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The Challenges of Starting a Business in China – Part 6 (Opening an Office)

As discussed previously, a physical office is required to receive a business license in China. Finding the perfect office to start with was an exhausting process that took weeks. The first thing we had to decide as a company was whether we want to rent an office that was ready to move in, or get space that would require some renovations and office furniture. If you’ve spent any time searching for rental office s...

September 27, 2013
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Hitcents Goes to Comic Con 2013

Hitcents attended the 2013 International Comic Convention in sunny San Diego this past weekend. We attended to promote our newest game Battlepillars, coming this fall, at the Wired Café in the OMNI hotel . The Wired Café was an invite only, VIP lounge set up for press, celebrities and special guests to take a break from the Comic Con madness and check out some cool gadgets and activities.

We set u...

July 26, 2013
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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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Company Tour of Hitcents Park Plaza

 

Hitcents executives and employees toured the future headquarters of their offices on Tuesday, June 4. They were able to visualize the future workspaces and leave their signatures on an exposed beam in the structure.

“We are thrilled to be relocating to downtown and becoming a big part of the exciting things going on in Bowling Green. Having this expanded space will enhance our services through tea...


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Hitcents Goes to the Webbys, Again!

Hitcents Co-Founder Ed Mills and his wife Chrystal attended the star-studded Webby Awards at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City to accept and celebrate two Webby wins for Draw a Stickman Epic on May 21, 2013.  Ed Mills shares his experience attending the event.It was very exciting to be back in New York for the second year in a row to be honored at the Webby Awards. The Webbys are like the Oscars in the tech/I...

June 03, 2013
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