Sunday, January 2, 2011

Why Manufacturing in Mexico should be your first option

If you are currently manufacturing or sourcing your products in China, and selling to the United States or Canada, you might want to think about manufacturing in Mexico.

There are several advantages to moving your production to Mexico, including:

1. Proximity to the United States - which means decreased transportation costs

2. Lower labor costs overall

3. Access to highly skilled workers - many who speak English

4. The majority of Mexico is on Central Standard Time, which enables you to get things done the same day, instead of the waiting a day for your Chinese manufacturer to respond.

5. Faster turnaround time

Mexico is home to manufacturing for many important companies – Whirlpool, Samsung, Victoria’s Secret, Callaway Golf, Volkswagen, just to name a few. Did you know that the majority of TVs sold in the US are actually manufactured in Tijuana, Mexico (over 20 million!)?

Manufacturing in Mexico is a great choice for companies of all sizes. Whether you are just starting out and need someone to help build a prototype of your product, or you are a well established multi-national, Mexico can cover all your needs.

Monday, December 6, 2010

New Blog Up

The new blog is up!

Please head over to to see the new site...

Friday, December 3, 2010

New and improved Mexipreneur coming soon!

Happy Friday everyone!  

Mexipreneur is getting a new look...check back on Monday for a new and improved Mexipreneur!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Currency Update: Mexican Peso

Today the Mexican Peso is trading at $ 12.38 MXN to $ 1 USD.

Recent economic news:

  • Analysts lowered their forecast for growth next year to 3.46% (originally 3.52%)
  • The Mexican economy grew 5.3% in the 3rd quarter (above projections of 5%)
  • Mexican unemployment holds at 5.7% in October
  • October remittances to Mexico rose 2.1% year over year

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Mexican Business Etiquette: Tipping

One of the main topics people search for when traveling abroad for work or pleasure is tipping. 

In Mexico, a standard tip is 10%.  This makes figuring out the tip very easy.  If the service is excellent, or you are in a very nice restaurant, the average tip is around 15%. 

What's expected can vary from city to city - for example, most people in Mexico City normally tip slightly higher than 10%, while in Guadalajara it doesn't matter where you are, everyone tips 10%.

If you are in a resort town or at a hotel, check your bill carefully to see if the tip (propina in Spanish) has already been added. 

For people from countries who aren't accostumed to tipping at all (some European countries), you must realize that waitstaff in Mexico does not make a decent hourly wage, so they count on tips as part of their salary.  If you receive terrible service, complain to the manager of the restaurant. 

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Mazda to possibly build plant in Mexico

In automotive news, Mazda plans on building a plant in an emerging market to meet demands for global car sales.

Mazda is looking at several sites in Mexico, but no location has been confirmed as of yet.

The plant in Mexico would serve the Central and South American markets and would host production of smaller models.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Ingles para negocios - buscas un traductor?

Si estas buscando un traductor de negocios, llegaste al lugar indicado. A lo mejor hablas ingles, pero cuando estás en una llamada de conferencia te pierdes completamente…. O que tal si tu cliente tiene un acento del sur de los Estados Unidos que ni la mayoría de los estadounidenses entiende??! Quieres mandar un mail en ingles, pero pasas horas y horas analizándolo antes de mandarlo? El ingles para negocios no es fácil. Yo te puedo ayudar con eso para que te enfoques en lo más importante – TU NEGOCIO.

¿Que te puedo ofrecer como traductora/interprete de ingles?

-Experiencia trabajando en los Estados Unidos y Mexico

-Conocimiento de los términos de negocios en ingles y español

-Una perspectiva que te puede ayudar a entender mejor a tus socios comerciales del extranjero

No dejes escapar una oportunidad de negocio por tu falta de ingles! Contáctame hoy para ver cómo te puedo ayudar a crecer tu negocio.

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