Here at Hoku Stories we have conducted extensive research into businesses in Canada and abroad, and how they operate, bringing you the latest TIPS AND TRICKS to make more money from your business ventures in 2018. Read below for more information, and make this the BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE, GUARANTEED!

Tip 1: Although there are similarities in approach to business between Canada and the US, there are also enormous differences. Be aware of sensitivities in this area.

Tip 2: Canada is officially a bilingual country and efforts should be made, wherever possible to recognise the linguistic heritage of the country and those that speak those languages. Take New Zealand’s lead, for example.

Tip 3: Canada has encouraged a multi-ethnic approach to its immigration policies. Cultural diversity is recognised and respected. It is very likely that you will encounter people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

Tip 4: Business structures vary enormously – do your homework on the contact organisation before visiting.

Tip 5: Business meetings in Canada tend to be more formal than in the US for example, with a more restrained approach.

Tip 6: People expect the right to be heard and listened to in meetings situations regardless of rank or status.

Tip 7: Detailed preparation prior to meetings is expected and respected – decisions are not usually made until all the facts are to hand.

Tip 8: Communication styles are reserved and understated and there is a suspicion of hyperbole.

Tip 9: Canadadian citizens are direct in their communication style and can usually be taken on face value without the need to try to decipher and coded messages.

Tip 10: Women visitors should have little or no problems operating within the Canadian business environment.

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