Fashion Entrepreneur Launches Business That Connects Other Entrepreneurs to China
Jalona Falkner of Jalona Marie Bridal has launched The China Connect to assist other business owners by providing tours that encourage relationships with Chinese manufacturers and vendors.
"I launched The China Connect to provide bridal salon owners, dress designers, and other types of retail entrepreneurs the opportunity to cut out the middleman and establish personal relationships with vendors in China. By reducing the cost of materials and wholesale retail items, they can greatly increase their profits. I conducted my first group tour in the fall of 2019 and those who went were amazed by the price, selection, and capabilities that exist within China," said Falkner.
Falkner began doing business with factories and B2B outlets in the Far East through her custom women's wear and bridal gown company in 2008. Doing so has enabled her to give hundreds of brides the wedding gown of their dreams at an affordable price. She currently resides in Memphis, TN with her family but utilizes modern technology to service clients anywhere in the world.
While networking, she learned that many entrepreneurs had a desire to connect with China-based businesses but don't know how. The China Connect walks participants through every step of the process and even provides a China Business Tour Journal & Workbook to ensure that they don't miss crucial preparation steps like securing the proper visa and a passport. The tour includes round-trip airfare, lodging, factory visits, market visits, coaching sessions, and more. Once the tour concludes, each participant has developed an extensive list of possible vendors and impactful goals for their business. Many often find themselves launching additional businesses based on the capabilities and products their new network offers.
To learn more and/or register, visit www.TheChinaConnect.com. Falkner plans to host two more tours September 26 – October 2, 2020. Registration for those is open, too.