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EK008: Delivering For Your Business in Korea Part 1

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In this podcast episode, I share more about delivering for your business in South Korea.  I recently shared my random thoughts on this topic in a recent blog post, but I wanted to share some experiences and just give you an overall idea of what goes on, at least from my personal experience running my flower business.
Listen to the podcast to hear the process I go through for our deliveries, some things to keep in mind when preparing and making deliveries, and some challenges that can arise when trying to deliver your sold goods to your customers in South Korea.
I am going to publish more solo podcast episodes where I talk about a certain topic in the business/entrepreneur world in Korea, so stay tuned for more topics. 

If you are an entrepreneur in Korea or an entrepreneur with connections to Korea, please contact me and let

October 2017 Review

Quick Summary:

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

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

October Goals Results

1. Get ahead of my blog post schedule for Flower Gift Korea and Entrepreneur Korea (I’m currently behind): I get a big F for this goal. I didn’t get ahead in my blog posts, if anything, I got pushed even further behind. But for good reason, I was either relaxing or working extra hours to keep up with the orders we were receiving. But yah, I definitely should do more content creation for my websites/blogs.
2. Find more social media apps/streams to create accounts to build awareness for Flower Gift Korea: I was able to create new accounts on some new social media apps and I’m unsure if that is helping. One of them is a popular social media for people in Russia, one is Myspace, which

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

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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

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.

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

July 2017 Review

Quick Summary:

July Goals Results
Finished our taxes for Jan-June 2017
Other News
Other Businesses and Projects
Thoughts, Goals and The Big Picture for August 2017

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

July Goals Results

1. Really figure out Amazon: I still haven’t uploaded any products to Amazon, but I am waiting to hear back from Amazon handmade, which is the section that allows for handmade objects to be sold on Amazon. I have applied and I should be hearing back within a few days. So Flower Gift Korea may or may not be accepted as a seller on the Amazon handmade platform.
2. Upload the maximum products I’m allowed on Ebay: I uploaded 5 more products to Ebay. They do get some views from potential buyers, but Ebay really isn’t my thing, but it’s something. And something is better than nothing, at least that’s what I believe.
3. Email every single past/present customer about changes made with

Business Success in Korea – Unexpected Sales and Opportunities

I would say that roughly 15% of my sales from my flower business come from people sending gifts to people in Korea that they most likely have never met. Why would anyone give something to someone they had never met? Well, I can think of some instances like people donating money to causes or people paying it forward to do something nice. Would you ever send a gift to someone you personally never met? Maybe, maybe not. But these customers get so excited at the thought of buying something for someone’s birthday or to show their appreciation to someone they probably will never meet. Who are these people? Well, the people sending gifts are fans and the people receiving the gifts are Korean celebrities. And these fans can be found all over the world. These fans all have one thing in common, they are a true fan of a Korean celebrity

Flower Gift Korea is Now a Year Old

When my wife and I initially had the idea of starting our own flower business in Korea, we had no idea we would actually have an actual flower shop. The initial idea was to sell flowers online and make some extra money on the side. However, making flowers in our home was very inconvenient because it minimized the amount of space we had for comfortable living. You see, our place isn’t very big, so it was very cramped at times, especially when we had a lot of flowers on stock. So we finally made the decision to transition into creating an actual physical shop once we realized that sales were looking pretty decent. The offline store has been in operation since January 2017.
*On a site note, the reason that I mentioned above was the main factor in me deciding to create a Gyosoopso rather than a Gongbubang when I was