The Costs and Risks of Going It Alone
Steep learning curve that may or may not result in desired results.
Are you being represented properly, are your best interests being served?
Do you know the nuisances of operating in China, laws, customs, currency, etc?
Are your staff receiving kickbacks?
Costs of Expats living in China
Ability to hire qualified staff
Country legalities on hiring staff with all the government requirements for same.
Can you afford the time to educate your expat?
Break down cultural barriers
Proactive approach, adjust sales strategies based on real time market information, trends, and political climate
Manage government & high level relationships
Protection of IP, company reputation
Localization of product/marketing materials/collaterals