Question: What kind of business cards do Italians use?

Do Italians use business cards?

Business cards can be exchanged at any time during a meeting. Italian business cards normally contain all important business information including: contact details, business position, education degree and/or professional titles. Sometimes, such titles are crossed out when the card is handed over.

How do Italians greet each other in business?

When being introduced during a business or social meeting, shake hands with everyone present -- men, women and children. Shake hands again when leaving. Ladies should extend their hand first to men. Friends may greet each other with a kiss on both cheeks.

What is the business language in Italy?

Although some of the Italian business community will speak some English or French, Italian is the dominant language.

What is the business etiquette in Italy?

First impressions are really important in Italy so it is advisable to pay attention to the dress code, as it may represent your lifestyle, your status and your skills. Generally, men should wear dark coloured, conservative business suits, while women should wear either business suits or conservative dresses.

Is Italy good for business?

As described in the global report Doing Business 2020, Italy still performs below the EU average for ease of doing business. Italy ranks 58th for overall ease of doing business and 98th for starting a business, out of 190 economies.

Is doing business in Italy Easy?

A challenging business environment Italy ranks 58th for overall ease of doing business and 98th for starting a business, out of 190 economies. Starting a business in Italy can take less time but costs more than the EU average. Across a sample of 13 Italian cities, starting a business can take about a week on average.

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