Weekend Reading: Conducting Business in Asia

Startups go way beyond Silicon Valley these days. In fact, more and more are taking advantage of Asia’s booming economy and setting up shop in Asia and the Middle East. Here are three recent SlideShares that cover what you need to know before doing business in China, Singapore and Pakistan.

The China Effect

It’s hard to ignore China as a force to be reckoned with these days, and many are flocking there to establish roots in the powerhouse. Before you leave, brush up on these Chinese business practices:

The Next (Asian) Silicon Valley?

There are 5 main reasons that stop potential startups from making a home in Singapore, according to one local co-founder. Among them? Bad timing and lack of resources. But don’t let that get in the way — see how you can overcome these challenges to achieve something great:

15-Minute Guide to Pakistan

You might not think of Pakistan as a prime place for conducting business, but it’s worth considering for your next venture, says World Startup Report. The organization has created a guide for everything you need to know about business in the country, from key players to local culture:

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