Business in Mexico

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BUSINESS aTTIRE FOR mEXICO

Dark, conservative, suits and ties are the norm for most men in Mexican business culture. Junior execs in some industries, notably technology, may dress more casually or less expensively. But visitors will seldom err if they adopt conservative ways. Ensure that your shirts are well-pressed and that your shoes are polished to a high gloss. Standard office attire for women includes dresses, skirted suits, or skirts and blouses. In Mexico, femininity is strongly encouraged in women's dress. Women business travelers will want to bring hosiery and high heels. They will also appreciate a light coat for evening wear.

BUSINESS aTTIRE FOR mEXICO

Dark, conservative, suits and ties are the norm for most men in Mexican business culture. Junior execs in some industries, notably technology, may dress more casually or less expensively. But visitors will seldom err if they adopt conservative ways. Ensure that your shirts are well-pressed and that your shoes are polished to a high gloss. Standard office attire for women includes dresses, skirted suits, or skirts and blouses. In Mexico, femininity is strongly encouraged in women's dress. Women business travelers will want to bring hosiery and high heels. They will also appreciate a light coat for evening wear.

MAKING AN APPOINTMENT IN MEXICO
Mexicans place considerable reliance on personal relationships. Indeed, good personal relationships are the basis of business success in Mexico. Don't confuse these with "contacts", the superficial address-book entries with no established substance that drive so much sales activity at home. Mexican business hours in the cities are 9:00 a.m. until perhaps 6:00 p.m. Governement offices may be open much later, until 9:00 p.m. or more. Lunch is often a key business venue that extends from about 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Senior government people can begin lunch as late as 4:30 p.m. Mexicans seldom work on Saturdays or Sundays. The latter is reserved for family activities.

MAKING AN APPOINTMENT IN MEXICO
Mexicans place considerable reliance on personal relationships. Indeed, good personal relationships are the basis of business success in Mexico. Don't confuse these with "contacts", the superficial address-book entries with no established substance that drive so much sales activity at home. Mexican business hours in the cities are 9:00 a.m. until perhaps 6:00 p.m. Governement offices may be open much later, until 9:00 p.m. or more. Lunch is often a key business venue that extends from about 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Senior government people can begin lunch as late as 4:30 p.m. Mexicans seldom work on Saturdays or Sundays. The latter is reserved for family activities.

Business: Mexico

Business: Mexico

Mexico Business
One Main Street
Seattle, WA 75006
Phone (425) 555 0125
Fax (425) 555 0145

Made By: Jake Verga

Mexico Business
One Main Street
Seattle, WA 75006
Phone (425) 555 0125
Fax (425) 555 0145

Made By: Jake Verga

Your guide to the Mexican Business World
Your guide to the Mexican Business World
We make sure YOU’RE
prepared
Phone: (425) 555 0125
We make sure YOU’RE
prepared
Phone: (425) 555 0125

COnversation
We do well to remember that, as North Americans in Mexico, we are visitors and that our hosts will appreciate our respecting their country, their institutions and their culture. In particular, our hosts will usually respond more positively if we demonstrate an enthusiasm in visiting their country and a genuine interest in learning more about it. Visitors who take the time to arrive a day early and see a bit of Mexico before settling into business will be richer in several ways. Certainly they will have interesting things to talk about in their initial discussions with prospective business associates. Welcome first topics of conversation in Mexico include positive comments about the city and the people whom one has encountered. If you have arrived early...
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