Consulting with Mike

Confidential, Expert Advice About China and Asia Business

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Private Session With Michael Michelini

Do to a large demand from emails from this blog, Michael Michelini is now accepting consulting clients about China business, cross border e-commerce, and corporate setup through his Hong Kong consulting company, Shadstone Limited.

About The Consulting Package

2 Phone Call Sessions

Let’s talk one on one and get to the core of what issues you have in your China and Asia business expansion. This is for 2 thirty minute calls, or 1 sixty minute call.

2 Followup Emails

Clarity is critical, and Mike wants to make sure you have the care and help you need after the consultation. These followup emails are there to ensure you are on the right track.

Private & Confidential

Mike has done his best to cover all the ins and outs on his blog, but with this consulting package we can dive deep into your specific needs.

Meet Mike

As you can see in this blog, Mike came to China first in 2007. What was supposed to be a 1 month business trip turned out to be Mike relocating to China and going head on into China business experiences. Being amazed by the business opportunities in China, he has spent years traveling throughout Chinese business cities.

Mike is currently located in Shenzhen, China working on connecting the Chinese and Western world via his blog Global From Asia.

Common topics discussed during this personal consulting session.

How to hire staff

(both full-time and freelancers)

China culture 101

Some behind the scenes tips and perspectives

Living and working in China

Staying on top of the local scene, as a foreigner.

Health and safety in China

Preparing for your big move to China

The Chinese Labor Code

Want to make sure you are hiring correctly.

Setting Up A Business In China

When and why


Where to open an office or rent a condo in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen? More information on smaller towns where you could set up shop

The Top China Business Mistakes

Battle stories to avoid making similar.

Visa issues

Which one is right for you.

Setting Up An Office

Where to rent an office or rent in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen?

Social life in China

Tips on getting set up right away with friends and contacts.

Networking Opportunities

Looking for new business opportunities? Mike has some always.

Keep in mind that topics that can not be discussed in public (e.g. taxes, certain truths about that China) due to legal reasons and/or reasons of political correctness will be discussed on the call. As much as I want to blog openly about all of my China business experience…I sadly have to hold back, genuinely begged by my Chinese staff and business associates. If you decide on a consulting call, you will learn about many things about China that no one is writing about. You will get a straight forward, no BS rundown of what’s going on. This unique insight into Chinese culture alone is worth the consulting fee if you are heading to China.


“When I first arrived in China Mike was a huge help to me – gave me great advice for getting connected to startups and customers in the China business community.

Mike is THE GUY for the Asia startup scene and an expert in generating business leads in China. Do yourself a favor and get some advice from Mike.”

~ Kevin Dewalt, Startup Advisor


Stop waiting, and start doing!

Get the Attention You Need To Grow Your Business


Mike offers to consult with you on the topic of doing cross border ecommerce, mainly between China + USA. This service is aimed at businessmen and entrepreneurs who are currently are, or planning to, buy products from China for ecommerce, relocate, open an office in China, register a company, or have or plan to have full time staff working in China.


After completing this first session, the hourly rate for meetings and phone calls is a standard $397 usd per hour.

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