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China AG #12 (HD) 
Staff, training and persuasion efforts

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Applicants with attitudes like: "Why three years of training when I can just start working and earn money right away." But also: Flexible workers who tirelessly put their hours into and identify with the business. Rainer Ganser, meanwhile heading 25 bakery staff, talks about necessary persuasion and the adventure of finding qualified employees in China.

Video: China AG #11 
You cannot protect yourself

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Stefan Gross is under pressure as he realizes his business is being copied in Hong Kong. But is it at all possible to protect oneself? In this episode the wine importer together with goldsmith Julia Oduro-Boadi and bakery entrepreneur Rainer Ganser talk about the importance of authenticity and the risk of plagiarization.

Video: China AG #10 
When you think it's over...

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Revenue downturn, client exodus, red figures. What to do, when business is not running so well? Rainer Ganser (Shenzhen), Julia Oduro-Boadi (Shanghai) and Stefan Gross (Hong Kong) know what kind of qualities an entrepreneur in China needs to have.

Video: China AG #9 
Dirndl, Shock and Half Chinese

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What to do when the boss gets really angry? What does wine have in common with folk fashion? And above all: 'What is that tall woman doing in our store?' Stefan Gross (Hong Kong), Julia Oduro-Boadi (Shanghai) and Rainer Ganser (Shenzhen) describe scenes from the quotidian business comedy in China.

Video: China AG #8 
How to communicate with clients

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Indispensable in China: Personal contact with clients. Especially in the age of e-mail and smartphones this is an easily forgotten but important communication channel. The three China business founders Rainer Ganser, Julia Oduro-Boadi and Stefan Gross explain why it is definitely not enough to talk to clients via Whatsapp or Wechat. And why one case of service attitude even ended up at the police.

Video: China AG #7 
Small steps also lead to the goal

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In this episode, our China founders share some general advice, amongst others about business growth. Julia Oduro-Boadi (Shanghai) already started her essential China preparation in Germany, Rainer Ganser (Shenzhen) tells about a common beginner's mistake and Stefan Gross (Hongkong) discloses the secret of low wholesale prices. However in one financial aspect the founders do not share the same opinion.

Video: China AG #6 
Envisioning the future

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Being a Laowai entrepreneur, how can you profit from a market like China on the long run? And what does it have to do with building awareness, the Russian consulate or the best Nepalese curry? Business founders Rainer Ganser (Shenzhen), Stefan Gross (Hong Kong) and Julia Oduro-Boadi (Shanghai) explain their - again very different - visions for growth.

Video: China AG #5 
Sense of achievement

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What is success? Success is different for each entrepreneur in China. Bakery founder Rainer Ganser (Shenzhen) and wine importer Stefan Gross (Hong Kong) contradict each other in this respect. And how does Julia Oduro-Boadi see this matter from the perspective of a goldsmith?

Video: China AG #4 
At the third mistake it's getting tight

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Nobody likes to talk about mistakes, especially ones own. Yet since you can learn a lot from mistakes of others we still ask this tricky question. Result: Bakery entrepreneur Rainer (Shenzhen), wine importer Stefan (Hongkong) and goldsmith Julia (Shanghai) share three minutes of their mishaps, disappointed expectations and avoidance strategies as entrepreneurs in China.

Video: China AG #3 
Everyone knows it better than you

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Envy only sees the flower bed but never the spade. According to this Chinese wisdom our China founders Rainer Ganser (Shenzhen), Stefan Gross (Hong Kong) und Julia Oduro-Boadi (Shanghai) talk about the biggest personal and social hurdles they had to overcome when building their business in China.


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