Tag: “Business Etiquette”

3 ways to create a partnership that drives growth

Great partnerships have the power to transform those involved and the world around them. Wilbur and Orville Wright gave us wings to fly and Ben and Jerry expanded our waistlines.

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Doing business in Central and Eastern Europe – the lowdown

Is your company exploring doing business in Central and Eastern Europe? Read this blog post to learn more about culture, etiquette and business communications in this region.

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Written vs. spoken: exploring preferred communication methods in international business

Conducting business is a multi-faceted affair. PowerPoints, infographics, telephones, social networks – any and every style of communication conceivable is brought into play in order to broadcast key messages, promote a product or service or seal that ever-so lucrative deal. Generally though, communication methods can be categorised into 2 distinct approaches; the written word and

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6 steps to succeed in overseas business meetings

Whether online or in-person, overseas business meetings can be high pressure and a logistical challenge. That’s why we’ve pulled together our practical tips and steps to help.  You may be considering new overseas markets for your products or services. Successful meetings with new and existing clients based overseas are critical to ensuring your business performs

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Making the perfect first impression – Business culture and etiquette overseas

We’ve all heard the horror stories of business people making cultural faux pas in other countries, from failing to follow the custom around greetings, to wrongly interpreted hand gestures and giving an inappropriate gift. So if your organisation is looking to export to a new overseas market, you’ll want to make a good impression –

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Understand the business culture to get ahead in a new market

Face-to-face meetings, teleconferences, contracts and informal agreements – any and every method is brought into play in order to seal that ever-so lucrative deal. But when UK businesses wish to spread their wings and expand into a new market, do they always know the best way? Understanding the business culture for your target market is crucial in getting ahead.

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It’s a time for giving… but what’s the gift etiquette when doing business overseas?

It’s a time for giving… but what’s the gift etiquette when doing business overseas?

It’s tricky enough figuring out what to buy for close friends and family at this time of year, but what about when it comes to choosing gifts for colleagues and contacts in other countries? There’s quite a lot to learn when it comes to global gift-giving etiquette, so we’re offering advice and tips on giving gifts in five of the UK’s most popular export markets, where giving presents to business associates may form an important part of your relationship.

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