Key questions to prepare for US expansion

30 March 2023

Doing business in the US can be complicated for small and mid-sized international companies.

They often lack a comprehensive support infrastructure with expertise in US regulations and requirements, and may not have insight into the US economic and cultural climate.

We have helped hundreds of companies navigate the unique US marketplace. While the business goals, circumstances, and industry type vary from client to client, the critical questions any organisation should consider before they begin the process of expanding into the US remain the same.

Key questions to address

  • What choices of legal structures are available and which one will best protect my business (e.g., C-Corp, LLC, or branch)?
  • What does the incorporation process entail?
  • Where and why do we need to register to do business?
  • What regulations on investments can we face?
  • What are the roles of officers and directors? How are they appointed?
  • What type of visas are required should we expatriate key employees to the US?
  • How are individual taxes structured?
  • What is the process to hire and terminate employees in the US?
  • How can we design a competitive hiring and staff-retention strategy?
  • What employment laws are in place, and what are the common expectations for salary and benefits?
  • How are business taxes structured in the US?
  • What accounting and audit requirements can I expect to encounter?
  • What type of general and liability insurances are available to protect my business?

If you would like to discuss how we can assist your company with any of these critical questions, please contact Alexandra Suhas.

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