Business Faux Pas I Wish I Didn’t Make



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Living in Australia and setting up a business in this country needs more than just knowing the basic requirements and accomplishing them. There is a need to understand various cultural traditions and be sensitive to them to avoid the pitfalls of not understanding the market really well. How do you run a business compared to other cities? How different are the markets among different industries? How do you deal with partners, clients and customers to make headway for your business?

There are quirks and nuisances of a society's culture that need to be understood in order to engage with them really well. You wouldn't want to commit to business faux pas as it may break a deal and cause havoc to your business.

Avoid making slip-ups. Know the culture of the market you are entering. Hear the stories of those who have been on this boat and learn how they steered their ships to the safer harbour to get out of such embarrassing situations. Better equip yourself beforehand and know how to maneuver yourself in unfamiliar territories.  


About The Speaker/s


Demetrio Zema

www.lawsquared.co

Demetrio is the founder and director of Law Squared, a specialised commercial law and litigation firm focussed on working with entrepreneurs and startups. Since its launch in March 2016, Law Squared has offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane with a team of 17 across those cities. An accomplished entrepreneur and lawyer having worked with many corporates, SMEs, entrepreneurs and ASX listed companies, Demetrio is focused on achieving outcomes and success for his clients. Named “Australia’s most innovative law firm”, Law Squared takes an entrepreneurial approach to the provision of legal services, by offering a model of partnering with its clients as risk advisers to protect them against future risk and to partner with them to advance their business.


Megan Condipodero

www.marquisebridal.com.au

Experienced Creative Director with a demonstrated history of working in the apparel and fashion industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Technical Recruiting, Market Research, and Management. Strong entrepreneurship professional graduated from Guilford Young College.


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What you will learn
  • Know cultural mistakes that can affect your business.
  • Assess the impact of such mistake on business.
  • Learn how to avoid them or get out of such situation.
What you will get
  • Understanding of various cultures in a business perspective.
  • Being able to conduct business in a different cultural setting.
  • Confidence in dealing with international prospects.

What to bring
  • Laptop or tablet.
  • Notebook and pen.
  • Camera to document your experience if you like.
What to wear

Come as you are.

Appropriate for

Startups, entrepreneurs, international community, anyone interested.