As a great metropolis Mexico City has first world services for any person that comes with the intention of doing business. Offices for rent, virtual offices, meeting rooms, translators and interpreters services and professional guides will make your life easier.
If you haven’t think about visiting or doing business here, have in mind this: Mexico City accounts for 18% of Mexico’s $1 trillion economy. It is the political, business, cultural and infrastructure center of the nation. By itself, Mexico City produces a GDP larger than Peru and nearly as large as Chile. Its per capita income is twice the national average. Mexico is the third largest trading partner of the United States (behind Canada and China) and is a vital link in the global supply chains of many U.S. and Canadian companies.
Besides that it is the intellectual capital it produces a highly-educated, diverse workforce, with more than 500 universities.
As you can see, Mexico city is the Latin America business capital for business travelers. And there is all you need to start, there are some service providers that even have apps where you can control and book the venues that you need.
Some times renting a office space and furnished it is to complicated especially when you are starting a business in other county. The service providers that offer virtual offices, have several branches with in the city where you can go when you are in a hurry take advantage of the office spaces and services, you can have a main office in certain location of the city where they can even answer the phone with your company name, and receive your mail, you’ll have a bilingual receptionist. You will have a beautiful place where your clients can be impress.
This places can be rent by hours, days or months. If you business is small or starting of, some service providers offer very economical memberships, which allow you the use of their services in any location they have, without having a fix office. Literally you can move around the city with your laptop and find a space where to work and make phone calls, receive your mail, etc.
Don’t get lost in translation
While you are in Mexico city you can also hire an interpreter. If you care to have an accurate communication with your clients this is the way to go. An interpreter can help you bridge the language barriers. Remember that is not enough to know a language you also need to know the ideology ad costumes of your interlocutor.
When addressing audiences abroad, the quality of your message depends on the interpreters you have entrusted to translate it. Make sure to hire a certify interpreter by the Mexican College of Interpretation.
For conferences, business meetings, legal depositions and examinations, trade shows, and VIP delegations you can count on the interpreter to get it right. Before hiring you need to determine your precise needs, simultaneous interpretation or escort interpretation.
An escort interpreter is there to orally translate everything that a client says into “Mexican Spanish” and also interpret everything else that is said the client’s language. In other words, the escort interpreter is there to make sure both the client and those around the client understand everything that is communicated.
Consecutive interpreting is when the interpreter speaks after the speaker has finished speaking. The speech is divided into segments, and the interpreter sits or stands beside the speaker, listening and taking notes as the speaker progresses through the message.
A liaison interpreting is an oral translation of a statement provided for a single person or a small group of people. During this type of interpretation there is no need to use specialized equipment.
Simultaneous interpretation is a highly specialized area of translations, which requires accurate and complete translation, orally and at the same rate of speech as the speaker, with only a few seconds of lag time. Regularly use in conferences and symposiums.
Get a certify guide
Getting to know the culture the food the traditions and even the tourist attractions of the place your are visiting can also help you with your business relations, you will relate better with the locals they will feel that you are more empathetic to their culture, and the truth is that you will be.
If you hire a tourist guide you’ll be able to get to the right places get the real history and learn more about the local culture and the social protocols. The tourist guides have so much knowledge than can be very helpful at the moment of doing business.
One of the advantage is that you can hire a guide for the hours you have free time and he can adapt to your schedule. Make sure to ask for the credentials of the guide you are hiring. SECTUR the Mexico Tourist Department, examines and certify the guides, so they should have an official credential that they can show you.
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