Entrepreneurs

I’m Not a Businessman; I’m a Business, Man. Feat. Shagi Defoe

  As a child, growing up on the small windward island of Dominica, Shagi Defoe could turn a profit from almost anything he could get his hands on. From new school clothes he didn’t want to the sandwiches his mother,…

Startup Life: BlackEXPO founders share what it’s really like.

It’s easy to look at a business from the outside and romanticize ‘what a nice life’ the founders must have. Speak to a founder though about starting up and you’ll find the road to building a sustainable business while rewarding,…

B Electric: Launching Beijing’s first e-bike-based tour company

A year ago, Dominic Callum De Couto never imagined he would be living in the world’s most populated capital city today, whizzing around historic sites on an electric bike for a living. But that’s exactly what he is doing and…

Creatives

The Story of Model, Writer and Fashion Entrepreneur Anya Raynae

For Anya Raynae, an ambitious American millennial her move to China was sparked by a desire to live a more fulfilling life. Struggling at home in the United States with a difficult romantic relationship and problems at work, Raynae told…

Beijing, An Open Market For International Musicians.

  Joshua A. Chambers: If you know Joshua outside of his nine to five teaching Phys Ed., then you probably know him best as ‘King’. Not familiar with King? Then you need to check out his newly released single ‘Hold…

Seizing the Moment: Nayyir Shareef

  If you never stop to converse with Nayyir Shareef, you would miss the story of another extremely talented and well rounded expat in Beijing. Raised in West Palm Beach, Florida Nayyir, like many creative minds migrated to New York…

Careers

Kiki’s Story: Life As An Olympic Athletic Trainer in China

When we are given an opportunity, we are told to jump on it and that is exactly what brought me to China. My name is Kiki and I am an ambitious black, 26-year-old female from Orlando, Florida in the United…

Pursuit, Career and New Beginnings

  Many of us come to Beijing in pursuit of fairly short term goals like obtaining a degree, saving money, or travel; But what about the long term? We sat down with Janice Matthews, radio host of Touch Beijing to…