For Business Travellers to Germany: Last-Minute Support

You need to travel to Germany at short notice? Also, you are aware that knowledge about your business counterparts’ culture and adapting to their expectations will help you build rapport and finally close the deal?

But how would you know – even on a very general level – what your prospects’ expectations are, and how they like to do business? There is a lot of information available on the internet, and there might be plenty of reference books, plus various stories offered by your friends, who’ve travelled to Germany. But where do you start and on whom can you rely the most?

Bottom-line

How would you get acquainted with the German business culture and mind-set at very short notice?

No worries. First of all: It’s not rocket science, although there really are some points you need to pay attention to. Secondly, we are happy to give you a hand. Send your questions to andra@andra-ibf.com and let us know when you are ready for a skype-call or telcon. During a ½ hr. conversation, we will answer your most important questions (Euro 49/-). If you have more questions or would like to know more about the German culture, and general business opportunities, we can also arrange for a 1 hr. call (Euro 89/-).

Whom you are speaking to

Andra Riemhofer and Olli Pflüger at Allians Stadion
Andra with her former client Olli Pflüger in 2007. Andra has more than 20 years of work experience. (Private Photograph)

Ms. Andra Riemhofer is a German native and holds a degree in Business Administration plus an M.A. in Intercultural Communication and Cooperation. She has more than 20 years of work experience and her books and other publications on the German culture and India have been very well received. Working as a consultant, she helps international companies set foot into the German market and to learn avoid common pitfalls that typically derive from cultural misunderstandings. Along with her hands-on intercultural support, she offers research, appointment-setting, handholding and other sales related services. Most of her clients are from India, the UAE and from Scandinavian countries.