Chinese New Year, also referred to as the Spring Festival is the most widely celebrated holiday in the Chinese calendar. Not only an important festival in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, Chinese New Year holds significance in places with major Chinese populations such as Singapore. Determined by the Chinese lunisolar calendar, the 2018 Chinese New Year will take place on Friday, February 16. Because China is a hub for international business, the festival no longer solely affects the people celebrating. For this reason, it is important to know how conducting business with Chinese companies during this time will be impacted. Here is a guide for doing business this Chinese New Year:
If you do business in more than one language, you may be wondering if that should be showcased on your business cards. As companies begin to expand internationally, it is important to stand out from the others. Creating bilingual business cards shows other professionals that you have an attention to detail that shines through in even the little things. That being said, there are things to consider before choosing a bilingual business card printing service.
In our last blog post, we discussed the proper etiquette surrounding business card exchange in the United States. However, these rules do not apply the same way around the world. In fact, Japanese business card etiquette is different than the U.S. in many ways. Because of this, it is important to know the international differences of doing business in order to impress and build successful professional relationships abroad.
Traveling is always tough, especially when you are taking an international flight. If you haven’t flown abroad before, prepping for your trip can be very overwhelming. Many people don’t realize that you should take more care with how you pack and how you travel when you are flying internationally since the flights are longer and you’re spending more time in the air. Here are a few guidelines to help make your international flight more bearable!
While English might be the universal language for business, cultural customs vary from country to country. In business, it is important that you understand this before you unintentionally offend someone at your first greeting. The key is to research, research, research! Here are a few quick tips to get you started.
The world is becoming smaller by the day and international communication is getting easier by the minute.To be a successful businessperson in this modern age, more than one language puts you at a huge advantage. Whether you are doing business right here in New York City, or planning on moving your company global, understanding a culture’s language, customs and business strategies will put you on the cutting edge.
Here are a few tips on how to take your business to the next level… or next continent.