Customized Advisory Services
CSA Certified Sourcing Advisors™ speak English, Spanish, French and Portuguese (at time of writing) and are available to support the general public and registered CSA users.
At a minimum, CSA Certified Sourcing Advisors™:
- are based in China full time
- have significant and relevant business experience
- graduated from the CSA with honors
- have trained under the direct supervision of CSA founders
CSA Certified Sourcing Advisors™ make themselves available up to 4 hours each month for conference calls and/or email communication at a set time each week, but they don’t get involved in actually managing the vendors for you.
Retaining a CSA Certified Sourcing Advisor™ is the ideal option when you are willing to do the heavy lifting of project management, but want a seasoned China advisor on your team.
Public Rate: 400 to 850 USD per month, depending on experience of the Advisor.
Discount Rate for registered CSA users: 300 to 750 USD per month, depending on experience of the Advisor.
For an introduction, simply email Advisors “at” ChinaSourcingAcademy.com with the following information:
- Your Name
- CSA Student ID (if applicable)
- Preferred Language
- Level of China Experience
- Project background and your areas of concern
3rd Party Service Providers
China Sourcing Academy co-founder Mike Bellamy writes:
“Too many projects end in failure because the wrong partners are involved. In 2012, as a service to the readers of my blog and the students at the China Sourcing Academy, I decided to make public my personal list of endorsed service providers at www.SourcingServiceCenter.com.
I have been developing this list of reliable & affordable suppliers & service providers during my 15 years living in China. I hope you also find it of value.”
- Due Diligence
- Quality Assurance
- Engineering, Design and Prototyping
- Tool & Die/Mold Making
- 3rd Party Assembly
- China Visit Support
- Efficiency Consulting
- Corporate Structuring & Tax Planning
- Fulfillment/Selling to China