Immigration for the Foreign Entrepreneur: The E-2 Visa

Many foreign business owners looking to expand their enterprise to U.S. markets often immediately think of the elusive EB-5 with its stringent financial and business model requirements. The problem with aiming for the stars is that we sometimes overlook the moon, in this case, the E-2 visa route. The E-2 differs from an immigration perspective from the EB-5 in that it is a nonimmigrant visa—meaning it does not confer permanent ...Read More

Is a Business Incubator a Good Fit for your Start-up?

Business incubators (not to be confused with ‘business accelerators’) provide a warm, safe environment for start-ups to grow and develop. They may be privately sponsored or overseen by public institutions, such as universities, but their goal is to provide bulk resources to multiple new businesses. This can include access to much-needed capital funding. Incubators can be found throughout the world and across the United States—there is even a National Business ...Read More

Putting the Cart Before the Horse: Planning for the End of Your Business Before it Even Starts

If you search “how to start a business” on Google, you will see the words “business plan” a hundred times. Your business plan can be as flexible and custom-fitted to your venture as you want it to be, however, there are some components that cannot be overlooked, such as funding, organization and financial projections. The U.S. Small Business Administration is a good starting point for DIY business planning, but having ...Read More