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How NOT to Build Business Relationships with Americans

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Cultures build relationships in different ways.

Understanding these cultural differences can be the difference between success and failure.

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What Should I Know About British Business Etiquette?

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The British are known for their manners.

If you’re working with British people, it’s a good idea to get to grips with their culture.

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Business Practices and Italian Culture

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If you’re working with Italians and want to make a good impression, then this blog's for you!

The most valuable thing you can do is to learn about Italian business culture.

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3 Aspects of Vietnamese Business Culture You Really Need to Know

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Vietnam is booming!

Many foreigners new to the country find the culture difficult to navigate.

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What Should Foreigners Know About UAE Business Culture?

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If you want to succeed in the UAE, you need to understand the culture.

Without an appreciation of how the locals do things, foreigners can get things very wrong.

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What 3 Cultural Differences Should Americans Know When Working with the French?

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If you’re from the USA and work with the French, then it’s a good idea to understand the culture.

French people are incredibly proud of their heritage and cultural identify.

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What are 3 Core Values of Canadian Business Culture?

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Work with Canadians or doing business in Canada?

In this blog, we're going to explore 3 core values that shape Canadian culture and business.

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Silence in Japanese Business Culture and Communication

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If you work with the Japanese, then you really need to understand the communication style.

Many a foreigner has made the mistake of believing ‘they all do business like us’.

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The Importance of Reciprocity in Chinese Business Culture

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Do you work with the Chinese?

If so, there are some fundamental cultural concepts you need to be aware of.

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What’s the British Communication Style?

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If you want to communicate productively with British colleagues and customers, then it’s important to understand the UK communication style.

This will help you to make a good impression and deliver your message in a way that gets the outcomes you need.

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5 Dos and Dont's of USA Email Etiquette

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Since email etiquette varies greatly across cultures, it can be hit and miss if you don’t understand the expectations of the people you are emailing.

Being unaware of the social cues or cultural norms of your recipient puts you at risk of miscommunicating or causing offense.

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What is the Japanese Negotiation Style?

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The Japanese culture can be tricky to understand.

The people have particular ways of doing things, polished over hundreds of years of history, that seem peculiar to the outsider.

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3 Reasons Why Cultural Awareness Training is Essential to Success

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Does Cultural Awareness training work?

Will investing in such training really offer any sort of ROI and help your staff?

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How Do Cultural Differences Affect International Business?

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Culture is a complex thing.

It affects everything we do from the way we raise our kids to the way we do business.

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How Can I Make a Good Impression in India?

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Travelling to India for business and want to make make a good impression?

Then you need to learn a bit about the people, their beliefs, manners and, of course, their culture!

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Saudi Arabia Plans New City to Overcome Cultural Differences

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Saudi Arabia has a wealth of strategic opportunities, characterised by a favourable geographical position and an abundance of natural resources.

It has the potential to become the ‘next big thing’ in the Middle East and to build economic streams which are not oil dependent, as outlined in its ambitious ‘2030 Vision’.

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Fatalism in Iranian Culture

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Work with Iranians or doing business in Iran?

Learning about another culture is much more than learning about dos and donts; it’s about understanding their values and their mindset.

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The Powerful Impact of Culture on your Export Success

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Over the past 15 years a continuous theme, which has never ceased to amaze us, has been the way in which businesses significantly underestimate the impact of cultural differences.

It typically takes something to go wrong before stakeholders take notice.

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What’s the Business Culture Like in Japan?

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Visiting Japan for business or working with Japanese colleagues?

Then put your best foot forward and make a great impression by understanding Japanese business culture!

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How Do Business Meetings Run in The UK?

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If you’re travelling to the UK for a business meeting, then be sure to make a good impression by understanding British meeting culture!

A little bit of cultural awareness can go a long way in improving communication and professional relationship building.

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