Guide to Making Your Business Attractive to International Clients
You would like to think that life after success is easy, but if you ask those who have been through it, they would actually say the opposite, that success can make your life harder. There is a theory by a certain Dr Laurence Peter called the Peter Principles which states that every employee, if he does exceptionally well in his job, will soon find himself promoted to a position for which he is not really suited. This is because in your previous position you can easily complete the tasks that were given to you and you have the capability to do the job. In your new position, there is a whole new set of responsibilities which are more difficult than your previous ones. You may perhaps do well in this position too and when your superiors are impressed, you are putting yourself in the way of another promotion.
There will come a point, however, where the next position you will occupy is already something beyond your capabilities. You realize that the limit of your competence is only up to the last job you had. Although people do not get demoted in corporations but there are many employees, through regular promotions, that are not longer effective in their new roles as compared to their previous tasks. Although this may be true, the corporation still continue to do well since there are still other employees who are still doing well in their positions and have not yet reached their level of incompetence. There is no such success problem for a person running his own business since there is no hierarchy to speak of. You success if you do well and you suffer if you don’t. International business is one area where successful business owners should venture.
It should excite you to be meeting people from different parts of the globe. But, you will need to give them a good impression and make them recognize your abilities. To achieve that, here are some thing you need to do.
If you ask your potential business partners to come, then you should book jet charter companies and not to make them take a commercial flight. It is expensive yet it is one good way of impressing them so that it will end up with a good business deal. And then when the deal is closed you will realize that it was really cheap. Your choice of a hotel for them is also important and it should be something that will impress them and enhance your relationship rather then discourage them and hinder the relationship. Put yourself in their shoes and make arrangement according to how you think they would rather do it for themselves.
If you have having these business guests, then at least make a research of what kind of people they are. Some people prefer to be in the thick of things while other want a more quiet place where they can relax at the end of the day.