TMBA470: The Elephant in the Room

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Today’s episode is about a place that has played a very special part in Dan and Ian‘s entrepreneurial journey.

China has become one of the most important countries in the world for entrepreneurs. Chinese supply chains and manufacturing are the lifeblood of many online businesses.

Things have changed over the last several years in China, though, and arguably no one understands that better than today’s guest.

Matt Kowalak of China Ecom Boost not only works with manufacturers in China, but also with major product companies and celebrities, helping them break into and market themselves into this enormous country.

In this episode, we talk about culture, commerce, and Matt’s trajectory, including why he has had a major re-evaluation about the kind of business he wants to be doing in the future, focused on the vast potential opportunities that he sees in China.


Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • How China has become the world’s largest eCommerce market. (14:30)
  • Why western companies struggle with selling things in China. (18:27)
  • Matt’s first experience in China and what made him want to stay. (24:13)
  • The risks of working in the supply chain sourcing industry. (35:30)
  • What eventually led Matt to decide to pursue eCommerce opportunities in China. (39:22)

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