By Clara Muriel Ruano

My name is Clara Muriel Ruano and I write Foreign Entrepreneurs in China. This is a blog for and about entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises that operate in the Chinese market. In the blog you will find plenty of tips and insights gained by entrepreneurs on the ground.

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 So, why am I blogging?

I have been living in Shanghai since 2008 and one of the most exciting things I’ve witnessed here is the activity and energy of foreign entrepreneurs in China. I’ve read a lot about the topic, I’ve worked in a government agency that helped entrepreneurs invest and trade here, I’ve met them and bombarded them with questions and I’ve finally realized that there are probably a lot of people who find the topic as interesting as I do and, more importantly, there are probably a lot of people who may find their insights and experiences extremely useful.

This is how the idea of interviewing them and sharing their learning came to me, and this is how this blog was born. I hope you find it interesting and take something useful out of it.

A Brief Bio of Myself

I have a bachelor of Economics from U.A.M, Spain and I hold an M.B.A. by I.E.S.E. Business School in Europe.

I’ve lived and worked in Spain, India, New Zealand and China. I’ve also travelled and worked for a number of other countries during my time in the export department of a multinational.

I have more than twelve years of marketing experience in different management roles in Joyco S.A.U., Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co and Colgate-Palmolive Ltd. And I’ve recently collaborated with Promexico (the Mexican Government Agency for Trade and Investment) at their Asia Regional Office.

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  1. Hi Clara
    Some really great and informative insights!
    Keep up the good work.

  2. Dear Clara,

    Thank you for your blog and providing this space to share our adventures in China.
    It is full of useful tips posted by experienced people. Living and working in China myself for many years, I recognise, in most of the post, my own experience.
    Jia You!
    Eric Giraud, Gmet Quality Control

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