Operating a Business Overseas? internationalexperts Answers Your Global Mobility Questions
May 24, 2012
If you want to operate a business in Brazil or France or even Canada, you need answers to about a million questions. How will you immigrate? How much do you have to pay employees? What about business taxes? And how do you make sure your employees find housing, get their kids in school, and adjust to a new culture?
The beta site internationalexperts tackles these questions and more. You can ask any question in the Q&A section (similar to Quora), or browse articles on topics like laws and immigration. Once you have a plan, find lawyers and other professionals to help you avoid slipups that can lead to lawsuits, fines, or worse.
According to cofounder Todd Heine, the biggest mistake companies make when operating overseas is doing nothing at all:
“While huge global companies have whole departments dedicated to global mobility, most businesses do not have resources that focus on cross-border issues,” explains Heine, a lawyer trained in US, Canadian, French, and EU law. “It creates serious compliance issues at home and abroad. And, compliance issues mean huge costs in time, money, and reputation.”
Heine cofounded internationalexperts in 2011 with Steve Dworkin, who has spent 30 years bringing engineers across borders as cofounder of CTS International, as well as Charles Mosher, Steve Cappo, and Paul Sogge. Internationalexperts is based in Bellevue, and was recently showcased at our Tech Cocktail Seattle mixer.