You have spent a large part of your life building a business. Now that you plan to establish permanent residence in the United States, you likely want to bring as much of that business with you as you can. Unfortunately, bringing your business to the United States is not a quick or easy thing to do. And in many cases, it is impossible as a result of immigration laws and other regulations on national and international trade.
Even in the best circumstances, bringing your business to the United States is not easy to do without going through a lot of complications and confusion. The laws that your business was subject to in another country are likely completely different than the laws in the US. And no matter how ambitious you are, learning and complying with those laws is not something that happens overnight. Bringing your business to the United States may be a possibility you want to consider, just be aware that the early days will be a significant challenge.
Setting aside all legal concerns, there are also the logistics to think about. Will you also try to bring staff with you? Do you have all the equipment and resources you need to operate your business identically in the US? Can you take on what amounts to a whole new investment in startup costs? Bringing your business to the United States is a lot like starting back at square one in many ways.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, it is important to realize the a successful business may not be successful in US markets. There are very distinct features of US markets and American consumers that make them slow to embrace international businesses. The last thing you would want to do is jump through all the hoops for bringing your business to the United States only to have it fail once you’re up and running.
These cautions are important to consider, but they should not deter you from bringing your business to the Untied States if you are truly dedicated and driven. Step one is finding an immigration attorney to rely on for information, advice, and guidance. Contact The Henner Group at 914-290-9777.