Offices in Beijing, Shenzhen, Amsterdam, Bucharest, Ottawa and Chicago.
Offices in Beijing, PRD, Amsterdam, Bucharest, Ottawa and Chicago.
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How can we assist you?

Ready to take your first steps in China? Already active in China but ran into trouble? See what services we provide to make your China life easier.
Business Consulting Services
We research your market, advise you on your entry strategy and can help you find partners
Corporate Services
We register your WFOE, change your business scope and/or add an import/export license
Accounting Services
We make sure the administration of your WFOE is done according to your requirements and the Chinese regulations
Management Services
We help you to manage your operations in China
Optimization Services
We analyze your business, in order to help you to optimize your organisation
HR Services
We help you with all your HR requests and issues

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Business Consulting Services

In any business venture it is important that you figure out what you want. In China knowing what you want is even more crucial. Having a clear strategy that defines what you expect of your adventure in China makes every step you take easier. Besides the standard reasons to write a business plan or to perform a thorough market feasibility study it is also especially important in negotiations with the Chinese. Knowing what you want is the difference between success and failure when looking to start business in China. Our team at 1421 Consulting Group has the extensive knowledge and experience needed to do so, and therefore is able to assist you to successfully plan and expand your business in China.

The Business Consultancy Services that we offer are: Market Research, Entry Strategy and Partner Search.

Corporate Services

1421 offers a full range of consulting and services on the establishment, changing or closing of Wholly-Foreign Owned Enterprises (WFOE or WOFE), Joint Ventures (JV) and Representative Offices (RO). It is imperative that a proper company structure suitable to the company’s requirements is chosen. 1421 not only advises on the matter, but will also provide helpful and practical information on corporate establishment. By advising on formal options with the rules & regulations involved, analyzing suitable sites and arranging the complete set of documents 1421 helps to aid your company’s long-term success in China.

Accounting Services

In China business can go very fast. To allow you to focus on your business and to make sure you will not be caught up in administrative affairs, 1421 offers their administration services. 1421 is able to organize your administration both in the Chinese and English language by using international software packages adherent to P.R.C. Law and international standards. We can prepare your financial reports every month, every three months and/or every year.

Management Consulting

After setting up an organization in China, many Western companies run into the issue of managing the operations, both strategic and operational. At 1421 Consulting Group we can assist Western entrepreneurs to make sure their companies run smoothly. We know how to make sure your Chinese organization achieves their goals.

Optimization Services

Our optimization services are aimed at improving your business. The “Chinable” Business Scan (CBS) is our main tool to help you optimize your business. It is aimed at securing the compliance of companies in China.

What is “Chinable”? It is the capability of a Western company to adapt to the rapidly changing Chinese business environment. After successfully establishing your company in the Chinese market, you need to stay compliant in order to stay successful. It is a wide known fact that China is simply getting stricter. Just as a regular check up at the physician is advised, we check if your company is healthy and competitive for the local market. With a team of experts we will check if your company is still “Chinable”.

The “Chinable” Business Scan checks the several aspects of your company: Labour Contracts, Lease Contracts, Cooperation Agreements and other legal frameworks. Furthermore we look at the company structure, human resource related issues and finance.

HR Services

Looking to hire staff in China, but you are not overly convinced about setting up your own organization? 1421 Consulting Group can assist you to hire your staff locally, provide them with a place to work and make sure they help you become successful in China.

1421 Consulting group helped us with the setup of our structure in China. After the set up was complete, they supported us with the accounting and admin service. Therefore we as a company got a clear understanding of how the rules and regulations work for Western owned companies. We are pleased to have learned that 1421 is able to react fast to developments concerning our company.

MAARTEN MES, MANAGING DIRECTOR – ONE2MANY

Othmar Decorations recently opened up our own WFOE in China for our purchases from China. This raised many questions regarding different taxation structures. 1421 Consulting provided us with a solid analysis of all possible scenarios and helped us to find the most beneficial solution for all our entities involved.

TOM GROENEVELD, CHINA MANAGER – OTHMAR DECORATIONS

1421 Consulting Group helped us to successfully register our company in Shenzhen. This was done professionally and we decided to continue with 1421. They currently assist us with our accounting, hosting our employees and managing some of our activities.

COS VRINS, CEO – RIDAM

1421 Consulting Group has assisted us in a professional but personal manner with our business in China. We were very pleased with their services.

HUUB VAN DE PAS, DIRECTOR CHINA – SAGER + MACK

For us, as We4Ce, it is very important to know as much as possible about our market segment and its clients in China. To achieve this goal, we hired 1421 Consulting Group to map the market and find potential clients. We are really happy with the results of the work 1421 delivered and will absolutely continue our relationship to a deeper level, including research and guidance of We4Ce to customers.

ARNOLD C. TIMMER, DIRECTOR – WE4CE B.V.

FlowerForce is operational in the Chinese market since 2013. for a Dutch company it is very difficult to know all the rules, and the do’s and don’ts for this market. 1421 consulting group offers a wide range of possibilities to help foreign companies to achieve their goals. due to their pay-roll system we are able to have our own Chinese employees in China.

