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- March 11
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Double D Business Solutions offers a wide variety of professional consulting services with a vast network of cooperating Chinese and foreign partners.
Senior Consultant David Duke is a twenty-five (25) year retired Lieutenant with an American State Police Agency. His senior level administrative experience there, as well as experience owning his own specialty advertising business, later as a yacht broker and also providing multinational and domestic corporate training qualify him to provide individuals and company's creative and innovative ideas and business solutions to meet their individual needs and requirements.
David has continuously lived and worked in China since March 2007. He has lived in Guangzhou, Shenzhen and now over four years in Chengdu. He considers Chengdu his adopted home and plans to live and work here for many years.
Clients can expect to receive timely, dependable and professional services such as:
1. Domestic and international sales and marketing advice to include corporate representation at domestic or foreign meetings, trade shows/fairs or exhibitions where a professional foreign businessman's presence and assistance would be beneficial to instill confidence in potential foreign buyers or clients.
2. Expert organization in process of obtaining a foreign Business Visa and other Visa advice or assistance.
3. Accompany businesspersons who may have limited English skills to foreign countries.
4. Final editing of English documents, websites, advertisement materials, movie scripts or signage.
5. Advice on design of English websites, signage, or other media advertisement copy.
6. Event planning and Talent Business Management and recruiting suitable specialized musical, acting, or performing arts talent for clients.
7. Business English skills and Western etiquette or cultural training for corporate or VIP clients.
8. Original musical compositions for movies, documentaries, websites, computer games or events.
9. Professional bilingual personal protection (bodyguard) services for VIP's or events.
10. Interior decoration and design for residential and commercial buildings.
11. Master of Ceremonies (MC) or event host, documentary or movie acting, and advertising photo shoots where a mature and well-groomed professional appearance is required.
David's business philosophy is simple. Every client is a "VIP", so create a "Client for life" by providing all clients dependable and professional services, thereby promoting repeat business and business referrals. "Word of Mouth" is the best form of advertisement. Double D Business Solutions is not the biggest, or the cheapest, however it is the best value for your money!
Level 18, The Office Tower
9 Binjiang Road (East)
Chengdu, 610021, P.R.C.
Office: (86)-28-6606-5188 FAX: (86)-28-6606-5151
- March 11
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- August 22, 2012
Forums > Living in Chengdu > VPN recommendations?
FREE is maybe my favorite English word with DISCOUNT coming in as a close second. I have an American IT friend in Shenzhen who has been in China for eight years. He recently recommended using the FREE BASIC VPN service (300 kbps) provided by proXPN. He said he's been using it for about four years and had nothing but good to say.
I took his advice and recently downloaded. You can set it for auto-log-in or only use when you need. If you use QQ voice a lot, using it can cause delays, since without using a VPN, QQ does not need to pass through the "Great Firewall".
Their website is http://proxpn.com/. The download process is very simple and easy and within minutes, you can create a simple account with any active email address you choose and your password. They will then send you a verification message to your registered email address. After I downloaded, I then did a McAfee virus scan and no issues were detected.
I am not a Gamer or downloading movies and music, so maybe this bandwidth will not suit some people who may need to pay. Their Free Basic version allows me to do the simple things I personally need to do. Furthermore, if you pay for larger bandwidth, maybe your ISP still has a small bandwidth making it useless to pay.
One word of advice is always ignore their upgrading pop-ups or prompts to pay for Premium. It is not needed, especially when registering since this is one of the first windows you see and can be confusing. Just click past this for the Free Basic.
- August 22, 2012
- August 7, 2012
Forums > Living in Chengdu > best agencies for English teachers?
You did not specify which city in China you intend to come. Regardless, I would suggest you narrow your search to a few cities or even Provinces. Otherwise, it will be too mindboggling to process all the jobs advertised. I would further suggest not to accept a job in a very small town as your first job. The culture shock would be too great. After a year or two, this might suit you.
If you have the time, I would suggest only applying to DIRECT EMPLOYEER advertisements and NOT go through an agent. Many of these Agents are unscrupulous and disingenuous and will say anything to fill a position. Furthermore, in most cases, all the Agent has done is search all the jobs available through classified ad's like here on GoChengdoo, echinacities, ESL Teacher's Board, or other expat websites found in Tier I and II cities and simply repost them as their listings.
Too many foreigners have come to China believing false promises from some agent, or even direct employers. Once they are here, they find the accommodation if provided, for example, is NOT what was promised AND more importantly, the school is not authorized to obtain a legal Z-Work VISA necessary to LEGALLY work in China. DO NOT let anyone tell you it is OK to work on a renewable L-Tourist or F-Business Visa. If an agent or employer is evasive about visa questions, then forget them. Working on improper visa's has become an even bigger issue in China in 2012 than it was before.
If you do not have time and insist on using an Agent, I would suggest using Horizon Recruitment http://www.horizoneslchina.com/ owned and operated by some Australians with some excellent Chinese staff and a professional website. I used them four years ago when I relocated to Chengdu and you can believe what they say. Their advertised jobs are tiered according to qualifications necessary. After they receive all your necessary documents, they will give you a ranking. Then you browse their jobs by city and apply for those you have been ranked for. They do not charge for their service and NEVER pay any Agent since their fee will come from the employer.
I would further suggest researching the internet not only for jobs, but also for comments about schools across China. Many of these websites have good suggestions and warnings or Black Lists of schools and agents. ESL Teachers Board http://www.eslteachersboard.com/ is my personal favorite and filled full of useful information and jobs across China and other countries.
Depending on your personal situation, it will pay big dividends to do sufficient research and your homework before taking the plunge and accepting any job in China. The waters here are full of sharks and alligators. To hurry invites disaster, so even if you need to postpone your trip a few months, be confident you have an informed opinion of the China ESL industry before you accept a job and spend a lot of money to get here. Otherwise, you can find yourself in a very bad or difficult situation that will ruin your China experience.
Finally, remember the 7-P Principle... Proper Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance.
Good luck and I hope you find a decent job!
- August 7, 2012