9 Tips For Doing Business Globally
Hire a Guide
When you visit a country for the first time, hire a local guide or translator—especially if you’re not fluent in the language. The U.S. Embassy should be able to put you in touch with a guide; ask for someone with connections in your industry. "The price for an interpreter depends on where you’re going and what level of expertise you want," says Marc David Miller, Managing Director of the business consulting firm Discovering Eurasia. Whether it's $20 per day or $80 per hour, make sure you know what you're getting. A good guide will open up doors for you.