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Tips on Conducting a Successful Business and Investment in Latin America

Considered as one of the most crucial decisions your company will make in attempting to build business relationship abroad is that of choosing the right person to represent your company, and this is true as far as with Latin America is concern. We are going to present here some suggestions, and if you read more, you will be helped to learn and be guided more about your options in choosing this point person to travel abroad and represent your company.

The first thing to be aware of is how diverse the population of Latin Americans are thus you will not be discriminated or receive favoritism if your representative has a Hispanic name or background.

Another tip is to be aware that English is still the language of business in Latin America, with an interpreter to help further would be better, although having a bilingual representative could be a plus. Note that the friendship and business relationship with the Latin American company will further be improved if your point person has good conversational skills since he or she would be able to communicate well with the hosts.

Another thing to learn is that beside being highly skilled, knowledgeable and competent in your area of business, your point person must be able to do everything first to get to know the hosts so that there is a slow but sure building of trust in the relationship.

Know then some characteristics of a good representative that you should look for and be able to develop further. So ideally, your company’s representative must be flexible, very patient and most of all a people person.

By being a flexible representative, we mean someone who enjoys new experiences, who is a bit adventurous, and who is adaptable to surroundings not familiar to him or her. Furthermore, the point person must be willing to embrace a culture that is foreign to him or her and learn to adapt various ways to get results, must be available to travel on many trips to get the business done, and eventually can offer continuously his or her customer services even after the business relationship has finalized.

Your point person must have the virtue of patience especially that the pace of life in Latin America is considerably slower. Being genuine and personal in the business dealings will have to be a trait of your representative, with the expectation of developing a long-time relationship with the Latin American company.

Be aware that intellectualism is being admired as a quality among Latin Americans, thus your representative must be able to carry on conversations on a wide range of topics when engaging with the hosts during social situations especially lots of time will be spent with the hosts.