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Hear the ins and outs of sourcing, procurement, product development, and brand building as two international entrepreneurs based in South China share a free-flowing conversation and bring experts on the show. Hosted by Michael and Rico, both of whom have lived and worked throughout the world before ending up in the world’s largest manufacturing hub, which is Guangdong province. Besides sharing their expertise in sourcing they focus on online & social media marketing, crowdfunding campaigns, ...
 
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Description: Manila is back on lockdown and Rico sits down and shares his thoughts on the Sourcing climate. Tune in to know what are his thoughts and make sure to share this if you can relate. Important Notes: How is sourcing done by then? The “Anti-China” Sentiment/Stigma Globally Getting Online presence to attract customers Location-based Sourcin…
 
As mentioned in this episode, similar to the 2008 recession, a lot of products or businesses will be launched after the pandemic. If you are one of the people forced to work from home or work online, this is the best time to think about launching a business/product. Tune in to this episode to know more. Important Notes: - Being location-independent…
 
Shita Laksmi, executive director of Tifa Foundation, chats with EngageMedia about internet intermediary liability, particularly in regards to disinformation on the COVID-19 pandemic and the role of the state in regulating content. We also ask: How can internet intermediaries balance people's freedom of expression with their right to be protected fr…
 
Rico talks about how conscious are they when choosing their Outro Music in the early days of Made in China Podcast. In this bonus episode, they talk about how relevant it is to them and how would you understand them through music. Music in the Podcast: Around the World by Daft Punk Grown Up by Danny Brown Miss U (Jai Wolf Remix) by Kitty…
 
Rico got to sit down with Eric Yang, Founder, and CEO of Lead Next Gen Summit. In this episode, they talk about China’s history of power, Starting from nothing, and why he thinks college is not for Entrepreneurs. Episode Notes: Moving to the West to pursue his Entrepreneurial dream, Living Like a King/Queen inexpensively Entrepreneurial Scene in As…
 
Rico and ChinaMike about how conscious are they when choosing their Outro Music in the early days of Made in China Podcast. In this bonus episode, they talk about how relevant it is to them and how would you understand them through music. Music in the Podcast: Murals by Lupe Fiasco I Wonder by Kanye West I Got U feat. Jax Jones by Duke Dumont…
 
Rico got to sit down with another female Entrepreneur, Debbie Arcangeles of The Offbeat Life. In this episode, they talk about growing up as an Immigrant in the West, Filipino Culture in General, and Create a living off of what you want to do. Episode Notes: Debbie on Digital Nomads, Difference between a Digital Nomad and a Location-Independent Ent…
 
Rico sits down and reflects on the decisions that he made, and the things that worked out after making those decisions. He also talks about believing in Karma, the current situation in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, moving to the Philippines right before it went on lockdown, and more. Episode Notes: Moving to the Philippines during the pandemic, …
 
As part of the Interview questions for MarketWatch’s Founder Spotlight, Rico shares his thoughts about where things are headed in the Next 5 Years. Episode Notes: Covid-19 caused a big shift to where things are headed His canceled travel plans for Network Expansion Strengthening SFA’s Services Approach in Marketing Building partnerships, and a whol…
 
On this episode of Pretty Good Podcast, we chat with Simon Harman and Sam de Silva from the Loki Foundation, makers of private messaging app Session, on the benefits of and challenges to using secure tools for communications. We also discuss ways to raise awareness on the importance of privacy, particularly in the Asia-Pacific where access to digit…
 
In this mini-podcast episode, Rico talks about what would he have told himself when he was just starting. Based on what he knows now, he would have told himself the following: - Build more relationships with factories - Spend more time with the business partners and factory owners - Get their perspective, get their insight about the project - Respe…
 
In this episode, Rico appears on the 90-day FBA hosted by Riley Bennet, founder of Amazing Marketing Co. (an Amazon Marketing Company), and host of a travel blog called Livin’ That Life. Here he presents the 4 Steps to Find Quality Suppliers in China. Episode notes: Searching for Suppliers, Assessing Quality, Finalizing your order, Elevating your r…
 
In this episode, we hear from a person that has a great passion for Communication. He has worked with clients that do business in Asia. Let’s tune in to hear from Andrew Smith. In this interview, Andrew talks about the importance of cross-cultural skills and communication, also how Tim Ferriss’s 4-Hour Work Week changed his mindset. Episode Notes: …
 
This episode is an appearance of Rico on the Day in the Life Podcast with the Owner of LabHand Engineering — James Davis. James takes notes from Rico on Prototyping, Product Development, Crowdfunding and much more. Episode notes: Rico on ODM and OEM, Average Life Cycle of Products when people come to Source Find Asia How people underestimate the pr…
 
