GREAT 188 IDEA: Do Business in China
For some great ideas about doing business in China, I turned to Edie Tolchin, known as “The Sourcing Lady.” She's an author and columnist for Inventors Digest magazine. Although she's an expert in doing business in China, I was surprised to learn she's never been there.
Here are some highlights of our interview:
- What's the best way to find out what products or services might appeal to the Chinese consumer? One way is to try posting “goods for sale” on www.alibaba.com and see if there's any interest or demand specifically from China. Another way is to establish contacts with businesses in China to establish a demand. A third way is to plan a trip there, first as a tourist, to see what the Chinese people are ...