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SME in China – Importing From China & Doing Business in China

Beauty Industry Leader Imports top IPL Machine from China

One of Australia’s leading suppliers of beauty salon equipment have been importing their best selling IPL machines for many years. Without the infrastructure that China’s manufacturing industry it would be almost impossible to import such machines and sell them at acceptable prices. The hair removal industry is always changing as new trends and better ways of doing things emerge. The IPL machine has become one of the companies biggest sellers as more local beauty therapists and salons add IPL hair removal to their service offering to their clients. ipl-machine

Removing unwanted hair from the body is something that most women practice is some shape, way or form. Shaving and waxing to remove hair become part of daily life for most women but some look for more permanent ways of getting rid of unwanted and unsightly hair from their bodies. IPL machines are not cheap but once purchased and used to treat clients they revenue made by the salons and beauty therapists allows them to pay the supplier off in a reasonable timeframe. Importing beauty products into the country is something a lot of beauty entrepreneur do to make money.

One eyelash extensions therapist I know started here own brand of eyelash extensions and products and now her brand has become so well know that many salons now use her products. Anyone can import from China if they want to, but they do need to understand the process. There are a few dentists Sunshine Coast that import dental equipment and then on-sell the machines to the rest of the industry. In my business travels doing seo training i often meet so many smart entrepreneurs and business owners that all import something from overseas, but mostly from China. If you are thinking about getting rid of unwanted hair and booking in for an ipl treatment at your local beauty salon then keep an eye out for these machines.

The Chinese Search Marketing Opportunity

untitledNever before in the history of advertising have we seen such competition amongst the corporate and the small business community for exposure on the search engines. Once upon a time each player new their place in the advertising arena and as such never really tried to muscle in on the others turf.  Today with limited marketing opportunities both small and large business alike are being forced to compete for exposure on the search engines. A search engine indexes web pages and ranks each website according to some sort of algorithm of relevancy based on the search query entered by the searcher.

The higher a website ranks on a search engine results page for a specific search the more traffic that website will receive – in theory.  Some of the larger search engines in China and throughout the world all operate in a similar way. The more popular search engines who make most of their profits from advertising revenue are cashing in big time. Even your above average seo company is now finding it tougher to help their clients gain stronger website rankings. One would think that the idea of a search engines is to provide an non-biased service.

It’s only those that look close enough that realise the truth as to what is really going on. Big business will win the race and the small business owner will be forced to find another way to attract new customers. It makes sense for the larger search engines to cash in from the large corporate advertising budgets and partner with big existing databases. Organic search engine optimisation might just become a thing of the past, much like traditional mobile phones became after the invention of the smart phone.

Small business owners are now having to think smarter and look harder at ways to tap into their customers. Website seo Melbourne consultants are exploring ways to find synergy and get access to the growing Chinese community who all use search engines to find local businesses, products and information online. One of the questions needed to be answered is how do people search and what search engines do they use. The website marketing company that uncovers the blueprint to online marketing success will be highly sought after.

Why Business Consultants Are Getting on the China Band Wagon

I have recently noticed a large increase in the number of business consultants popping up claiming to be experts in doing business with China. Everyone knows that China has a ton of money and power in the world economy today but I can’t believe that business coaches and consultants all over world are now claiming to be China importing and exporting experts.

In a recent conversation with consulting business coach Melbourne based firm I was told that the most popular product or service the Chinese were interested in was seo training. No I am an experienced seo Melbourne based consultant that specialises in helping small business owners with their online marketing.  Was this business coach just telling me this because to get me excited or was he being serious. I ended up doing my own research and found that it was in fact seo was not a real interest to the Chinese business community.


What I did find out is this…

So fast is the internet changing the way that we do business that many business owner simply cannot keep up. Younger, smarter and internet savvy operators such as tree removal Melbourne are setting up shop and taking market share at lighting speed. This is very concerning to me ….. what does the future look like for all the baby boomers forced to remain in business through lack of retirement planning. What is happening is the business coach community are using this as a way to scare business owners into signing up to their business coaching programs in hope that they are going to be given the magic solution. There is no blueprint to business success, it all comes down to how well the business project management process has been handled and wether the business has the right people in the right seats. Staff training is paramount for success, and prince2 training is often regarded as the industry standard for project management training.

