Business talk. Investors. China. Starting business in Hungary. These were the keywords – out of “self-branding” – of Business Management Hungary’s talk last week. Let’s see what I were talking about.
When someone decides to start a business in another country, or many times in a different continent, all the time it comes to find some help. In the relocation, in understanding the culture, and beyond a lot more, help in starting the business. The same happens also when someone wants to start his business in Hungary.
I did have the privilege of giving a talk in front of a couple of Chinese investors, who already started or who just would like to start doing business in Hungary. People, who are also interested in investments. I gave the talk with the deputy mayor of Érd, Mr. Károly Simó whose main topic was investment possibilities in or around Érd.
As Business Management Hungary’s main strength is making a plan come true my main topic was taxation, the general facts to consider and the expected expenses of starting a business. I also covered immovable investments, which I have good connections for.
Even before I started the talk the audience was acting really friendly. They approched me and changed business cards with me –remember to accept and give the business card with both hands!-, some of them was just smiling very friendly or was waving (I loved it!). And of course, in the end they made photos with us.
I really enjoyed the activity and the questions. It seemed that some of them had already been cheated by lawyers and real estate agents, some of them still did not really understand the main rules of the taxation system. Moreover it was a really-really delightful that everybody agreed in the necessity of learning at least the basic ideas and ways related to the accounting and the taxation in Hungary. I sort of felt miraculous how the two totally different cultures found the common voice via the common sense.
Finally a really funny story. Right after I was asked to deliver this talk, I decided, despite the difficulty of Chinese language, that I will greet the audience in Chinese. I got help from a Chinese-Hungarian intercultural expert.
The Chinese sentence was this: 各位来宾，大家好！The meaning is: Dear Guests, welcome!
I was a little bit worried not to say something else as this might occur very easily if someone does not speak Chinese. Well, I got applause so I guess I succeeded.
My key take-aways are:
– giving talk is fun and very important,
– is also worthy because I already had two clients just from this event,
– if you need consultation about starting business in Hungary: feel free to contact me,
– speaking Chinese is REALLY complicated.
“It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.”
Business Management Hungary
published on LinkedIn 06/04/2016 by Business Management Hungary