Chengdu Office Rental Market

Q1 2010 Grade A Office Rentals source: DTZ City RMB/m2/month Shanghai 185.54 Beijing 145 Hangzhou 117.71 Guangzhou 117.3 Xi’an 112.32 Chengdu 107.34 Tianjin 102.55 Nanjing 93.38 Qingdao 90.07 Dalian 86.91 Chongqing 62 Wuhan 56.4 Conventional Leased Offices Normally leased office space require lengthy contracts and comes empty (i.e., you need to furnish the office with […]

Chengdu SaaS Startup Feasibility

Is it feasible to setup an R&D unit in Chengdu, China as a way to “jump start” my SaaS startup and get it to scale? A feasibility study is one of the first requirements when submitting an application to the Chinese government to set up a wholly foreign owned enterprise (WFOE) in China. This post […]

Investing in China’s Second Tier Cities

Setting up businesses in a second tier city, rather than in first tier cities such as Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou or Shenzhen, is certainly less-glamorous. But they are certainly not without their benefits: cheaper labor costs (with comparable quality to that of first tier cities) cheaper rent cheaper energy costs favorable local policies steady flow of […]

Amazon buys Zappos

Amazon announced last night that it bought Zappos for about 10 million Amazon stock, worth $807 million, and $40 million in cash and stock to Zappos employees. In the following video, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tells an interesting story of what he has learned and why Zappos is a great fit for Amazon. It seems […]

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