I had bookmarked an article, but cannot find it on your website anymore. What happened?
I apologize for the inconvenience. I have (last) updated my website www.andra-ibf.com in February 2023. In that process, I have removed some blog-posts and pages that I did not find up-to-date or especially relevant anymore.
What I have added is a more sophisticated search-tool, so maybe using this search function or browsing my blog posts labelled Business Know-How Germany you can discover other content that you find useful or entertaining. If you are interested in what services I am offering, please proceed to German Market Entry Services.
What books and articles have you published?
Quite a few. Let me see…
Riemhofer, Andra: Doing Business in Germany : A Concise Guide to Understanding Germans and Their Business Practices, Business Expert Press, New York (2019)
Riemhofer, Andra: The What, Why and How of Attending Trade Shows in Germany. Im Selbstverlag, München (2017)
Riemhofer, Andra: Doing Business in Germany : Visiting Trade Shows for Indian Executives. Im Selbstverlag, München (2017)
Riemhofer, Andra: Doing Business in Germany : Exhibiting at Trade Shows for Indian Managers. Im Selbstverlag, München (2017)
Riemhofer, Andra: Indien steht doch im Internet … Empfehlungen für Expats und Unternehmen. Blogbeitrag auf indienheute.de (2017)
Järvenpää, Silke and Andra Riemhofer: Erfolgreich als Expat in … Mumbai bei Tectum Verlag, Marburg (2017)
Järvenpää, Silke and Andra Riemhofer: Erfolgreich als Expat in … Delhi bei Tectum Verlag, Marburg (2016)
Riemhofer, Andra: Geschäftsbeziehungen mit Indien : No Problem, Sir! Beitrag in der Rubrik Beruf + Karriere der Fachzeitschrift ELEKTRONIK, WEKA Fachmedien (Ausgabe 05/15).
Riemhofer, Andra: Interkulturelle Kinder- und Jugendliteratur in Deutschland : Lesen auf eigene Gefahr. Tectum Verlag, Marburg (2014).
And, of course, a lot of blog posts on German culture and on how to do business with Germans, which you can find on this website: Business Know-How Germany
You are serving quite a few branches. Do you have good contacts in all of them?
My background is mainly publishing, education and electronics, so these are the branches I have a strong network in. In Germany, being a so-called low-context-culture, you do not necessarily need to know lots of people (although it for sure helps!). It is more important you can do good research on the clients’ potential needs and to find a decent and convincing way to initially approach them. And you should know German…
But you always have to start from scratch, right?
Yes. In talking about business, I just love starting all over again and again and meeting new people. I have great routine with helping new projects grow and find it very exciting.
Can I see some references?
I generally do not share details about who I work with, unless my clients give their approval. Here you can find some references: Client and Partner Feedback. For checking out what projects I have completed in the past, please check out my service pages Market Research, Business Development, and Trade Show Support.
Are you working on your own?
Basically yes. Still I have a strong network of business associates who complement my competencies. They are specialists in the fields of event management, business plan writing, setting up legal entities, PR, graphic design etc.
Who is this guy Herr Dr. Müller you keep on talking about?
Herr Dr. Müller is my cartoon-character and alter ego, the “typical German engineer” (“actually, his name is Thomas, but everybody just calls him Herr Dr. Müller”). Thomas Müller is the most common name in Germany, so “my” Thomas Müller is to represent “the” typical German. I often use him to illustrate the most common stereotypes about Germans.
Are you on Facebook?
No. However, you can find me on LinkedIn and XING, and even Instagram, and maybe one fine day we’ll even meet face to face.