In today’s episode, we have Rico Ngoma appeared again at Global from Asia Podcast with Michael Michelini. Here he talked about running his sourcing business outside of China. He shares his insights, how he did it, his strategy – sort of a follow up how he did the transition. Episode Notes: - Spending time out of China - made him realize he couldn’t…
 
Rico interviews Arjun Rai of HelloWoofy and talks about helping the small businesses he refers to as ‘underdogs.’ They have a good exchange about what it’s like to be an Immigrant in another country and moving from state to state so much. Topics include: - Helping “Underdogs” in Business using Data Science, Solving the Problem for Creatives in Coll…
 
Episode Notes: - The lifestyle of an Entrepreneur, solving cool problems, and meeting new people - How to get started, looking at other models, failures until finding something right - Crowdfunding as a start of the Marketing Phase of a product, changes in Crowdfunding - Importance of focusing on Traffic, channels where to reach an audience - The p…
 
The second episode of Pretty Good Podcast delves deeper into the Philippine court cyber libel ruling against journalists Maria Ressa and Reynaldo Santos Jr. of Rappler, a Philippine news organisation known to be critical of incumbent President Rodrigo Duterte. We ask John Nery, a columnist for the Philippine Daily Inquirer and co-founder of the Con…
 
An update of the previous two Made In China Podcast episodes with John Graham Harper on his legal case. Since the verdict has been passed, John is no longer a flight risk in China and he discusses his plans after winning the case. Episode Notes: - Being a flight risk and being legally-tried in the China Legal System - Totally being rejected his app…
 
In this episode, Renaud Anjoran, partner and CEO of Sofeast Ltd, sits down with Rico to talk about Factories improvement, Inspections, Risk Management, Prototyping, Supply Management, Factory Vetting, Production Management. There has been a shared experience of their companies growing their business through multimedia and exporting/importing Medica…
 
On the pilot episode of Pretty Good Podcast: Discussions on Digital Rights, EngageMedia chats with the Association for Progressive Communications executive director, Chat Garcia Ramilo, on the past, present, and future of digital rights in Asia-Pacific region. The pilot also tackles how the COVID-19 pandemic relates to digital rights and the import…
 
In this video, Rico and ChinaMike enlist their good friend, Alan Scanlan of Newlands Sourcing. They discuss what it’s like to be in Hong Kong as a foreigner with tight health protocols from the government. An interesting exchange they have is how they look forward to emerging small businesses and how people get creative on business ideas. Some impo…
 
In this episode, Rico sits down with one of his good friends, Michael Michelini, as they talk about building an online presence on social media and Mike starting a 3-month program on how to navigate business during the pandemic. They also had a funny exchange of the stigma if you’re a foreigner that has travel history from China. They also talk abo…
 
In this episode, Rico and ChinaMike catch you up with the COVID-19 transactions they face at this point. With them is their most trusted Operations Manager, Immigen Lam. They discuss how crazy it was when they got back to business since February’s lockdown in China and how this crisis gave them growth. Topics: Getting back to business in China, for…
 
In a previous video, Rico talks about navigating the madness in import-export policies. In this episode, Rico and ChinaMike catch you up with the climate of shipping medical supplies. They discuss the challenges they face in this line of business and how they felt doing this for weeks but it felt like a month — must be the quarantine, boys. Some im…
 
The COVID-19 crisIs has created a huge shortage of protective supplies all over the world which has lead to panic buying by inexperienced buyers, who are unfamiliar with the Asian market and unable to identify the red flags that can occur during deals. Rico Ngoma tries to clarify some of the ethical questions that arise when sourcing goods to suppl…
 
In this episode, Rico and Nick launched an episode straight from their cozy couch of their apartment. An apartment that misses some fixtures, like literally. They talk about their lockdown experiences on day 17 of their quarantine, business climates from sourcing and manufacturing standpoint, routines for quarantine, and cheers for the positivity. …
 
In this episode, Rico calls one of his mentors, Andy Church. It has been two years since Andy has been in this podcast. This episode reunites them as Rico jots down notes from his sensei as they talk about working remotely, past experiences, Coronavirus, expanding out of China and more. Topics: Remote Work, going 100% remote Importance of getting t…
 
In this episode, Rico and Mike talk about getting involved on the demand of Protective Medical supplies on a global scale. They both recognize the following: the importance of helping people, putting up content to educate people, the process and some forecasts. In this podcast, Rico and ChinaMike talk about: Helping people and getting involved Orde…
 
In this episode, Rico and Mike talk about getting involved in the demand of Protective Medical supplies on a global scale. They both recognize the following: the importance of helping people, putting up content to educate people, the process and some forecasts. Topics: Helping people and getting involved Orders of Medical Supplies SFA handles The v…
 
In this episode, Rico interviews David Abusiewiez of Alpha Rock Capital. David shares his journey of leaving the US to start a company in the Philippines. Topics include: Leaving the comfort zone to start the Asian adventure Profile of western entrepreneurs in Manila. What it’s like living in the Philippines? How Alpha Rock started Best moments liv…
 
