefits at all levels.&nbsp; Establishing, growing and protecting a successful business requires practical street-smarts guided by a market-tested moral compass.</p><p><a href="http://www.ichinaforum.com/interviews/running-business-shanghai-lessons-managerial-tai-chi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ichinaforum.com/interviews/running-business-shanghai-lessons-managerial-tai-chi#comments Toolkit Services Business Culture Business Model Delivery Fri, 13 Aug 2010 10:23:50 +0000 mgarber 523 at http://www.ichinaforum.com Starting and Growing a Business in China http://www.ichinaforum.com/interviews/starting-and-growing-business-china <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-speaker"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/experts/mark-secchia">Mark Secchia</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-733" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/interviews/starting-and-growing-business-china"><img src="http://www.ichinaforum.com/sites/default/files/images/Mark Secchia Transplanting a Business Model to China, Often a Risky Proceedure.jpg" alt="Mark Secchia Transplanting a Business Model to China, Often a Risky Proceedure" title="Mark Secchia Transplanting a Business Model to China, Often a Risky Proceedure" class="image image-videothumb " width="150" height="84" /></a></div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p>Mark Secchia discusses Sherpas’ business model in terms of marketing, finance and growth strategy. He shares his experience and rationale for decisions such as focusing on servicing the English-speaking expatriate community exclusively and expanding the business by offering the same service in different cities, instead of trying to service other customer segments or deliver other products in Shanghai.</p> <p>He also provides valuable insight on Sherpas’ self-sufficient approach to finance issues and tells us about his plans and strategies for future expansion.</p> http://www.ichinaforum.com/interviews/starting-and-growing-business-china#comments Toolkit Services Business Expansion Delivery Entrepreneurship Strategy Fri, 13 Aug 2010 10:23:41 +0000 mgarber 522 at http://www.ichinaforum.com