5 questions to ask yourself before you move to China to start a business
Moving to China to start a business is not the easiest decision to make and it’s certainly not a decision that should be made on a whim. The decision to move to China should come after much contemplation and significant consideration.
For Tim and I, we made the decision to move to China a few years back and we can remember now the doubts and fears that we had. We wanted to help our members work through some of those doubts and fears with providing some insight into asking the right questions.
Luke Francis is currently moving to China to start his watch company and has just had to work through some of these doubts and fears. We thought who better to walk us through the questions to ask yourself before moving to China to start a business than someone who has just gone through that process.
With that, the floor is yours Luke.
By the time this blog post is published I’ll probably have just landed in Hong Kong or on my way to Shenzhen where I’ll be living for the foreseeable future. It’s been a long and strenuous journey to get here but completely worth it.
It’s funny most of the strain wasn’t the business side of things. Sure, thinking through the minutia of my brand, managing freelancers, designing a watch with no previous watch design skills, and setting up the proper marketing channels were all plenty tough. But that was all the expected part to starting a business.
What was unexpected was all the questions I asked myself and worried myself with before committing to actually move across the world from little Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
As international as I thought I was this southern boy wasn’t going to jump in head first until I had thought through everything. But a lot of it was needless worrying, because when I started asking these questions, and then consequently answering them, I began to realize there was a reasonable answer to all my worries.
So, if only to provide 1% more encouragement and push as you decide to move to China to start a business I’ve compiled the top 5 questions that I found myself asking as I made my move. If you really consider each of these questions I’m sure you’ll see yourself asking these same questions.
When you get done reading and you feel that one of your questions wasn’t addressed in these 5 shoot me what your question is in the comments.
Alright, here’s my top 5…