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Welcome to the GlobalTQM.com podcast, where we teach business owners how to…

Source the best products from China, negotiate with Chinese manufacturers, navigate Chinese business culture, and share real case studies you can learn from.

David Hoffmann is the founder and CEO of GlobalTQM dot com, your team on the ground in China.

With over 25 years of experience doing business in China, David and his team at GlobalTQM.com have the know-how and experience to overcome any challenge you’ll face sourcing and manufacturing in China.

Schedule a free call at www.globaltqm.com
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Have you ever had this feeling that your supplier is getting slower at responding? Well, this week, I did an online presentation discussing the different scenarios why your supplier might be slower at getting back to you, and how you might be able to fix that! We even included a slideshow so you can watch this on YouTube. [click here to watch] This episode will also cover: How your supplier might be seeing this situation differently, and if your questions are making your suppliers doubt you? When is the right time to pull the plug on your suppliers? What can we do to help us and our suppliers understand each other better? You can also  watch it on YouTube here I hope you enjoy it! Let us know if you have any questions.  Need help sourcing products or developing products in China? Schedule your FREE Call!  Cheers, David Hoffmann CEO, GlobalTQM ➣ Apple Podcast | https://go.globaltqm.com/Apple-GTQM-Podcast ➣ Google Podcast | https://go.globaltqm.com/Google-GTQM-Podcast ➣ Spotify Podcast | https://go.globaltqm.com/Spotify-GTQM-Podcast Just starting out in e-commerce? Download our FREE guide. Want to know more about our comprehensive China Sourcing services? Visit our website. Need advice on a China Sourcing problem or recommendations on which services you need? Schedule a FREE call. Want to fast-track your success with coaching or mentoring from a China Sourcing expert? Book your session today.  See David featured in... USA TODAY Featured with Mark Cuban, billionaire, owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, and Shark on “Shark Tank” and Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group, podcast host of “Business Unusual,”
This episode is different from the others because it doesn't cover specifics on sourcing and developing products in China… It does delve deeply into what makes entrepreneurs successful, and I share some of my own personal background stories and journey. So I’m opening up and sharing it all in the hope you find some inspiration and motivation. Do they say the shortcut to success is great mentors? I couldn’t agree more.  Also knowing who you are, and leveraging those traits in business is key. Matt Brauning from the Driven Entrepreneur is an amazing podcast, and his interview went in a direction un-expected to me. To learn more about Matt visit his website www.mattbrauningpodcast.com and follow him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mattbrauning/ I hope you enjoy it. Let us know if you have any questions, and you can subscribe here for Matt's podcast. If you’re short on time, you can read about it on our blog here or watch the interview on Youtube. Need help sourcing products or developing products in China?  Schedule your FREE Call!  Cheers,  David Hoffmann CEO, GlobalTQM ➣ Apple Podcast | https://go.globaltqm.com/Apple-GTQM-Podcast ➣ Google Podcast | https://go.globaltqm.com/Google-GTQM-Podcast ➣ Spotify Podcast | https://go.globaltqm.com/Spotify-GTQM-Podcast Just starting out in e-commerce? Download our FREE guide. Want to know more about our comprehensive China Sourcing services? Visit our website. Need advice on a China Sourcing problem or recommendations on which services you need? Schedule a FREE call. Want to fast-track your success with coaching or mentoring from a China Sourcing expert? Book your session today. See David featured in... USA TODAY Featured with Mark Cuban, billionaire, owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, and Shark on “Shark Tank” and Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group, podcast host of “Business Unusual,”
In this episode, we share some fascinating secrets, including: How big brands source from the Far East? How Apple made concessions for WeChat? The key to success when trying to build a product in China. Plus this amazing conversation with Estie has peppered and compelling stories plus anecdotes. P.S OK, so this podcast we don’t reveal Esties amazing marketing secrets, but… for those of you are interested to learn more about Estie and what she does, you can find her free course here. I hope you enjoy it. Feel free to reply to this email if you have any questions, and you can subscribe here to her podcast If you’re short on time, you can read about it on our blog here. Need help sourcing products or developing products in China?  Schedule your FREE Call! Cheers, David Hoffmann CEO, GlobalTQM ➣ Apple Podcast | https://go.globaltqm.com/Apple-GTQM-Podcast ➣ Google Podcast | https://go.globaltqm.com/Google-GTQM-Podcast ➣ Spotify Podcast | https://go.globaltqm.com/Spotify-GTQM-Podcast Just starting out in e-commerce? Download our FREE guide. Want to know more about our comprehensive China Sourcing services? Visit our website. Need advice on a China Sourcing problem or recommendations on which services you need? Schedule a FREE call. Want to fast-track your success with coaching or mentoring from a China Sourcing expert? Book your session today. See David featured in... USA TODAY Featured with Mark Cuban, billionaire, owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, and Shark on “Shark Tank” and Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group, podcast host of “Business Unusual,” CNBC Made it, alongside titans like Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran and Serial Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk Business Insiders with Gary Vaynerchuk and other successful leaders on "How to respond when employees royally mess up?"
