Almost every company looking to set up a business in the U.S. has experience searching for a location at home. Still, an alarmingly large number make poor decisions about where to open their doors. The simple fact is that the U.S. is big, especially in the eyes of management that is unfamiliar with its geography. While it’s easy to throw darts at a map and see where they stick, a safer bet is to consider relevant business factors in choosing where to establish your subsidiary. Take a look at these key points to keep in mind when selecting a location with room for your business to succeed: [Read more…] about 9 Keys to Finding the Right Location in the U.S.
Outsourcing, better known as the process of using outside firms to handle work normally performed within a company, is becoming more commonly practiced by the year. Many companies see the benefits of this type of management, while others are not so lucky. Outsourcing is especially interesting when entering a new market. [Read more…] about Outsourcing Works to Your Advantage!
An employment contract sets the terms of the relationship between the employee and the employer. If an employer decides to have an employee sign a contract, it should include the job description, the duration of the job, benefits, grounds for termination, protection against company secrets, ownership to an employee’s work products, and limitations for the employee to compete with the company once he or she leaves. [Read more…] about Employment Contracts: Advantages & Disadvantages
What an employer is and isn’t allowed to ask during an interview varies by nation. In the United States, the Equal Employment Opportunity Act forbids interviewers from inquiring about information that is too personal or that may lead to discriminatory practices. [Read more…] about What You Cannot Ask In An Interview
Setting up your business in the U.S. means recruiting management and sales staff, choosing a suitable location, researching the market, forging relationships with partners and distributors, and that’s not all. With all these tasks at the top of your to-do list, it’s easy to forget about perhaps the most essential step you must take to get started—incorporating your business as a legal entity. Although the process is heavy on legal jargon and paperwork, it is also an established procedure with a set number of steps and guaranteed benefits. Below is breakdown of those steps, summarizing what your company needs to do to become official in the U.S.
- Consult an attorney – The incorporation process is governed by law and navigating it on your own is not only ill-advised but also unheard of. If you haven’t already done so, seek out a lawyer and be prepared to work with him or her throughout the process of setting up your business. The attorney you chose to hire will guide you through each step outlined in this article. He or she will also be familiar with details that vary at the state level.
The best way to learn about your customers is to interact with them on a regular basis. This could be a very helpful tool for marketers who are trying to figure out what the best way is to attract new customers. What is overlooked by many companies is the fact that marketers aren’t the ones talking to the real people they are trying to sell to, the sales and customer service reps are. [Read more…] about Get inside the mind of your customers