Having Business with 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. 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. 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. Running your own business is different since there is no hierarchy to speak of. If you are not able to do things well, you will expect your business to suffer. International business is one area where successful business owners should venture.
It is exciting to meet with business people from other parts of the world. First impression is very important so make sure you do good and make them recognize your abilities. There are things given below that you need to organize in order to get that good impression.
Do not make your international guests take a commercial flight but rather book jet charter companies if you are asking them to come over. 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 it will not seem so expensive after all. When choosing a hotel, make sure that your choice can enhance your relationship with them instead of hinder it. 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. You should remember that there are those who would like more activities and other would like more quiet.