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Your guide to Mexico:
Mexico Consulting Group


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About your guide:

This section was put together with help from the people of the Mexico Consulting Group. The Mexico Consulting Group (MCG) was formed in 1978 to advise American companies in doing business in Mexico. MCG provides its clients with a wide range of services. These may vary from a simple overview of a prospective market in Mexico to a project as complex as the full implementation of a marketing and sales development program or a manufacturing or assembly plant.

The Mexico Consulting Group has access to an extensive range of technical, financial and management services and databases that are not normally available in even the largest of the international consulting firms. One key to our success is the active participation of appropriate Mexican businessmen as consultants in each of our client engagements.

Mexico: Appointment Alert!
Making appointments

Mexico: Business Dress
Guidelines for business dress

Mexico: Conversation
Welcome Topics of Conversation

Mexico: First Name or Title?
Addressing others with respect

Mexico: Gift Giving
Selecting and presenting an appropriate business gift

Mexico: Let’s Make a Deal!
What you should know before negotiating

Mexico: Prosperous Entertaining
Entertaining for business success

Mexico: Public Behaviour
Acceptable public conduct

Useful Web Sites for Mexico

Consular Information Sheet

Wikipedia: Mexico

CIA World Factbook: Mexico

Lonely Planet: Mexico Mexico for Visitors

Economist Country Briefings: Mexico

BBC Country Profiles: Mexico

World Health Organization: Mexico

Getting Away: Mexico

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Mexico Business Etiquette and Culture

This guide to Mexico business etiquette and culture covers many aspects of doing business in Mexico. It is our goal to provide practical, accurate, and up-to-date tips on Mexico business culture and etiquette, written by experts in business consulting in Mexico. We encourage visitors to leave questions or comments on on our discussion boards, moderated by experts in intercultural training and business. Your contributions help us make Executive Planetâ„¢ the most comprehensive resource on Mexico Consulting Group business etiquette and culture on the Internet.

This guide contains the following articles:

Let’s Make a Deal – negotiating tactics, the value of connections, recommended business card style and content, business card protocol, sitting and presenting yourself in meetings, language for brochures and promotional material, pace of business, preferred presentation styles, final agreements, thinking styles, adherance to company policy, and more on Mexico business culture . . .
Prosperous Entertaining – typical mealtimes throughout the day, best venues for business entertaining, punctuality for social events, dinner table seating etiquette, mealtime etiquette, importance of alcohol, toasting, guidelines for hosting a banquet/social event, what foods should be served/avoided, accepting and declining invitations, and more on Mexico business etiquette. . .
Appointment Alert! – typical vacation times, recommended apppointment times, length of the lunch hour, signals that indicate beginning or end of an appointment, best arrival time (early, late, right on time), and more on Mexico business culture. . .
Gift Giving – recommended gifts, gifts to avoid, good and bad colours for wrapping paper, how to present a gift to individuals and groups, guidelines for receiving gifts, and more on Mexico business culture. . .
First Name or Title? – using titles such as ‘Doctor’, naming conventions to avoid, when to use first names, and more. . .
Public Behaviour – how to greet strangers and introduce yourself, the rules for men shaking hands with women, acceptable demeanor, rules for eye contact, gestures/sayings to avoid, and more on Mexico business culture. . .
Business Dress – is dress modest, conservative, etc., specific dress requirements for men and women, what visitors should wear to social functions, and more on Mexico business culture. .
Conversation – welcome and unwelcome topics of conversation, the role of compliments, the tone of voice to be used, whether your hosts are physical or more reserved, and more on Mexico business etiquette. .. . .