Crayfish.io

Crayfish.io

Crayfish.io is the first and only online marketplace platform dedicated to English-Chinese bilingual project work. It enables businesses to access instantly a variety of skills and China expertise on demand, no matter how big or small the project. Crayfish® offers considerable cost savings, enabling businesses to make good use of flexible Chinese speaking resources that are currently under-used.

Address: St John's Innovation Centre, Cowley Road, Cambridge
Postcode: CB4 0WS
Country: United Kingdom
Website: https://www.crayfish.io
Membership type:Professional Individual and Corporate < 5 (£50+VAT pa)

The China market presents unique challenges and can be fraught with a variety of difficulties. Companies wanting to trade with China have found it difficult to penetrate the market or sustain a presence when they get there; have floundered with the culture and have even lost opportunities over an incorrect translation.

We offer an integrated solution from strategy to execution by leveraging our global network of Chinese speaking expertise. We help businesses access high-quality support with considerable cost savings and improve their efficiency in managing China-related projects.

Doing business with China: Business dinner etiquette

Doing business with China: Business dinner etiquette

Personal relationships are important in any business context, but to build successful relationships in China it is crucial to start by understanding cultural differences. This is especially true in social situations like business lunches and dinners.

3 September 2018Read in full

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Doing business with China: increase your WeChat official account followers

Western social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and so on are banned in China. That is why businesses keen to increase brand awareness and engagement in the country opt for WeChat, considered the super app in China.

17 July 2018Read in full

WeChat is the super app in China

Doing business with China: WeChat Marketing 101

If you are doing business with China, you might already know that Western social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and so on are banned in China. So how can you harness the power of social media to increase brand awareness and engagement there?

10 July 2018Read in full

Doing business with China - gifting etiquette

Doing business with China: gifting etiquette

Building personal relationships is an intrinsic part of doing business in China and exchanging gifts can help that greatly. But what do you take, and who should receive your gifts?

3 July 2018Read in full

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Doing business with China: making the most of your visit

Business trips to China can be both exhausting and enjoyable, typically involving a range of meetings and a busy schedule. So, it's important to remain energetic and productive when travelling.

18 June 2018Read in full

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How to hire and manage people in China

Attracting and retaining talent continues to be one of the main challenges facing foreign companies operating in China. At a free event later this month, Chinese business experts will discuss how to find the talent you want and build a multi-cultural team across the UK and China.

12 June 2018Read in full

Ting at the British Day event in Chengdu

The four biggest challenges Western businesses face in China

What are the biggest obstacles for Western companies pursuing business opportunities in China? Ting Zhang, CEO of Crayfish.io – the unique online platform dedicated to helping Western companies do business in China – discovered four important challenges for SMEs when she visited the country earlier this month.

28 May 2018Read in full

Doing business with China: communicating effectively

Doing business with China: communicating effectively

Unless you can speak fluent Chinese and have a decent understanding of the culture, communicating with your business connections in China can sometimes be frustrating. Find the right way and it could help you to breeze through the process, advises Ting Zhang, founder and CEO of Crayfish.io, the unique online platform dedicated to helping Western companies do business in China.

21 May 2018Read in full

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Understanding the Chinese culture: #1 Traditions versus modern China

If you intend to interact with Chinese people for business purposes, it is advisable to learn some basics about the Chinese culture, which is very different from the West. In a series of posts over the coming weeks, Crayfish.io – the unique online platform dedicated to helping Western companies do business in China – aims to close the knowledge gap.

24 April 2018Read in full

Crayfish.io influencer: Helen Tse MBE

Helen Tse MBE champions Crayfish.io

Making important connections is at the heart of Crayfish.io – the unique online platform dedicated to helping Western companies do business in China – and some of these lead to unexpected outcomes. One of the bilingual speakers attracted to Crayfish is a hugely accomplished and influential person – Helen Tse MBE. A Cambridge-educated corporate lawyer, she is also a chef and acclaimed restauranteur, co-owner of the award-winning* Sweet Mandarin in Manchester.

17 April 2018Read in full

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