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Saturday, January 16, 2016

United States E-2 Visa Program

USA E2 Visa Program

The USA’s E2 Visa program allows residents of 80 treaty countries to gain entry into the USA through business ownership.
Benefits of the E2 Visa include the ability to renew the visa every 2-5 years (depending on country of origin) for an indefinite period of time and maintain US residency as long as the business is operating profitably. Additionally spouses and dependents of the investor are eligible to enter the USA under the E-2 and may apply for US work authorization.
While there is no set minimum investment to qualify for E2 Visa program, investors should be prepared to provide a minimum of $100,000 USD towards their business investment. The business must not be considered “marginal” and should provide jobs for US workers.
Although the ownership of a franchise versus starting a business is not a prerequisite for eligibility, nor does it guarantee entry into the USA, investors increase the chances of having their application looked upon favorably by US officials by partnering with a successful and high profile franchise brand.
It is accepted that well known, established franchise brands offer a higher likelihood of success, and a higher likelihood of employing US workers than an unproven business. Officials are also more familiar with a national franchise brand, unlike a business with little or no history.
Furthermore, by partnering with a franchise, E-2 Investors are able to effortlessly provide officials with required documentation such as full and complete business plans, operational manuals and extensive histories of success.

Summary of Benefits of Investing in a Franchise for your E2 Visa application

  • A Nationally recognized franchise brand is likely to be perceived more favorably by immigration officials over an unknown business plan.
  • Acceptable investment levels are generally lower with a well known franchise versus a start up business.
  • By investing in a franchise you have the ability to immediately provide immigration officials with much of the required E2 visa paperwork such as business plans, forecasts and operational manuals – attempting to create this on your own could cause delays and cost you thousands more.
  • An established franchise will have a higher overall chance of success than a start-up business.
While you are there, be sure to use the free resources to explore and research over 600 Franchise concepts in dozens of industries. You can also learn if your country is one of the 80 treaty countries, gain valuable insight on preferred business lenders and loan programs, review over 400 existing resale business and franchises plus learn how you can speak with existing owners of any franchise.

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Mexico Business Resource Portal

About 4-5 years ago we began noticing a trend in international trade.  Prior to that time, the primary interest of both callers and email queries to our main website for sourcing products was about how and from whom to source products from China.

With steadily increasing labor costs in China and ever increasing costs to ship finished goods many companies that had moved their manufacturing to China were now looking closer to home or just south of our border.

There is even a new term for this trend - "nearshoring".

The growing trend in looking South of our border to do business in Mexico rather than half way around the world in China has continued and doing business in Mexico is now seen as a means of keeping both labor and transportation costs lower and the ultimate price of finished goods competitive.

The Mexico Business Portal was created to have a central location for ALL types of information, both current and past, for doing business in Mexico.

The Mexico Business Portal initially is set up using a software that compiles videos about various forms of business in Mexico.  The videos are gathered using keywords that have to do with Mexico business.

The software is not perfect and sometimes pulls videos that are not related to Mexico business but there full descriptions and screen captures from the videos so you do not waste your time clicking on something that is not related to what you are seeking.

The Mexico Business Portal also has a search engine that will help you target your video search to just the videos related to the subject matter you seek.  Categories are also provided to assist in your targeting.

Beyond the initial setup of this new doing business in Mexico website, other content will be added as time allows but for now, go take a look and let us know what you think - Mexico Business Portal.