In this episode, Rico interviews David Abusiewiez of Alpha Rock Capital. David shares his journey of leaving the US to start a company in the Philippines. Topics include: Leaving the comfort zone to start the Asian adventure Profile of western entrepreneurs in Manila. What it’s like living in the Philippines? How Alpha Rock started Best moments liv…
 
In this episode, Rico talks about a number of business updates, with focus on manufacturing companies in China being affected by the spreading coronavirus. Topics include: Changes in China’s manufacturing sector in the past few weeks Effects of the shutdown to both suppliers and clients China’s current business climate: pros and cons Personal trave…
 
In this episode, Rico and Mike review their 2019 goals and share another set of goals for the brand new year. Topics include: Rico’s 2019 Goals Achieve 20% increase in sales, 7% profitability. Reach five-figure revenue from YouTube ads. Interview someone with 10k followers Revamp the website Organise a meet-up Stay in the Philippines for two months…
 
In this episode, Rico tells the business atmosphere in China amidst the Corona Virus Disease 2019. Topics include: How COVID19 immobilized businesses in China Observation on the manufacturing sector What the government might do if the situation doesn’t improve Optimism on the business climateBy Made in China Podcast
 
In this episode, Rico shares his experience working with Chinese employees and his management style. Topics include: Ways to find Chinese employees What to look for in potential employees in China Hiring and managing process for Chinese Why micromanagement is best in China Trust issues in the officeBy Made in China Podcast
 
In this episode, Rico and Jordan talk about the digital marketing industry in Southeast Asia particularly in the Philippines where e-commerce has been thriving in recent years. Topics include: Advantages of doing business in the Philippines The growing e-commerce in the Philippines First Client: Low Budget, High Level Result Why getting clients for…
 
On this episode, Part 2 of where Rico Continues to answers questions and gives his advice on topics such as taxes and his process on working with suppliers. Topics incl: Export taxes Rico’s process on working with suppliers Registering your business in Mainland China Significant representatives in a company…
 
In This Episode, Rico Brings back Mark Ramos for another Conversation about China's E- Commerce Status and their Projections for the Upcoming Year. Topics incl: 2020 vs 2019: Competition between the big scale and small scale entrepreneurs. China's Systemized Culture Amazon Selling at present day Compared when it started out Focusing on Branding and…
 
Here’s the continuation to RIco’s Most Influential Music of the Decade, He continues to Share his Affinity for Drake, Rick Ross Appeal as “The Boss”, Discovering Childish Gambino’s Versatile Talents and Other Hip Hop Artists and Tracks That had make a Big Impact on his Life. Topics incl: Drake’s Degrassi days and rise to mainstream Toronto hip-hop …
 
Join us and learn... The secret to building a lasting and meaningful eCommerce business The framework for launching your product and brand to a raving fan base of new customers The method used by new and experienced e-com business owners for starting a new product or brand without significant sums of money upfront The “pre-sale risk advantage” for …
 
On a None Business Related Topic, In this Part 1 of 2 Episodes, Rico Shares to Mike his favorite artists, albums and songs that were released this past decade. From talks of Rico’s “emo” days to his fascination with Drake. And how Hip-hop/Rap evolved through the years. Topics incl: Drake’s Degrassi days and rise to mainstream Toronto hip-hop scene …
 
In this episode, Rico and ChinaMike Reflects on China's Entrepreneur Landscape during the decade. They discuss different online campaigns, factory stories, lifestyle changes, security procedures, and other observations of many changes that have occured in the last 10 years. Topics incl: Crowdfunding craze, peak, plateau and current Rise of E-commer…
 
On this episode, Rico answers questions and gives his advice on topics such as taxes and his process on working with suppliers. Topics incl: Export taxes Rico’s process on working with suppliers Registering your business in Mainland China Significant representatives in a companyBy Made in China Podcast
 
Happy New Year! As we welcome the year, we present a replay episode from a Youtube webinar regarding Searching for a Manufacturing Factory using Alibaba. Rico gives us a walkthrough and tips on how to successful find the right Factory for your Product Topics incl: Use non specific Keywords on Search Start by looking at preferred designs Choosing fa…
 
MERRY XMAS From Source Find Asia.! In This episode, as part of our gift, Let us share some information on how to thoroughly inspect your product. An excerpt from a SFA Youtube Video, Rico Provided us an in depth Step by Step Process and the different methods to test your product. from its creation to its distribution Topics incl: Production process…
 
On this episode Rico answers a viewer’s questions on selling on Chinese E-Commerce platforms. He also discussed the differences in putting up a business in Hong Kong and Mainland China; and buying & selling products online. Let’s listen and Learn Topics incl: Difference on the scope of Hong Kong and Mainland China on business Process of putting up …
 
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