Thinking of aiming your new-business push at Russia, rather than Asia? Be clear about payment before signing a deal.
One hapless product designer was flattered to be asked in by a Russia camera company to discuss design. However, the chat revealed there were no fees. But, said the client, I can pay you in kind. What kind? Twenty-five tractors, came the reply.
A lucrative proposition? A UK tractor expert advised that far from being an investment, the models in question would be great for anyone planning a tractor museum. Enough said.