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[Infographic] Business Etiquette Around The World

We mentioned earlier that cultural understanding in business can be crucial, especially in this day and age of globalization where many enterprise owners are looking to increase their footprint in other markets.

If you’re looking to expand your business overseas, or are travelling anytime soon to a different market where the cultural norms in business can be very different, it is crucial that you understand some of these potential pitfalls so you don’t make a faux pas. For example, did you know that in some countries, you’re supposed to present your business cards with both hands? In fact, in the UAE – as with most Islamic nations – you’re only supposed to use your right hand when passing over a business card.

The following infographic from CT Business Travel that shows you some of the crucial elements in business etiquette from around the world:



Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.

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