SANDER VAN VELDHOVEN, DIRECTOR SALES & MARKETING – FLOWER FORCE

1421 Consulting group, Peter Pronk and his team, we experienced as friendly and helpful to find our way in this special land China. We, Alberts & Van Huut International Architects from Amsterdam, are very grateful for the mediation of 1421 to our clients with positive results. With their 'know-how' of the Chinese culture they learned us to make good contracts with our clients. It was a fulfilling cooperation, as well for the future.

MAX VAN HUUT, ARCHITECT-DIRECTOR – ALBERTS EN VAN HUUT

As this was our first endeavour outside of Canada and without ever even having been to China before, we were naturally apprehensive and didn’t have a budget that would allow for us to learn from our mistakes.  1421 is certainly qualified and experienced with the ins and outs of the Chinese business culture.  Although we are a relatively small company, we felt like their only client; they were genuinely interested in helping us and building a long term relationship.  While we really have just begun our dealings, we feel confident to have 1421 on our team as we move forward.

STEVEN MINKEN, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING – SPEC MACHINE & SUPPLY

Outside of their regular service, 1421 always tries to help us out with additional small and big questions we have. They are approachable, informal and always quick to reply.

CÉLINE LAMÉE, CREATIVE DIRECTOR – LAVA BEIJING

1421 Consulting Group is assisting Holland Container Innovations (HCI) with pay rolling services in Shenzhen, China. We found 1421 when HCI was looking to hire Chinese staff. 1421 looked at our needs and presented us a with a comparison between setting up our own entity or the use of their pay rolling service. They subsequently advised us to choose the pay rolling service at this time, which for us is the cheapest and easiest way to meet our needs, saving HCI the time and cost involved with registering a WOFE.

PETER BROUWER, OPERATIONS DIRECTOR – HOLLAND CONTAINER INNOVATIONS

Reliable, knowledge, insight, speed of action, interaction, a promise is a promise, relevant feedback and work with an experienced Group Office employees are the key words that belong to 1421 Consulting Group. We had a difficult task, for 1421 Consulting Group, but the implementation is to full satisfaction with clear analyses, good workable and clear opinions.

HENNY FAKKEL, GENERAL MANAGER – EUROBAKERY

For us, a relative new comer in the Chinese market, it is very efficient to cooperate with 1421 Consulting Group, they know the rules, the do's and don’ts and they know their way around. This saves us a lot of time so we can keep our focus on the business. Peter and his team set up the Ltd. For us in Wuxi. They have a kind of a turn key approach. The planning is to be operational within 4 month.

JOEP DE JONG, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGER – ELMA

1421 Consulting Group and EWT have a long term relationship and we trust their knowledge and professional attitude for our business in China. On the field of Consultancy and Quality Management they are our partner!

RENGER IDEMA, CFO – EWT

We got in contact with 1421 Consulting Group and requested at short notice a Quality Check of the products we purchase in China before shipment. 1421 did this according our specifications and we were satisfied with the result and the cost.

MARC HULSEBOS, CFO – H.B. GASKACHELS V.O.F.

1421 Consulting Group is assisting our law firm in registering a representative office and WOFE in Beijing. With their experience in this field they have been able to provide a very clear plan and have been a great help in guiding our preparation for the registration process. We are also glad to be able to use their office facilitating services to house our operations during this period.

PAOLO BECONCINI, MANAGING PARTNER – CBM INTERNATIONAL LAWYER LLP

Kabor b.v. is happy to have found 1421 Consulting Group to support us in China, 1421 is performing regular quality checks at our manufactures to guarantee the products meet the agreed and requested requirements before loading. Besides these checks 1421 assists Kabor b.v. by sourcing new suppliers.

PETER VAN DEN BERG, CEO – KABOR B.V.

1421 Consulting Group has been an invaluable partner in the start-up phase of my elder care project, to an extent where Nightingale would not have become a reality without the ongoing help and expertise from 1421. They have provided guidance, drive and expertise throughout the process of starting up a new company in a relatively new area in China.

ANNE-MARIE BUCH, OWNER AND CEO – NIGHTINGALE CARE HK LTD.

As a starting entrepreneur, both in general and in China, the people at 1421 Consulting Group have gone above and beyond to help me with all my questions and future situations to come. If all goes well, and with their help I feel more confident that it will, I look forward to a long and lasting future of doing business together.

MR. JACCO HANDGRAAF, FOUNDER – BRANTWERCK B.V.

1421 Consulting Group gave us a very well founded analysis of the Chinese market. Furthermore, the company continues helping us to generate business in this important Sales Region and we’re very happy to work with such a competent partner.

ALEXANDER GIEBEL, CEO – PJUR GROUP LUXEMBOURG S.A.

What happened in the year 1421?

From 1421 to 1423, during the Ming Dynasty of China under Emperor Zhu Di (朱棣) the fleets of Admiral Zheng He (鄭和), commanded by the Chinese captains, discovered Australia, New Zealand, the Americas, Antarctica, the Northeast Passage; and circumnavigated Greenland.

Due to this endeavour we can conclude that “1421 is the year that the Chinese discover the world”.