English is the national language of the Bahamas
Business practices and customs similar to those in United States.
General business attire mimics style of U.S. Northeast
When speaking with others, getting to a first name basis in conversation takes longer in the Bahamas than in the U.S.
Foreign visitors are expected to make appointments for business meetings and arrive on time--even though locals are not usually punctual for meetings.
Business meetings tend to be very pleasant but Bahamians often end meetings feigning agreement when real differences still exist.
Mid-level business and government workers often need final approval from superiors.