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Korea Business Tip – “How Can I Wish ‘Happy Holidays’ to My Korean Business Associates?”

By |December 2nd, 2013|Categories: Korean Business Tips|Tags: , , , , |

Last year, I sent my collection of Korean holiday greetings to KBC members and my wider email list and that mailing generated a higher response than anything I’d ever sent before (or since!). Now that

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Korea Business Tip – “What Are Some Things I Should Know About Small-Business Accounting in Korea?”

By |November 17th, 2013|Categories: Korean Business Tips|Tags: , , |

From talking with foreign small business owners in Korea (and based on questions I get by email all the time), I’ve been surprised how inaccessible the basics of small business accounting can be to outsiders,

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Korea Business Tip – “How Should I Translate My Director Job Title to Korean”

By |November 3rd, 2013|Categories: Korean Business Tips|Tags: , , , |

It’s amazing how often a simple question can have a non-simple answer. This week’s tip covers the translation of the job title “director”. This is one of the most common job titles we translate for

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Korea Business Tip – “How Can I Market My Web-Basd ESL Business Offline to Korean Language Learners?”

By |October 23rd, 2013|Categories: Korean Business Tips|Tags: , , |

Last month I answered a client's question about marketing his ESL business online to Korean learners. I didn't end that article on an optimistic note though, as I don't think an online-only approach can work

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Korea Business Tip – “Will Korean Skills Boost My Career Opportunities in Korea?”

By |September 23rd, 2013|Categories: Korean Business Tips|Tags: , , |

Mastering Korean is tough and non-Koreans who have started learning sometimes get discouraged and question how valuable being proficient in Korean really is to their career in Korea. This is a question I’ve had some

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Korea Business Tip – “Is it possible to apply for a job when a person is out of Korea? Or should I just go to Korea and start applying for jobs while I am there?”

By |September 8th, 2013|Categories: Korean Business Tips|

Many factors are involved in the process of applying for a new job, and one that comes into play for those trying to get a job in Korea is whether it's possible to apply from

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Korea Business Tip – “What Should I Know About Speaking in Front of a Korean Audience in Business?”

By |August 29th, 2013|Categories: Korean Business Tips|

I get quite a few messages from people wanting specific answers about business in Korea and this week I received virtually the same somewhat unusual question twice. Apparently some Westerners planning to speak to a

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Korea Business Tip – “What Does Face Have to Do With Effectiveness in Business in Korea?”

By |August 17th, 2013|Categories: Korean Business Tips|

We’ve all heard about the Asian concept of “saving face” or “losing face”. But I wonder sometimes if it shouldn’t be referred to as a “pseudo-Asian concept”. For my full exploration of the topic: "Reflections

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Korea Business Tip – “How Can I Avoid Causing Offense in My Business Communications with Koreans?”

By |July 16th, 2013|Categories: Korean Business Tips|

Koreans are generally quite understanding about communications and cultural issues. After all, for historical reasons, Koreans have come to expect that they will have to do more to adjust to other cultures than others will

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Korea Business Tips: “What Are Some Key Points for Using Names and Job Titles Correctly in Korean Business?”

By |June 3rd, 2013|Categories: Korean Business Tips|

Rich DeBourke is Principal Consultant at SBF Consulting. With over thirty years sales and marketing experience, focusing since 1995 on the Korean and Asia markets, selling multi-million dollar capital equipment systems. His background includes presenting

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