Hey Guys, This week we are shifting the focus into an online master class, discussing the different forms of online product sourcing platforms.  We even included a slideshow if you are watching this on youtube. If you ever wondered which option is best for your company, this episode will answer your questions, including: The Four Major Product Sourcing Platform options How you can build your own network by owning your own data How to keep process over emotion and why this is important Why a Community Platform may serve your company best If you’re short on time, you can read about it on our blog here. Need help sourcing products or developing products in China? Schedule your FREE Call!  See David featured in... USA TODAY Featured with Mark Cuban, billionaire, owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, and Shark on “Shark Tank” and Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group, podcast host of “Business Unusual,” CNBC Made it, alongside titans like Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran and Serial Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk Business Insiders David Hoffmann with Gary Vaynerchuk and other successful leaders on how to respond when employees royally mess up Helpful Resources For a full transcript of this interview, visit our blog. Get a free copy of our book, China Sourcing For Startups. Book A free 15-minute consultation with our team.
Hey Guys, I wanted to share a recent interview I did on another great podcast called The Business of ECommerce. Charles Palleschi, the host of this podcast, asked me some really insightful questions that really drill down into the day to day specifics of Sourcing Products from China. We covered MANY different topics, including : How being on the ground in China creates opportunities How having “trusted” third parties is essential How to protect your IP in China by registering your trademark How and when to negotiate on price with the factory How “What you don’t say” could be your biggest problem How to build your team in China? Link to Original Podcast Episode - http://businessofecommerce.fm/2019/12/what-are-the-hidden-risks-importing-products-from-china-e107/ If you’re short on time, you can read about it on our blog here. Need help sourcing products or developing products in China? Schedule your FREE Call!  See David featured in... USA TODAY Featured with Mark Cuban, billionaire, owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, and Shark on “Shark Tank” and Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group, podcast host of “Business Unusual,” CNBC Made it, alongside titans like Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran and Serial Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk Business Insiders David Hoffmann with Gary Vaynerchuk and other successful leaders on how to respond when employees royally mess up Helpful Resources For a full transcript of this interview, visit our blog. Get a free copy of our book, China Sourcing For Startups. Book A free 15-minute consultation with our team. Subscribe To The Show On Your Favorite Podcast App Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Breaker Castbox Overcast
With the increase of traffic online, especially related to buying products as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, today’s topic is very timely.  Our chat focusing on moving from Vendor Central to Seller Central on Amazon will certainly help your business retain more revenue and ultimately help you navigate these difficult financial times. Some of the highlights of our podcast on this very important topic include: Deciding which option is best for you - Vendor or Seller Central Amazon’s reputation and why it matters to you Moving from Vendor Central to Seller Central How to be the Master of Your Own Destiny with Amazon, by using your own brand Avoiding pitfalls in both Vendor and Seller Central If you’re short on time, you can read about it on our blog here. Need help sourcing products or developing products in China?  Schedule your FREE Call!  See David featured in... USA TODAY Featured with Mark Cuban, billionaire, owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, and Shark on “Shark Tank” and Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group, podcast host of “Business Unusual,” CNBC Made it, alongside titans like Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran and Serial Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk Business Insiders David Hoffmann with Gary Vaynerchuk and other successful leaders on how to respond when employees royally mess up Helpful Resources Get a free copy of our book, China Sourcing For Startups. Book A free 15-minute consultation with our team.  Subscribe To The Show On Your Favorite Podcast App Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Breaker Castbo Overcast Podbean Stitcher 
Hey Guys, I can’t keep quiet and not share my thoughts and personal plans during these tough times. So in a special edition Podcast, we share not only the impact of this difficult issue on our lives generally, but more specifically the best business strategies to employ, including: Dealing with the inevitable drop in demand Proactively monitoring “supply chain” impact A reminder that, based on history, markets will recover With Every Crisis, there is an Opportunity If you’re short on time, you can read about it on our blog here. Read more about David Hoffmann on Business Insiders with Gary Vaynerchuk and other successful leaders on how to respond when employees royally mess up. Want to know how we can help? Schedule your FREE Call! here. Helpful Resources For a full transcript of this interview, visit our blog. Get a free copy of our book, China Sourcing For Startups. Book A free 15-minute consultation with our team. Subscribe To The Show On Your Favorite Podcast App Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Breaker Castbox Overcast Pocket Casts Podbean Radio Public Stitcher
