Bootstrap Business Initiative

Unlock the business potential of China!

Whether you are new to China, or an old China hand, if you plan on starting or growing a business here, you’re going to need help. The Bootstrap Business Initiative aims to help entrepreneurs access, understand and apply practical information and resources, through affordable events, workshops, lectures and language classes.

As well as our regularly held public events, we are also available for private presentations and seminars on a wide range of topics, including;

  • Chinese business customs and etiquette
  • Public speaking 101
  • Writing business plans
  • Pitch presentation
  • Business English for Chinese entrepreneurs

Please check back often to see what our latest events are. And feel free to contact us on WeChat at AJDonnelly if you have any questions or feedback. We’d love to hear from you!


The Bootstrap Business Initiative is proudly sponsored by Cultural Keys and Bison & Chang. Cultural Keys helps you not just see China, but experience it too, by offering the most authentic classes in traditional Chinese culture available in Beijing. Bison & Chang is an accounting, taxation and business advisory firm, specialising in helping foreign startups in Beijing.

For more information, please visit their websites:


3 reviews

  1. Excellent Source of Info

    Having attended several of the business lectures put on by CK, I can most definitely say that their experience and know how is so useful for new businesses. I highly recommend any new business owner look to CK for guidance, as well as attend any other events put on by CK. Both AJ and Nic are super responsive and supportive and do an excellent job of fostering this community.

  2. Great experience, great people

    CK Bootstrap Business Initiative organizes great events for those expats who are looking answers on various questions related to running business in China. During these events you can not only obtain useful information on business related topics, but also meet new people, socialize, and have an opportunitty to introduce yourself and your business to others.
    I have attanded their events in the past and got very valuable information on how to open company in China, information on various tax and accounting issues. All events were exceptionally well organized by people who are professionals in their fields.

    I strongly recommend to attend their events if you want to open a business in China and meet new people.

  3. Great experience with CK

    Amazing service and top-notch tutors! As a busy girl (just like all of us are these days)- I needed effective training in a short time.
    I joined their Bootstrap Business course back in June 2017. I got to learn a lot about how to start my own business in China. I took part in many different training programs in the past, but my experience with CK I can judge as exceptional! AJ from Cultural Keys was always super quick to response and very helpful.

    Highly recommend! Not only you will get a chance to learn something new but you will get the chance to join the group of same minded people, who are always happy to help each other!

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