Of Fear and Business

By Mike Genung | May 16, 2016 | Business Topics

by Janna Hoiberg Forget Everything and Run Face Everything and Rise Either of the above can be our reaction to FEAR.  Often it saves our lives or keeps us from harm.  When we are young (hopefully) we learned not to put our hand on a hot stove.  That fear keeps us from getting hurt. Yet, sometimes our fears keep us from […]

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GTS Presents: Our New Office in Europe

By Mike Genung | April 14, 2016 | China Sourcing

Over the years we’ve received many inquiries from Europe. With the exception of the U.K. (we’ve sourced products from China for U.K. customers) we haven’t done much with the inquiries that have come from European countries such as Germany, France, Italy, Spain, or Austria, among others. The time difference makes it a little harder for […]

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You Have to Know Who You’re Dealing With

By Mike Genung | April 5, 2016 | China Sourcing

“I’ve had it with Alibaba! I have read about your services on your website and they sound great.” The quote above was from an email I recently received from a new customer. I hear this all the time. Someone tries to find a supplier on Alibaba. Maybe they get a response, maybe they don’t. If […]

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Chinese Factories are Starting to Come Back, Pictures, and More

By Mike Genung | February 16, 2016 | China Sourcing

 The Chinese New Year holiday is officially over, however a lot of factories are still closed. Some will still be away all of this week. By next Tuesday they should all have returned, although it will take several weeks after that for their workers to trickle back. In the fall of last year I visited […]

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Do You Want to Double Your Growth, or Multiply it 10 times?

By Mike Genung | January 20, 2016 | Business Topics

by Janna Hoiberg Dan Sullivan had a perspective worth sharing in the May issue of Success Magazine: rather than trying to double your growth – go for 10 times your current sales. “WHAT?” I hear you scream. “It’s hard enough to achieve double growth, how on earth can I even consider a goal of 10X?” That […]

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Are You Ready to Manufacture? Our 9 Step Checklist…

By Mike Genung | January 12, 2016 | Business Topics

We get contacted by individuals and companies who are new to the product development and manufacturing process. For those who are just getting started, here is a checklist to determine if you’re ready to go: 1. If your product is made of hard materials such as metal, plastic, or wood, have you had engineer’s drawings […]

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The Race to the Chinese New Year

By Mike Genung | January 5, 2016 | China

Happy (Calendar) New Year! I’m looking forward to the blessing of another year… as time goes on I appreciate the opportunity even more to be productive and do the work I enjoy, such as helping my customers with international trade. The Chinese New Year holiday, also known as their Spring Festival, is the mother of […]

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Sourcing Quality Handbags that are Made in China

By Mike Genung | November 17, 2015 | China Sourcing

Many handbags and purses are now made in China and other countries overseas. This includes name brands like Prada, Coach and Mulberry which sell handbags and purses that can cost thousands each. If you are looking to get the best value and quality when producing fashion accessories, China manufacturing is your answer. Here are some […]

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PET Plastic Manufacturing; More Than Just Water Bottles

By Mike Genung | October 21, 2015 | China Sourcing

One of the most common types of plastic used on a daily basis is Polyethylene terephthalate or PET plastic. The most prevalent of the thermoplastic (pliable when heated) polymers, it is often used to make plastic bottles and food packaging. However, its other uses may be surprising… PET Plastic Uses PET plastic’s resistance to moisture […]

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Borosilicate Glass Products from China

By Mike Genung | October 14, 2015 | China Sourcing

Shatter-resistant, portable glass containers have increased in popularity as consumers call for environmentally sound products that reduce waste and do not contain harmful chemicals like the ones found in some plastics. The only major drawback to glass is its tendency to shatter; this is where borosilicate glass comes in. Unlike traditional soda-lime glass, borosilicate is […]

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