I was interviewed on another great podcast called ECommerce Excellence. The host, Joris Byron, asked me some really great questions and drew out some great insights, issues to avoid, how to overcome obstacles and general wisdom in Sourcing Products from China. As usual, we also drilled down on some specifics, such as: The two critical barriers with Chinese manufacturers or suppliers Unspoken rules to follow Keys to success The pros and cons of moving your manufacturing to China How clear and concise communication can save you a lot of heartache I hope you enjoy the episode.  Would love to hear from you if these episodes are helpful If you’re short on time, you can read the whole transcript here. We were honored to be featured in CNBC Made It alongside titans like Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran and Serial Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk.  Dreams do come true! Click here to read! Click here if you want to learn more -  Schedule your FREE Call here! Helpful Resources For a full transcript of this interview, visit our blog. Get a free copy of our book, China Sourcing For Startups. Book A free 15-minute consultation with our team. Subscribe To The Show On Your Favorite Podcast App Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Breaker Castbox Overcast Pocket Casts Podbean Radio Public Stitcher
In this week's episode, we touch on a somewhat sensitive subject – the issue of Accountability, or Who is ultimately responsible when something goes wrong? Listen to hear some first hand stories where we highlight: The danger of not being clear in your instructions to the factory. The “Devil is in the Details!” How can you put clear instructions in writing and make them measurable? Knowledge is the key. If you’re short on time, you can read the whole transcript here. Read more about David Hoffmann on Business Insiders with Gary Vaynerchuk and other successful leaders on how to respond when employees royally mess up. Want to know how we can help? Schedule your FREE Call!  here. Helpful Resources For a full transcript of this interview, visit our blog. Get a free copy of our book, China Sourcing For Startups. Book A free 15-minute consultation with our team. Subscribe To The Show On Your Favorite Podcast App Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Breaker Castbox Overcast Pocket Casts Podbean Radio Public Stitcher
In this week's episode, I share some valuable insights and pointers that could really help you – especially if you are considering sourcing your product outside of China. Listen to this real story  where we discuss… The “cost” of the product is not the most important thing. Failures are sometimes the best thing that could happen... initially. You don’t know what you don’t know. The Golden Rule is clear communication and knowing who you are dealing with. If you’re short on time, you can read the whole transcript here. Want to know how we can help? Schedule your FREE Call!  here. Helpful Resources For a full transcript of this interview, visit our blog. Get a free copy of our book, China Sourcing For Startups. Book A free 15-minute consultation with our team. Subscribe To The Show On Your Favorite Podcast App Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Breaker Castbox Overcast Pocket Casts Podbean Radio Public Stitcher
Subscribe To The Show On Your Favorite Podcast App In this week’s episode, I share, along with my co-host Kevin, some valuable insights and pointers that could really help you – especially “When Inspections Fail.” We spoke in general about Product Sourcing from China, services available in China, and how doing business in China works.  Some key points touched on: You can’t inspect quality into a product. It is better to catch a problem at the source (factory) What is the Best-Case Scenario when an inspection fails? What is “Commercial Release?” If you’re short on time, you can read the whole transcript here “Want to know how we can help? Schedule your FREE Call!” here Helpful Resources For a full transcript of this interview, visit our blog. Get a free copy of our book, China Sourcing For Startups. Book A free 15-minute consultation with our team. Subscribe To The Show On Your Favorite Podcast App Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Breaker Castbox Overcast Pocket Casts Podbean Radio Public Stitcher Follow Us On Social Media Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn
