Having Business with 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.
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. We see here that through regular promotions, since there are no demotions in corporations, an employee can lose his effectiveness in his new role as compared to his old position. However, the corporation still continues to function because those people who have not yet reached their levels of incompetence continue to do well in their jobs. There is no such success problem for a person running his own business 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 should excite you to be meeting people from different parts of the globe. What you need to do is give them the best first impression and make them see your abilities. There are things given below that you need to organize in order to get that good impression.
Booking a jet charter company rather than making them ride a commercial flight is the first step towards making a good first impression. 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. Give them something that they would do for themselves if they were the ones to do it in a place familiar to them.
You need to research the kind of business guests you will be having. There are those who would rather be active and some would like more of a quiet relaxing place.