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Korea Business Tip – “How Can I Wish ‘Happy Holidays’ to My Korean Business Associates?”

By |December 2nd, 2013|Categories: Korean Business Tips|Tags: , , , , |

Last year, I sent my collection of Korean holiday greetings to KBC members and my wider email list and that mailing generated a higher response than anything I’d ever sent before (or since!). Now that [...]

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Korea Business Tip – “What Are Some Things I Should Know About Small-Business Accounting in Korea?”

By |November 17th, 2013|Categories: Korean Business Tips|Tags: , , |

From talking with foreign small business owners in Korea (and based on questions I get by email all the time), I’ve been surprised how inaccessible the basics of small business accounting can be to outsiders, [...]

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Korea Business Tip – “How Should I Translate My Director Job Title to Korean”

By |November 3rd, 2013|Categories: Korean Business Tips|Tags: , , , |

It’s amazing how often a simple question can have a non-simple answer. This week’s tip covers the translation of the job title “director”. This is one of the most common job titles we translate for [...]

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Korea Business Tip – “How Can I Market My Web-Basd ESL Business Offline to Korean Language Learners?”

By |October 23rd, 2013|Categories: Korean Business Tips|Tags: , , |

Last month I answered a client's question about marketing his ESL business online to Korean learners. I didn't end that article on an optimistic note though, as I don't think an online-only approach can work [...]

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Korea Business Tip – “Will Korean Skills Boost My Career Opportunities in Korea?”

By |September 23rd, 2013|Categories: Korean Business Tips|Tags: , , |

Mastering Korean is tough and non-Koreans who have started learning sometimes get discouraged and question how valuable being proficient in Korean really is to their career in Korea. This is a question I’ve had some [...]

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Korea Business Tip – “How Can I Market My Business Online to Korean Consumers?”

By |September 22nd, 2013|Categories: Korean Business Tips|

We are told that the Internet makes concepts of time and space obsolete in many businesses. This may be partly true in principle, but the mechanics of reaching around the world and connecting with Korean [...]

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Korea Business Tip – “Is it possible to apply for a job when a person is out of Korea? Or should I just go to Korea and start applying for jobs while I am there?”

By |September 8th, 2013|Categories: Korean Business Tips|

Many factors are involved in the process of applying for a new job, and one that comes into play for those trying to get a job in Korea is whether it's possible to apply from [...]

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Korea Business Tip – “What Should I Know About Speaking in Front of a Korean Audience in Business?”

By |August 29th, 2013|Categories: Korean Business Tips|

I get quite a few messages from people wanting specific answers about business in Korea and this week I received virtually the same somewhat unusual question twice. Apparently some Westerners planning to speak to a [...]

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Korea Business Tip – “What Does Face Have to Do With Effectiveness in Business in Korea?”

By |August 17th, 2013|Categories: Korean Business Tips|

We’ve all heard about the Asian concept of “saving face” or “losing face”. But I wonder sometimes if it shouldn’t be referred to as a “pseudo-Asian concept”. For my full exploration of the topic: "Reflections [...]

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Korea Business Tip – “How Can I Avoid Causing Offense in My Business Communications with Koreans?”

By |July 16th, 2013|Categories: Korean Business Tips|

Koreans are generally quite understanding about communications and cultural issues. After all, for historical reasons, Koreans have come to expect that they will have to do more to adjust to other cultures than others will [...]

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Korea Business Tips: “What Are Some Key Points for Using Names and Job Titles Correctly in Korean Business?”

By |June 3rd, 2013|Categories: Korean Business Tips|

Rich DeBourke is Principal Consultant at SBF Consulting. With over thirty years sales and marketing experience, focusing since 1995 on the Korean and Asia markets, selling multi-million dollar capital equipment systems. His background includes presenting [...]

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Korea Business Tips: “What Gift-Giving Guidelines Can I Follow to Further My Business in Korea?”

By |May 19th, 2013|Categories: Korean Business Tips|

Gift-giving is deeply embedded in the Korean culture, both in and out of the office. Because of the importance of gift-giving, an entire module of the Business Culture Fundamentals Specialization of the KBC Professional Certification [...]

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Korea Business Tips – “How To Avoid Korean Translation Errors Like These from Microsoft and Twitter”

By |May 19th, 2013|Categories: Korean Business Tips|

If you've been doing business in Korea for any time at all, you've probably come across some strange English (aka "Konglish). But errors can happen while translating from English into Korean, too, and you should [...]

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Korea Business Tips: “What Sets You Radically Apart from the Countless Young Korean Professionals Currently Looking for a Job in Your Industry in Korea?”

By |May 13th, 2013|Categories: Korean Business Tips|

It can be just plain tough to find a job in Korea. If you're looking for a job here, your chances of finding one depend on your answer to the following question: "What sets you [...]

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Korea Business Tips: “How Can Foreign Companies Take Advantage of Outdated Organizational Practices in Korea to Recruit for Success in Korea?”

By |April 8th, 2013|Categories: Korean Business Tips|

It is surprisingly easy to generalize about certain organizational practices in both large and small Korean companies. These are described in my Executive Report: “Succeed in Korean Business by Understanding Korean Company Hierarchy” (Available in [...]

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