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United States

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Interview with Hans Rasschaert, a Belgian entrepreneur based in Guangzhou China. We look at the what it means to be a Western entrepreneur in China and the key things to know for business success in this dynamic booming economy.

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English


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#22 Klaus Rauter, Thailand Hospitality Consultant and Entrepreneur

3/30/2010
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In this episode we talk to Klaus Rauter of Mai-BS Thailand. Klaus runs an independent hospitality consultancy and training company based in Bangkok. We discuss the hotel business in Thailand and entrepreneurship. Podcast links: The Mai-BS Thailand http://www.mai-bs.com and http://www.propertiesyouneed.com/ This episode is sponsored by the Asia Property & Tourism Summit 2010 held in Shanghai May 31 to 1 June 2010. Visit http://www.tourism-attraction.com/

#22 Klaus Rauter, Thailand Hospitality Consultant and Entrepreneur

3/30/2010
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In this episode we talk to Klaus Rauter of Mai-BS Thailand. Klaus runs an independent hospitality consultancy and training company based in Bangkok. We discuss the hotel business in Thailand and entrepreneurship. Podcast links: The Mai-BS Thailand http://www.mai-bs.com and http://www.propertiesyouneed.com/ This episode is sponsored by the Asia Property & Tourism Summit 2010 held in Shanghai May 31 to 1 June 2010. Visit http://www.tourism-attraction.com/

#21 Cairn Wu, Shanghai Fashion Entrepreneur

11/27/2009
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Cairn Wu moved from southern California to Shanghai to start a vintage inspired fashion label called Kaileeni. We talk about the challenges of building a brand in China and what it means to be in the fashion business in China as an American entrepreneur. Podcast links: The Kaileeni label http://www.kaileeni.com/. The VainLane street fashion blog http://www.VainLane.com

#20 Tushar Bhagat, Mumbai IT Web Design and Software Entrepreneur

10/26/2009
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Tushar Bhagat is an IT entrepreneur from Mumbai, India working with clients across the globe in the web design business. We discuss life as an IT entrepreneur, business in India and the lessons learned along the way. Tushar's company G5 Web's website is http://www.g5web.com. You can also follow Tushar on Twitter at http://twitter.com/g5web and Facebook.

#19 Douglas Foo, Franchise Entrepreneur and Chairman of Franchise & Licensi

10/14/2009
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Douglas Foo is the CEO of one of Asia's most successful franchise groups, Apex-Pal. He is also the Chairman of the Franchising & Licensing Association (Singapore). We discuss franchising in Asia and the excellent growth prospects. Douglas's company Apex-Pal's website is http://www.apexpal.com/ and the FLA Singapore one is http://www.flasingapore.org/. Visit http://www.asiabusinessinvestor.com for a directory of franchise, business and investment opportunities in Asia today.

#17 Bellamy Budiman, Indonesian Design Entrepreneur

9/24/2009
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An interview with Bellamy Budiman, founder of Indonesian design agency Neuro-Designs. Bellamy was a finalist in BusinessWeek's Asia Young Entrepreneur Awards in 2006. We discuss his love of design and creating one of Indonesia's leading design agencies. Bellamy's links: Neuro-Designs http://www.neuro-designs.com and Bellamy's blog http://www.bellamybudiman.com/. Visit www.asiabusinessinvestor.com for a directory of business and investment opportunities in Asia today.

#16, Cris Lim - MyWobile

9/2/2009
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Cris Lim, co-founder of the start-up MyWobile talks about he and his start-up team developed their business idea to a VC funded start-up business in Singapore. MyWobile is a technology start-up providing a new location based applications for mobile phones. For Singapore based listeners, you can download and use myWobile at m.mywobile from your mobile phone web browsers. For overseas listeners, they are invited you to see myWobile can do so at mywobile.com. Alternatively, listeners can...

#15 Nicholas Chan, Singapore Venture Capitalist

8/24/2009
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We speak to Nicholas Chan, Executive Director of Azione Capital a Singapore based venture capital fund on entrepreneurship and the venture capital business in Singapore. The Azione Capital website is http://www.azionecapital.com/ and Nicholas's blog is http://nicholas-chan.blogspot.com/ Visit www.asiabusinessinvestor.com for a list of business and investment opportunities in Asia today.

