Digital Marketing: Small Business Strategy​

Asian Small Business Expo Key Takeaways Creating a digital marketing strategy is key for any business success.  It’s even more important for small businesses who have fewer resources to optimize their digital presence.  The question becomes how do you effectively utilize social media to reach your target audience. The Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program mission is to assist small business specifically within the Korean, … Continue reading Digital Marketing: Small Business Strategy​

National Small Business Week Virtual Conference

Lessons I Learned During The National Small Business Week If you’re in the trenches of starting a business than you’ve probably come across various virtual conferences, podcast, webinars, and workshops offering advice.  Some of the advice is given freely and some of the advice comes with a price tag. Recently, the Small Business Administration launched their first national small business week virtual conference.  I signed … Continue reading National Small Business Week Virtual Conference

Minority Business Opportunity Day Conference

Minority Business Opportunity Day Conference Overview

Minority Business Conference Recently, I attended the Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council (SCMSDC) event.  The Minority Business Opportunity Day Conference was held at the Pasadena Convention Center. The conference connects corporate members with minority business entrepreneurs.  Their corporate members include companies such as The Coca-Cola Company, Microsoft Corporation, and Johnson & Johnson. *Full Disclosure – I was invited to attend the Minority Business Opportunity Day … Continue reading Minority Business Opportunity Day Conference Overview

Small Business Interview: Brandon Walcutt, Kohsi Design Centre

Brandon Walcutt, Kohsi Design Centre I first met Mr. Walcutt (right), as a presenter at Seoul Global Center.  He presented “Business Plan Writing and Presenting” as part of the business class I attended in South Korea. He lived in South Korea for more than 16 years and now resides in New York, NY.  Previously, he was a co-owner of a publishing company, and more recently … Continue reading Small Business Interview: Brandon Walcutt, Kohsi Design Centre

How To Find The Right International Franchise

Are You Interested In Owning A Business Overseas? I read an article that stated opening an iPhone repair shop is a great startup business.  It’s also a skill set that you can use international or in the U.S.  The statistics stated that iPhone repair shops owners can charge $60 to repair your iPhone (price varies by region). This means if you repair 10 phones a … Continue reading How To Find The Right International Franchise

Small Business Owner Interview: Eric Michel, Anarchy Prints

Small Business Highlight, South Korea I first met Eric during the Oasis 2 Intellectual Property Rights class that was held at the Korean Invention Promotion Association in Gangnam-gu.  Since that time we have stayed in touch messaging in a group chat regarding startup events and hackathons in South Korea.  I want to share with everyone his journey with his company Anarchy Prints. Small Business Interview: … Continue reading Small Business Owner Interview: Eric Michel, Anarchy Prints

Gentle Monster, Los Angeles, CA, Korean Eyewear Brand

Startup Visa Intellectual Property Rights Presentations

Startup Visa – Oasis 1 Class Recap After completing the Oasis Four class I was sent an email alerting me to the upcoming Oasis-One class.  The Intellectual Property Rights class consisted of a two-hour orientation.  The remaining two classes were held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. the following Saturday and Sunday. On the first night of class, I got lost trying to find the … Continue reading Startup Visa Intellectual Property Rights Presentations

Path To Obtaining A Startup Visa In South Korea

Business Startup Visa Seoul Global Center Experience & Resources New Moon with a Lunar Eclipse, new agenda for the remainder of the year.  My journey first started because I wanted to meet new friends.  Now I know what you’re thinking, there are several options for meeting new friends while living abroad.  Anyone can search on Google using the keywords, “Foreigner Meetup Groups In Seoul” and … Continue reading Path To Obtaining A Startup Visa In South Korea