Cultural Training in Cyprus
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hi can anyone tell me who are the best people to approach for information on starting a business up in cyprus. e.g. solicitor, estate agent. ect. i run a business here but want to start one from scratch in cyprus, in the leisure side of things. thanks charlie
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Wholesale/Distribution to Private retailers, a question on "culture" of how business is conducted between them
I am looking to distribute my own brand of Womenswear from Spain where I reside to carefully selected Boutiques & Clothing Shops in Cyprus. How is business conducted at a distributor/wholesale level to privately owned retail shops as far as finance & agreements are concerned? I will be visiting Cyprus early next year after making key appointments before my visit and would like information on t
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Cultural Training in Cyprus
Doing business in Cyprus isn't like going on holiday: don't expect to get by with knowledge of a few words, and don't assume business is conducted in the same way universally.
But how can you properly prepare to expand a business in Cyprus? There are many cultural training companies and schools which can help you. They offer cross-cultural grounding, bridging the translatory and protocolic gaps between nations and people.
Providing guidance in all areas of business and sociality, these cultural training companies are experts when it comes to negotiation training; management training; and diversity training. All training, of course, can be country-specific.
Tutorials can take many forms, so investigate which will be right for you and, if necessary, your employees.
Business Etiquette in Cyprus
The formalities and informalities; the how d'you dos and how d'you don'ts. Etiquette is one of the foundations of modern civilisation, and business is no exception. A business blunder, in some countries, could mean the difference between a deal and disrepute. Again, its all about culture if not adopting, at least recognising and respecting the traditions and protocols of a people.
There are several key points to remember when meeting a person in Cyprus. Shake hands, maintain eye contact and smile. Some Turkish Cypriots will lower their eyes during a meeting as a sign of respect and very religious Muslims will not shake hands with woman. Do not use someones first name until invited to do so. Remember to say goodbye to everyone individually.
When conducting business in Cyprus, it is important to Cypriots that meeting are in person rather than over the phone or in letter but initial meeting should be arranged by appointment and in advance. Initial request of a meeting can be made in writing, then confirmed over the phone.
When doing business in Cyprus arrive on time for a meeting but expect to be kept waiting from time to time. Meeting can sometimes veer off the subject of business so be patient. Decisions are not made at the meeting and expect negotiations as Cypriots are skilled bargainers.