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4 Things to Ask Yourself When Using Social Media to Promote Your Business

4 Things to Ask Yourself When Using Social Media to Promote Your Business

Living and working in Bangkok, I definitely want to see more statistics about the number of businesses in Thailand using Social Media to promote their businesses and how valuable they see Social Media content as a tool to get past the everyday blah of marketing messages.
5 Things to Know When Buying Wholesale Clothing in Bangkok

5 Things to Know When Buying Wholesale Clothing in Bangkok

Sourcing clothing and goods in Bangkok is serious business. This bustling city in Thailand is home to one of the largest wholesale clothing manufacturers in Asia. If you’re one of the tens of thousands of  people who flock Bangkok each year to buy wholesale clothing, it’s good to do some research and plan ahead to...
I Heart Hong Kong (Then Back to Bangkok)

I Heart Hong Kong (Then Back to Bangkok)

Christmas in Bangkok is something that I do every year, so this time around, I figured I should go somewhere for New Year's. So before the end of the year, I packed my warm clothes as I braced myself for a winter week in Hong Kong.
Using Social Media to Promote your Business in Bangkok

Using Social Media to Promote your Business in Bangkok

As the end of 2012 draws near, I look back 10 months ago when I first started my online business in Bangkok. I started small, as a one-man business and yes, I am still a solo entrepreneur today. I am not expecting any business breakthroughs or miracles just yet, but the best part is, the...
How I Landed a Job in Social Media

How I Landed a Job in Social Media

Recently, I was given the amazing opportunity to work full time in a start up company in Bangkok providing Social Media Services to entrepreneurs, professionals and small businesses.
Bangkok on a Budget: Best Deals in the City

Bangkok on a Budget: Best Deals in the City

No longer do we frown upon bargain hunting and we have embraced the "best deals" concept as part of every day life - from fashion and food to hotels, plane tickets, movies and spas. No doubt, being fabulously frugal can really go a long way in these tough times.
A Weekend in Pranburi, Thailand

A Weekend in Pranburi, Thailand

As many travel blogs and web forums there are on traveling around Thailand, one can get the occasional misfortune of not getting the right (or updated information). Traveling to Hua Hin was easy-peasy. But going further down south to Pranburi, one can get quite a few diverse opinions.
The Next Level of Shopping Bags: Funky and Funny Does It

The Next Level of Shopping Bags: Funky and Funny Does It

There is probably nothing more ubiquitous than the daily shopping bag and for the same reason, it's also one of the most ignored. What else could be more interesting than a plain shopping bag? Yeah, sure, it's everything. But before you get on your high judgmental horse (or stop reading this post), I invite...
How to Approach Bangkok Wholesale Suppliers

How to Approach Bangkok Wholesale Suppliers

Many retailers, re-sellers and agents come to Bangkok to approach wholesale suppliers for goods for their small business. These goods range from the more common items like clothing, shoes, bags and accessories to home decor, Thai food and ingredients. As mentioned in my previous blog post, the best places to source these goods are in Pratunam, Chatuchak...
Free Tools and Resources to Help Start your Online Business

Free Tools and Resources to Help Start your Online Business

The internet has an abundance of free or low-cost tools to help build your online business. There isn’t a better time than now when resources have been made available for anyone who looks for it, after all the world-wide web has at least 9.7 billion pages. But where do we begin? In my previous blog...
How I Left my Day Job to Become an Online Entrepreneur

How I Left my Day Job to Become an Online Entrepreneur

Moving from a day job to entrepreneurship is a thought that scares most people. Who wouldn’t be? Having a day job is and has always been a sign of security. Don’t most parents say the same thing? We should finish school, get a good job and save up for retirement. It’s almost like the path...
Philippines Anti-Cybercrime Law: The Waiting

Philippines Anti-Cybercrime Law: The Waiting

Despite protest and criticisms of the Anti-Cybercrime Law in the Philippines, it went ahead without a glitch, faster than you could ever say SOPA or PIPA. At first glance, the name doesn’t sound any harm, similar to the US bills SOPA and PIPA, but if you have read the contents of the bill, things are...
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