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Written by (作者): Randy Williams 


 

Now at 17 years living and working in Ningbo, I look back and must admit the city has been very good to me.  I’ve built many lifelong lasting relationships with people from all corners of the world.  I found a beautiful loving wife in Jonie, and enjoy a successful trading company and have dabbled in various other businesses. But like the vast majority of expats, those days do come to an end.

I’ve always liked the way China’s government has a new 5-year plan in the works. So as I look out 5 years I see myself away from China more and more. I have different priorities, different goals and plans that are just different.

That brings us to the magazine business. I’m not around much anymore and have very limited time I can invest to it. NF needs a leader that is living and breathing Ningbo, and has their finger on the pulse of the city. I’m finding that’s just not me anymore. Jonie and I are building a new life together in Thailand, we will be spending more and more time down there and plan to start up a new import company to complement my trading company here. Something has to give so that Ningbo Focus can continue its strong position as the city’s premier bilingual magazine.

We have a great team in the one and only expat magazine here in Ningbo.  Our website is ever growing, WeChat readership has grown significantly in the last two years, distribution has expanded, our events are legendary and now all it needs is fresh new leadership that and ownership that can take over where I leave off.

I’m hoping to find a passionate hands-on partner/leader, or in the right situation a new owner that can take the Ningbo Focus brand and expand it to the next level.  If this sounds like an opportunity for you, reach out and let’s discuss how we can make that happen.

 

我已经在宁波生活和工作了17年。回首过往,我不得不承认这座城市对我来说意义非凡。在这里,我与来自世界各地的很多人建立起了持久深刻的情谊。我遇见了美丽贤淑的妻子Jonie,拥有一家运营状况良好的外贸公司,也涉足过多个不同的领域。但是和绝大多数在甬外籍人士一样,这样的日子总要走到尽头。

我一直很欣赏中国政府的五年计划。当我展望未来的五年时,我意识到自己与中国的羁绊将越来越少。较之从前,我的优先事项、目标和计划都已经发生了改变。

于是我也开始重新审视自己目前经营的杂志事业。我经常身处国外,再也没有那么多时间和精力可以投入其中。《宁波聚焦》需要一个长期生活在宁波,并对城市动态了如指掌的领导者。但我发现,那个人已经不再是我。Jonie和我在泰国建立了新生活。我们待在那里的时间将会越来越多,还打算开设一家新的进口公司,与中国的贸易公司形成互补。《宁波聚焦》需要更合适的人来打理,才能继续在宁波占据一席之地。

作为宁波有史以来唯一一本双语杂志,我们拥有一个强大的团队。在过去的两年里,我们的网站浏览量稳步提升,官方微信平台关注人数显著增长,杂志发行覆盖面不断扩大,活动组织更是有声有色。现在它所需要的,只是一个能够接替我的职务的新的经营者。

我希望找到一位有企业运营管理经验并热爱这项事业的合伙人/领导者,或者是能够接管《宁波聚焦》这一品牌并将其发展至一个新高度的接手人。如果你觉得这是个良机,不妨联系我们商讨具体细节。

 


If you are interested in taking up the torch here at Ningbo Focus, please contact General Manager Lola Chen for more information.

如果你有意向接管《宁波聚焦》,请联系总经理陈瑜芳了解详情。

Email|邮箱: [email protected]
Phone|手机: 15381969757

 

 

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