Synopses & Reviews
Since China opened its doors to the world in 1978 its growth has been nothing short of meteoric. The 2007-09 credit crunch had little or no impact on the Chinese economy that continues to grow by almost 10% a year. China itself is now the fourth largest economy behind the USA, Germany and Japan, and if its current growth can be sustained, analysts expect China to become the world's largest economy by 2025. China is not, though, simply the factory of the world. As the Chinese economy has developed, so has its population, with an estimated 8.5 million Chinese citizens migrating to urban areas each year in search of work and a better standard of living. As a result, the market for your business' goods and services is inexorably growing. But can small businesses really compete in this vast market? It's a question that many small business owners are asking themselves. The Small Business Guide to China looks at not only how the Chinese economy works and what its citizens want to buy, but also how business is transacted in a market that will become the largest single consumer base on the planet over the next decade. Full of practical support and guidance, the book addresses topics from intellectual property rights to the correct etiquette during a business meeting. No matter what your business sells, investigating the markets in China is definitely an area to look into, and this easy-to-read informative bitesize guide shows you how!
About the Author
Dave Howell is Nexus Publishing. He has been working as a freelance writer, journalist and publisher for the last 20 years, specialising in technology and business subjects. His work has appeared in the national press and many of the leading technology and business magazines. Nexus Publishing is a writing and publishing service that specialises in business and technology content creation. From consumer magazines to highly specialist trade journals, David's writing has appeared in a wide range of publications. As a business writing service, Nexus Publishing is also a micro publisher of print magazines and e-publications.
Table of Contents
About the author Introduction 1. Doing Business in China - Brief history of the Chinese economy - Market intelligence - Essential information - Business and politics - Red tape and bureaucracy - Researching your markets - Language 2. Intellectual Property Rights in China - IP in international markets - Copyright - Patents - Trademarks - China's import/export rules and IP protection - IP infringement and what you can do about it - Resources 3. Chinese Consumers and Business Partners - The Chinese markets you can sell to - Trust and 'face' - Understanding Guan Xi - Selling direct to customers - Selling to other businesses - Infrastructure and logistics - Branding in China - Market research - Advertising and Chinese consumers - Marketing services in China 4. Planning for Business - Visiting China - Business structures - SWOT analysis - Cost and budget - Currency and bank accounts 5. Business Meetings 6. Business Etiquette - Business cards - Communicating with Chinese business people - The art of dining Conclusion Inside Knowledge - Business Advice - Books - Publications