How to set up a US Subsidiary

If you are considering expanding your business to the US, you might speculate that the first step you need to take is to set up a US entity. Whilst there are many reasons you might want to consider setting up an entity to do business in the US, you may be relieved to know that, in many instances, you don’t have to set up a US entity right away. 

Within the How to set up a US subsidiary Ebook, you discover:

Ways to pay US invoices or accept fees for your services without setting up an entity

Typical approaches to secure a US address, depending on your office and real estate needs

What to keep in mind when securing US clients without having a US entity

How your operational business growth plans, together with visas and immigration requirements, can dictate whether a US entity is required

Different ways to hire US employees depending on your US business growth plans

The steps to setting up a US entity

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