#68: Over 500 PR Clients Later with Jim James
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" Vision, problem, solution." – Jim James

​Jim James ​is an entrepreneur and PR specialist who has provided counsel to over 500 clients since 1995 with EASTWEST PR Agency.

Since 1995, Jim has run 3 “suitcase” startups. It started when he flew to Singapore at age 28 to start a business he had never run before. In 2006, he started one of several businesses in Beijing, and in 2020, he returned to the UK to build an international agency without any employees. His team of on-demand professionals operate remotely from all over the world.

Jim’s knowledge and experiences ooze during our chat, particularly when it comes to practical business development tips! In our wide-ranging conversation, we discuss how Jim learnt Mandarin Chinese; why he decided to set up shop in Singapore; leaving 20% of your assets at home when you move abroad; and so, SO much more!

You can find Jim at the following:


Here’s a link to one of the many resources we discuss:

  • Pleco: An app which makes it easy to translate Chinese Mandarin characters by scanning them on your phone


Key Points:

How Jim learnt Mandarin Chinese  (4:09)

Conducting business in a foreign country (9:04)

EASTWEST PR Agency and the importance of accountability (12:54)

Jumping out of an aeroplane and why Jim decided to set up shop in Singapore (14:27)

Handling doubts and failures (19:10)

Leaving 20% of your assets at home when you move abroad (20:48) 

Solopreneur and things that can kill a business (22:00)

Working with global clients (29:44)

Jim’s 5-step methodology (31:16)

The “one” tip to kickstart your PR agency (33:57)

“Life is for living, live yours.”(37:25)


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