EK005: Starting a Business – How It has Changed My Life

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In this episode, I talk about starting a business and how it has changed my life, and how you too can also be an entrepreneur or a business person.
I just finished taking a walk with my wife in the middle of the day, while not really losing any sales in my business, on a day that we are technically open and working. I obviously checked my phone to see if we received any enquiries or new orders, but my business was not affected. I love having a sustainable business that allows me to live a lifestyle I enjoy. It wasn’t easy to get to where I am at, and I still have much more to achieve, but I am totally enjoying the process.
As long as I have my phone and Internet, I can manage my business! And I think that’s awesome!
I have also grown so

September 2017 Review

Quick Summary:

September Goals Results
Other News
Other Businesses and Projects
Thoughts, Goals and The Big Picture for October 2017

So here is my review for the month of September, 2017

September Goals Results

1. Continue to build my network: New networking efforts online and 2 or 3 networking events: I actually didn’t do much networking this month. However, I have interviewed a few people for the Entrepreneur Korea Podcast, which allowed me to meet some new people and connect with other entrepreneurs in Korea.
2. Create order/delivery checklists for Flower Gift Korea: I absolutely forgot that I was planning on doing this. Other things must have come up and I just put it on the back burner and didn’t get to it.
3. Upload new products to Flower Gift Korea and upgrade product photos: I only changed a few of the product photos, but most of the products I currently have don’t really need updating.
4. Reach $11,000 US in sales (Pass

EK004: Building a Business that Supports Your Lifestyle – Going Hourless

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In this episode, I talk about going “Hourless”. Hour as in 60 minutes, and store hours as in from when till when a store is open. Well, Flower Gift Korea has just gone hourless and I talk about why I did it. When we first opened up the shop in late December of 2016, our hours were 10am-7pm, Monday to Saturday. Then we took off Saturdays and were open from 10am-7pm, Monday to Saturday. Now, we are hourless! I also talk a lot about my lifestyle and how my business is a tool that supports my lifestyle. Some people have their life revolve around their business or job, and I am currently one of them to some extent, but I’m really making moves to have my business revolve around my life. I also talk about how my lifestyle has changed from running a small Hagwon

EK003: Paul Carver and The Seoul Global Center

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In this podcast episode, I was able to spend some time with Paul Carver, who is a professional working at the Seoul Global Center. The Seoul Global Center offers a lot of FREE resources for foreigners living in Korea, especially those who are looking to start their own business. We start the podcast with a quick intro from him and then follow up with 5 fun non-Entrepreneur related questions. I had a really good time because I was able to get to know Paul more as a person and not the Director of The Seoul Global Center.
Q1. On your day off, what is one thing you really enjoy doing and why?
Q2. What is one Korean food you like and one you aren’t so much a fan of?
Q3. Let’s say someone gives you 100,000won and you have to spend it. How would you spend the money?
Q4. Is there are a

Checking Your Website on Different Browsers

*This is my first post on the technical aspect of running a business in Korea, so I apologize if there are words and ideas you are unfamiliar with. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment or email me at entrepreneurkorea@gmail.com and I’ll see if I can create more content that is helpful.
My website for Flower Gift Korea is currently https://www.flowergiftkorea.com though it was originally http://www.flowergiftkorea.com. Did you notice anything different about the two website URLs (addresses)? Maybe you didn’t, but if you look again, the first one starts off with “https” and the second one is “http“. I don’t want to get too technical about this, but the difference between the two is that “https” is a more secure website. So if your website accepts payments from people via credit card or other methods used on your website, it may be a good idea to get your

EK002: Starting Up in Korea With Entrepreneur Maria Lee

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In this podcast episode, I was able to spend some time with Maria Lee, who is an Entrepreneur in Korea who founded a business that has recently changed its name from “AskAjumma” to “Wonderful”. We start the podcast with a quick intro from her and then follow up with 5 fun non-Entrepreneur related questions. It was really fun discussing the following 5 questions with her:
Q1. If you had to choose one animal to describe your character what would it be and why?
Q2. What is one Korean food you like and one you aren’t so much a fan of.
Q3. So someone is visiting Korea for one day and asks you to share two places they should visit, where would those places be and why?
Q4. What is one Korean movie people should watch and why?
Q5. Have you ever been to Noraebang (singing room)? What song is your

Waiting for the BEST Time to Start a Business

I have some friends who want to start their own businesses one day, and others who want to invent something that will make them super rich. In their minds, they will one day create a cool business or an amazing invention that will generate a lot of money. I mean, who isn’t hoping to invent something that will make them super rich and famous? However, the problem is that it isn’t easy to invent something that will generate money and it can be really scary starting a business. But being scared to start a business is quite natural, and the greatest inventors probably failed more times than succeeded in creating something worthwhile. I personally was really nervous, excited, and scared when I started every single business I started in the past, and know that most felt the same. So waiting to feel “less afraid” or “more comfortable” may never happen.
I

EK001: EntrepreneurKorea Life with Jessica Fry

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In my first podcast interview, I invite Jessica fry, who is an Entrepreneur in Korea who owns a few businesses and is doing quite alright for herself. We start off the podcast with a quick intro and the 5 following non-Entrepreneur related questions, so we all can get to know Jessica a little more!
Q1. What is your idea of a perfect vacation?
Q2. What is one Korean food you like and one you aren’t so much a fan of.
Q3. What is one Korean Drama or Korean movie everyone should watch and why?
Q4. Where is your favorite place to hang out in Korea and why?
Q5. Have you ever been to Noraebang (singing room)? What song is your song?
I like to ask 5 questions like these so we can really see the type of person our guest is, and we can learn some cool info about Korea. As

August 2017 Review

Quick Summary:

August Goals Results
Other News
Other Businesses and Projects
Thoughts, Goals and The Big Picture for September 2017

So here is my review for the month of August, 2017

August Goals Results

1. Go to at least 3-4 networking events and hand out at least 50 Flower Gift Korea business cards to 50 different people before the end of the month: I was at a total of 3 networking events. One was held at the Seoul Global Startup Center and I was able to network with some people in Seoul. It was nice to go, but it wasn’t easy networking there since a lot of the people there weren’t really there to network, or maybe they were and just felt comfortable chatting to the same two people the whole networking time. But I still managed to meet close to 10 different people there and handed them my business card. The second event was a Seoul Real Estate

How I grew my Business Network in Korea from my Home

My perfect vacation includes a really nice hotel by the beach and unlimited access to food and drinks, and that’s it. I don’t need to go to fun places, or do fun water sports, or visit historical monuments. I’m good just chilling in an air-conditioned room and going to the beach for a bit, and maybe visiting a few places here and there, if the places aren’t very far. Yup, I’m pretty boring if you really get to know me, so I don’t really go out to many events, except for the ones I have to go to, like weddings, family gatherings, etc. That is why it is a challenge for me to attend networking events in Seoul, South Korea. But I attend them as much as I can because I know how important it is as an entrepreneur to grow your network, with all types of people in different