The solution to ensuring your business is able to grow and succeed in the future is to invest in your education. The more you learn about business and the process that you need to go through to become successful in business, the faster you will get there.



Why Skylights In Gyms are Important for Members

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Natural light is the best form of lighting in any environment except probably for portrait photography. For gyms Melbourne natural light shinning through into the exercise areas via skylights helps gym members feel better and work out longer. Too many people are cooped up in their homes or at work and don’t get enough sun. It’s not healthy to spend so much time indoors under tungsten light. Skylights Melbourne always suggest that by doing a skylight installation on a gilded roof or flat metal roof, the more natural light you will let in. Exercise enthusiasts at gyms all over the country agree that their gym equipment workouts are much more effective when they can feel the sun shining on their skin.

Skylights have been around for years and many home and business owners  like to have skylight repairs done or installed to let light into the place instead of using up power and unnecessary electrical energy. They can be installed on just about any roof but should really be installed by a qualified plumber Melbourne, or someone that specialises in roof restoration or roof repairs. Like anything, wear and tear will take effect over time and eventually cracks will appear and leaks may occur. For leaking roof repairs you should always get a roof plumber into fix up the job. Like with most things to do with home maintenance or home improvements, it is always better to hire a professional arborist that do the tree removal yourself.

The same goes with skylight installations and repairs. Get a qualified roof contractor in who knows what they are doing and always ask for contact details of past customers so you can do a reference check. A lot of companies today that sell skylights will import them from China. It’s amazing how many things can be import from China these days. If you are interested in doing business in China or want to import floor rugs then you might think about going over to one of the trade fairs for a sticky beak.

Importing Fitness Equipment from China

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China is the largest manufacturer of gym and fitness equipment in the world with Korea coming in a distant second. Many of the gyms in Melbourne and other states of Australia and around the world import gym equipment from China. Treadmills, rowing machines and fitness accessories such as boxing gloves, skipping ropes and boxing bag stands all come from China.

Each year a lot of the gyms in Melbourne send their staff over to the trade fairs to identify trends in fitness equipment and secure deals with suppliers. Fitness and beauty are two of the biggest niches that importing is popular amongst. Retailers in Australia make good money from marking up fitness equipment that has been imported from China. If you think about it for a little while you will soon discover that most of the things we own in our homes have come from China.

It’s hard to believe that not too long ago we made those exact same products in our own country and paid much higher prices than we pay today. Everything from roofing products, locksmith supplies, plumbing tools and rugs are all brought over in containers on large ships that travel between the two countries. I personally am amazed at how much is actually made in China and bought by people here thinking it is made here. I went to a small country town recently and visited a candle shop where there were a lot of tourists buying nice smelling candles.

I picked up one and looked at the bottom and read the sticker ” made in China” . I don’t think people really care where things are made today, as long as they get a good deal. When it comes to fitness training products as long as they do what they are meant to do, then who really cares where it they are made. Importing fitness equipment from China is so popular a lot of treadmill repairs companies and treadmill hire companies import treadmills and sell them online at discount prices. If you can sell it you can import it!

Why Some Things Are Better To Buy Locally

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If you want to have skillful tree removal team to help you resolve your tree removal concerns, then cheap tree lopping is you answer. Sometimes you just have to make the call and go with the most logical option, regardless of price. I remember having a driveway full of plants and shrubs that were so overgrown they started to scratch my car as i reversed out. I looking around for a gardening maintenance person and soon found a team of young guys that suited what i wanted. I told them to remove all the tree services, plants and shrubs from my concrete driveway.

That reminds me, I also remember taking a call from a person that said that I had a website promoting concrete driveways Melbourne that his photography shots were on. Upon further investigation i found out that I indeed did have his photos on my website but I remembered why i left them there. This particular person was a concreter who laid concrete driveways for a living. He did all types of driveway designs including exposed aggregate and stenciled concrete.

