Professional Translation Services Send the Right Business Message

It is easy to chuckle over a translation error on another site until you realize your blog articles and advertisements also get translated to match the language of countries in which you do business. Since you do not speak French, how do you know the interpretation is correct? You believe the person or business that you hired to do the job is doing it correctly, until someone adept in both languages points out the mistake.

Think of a travel site that states, “If this is the first time you have visited Paris, you are certainly welcome to it”. It might be close enough that most people will recognize the poor choice of wording. The issue is definitely enough to cause concern about poor translation for the documents, correspondence and articles from your company.

There are two main reasons for awkward or incorrect business translations. The first involves a freelance translator that understands the language, but not the background. Grammar and sentence structure vary, resulting in problems such as the example in the previous paragraph. Fluency needs to go beyond basic conversation and cover a thorough understanding of both the original and translated language.

The second reason deals with marketing translations done with a computer program. That type of program produces the sidesplitting laughter people get when they read, “Our restaurant menu leaves you nothing to hope for” rather than “You’ll find all the choices you desire on our restaurant menu”.

Professional translation services send the right business message because those businesses confirm the qualifications of their translators. With proficiency in both the original language and the one in which it is to be changed, the error ratio is quite low. Reputable business translation services earn respect by providing quality service from experienced translators rather than computer programs and ineffective workers.

Business Ethical Issues

A guest post from businessian.com.

My opinion is that the greatest business ethical issues are integrity and trust. Integrity includes conducting your business affairs with honesty. Ethical companies develop a high level of trust between the business and their customers. This ongoing relationship is the basis for success; much like a marriage.

Here are my top five ethical standard issues:

1. Be honest! In everything you do! Ethical bosses, employees, and business owners are truthful, candid and forthright. They don’t deliberately mislead or deceive.

2. Integrity. Ethical employees, bosses, and business owners earn the trust of others through personal integrity. Integrity is character demonstrated by consistency between thoughts, words and actions.

3. Keep promises and fulfill commitments. Ethical people are trusted because they exhibit integrity and they keep their word to the best of their abilities.

4. Be Loyal. I don’t know how to expand on this other than just do it.

Safe Products and Your Business

If your business offers products of any type to consumers, making certain that the products are safe is imperative. The most stringent responsibility, of course falls upon the producer of the product, but they are by no means the only one who assumes a measure of that responsibility.Distribution venues such as wholesalers and shops which carry the product also assume some part of the responsibility to ensure that the product is safe.

What are the Consequences of Failing to Be Responsible.

Failure to meet that responsibility can be very serious. The consequences which arise from it may be legal action as well as imprisonment or very hefty fines. Even without those kinds of penalities, the result of a lawsuit could be legal bills from which you and your company might not recover.

You can and sometimes will be sued individually by others who have been injured in some way or been damaged by the use of the product.

What Do Businesses Need to Know About Product Safety?

Many businesses today do not understand the full ramifications of product liability law. They are unprepared for the consequences that might arise if they are entangled in a product liability lawsuit.

The law says that you have certain responsibilities as a purveyor of a given product. Among those responsibilities are:
Actively monitoring the safety of any products that you sell to ensure that none have been recalled or found to have safety problems.

Providing any information which you have available to you to your customers to help them to understand and to avoid the safety risks that may be inherent in a product.
Warning consumers about any possible safety problems that might arise from the use of a given product.
Taking immediate action to remove the product from your shelf and notify customers if a safety issue is found which has not been previously noted.

What Does the Law Require?

Every shop and wholesaler is required by law to take an active and proactive approach to the issue of consumer safety. Doing otherwise may make you guilty by reason of negligence and cost you your business or even your freedom.

Where Can Our Business Find Out More About Product Safety?

Extra care should be taken when you are selling toys, food, medication, or high risk goods such as fireworks or other flammable materials. There are very specific regulations which apply to these items, which may be found here on the Trading Standards Institute website. ( http://www.tradingstandards.gov.uk/advice/advice-business-psafety.cfm )

The Deming Model

Deming

Implementation by management indicates that the company wants to remain profitable, keep its employees and also provide protection for its investors. This particular business model was what top Japanese managers used to learn back in the 1950s and years after that.

Not only can these 14 points be utilized in both large and small businesses, but they can also be applied to service and industry oriented companies. They are linked to various divisions within a business organization.

1 The ultimate plan is to improve all products and services, stay one step ahead of your competitors, stay in business and keep your employees happily employed.

2 Adapt to the new methods. The economy has changed tremendously. Businesses will have to be willing to change, take on new duties and provide strong leadership so that change takes place.

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Logistics: Important Factor in a Global Economy

There was a time when business was conducted mainly at the local level but today the vast majority is conducted on a global level, which means logistics are more important than ever before. By plane, train, truck or automobile products and supplies must get from point A to point B in a timely fashion and without excessive damages. While that sounds simple enough, the realities may not match the ideal.

Let’s say your company requires the x widget to put together a hot new consumer product. Your product is flying off the shelves and business is great! If there is a malfunction in your logistics, widgets may be late or defective from improper packaging, which means you can no longer produce the hot item or your production is severely limited. It takes a talented team to overcome situations like this, because they can happen anywhere at any time!

Logistics- Not Just Moving Freight

Corporate logistics has never merely been the transportation of goods, though that is a big part of the process and the desired end result. A good logistics planning company or division must take into account; packaging, warehousing, inventory, transportation and communication between all the entities that handle each of these. That is a lot of multitasking and planning to oversee and execute. Continue reading

Types-Of-Interpreting-Services for Business

An interpreting service is required to form a bridge between two people who do not speak the same language.. There are different types of interpreting services in use for creating this bridge that includes both verbal and non-verbal interpreting. Even though some consider translation as a type of interpreting service, there is a huge difference between the two as interpreting is instant communication while translation is written communication. For different needs, different types of interpreting services are more beneficial than others.

According to FLS (www.flstranslation.com), the most common type of interpreting service is known as consecutive interpreting and that is most often used in situations where the speaker can pause and then wait for the translator to complete the translation. Consecutive interpreting allows time for the interpreter to collect all his or her thoughts before delivering; a few even take notes while listening and others only listen and translate accordingly. Most of the time, a consecutive interpreter creates a bridge between two parties and even use his own words to create better understanding between speakers. Such communication mostly takes place during meetings, interviews and conferences.

Another type of interpreting service is called “Whisper” in which the interpreter whispers to one of the speakers while interpreting aloud for the other speaker or audience. This is a useful method at places where only one person does not understand any particular language while others are comfortable with the language. Continue reading