#13 Ben Kepes, Entrepreneur & Small Business Evangelist

5/27/2009
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We interview Ben Kepes from BizChat, a new start-up from New Zealand. Ben has co-founded an on-line community for small and medium-sized businesses in New Zealand. Ben shares his views on starting a business, entrepreneurship and financing start-ups in New Zealand. Details of BizChat can be found at www.BizChat.co.nz and you can also follow Ben on Twitter at twitter.com/benkepes.

#12 Fadzuli Wahab, A Young Singaporean Entrepreneur

5/14/2009
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An interview with Fadzuli Wahab, a young Singaporean entrepreneur. Fadzuli soap business and web ventures have a focus on meeting the needs of Singapore's Islamic community. Details on Fadzuli's ventures can be found at www.islamicevents.sg and www.sabunsertu.com. Visit www.asiabusinessinvestor.com for business opportunities in Asia today.

#11 Anilesh Kumar, An Integrated Marketing Agency Entrepreneur from Dubai

5/9/2009
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An interview with Anilesh Kumar, an integrated marketing agency entreprenuer from Dubai. Anilesh's company works with many of Dubai's leading IT companies. Visit Anilesh's agency website at www.frequencyme.com.

#10 Illka Gobius, Public Relations Entrepreneur in Singapore

4/20/2009
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An interview with Illka Gobius, an Australian public relations agency enterpreneur based in Singapore. We discuss the challenges of the PR business in Asia, digital PR and making a success in Singapore. Visit Illka's agency website at www.verve.com.sg. You can also follow Illka on Twitter at www.twitter.com/illkagobius.

#9 Vikram Gandhi, A Fashion Industry Entrepreneur from India

4/13/2009
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We talk to Vikram Gandhi, a fashion entrepreneur from Surat in India. Vikram is CEO of Multifabrics Corp which is a leading manufacturer of various kind of fabrics for the fashion industry. We discuss entreprenuership, the Indian fabric business and how ecommerce has been able to open global markets and transform the business. Visit Vikram's company's website at at www.multifabrics.com.

#8 Ahmed Baharoon, An Entrepreneur from Yemen

2/13/2009
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We talk to Ahmed Baharoon an entrepreneur based in Yemen. Ahmed's businesses include Ecommerce Yemen, www.ecommerce-ye.com an award winning ecommerce company, and Night Camel Trading www.nightcamel.com a trading business. The podcast covers potential business opportunities, entrepreneurship and advice for business and investment in Yemen.

#7 Shraddha Barot, Dubai Real Estate Entrepreneur

2/8/2009
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We interview Shraddha Barot, one of Dubai's emerging real estate entrepreneurs about doing business in the UAE. We discuss the challenges of entrepreneurship what makes Dubai a great place for real estate. Details on Shraddha's company, Cashmore Estates, can be found at www.cashmoredubai.com.

#6 Nhan Nguyen, Vietnam Business and Investment opportunities

9/29/2008
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We travel to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to interview Nhan Nguyen from the management consultancy BDG Vietnam about business and investment in Vietnam. We also cover Vietnam business culture and the approach to business. Visit www.asiabusinessinvestor.com for Nhan's contact details and a list of business and investment opportunities in Asia today. The BDG Vietnam website is www.bdg-vietnam.com and Nhan's email address is nhan.nguyen@bdg-vietnam.com.

#5 Dr Alireza Azimzadeh, Iran business and investment opportunities

9/23/2008
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Interview with Dr Alireza Azimzadeh, Chairman of Marz Gostar Persia Co. Ltd.from Tehran, Iran. We cover various business and investment opportunities in Iran today for foreign investors. Visit www.asiabusinessinvestor.com for Alireza's contact details and a list of business and investment opportunities in Asia today. Other website mentioned include www.xing.com specifically the Iran Business Forum.

#4 Rebecca Chow, China Market Entry Approaches

9/14/2008
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Interview with Rebecca Chow, a lawyer from Suzhou China. We cover various market entry approaches to enter the Chinese market. There is particular focus on WOFEs (Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprises) and key recommendations for success. Visit www.asiabusinessinvestor.com for Rebecca's contact details and a list of business and investment opportunities in Asia today.

#2 Kishore Dharmarajan, Dubai Entrepreneur & Author

2/25/2008
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Interview with Kishore Dharmarajan, Dubai entrepreneur and author of Eightstorm. We cover the current business environment for entrepreneurs in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and also his approach to innovation.

#1 - Jesse Ting, IConnecte.com, Singapore

2/13/2008
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An interview with Jesse Ting, founder of Singaporean web start-up IConnectE.com. The Asia Business Investor podcast interviews Jesse about the key challenges of being an internet start-up in Singapore...