I get e-mails from a lot of people asking me what they should be ready for when doing business or moving to Mexico. There are so many pieces of advice that come to mind, but I think this one sums it up:
EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED
I don't care how organized you are, how well you think you know the rules, you are going to constantly be surprised. What do I mean? I mean you go to turn in paperwork for something one day and they tell you you are missing a document. You return the next day, document in hand, only to be told that they only process those documents on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (and it's a Thursday). Or you get your corporate bank account, only to find out that in order to get a check card you have to fill out another set of documents (when you assumed it came with opening the account).
The key is not to let these little speed bumps in the road of life get in your way. Laugh it off, say VIVA MEXICO, and keep charging ahead!