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. In your previous position you did well because you were able to easily complete your tasks since you have the capability to do the job. Then you are promoted to a position that gives you more responsibility and tasks which are not that easy. Still, you may do well in this new position and you will continue to impress your boss and your name is nominated for promotion once again.
There will come a point, however, where the next position you will occupy is already something beyond your capabilities. Your level of competence, you will soon find out, was only up to the last position that you held. There is no demotion in corporations but sometimes people who get promoted to certain positions will soon find themselves getting less effective as compared to the positions they held before. 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. But if you are successful in it, you should try to venture in international business.
It should excite you to be meeting people from different parts of the globe. 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. This sounds expensive but it is your ticket to making a good deal. It will then seem not expensive at all if you end up with a good business deal. When choosing a hotel, make sure that your choice can enhance your relationship with them instead of hinder it. When making arrangements make sure that it is something that your guests would do if they were doing it themselves and knew the place well enough.
You need to research the kind of business guests you will be having. You should remember that there are those who would like more activities and other would like more quiet.