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Understanding Russian Cultures and Customs

The Russian Federation has a thousand years of history. Its growth and expansion over the centuries has resulted in a country rich in diversity—in culture, customs, language, religion, politics, art and more. As we highlighted in our last blog, Russia’s vast expanse across two continents—Europe and Asia—makes it uniquely attractive to business seekers and leisure […]

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Rainbow Nation: Learning the Culture and Customs of South Africa

Desmond Tutu, the renowned social activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, called South Africa the “Rainbow Nation” to describe its ethnic diversity. In fact, the republic located at the southern-most tip of Africa is considered one of the most multi-cultural countries in the world. Its history of colonialism and immigration has created a nation whose […]

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A Look at the Cultural Customs of Brazil

In August, the 2016 Summer Olympics will attract thousands of people from around the world to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s glamorous tourist hub along South America’s Atlantic coast. For those of you planning to attend the Games, or who may be interested in visiting or doing business there someday, we decided this is the perfect […]

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Which Way Should You Go: In-House Translators or Outside Translation Partner?

More businesses than ever are branching out into multilingual communications as a way to expand their customer base. So the question these days is not so much “Should we translate?” as it is “How should we translate?” The answer is an important one. After deciding it’s time to target a more global audience, the next […]

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Knowing Chinese Culture and Customs Will Enhance Your Global Customer Engagement Efforts

For more than 30 years, we’ve helped many companies with their translation and interpreting projects. Some of that work targeted customers living in the U.S. who speak another language. Other times it focused on sharing marketing messages and product information with people in other parts of the world. One thing we continue to emphasize to our clients […]

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Machine Translation Needs the Human Touch For Professional Global Business Communications

Pretend you’re traveling in a foreign country. You receive an urgent call from the hospital saying your spouse’s heart has been imprisoned. Would you at least feel relieved to learn that he or she won’t fall over? If you had to rely on machine translation of that country’s language, that’s just what you might hear, […]

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Traveling Abroad? Follow These Tips

If you plan on traveling outside the country for business or pleasure, here are some tips to follow regarding your ATM and credit cards: • Before leaving, call your credit card company to advise them of your travel dates. Otherwise, larger transactions and unusual spending patterns/locations could raise doubts about unauthorized use or fraud, holding […]

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10 Tips to Ensure a High Quality Translation

Using a professional language services provider will guarantee an accurate translation, but there are steps you can take to ensure that your project is completed quickly and within budget. Here are 10 Tips to ensure a high quality translation: 1. Identify the specific target audience for your translation so the appropriate language dialect and associated […]

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New Year’s Resolution: Get Translation Services Help to Grow Your Business

The holiday decorations are likely put away, the in-laws are gone and the irregular-fitting sweaters you just received are safely stored away in the back of your closet. Now it’s time to tackle those New Year’s resolutions. No, not the short-lived personal goals you boldly make each year that usually sputter to an end by […]

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Are You Taking Advantage of EB-5 Regional Centers to Grow Your Business?

EB-5.  Not since the movie “E.T.” has a pair of letters (and now a number) so defined the impact someone from a foreign land can have in our country. EB-5 helps open the path to citizenship for immigrants making financial investments in the United States.  But many developers and businesses don’t understand how the program […]

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