Success tips when doing business in Slovenia

    doing business in Slovenia

  1. Slovenian greetings during first meetings tend to be conservative and reserved. A handshake and direct eye contact are expected. In general, refer to business persons by their surname unless invited to call them by their first name;
  2. Slovenian business is part of a relationship-driven culture. Expect social small talk at the beginning of business meetings to be somewhat extended, with the other party attempting to learn about you as a person;
  3. Slovenes keep business and social life separate. Business should only be discussed at social outings on rare occasions;
  4. While Slovenes are known for their sense of humour, self-deprecating humour does not translate well, so be careful as to how light teasing will be interpreted;
  5. When you are starting a new business, it is important to find out what company registrations and licenses apply to your Firm. This can be a complex area, as local, state, territory, and federal governments handle registration and licensing for various aspects of your business.

Interesting facts about Slovenia?

  1. Slovenian is home to Triglav National park, one of the oldest parks in all of Europe;
  2. The hostel, Celica, in the capital city of Ljubljana, allows travellers to pay for the privilege of staying in a prison cell overnight;
  3. Slovenia has several “quirky” festivals year round, such as the salt makers festival, the cabbage festival, chestnut Sunday, and Bean day;
  4. The saltpans of Secovlje in Slovenia have been around for 700 years and are now protected as a natural park;
  5. Some couples still follow the tradition of getting married on Bled island, which involves the groom carrying the bride up 99 steps to ensure a long and happy marriage.

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