Hi man. Yep thats me.
I am going to be at the 2017 Sydney Build Expo with the Chinese company.
I did some search myself speaking to companies here in Australia and most of them seem to have affiliations with very large companies (Like $1billion USD big).
Formwork is quite difficult to sell. So right now I am keeping a partnership with them and their other companies.
They also have a large flooring factory in China which I did some research into starting up a distributor warehouse in Australia. I took a trip to Canada, China and the US to visit their already up and running stores for advice and to see their business models ect..
But right now I decided to not attempt that due to my inexperience and the high start up costs.
Right now I am working as an estimator for a decent construction company while I get more contacts.
I feel in another year or two I should have enough connections to start something myself with a decent investment.
Right now I am learning towards a "factory direct" small business which I will be making in my spare time on the weekends and after work.
Basically selling construction products which I have sourced myself and personally have a partnership with. Though all online.
It's more of a stab in teh dark hoping it picks up. I would market as "Bla bla bla, I can sell it so cheap due to my low overheads! More savings for you!".
Order direct from factory, to the port and they can either clear it them self or I would organise a logistics team to send to their store or construction site.
I recently sold $20k worth of decking to someone in Silverwater. The product is Tritwood.A very good product. I got a 25% cut which was alright.
Anyways, I have a lot of options and I am trying to learn as much as I can. I know in the future something will open up for me. I am onlt 25 so I hope something happens by the time I am 30.