Business Consultants Abroad

Entrepreneurs act as middlemen in assisting others with overseas business affairs

habits of your target customers.

  • Understand your chosen country’s trade and investment flows, general economic and political trends and cultural factors, including business customs.
  • Analyze the country’s history, infrastructure, employment laws and transporta-tion system.
  • Know who your domestic and foreign competitors are.
  • Seek out alternative financing options to fund your expansion, such as distribution, subcontracting or licensing deals with overseas partners.
  • Become knowledgeable about the registration processes, costs and fees associated with starting your business.
  • Develop a long-term logistical strategy for staffing, capital and other aspects of your business.
  • Build relationships with business and government officials in your chosen country and keep them abreast of your company’s activities.
  • Contact the American embassy or consulate in your chosen country, as well as the local mayor’s office. Some cities may also operate local chambers of commerce in foreign lands. Ask officials to place you on a mailing list so you can be informed about future conferences or briefings.
  • Learn the language-take lessons, if necessary.
  • Consider the services of an international trade consultant.
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