Subscribe To The Show On Your Favorite Podcast App This week I was interviewed by Jim Palmer from Dream business radio. I thought you might like to listen to the interview... you might pick up some good advice, insights, and pointers... Of course, we spoke about sourcing from china, services available in china, how doing business in China works. Hope you enjoy it... Just some of the questions answered: How entrepreneurs expand businesses. How do you find ideas in China? Do you have to go to college to learn the business? What are the biggest challenges for importing products from China? Why middlemen/agents are outdated. Some intellectual property tips and building trust with suppliers... we went deep!.. (actually more than just tips, we went deep!) If you’re short on time, you can read the whole transcript here Want to know how we can help? Schedule your FREE Call!” Helpful Resources For a full transcript of this interview, visit our blog. Get a free copy of our book, China Sourcing For Startups. Book A free 15-minute consultation with our team. Subscribe To The Show On Your Favorite Podcast App Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Breaker Castbox Overcast Pocket Casts Podbean Radio Public Stitcher Follow Us On Social Media Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn
Here's the third and final part of my interview with Kunle Campbell in the 2x eCommerce podcast. If you haven't listed to parts 1 and 2, go back and listen to them before listening to this. This was the last major question of the interview, and he asked me: "What's the best way for eCommerce entrepreneurs to protect their intellectual property?" Now, if you've listened to our previous episodes, I'm sure you already know the answer... ...because I talk about it so often. However, if you're new to the show, my answer to Kunle's question could be a total game-changer... ...and potentially save you tens, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars over the long term. Helpful Resources For a full transcript of this interview, visit our blog. Get a free copy of our book, China Sourcing For Startups. Book A free 15-minute consultation with our team. Subscribe To The Show On Your Favorite Podcast App Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Breaker Castbox Overcast Pocket Casts Podbean Radio Public Stitcher Follow Us On Social Media Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn
Part 2 of 3 of my interview on the 2X eCommerce Podcast by Kunle Campbell. It's a show for entrepreneurs interested in eCommerce tips, strategies, and best practices. I've split the recording into 3 parts. In last week's episode, I gave his audience a description of what it is we do. And I explained why attention to detail is so important when you're sourcing from China. This week, you’ll discover: How sourcing from China is changing and what to expect in the future How to navigate a trade show like a Pro. If you’re short on time or can’t listen to the entire interview, I’ve had it transcribed for you. Helpful Resources For a full transcript of this interview, visit our blog. Get a free copy of our book, China Sourcing For Startups. Book A free 15-minute consultation with our team. Subscribe To The Show On Your Favorite Podcast App Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Breaker Castbox Overcast Pocket Casts Podbean Radio Public Stitcher Follow Us On Social Media Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn
A few weeks ago, I was invited on the 2X eCommerce Podcast by Kunle Campbell. It's a show for entrepreneurs interested in eCommerce tips, strategies and best practices. Talking to Kunle was great because he asked the right questions. It allowed me to cover some of the essentials you need to know if you’re running a business with plans to source products from China. In this podcast, you’ll discover:  What I believe is the main mistake startups make when sourcing products. What’s changing in China and what’s in store for the future (hint: look outside China). How I feel about the Trump-China tariffs. My best tips for how to make the best of your visits to trade shows. Why you should register your intellectual property in China. And much more! If you’re short on time or can’t listen to the interview, I’ve had it transcribed for you. Helpful Resources For a full transcript of this interview, visit our blog. Get a free copy of our book, China Sourcing For Startups. Book A free 15-minute consultation with our team. Subscribe To The Show On Your Favorite Podcast App Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Breaker Castbox Overcast Pocket Casts Podbean Radio Public Stitcher Follow Us On Social Media Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing one of our clients, Robert. His company sells designer lighting in South Africa. Robert's company was the sole agent for an international lighting brand. They sold it successfully for over 10 years until the principal suddenly decided to drop them. This left Robert in a predicament. A large part of his business was now gone and they had to make some changes fast. After a mutual friend introduced us and we had a long chat about his options, Robert decided to take a trip to China. Nearly 2 years after that first "expedition" to China, I sat down with Robert to talk about his journey into sourcing from China, what his experience was like, and his plans for the future of his brand. In this podcast, you'll discover: The power of building a brand in China The challenges you'll face sourcing products and customizing them with Chinese manufacturers The recipe for success: what it takes from you that many business owners ignore The reality of the journey vs. your expectations And much more! If you're short on time or can't listen to the interview, I've had it transcribed for you. Helpful Resources For a full transcript of this interview, visit our blog. Get a free copy of our book, China Sourcing For Startups. Book A free 15-minute consultation with our team. Subscribe To The Show On Your Favorite Podcast App Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Breaker Castbox Overcast Pocket Casts Podbean Radio Public Stitcher Follow Us On Social Media Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn
