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Written By Chris Mills 慕乐文

The Challenges of Starting a Business in China – Part 5 (Getting to know the Chinese Business Culture)

In the past, I have written about my experience of opening a business in China, and at this point I have learned a good deal about Chinese culture. Below I’ve outlined some different observations I’ve made during the process.

The language barrier when you’re working with people in China should not be underestimated. One thing I found out from traveling back and forth between America and China so m...

September 13, 2013
business / china / app development / gaming
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Written By Chris Mills 慕乐文

The Challenges of Starting a Business in China – Part 4 (Articles of Incorporation and Certifications)

To continue with the China saga discussed in my previous blog posts, (Blog #1, Blog #2, Blog #3) it was time for Hitcents to register with the Chinese Government. Believe it or not, this is where things got even more complicated and time consuming. The process is broken into three stages requiring three separate government agencies to be involved; the State (in our case, Kentucky), The United States State Dept., and t...

August 26, 2013
business / china / app development / gaming
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Written By Hitcents Staff

Hitcents President Chris Mills Presents at CGDC

August 20 2013- Shanghai China –Hitcents President Chris Mills had a splendid presentation at the 6th annual ChinaJoy - China Game Developers Conference (CGDC) on July 28, 2013. The theme of the presentation was "Designing for a Global Market- A Glance into the world of Game Development.” Mills shared the rapid growth and history of Hitcents with the audience, showed them Hitcents’ own game deve...

August 20, 2013
business / china / app development / gaming
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The challenges of starting a business in China – Part 3 (Our Chinese Name)

In the last two blog posts I discussed the importance of location and some standard business operations. In this post I will be discussing the process of coming up with a Chinese name to register a company in China.

There are two routes you can go to determine a name in China. One is to do a literal translation of the name. For example Apple’s Chinese name is 苹果 (Píngguǒ) which literally means Apple. P...

August 12, 2013
business / china / app development / gaming
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Written By Chris Mills 慕乐文

The challenges of starting a business in China – Part 2 (Business Operations)

In my previous blog entry I laid out some of the obstacles and challenges when choosing to open a business in China. In this post I will get into some of the deeper details of opening a new Chinese-based company and things you should expect to deal with during the process.

Any new company will require a capital injection once the company is formed. The capital amount must be decided at the beginning of the proc...

August 01, 2013
business / china / app development / gaming
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Written By Chris Mills 慕乐文

The challenges of starting a business in China – Part 1 (Location, Location, Location)

When I first set out to explore the idea of opening an office in China I had zero experience with any foreign processes outside of The United States. I have opened several companies in the U.S. and the process is always simple, cheap, and straight forward since I am a U.S. citizen. I was single handedly given the task to explore the cost, processes, and challenges of starting a new business in China. This led me into ...


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The Harlem Shake App Released!

After much laughter and consideration, we decided as an agency to expand upon the YouTube sensation by developing the first ever Harlem Shake App for iOS.

The Harlem Shake is an internet meme that originated on January 30th, 2013 with a video released by YouTube comedy vlogger Filthy Frank set to music by heavy bass artist Baauer. The meme gained popularity days later after five Australian teenagers known as &#...

February 20, 2013
harlem shake / app development
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Written By Chris Mills 慕乐文

Mobile Application Concept

Clients come to us all the time with app ideas, but never research if there is an app that already performs exactly the same way of their idea. There are so many apps today that it is important to research the market before running with (what individuals believe to be) a great idea. When we first develop any app, we know that research has to be done on our concept. If no similar apps can be found, after searching in d...

February 07, 2013
app development
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Written By Jon Peppers

Draw a Stickman: EPIC, a MonoGame Adventure

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Back in 2010, Phil Williams, a graphic designer/flash developer at Hitcents started on an idea he called “draw a stickman”. The idea was an interactive story, where you drew a stickman and he came to life. You would then have to draw other items to help your stickman through his adventures.

Phil worked on and off on his idea for about one day a week, and after a year of work http:...


Written By Chris Nation

Microsoft DevRadio features Draw a Stickman

Jerry Nixon, Technical Evangelist for Microsoft discusses Draw a Stickman and the Xamarin Platform with Xamarin CEO, Nat Friedman and Hitcents President, Chris Mills....