Guide to Making Your Business Attractive to International Clients
It is said that when one has achieved success, one’s life would be more difficult. 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. Now you are placed in a higher position where the responsibility is more than the previous one and the tasks are not that easy to do. 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.
At some point in the hierarchy, you will be put in a position which is completely beyond your capability. Your level of competence, you will soon find out, was only up to the last position that you held. 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. Since not all employees reach their level of incompetence at the same time, there will still be others making good and continue to make the corporation prosper. 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. Successful business owners should try their hand in venturing in international business.
Meeting business people from other parts of the world is something really exciting. 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.
Booking a jet charter company rather than making them ride a commercial flight is the first step towards making a good first impression. This sounds expensive but it is your ticket to making a good deal. And then it will not seem so expensive after all. If you are choosing accommodation, choose a great hotel which will impress them so that it can help in building up your relationship with them. Put yourself in their shoes and make arrangement according to how you think they would rather do it for themselves.
It will help to learn about the kind of people who are coming to have dealings with you. You should remember that there are those who would like more activities and other would like more quiet.