What happens when you're defrauded by your manufacturer? How do you handle it? How do you prevent it from happening? What are the best practices? Here's a true story I wanted to share with you. It happened to us the other week. In this episode of the podcast, you'll discover: How expensive being defrauded can get when sourcing from China. How you can expect some Chinese Manufacturers to behave in situations of fraud. What you should expect as a buyer doing business in China, because this situation never changes. The best practices for mitigating or, hopefully, eliminating the risk of fraud. And much more. Helpful Resources For a full transcript of this interview, visit our blog. Get a free copy of our book, China Sourcing For Startups. Book A free 15-minute consultation with our team. Subscribe To The Show On Your Favorite Podcast App Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Breaker Castbox Overcast Pocket Casts Podbean Radio Public Stitcher Follow Us On Social Media Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn
As a business owner, I often wish someone had given a crystal ball years ago saying, "If only I had known this at the beginning, it would have saved me a fortune." Well, I'm going to save you that fortune now. In my client training, I share so many case studies where I go into detail about real situations that have happened to me, to friends of mine, cases we're defending, etc. This is a real, first-hand experience. It's cost us tens of thousands of dollars. And the reality is I could have stopped it all. I could have prevented it all if I had spent a couple of hundred dollars on registering my trademark certificate in China. And that's what I want you to do. In this episode, you'll discover: The 3 main cases when registering your trademark in China is necessary The nightmare scenario you don't want happening to your brand online The easy way and the hard way to defend your brand and trademark in China International IP - is it valid in China? And more Helpful Resources For a full transcript of this interview, visit our blog. Get a free copy of our book, China Sourcing For Startups. Book A free 15-minute consultation with our team. Subscribe To The Show On Your Favorite Podcast App Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Breaker Castbox Overcast Pocket Casts Podbean Radio Public Stitcher Follow Us On Social Media Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn
In this episode of the GlobalTQM.com podcast, I had the pleasure of interview my business partner and mentor for over 20 years, Yaron Remen. He’s a serial entrepreneur with the superpower of starting companies, growing them big, and selling them off.  To date, he’s sold 9 multimillion dollar companies! Yaron and I have been doing business a long time in China.  And from time to time we like to reminisce and laugh about the good old days of doing business with the Chinese.  (You’ll understand why when you listen to the episode.) I sat down with Yaron for this recording and asked him: “Why do we even bother with contracts in China when they’re so hard to enforce?” In this short yet knowledge-packed episode, you’ll discover: Your secret weapon if you want to enforce contracts with Chinese manufacturers What purpose a contract serves if you don’t have the means to enforce it Why doing business in China is just like doing business anywhere in the world The one sentence you need to add to your contracts to eliminate the “it was just a misunderstanding” excuse manufacturers like to use And more Helpful Resources For a full transcript of this interview, visit our blog. Get a free copy of our book, China Sourcing For Startups. Book A free 15-minute consultation with our team. Subscribe To The Show On Your Favorite Podcast App Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Breaker Castbox Overcast Pocket Casts Podbean Radio Public Stitcher Follow Us On Social Media Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn
Transparency and accessibility. That's what the internet brings to the table. It's easier than ever before to access products and suppliers from all over the world. This increases competition and puts downward pressure on margins. How are you going to stand out from your competitors? How are you going to stay profitable in the long-term? You'll have to become more efficient... Cut down lead times and be faster to market... And always be ahead of the curve with better or more unique products. In this episode of the podcast, David talks about the (positive) effects of E-Commerce and Digitization on the sourcing game. You'll discover: What today's buyers are really thinking when sourcing products (no, it's not "how cheap can I get this?") The one key factor your business will live and die by...no matter which marketplace you're selling on. How to take advantage of the "shared brain" of a buying team so you can be more productive and efficient. Helpful Resources For a full transcript of this interview, visit our blog. Get a free copy of our book, China Sourcing For Startups. Book A free 15-minute consultation with our team. Subscribe To The Show On Your Favorite Podcast App Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Breaker Castbox Overcast Pocket Casts Podbean Radio Public Stitcher Follow Us On Social Media Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn
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