Doing business in Italy
Getting to know each other
In Italy, people wanting to do business generally get to know each other on a personal level first. People don’t just start talking about business after a telephone call or a few emails. Italian companies are also often quite hierarchical. That means that it can take some time before you get to talk to the decision-makers. It is also always important to treat the people you talk to with equal respect. It generally takes Italians a long time to drop the formal ‘you’ (cf. the French vous/tu) so take your lead from your conversational partner.
Italians will appreciate it if you can give them a business card or brochure in Italian. We will be happy to help you with your translations into, or out of, Italian. We only work with professional translators who are native Italian speakers. You can be assured of a result which you can use immediately. We also employ the right specialist for every sort of document, whether it’s commercial, medical, technical, or legal. And, of course, we will also be happy to help you with the translation of your daily correspondence or with interpreting services in the UK or elsewhere. If you would like to know more, get in touch with one of our project managers who will be happy to help you further.
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