The reason his photos were left on the website was because he failed to pay his account and lied to me about going out of business. I rang him pretending to be a customer asking for a driveway quote and he told me to go and loog at a few other houses that he’d recently finished the driveway paving for. I was a little upset but when he threatened legal action and telling me his father was a lawyer I told him to take his problem and tell it to someone who cared. The other morning whilst at a gym near me that i regularly go to i started to wonder why most gyms in Melbourne are so much more expensive than gyms in Adelaide or Sydney. I seem to have gotten distracted from the storyline here… The driveway guy who got all his nickers tied in a knot about his photography courses Melbourne has not called back since last time he called. Regardless of what it is you are thinking of importing from China you need to make sure that the quality of good is always kept to a high standard.

How to Get the Best Deal on Home Trades and Services

Everyone loves a bargain no matter what the product or service is which is why doing business in China and importing from China have become so popular in recent times. One of the best ways to make sure you get the best price on a particular product or service is to ensure you get quotes from various suppliers before making a purchasing decision. For example if you were looking to relocate office or your home you would want to obtain removal quotes from various furniture removal companies in order to get the best price. The internet has allowed the consumer to take control and make a more informed decision when shopping online for information on various products and services. It really doesn’t matter what the product or service is, anyone can now get online and find the best deal. Take gym memberships for instance.

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You can get on the internet and search out gyms in your area and compare prices and services with a click of a button. It all comes down to getting quotes online from various suppliers and comparing them amongst each other to find the company that offers what you are after. Sometimes price will not be the driving factor as in the case of organising a new roofing quote for your home. In this case it might be quality of service that you are after, not just the cheapest option. Comparing quotes online is a great way to ensure that you are not getting ripped off from a supplier. Websites such as www.click4quotes.com.au have been set up to allow businesses to connect with local consumers looking to compare prices and services of local service providers. It’s a win win for both as both get to save time and money. Just ask roof restoration Melbourne how the program going and it is easy to see why a lot of small business owners are jumping on the pay per lead band wagon.

How to Import Window and Door Locks from China

It is not a new phenomenon, however importing from China is still in it’s infancy. History has shown us that the majority of consumers demand low prices more so than high quality. This is not the case for all consumer demographics as there are a lot of buyers out there that shop on value and quality as opposed to price.Today you can import from China just about anything. If you can name it, draw it or think it, you can get it made and import it. I was recently asked by a client of mine, a locksmith in Sydney who wanted to know about how much he could save importing window and door locks from China instead of buying them from his supplier in Australia.

I did some investigation on his behalf and found a few websites that promoted the importing window and door locks. I showed the locksmith Sydney guy and he was amazed. Just by importing from China he could save himself over 400% on each window lock and door lock, plus they also make other types of locks and accessories that he could also import and save money not having to purchase from local suppliers.

Like most people find out, in order to import from China you need to buy in quantity to enjoy the low prices. The Sydney locksmith initially was put off by the amount he had to outlay but after a conversation with me about marketing a business he soon realised that he could become a window and door lock supplier to other 24 hour locksmiths.

I suggested he look for other business owners that were in the locksmith industry who may want to buy window and door locks from him at lower prices than they pay now. He did a search online for other locksmiths including locksmith Melbourne and locksmiths Adelaide and found there were heaps out there to get in touch with. As with tree removal, locksmiths have to respond to all types of emergency call outs within the quickest time possible. The internet has changed the way we do business as now we expect everyone to be on. There is no down time in our world today with the advent of social media and fast internet broadband speeds.

Doing business in China is not an easy task but once you break down the barriers and learn how to import from China the possibilities are endless. It strongly recommend that anyone interested in importing from China attend a workshop on How to Import From China.

As an internet entrepreneur I myself import from various products from China and sell them online to consumers in Australia. You can learn how to make money online from my website at www.howtomakemoneyontheinternet.com.au

Doing Business in China

Welcome to SME in China – my first new online publishing venture for 2013.

As a small business owner in Australia feeling the pinch in the local economy i have become very  interested in seeking out opportunities for doing business in China. I have started this blog as a way for me to learn and connect with other people from around the world that are also interested in doing business in China.

I read a CNN news article today that said that China is the boom economy that is growing stronger by the day whilst western countries crumble by the wayside. Who would have thought or even imagined that one day we would be looking to the East with not only our eyes wide open but also our mouths.

So far I have discovered that one of the fastest growing trends is to become a small business coach, especially in Australia. Business people, entrepreneurs and business development managers are setting up as personal business coaches helping small business owners grow their bottom line through systematization, strategy and marketing.