Megan is a problem solver and a helper.
She had an eyelash problem; she developed a solution. Then she made a product to help others with eyelash and brow issues.
She had a packaging problem; she found a solution by going to China and sourcing packaging options herself. Now she helps others with their package-sourcing needs.
In today’s episode you’ll learn:
- What pushed Megan to go to China for packaging options
- Why she decided to stay in China
- Why she believes learning about Chinese culture is more important than learning the language
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LINKS FROM TODAY’S EPISODE
- Read the full transcript from Megan’s interview
- Find Megan’s beauty products at AmalieBeauty.com
- Genie Supply, Megan’s consulting business
- Megan on Quora
DETAILED SHOW NOTES
- (0:41) Megan’s quick description of her businesses and what brought her to China
- (2:40) Megan describes the personal problem she had that led her to find a solution and develop her first product as a college student
- (4:29) The packaging challenge that led Megan to get boots on the ground in China
- (6:42) The challenges Megan faced when trying to find suppliers through Alibaba
- (8:25) Megan describes her move to China and her process for finding sources for her packaging needs
- (11:37) Why Megan stayed in China
- (13:12) Megan describes Genie Source, her consulting business
- (15:17) Megan’s thoughts on why learning about Chinese culture is more important than learning Mandarin
- (18:32) Megan describes the trend of mini-celebrity brands in cosmetics
- (20:49) Why Megan doesn’t sell her beauty brand to the Chinese market
- (23:37) Megan’s future plans
- (25:49) Advice for those considering China
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