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Your US expansion is more likely to be successful when you have a realistic budget. Foothold America provides transparent pricing, not only for our services but for the related costs you may not have considered. Let us arm you with comprehensive budget information and the expertise needed to successfully launch your business in the US.

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Employee Management Service



People Partnership Service

*requires a US entity

Entity Setup

US Entity Setup



Low upfront cost

Testing the US market

Hire quickly

Employ US staff directly

Plan to hire >5 employees in year one

Need a US bricks & mortar bank account

Minimize administration, cost and complexity

Send non-US employees to work & reside in the US

Quick & easy to exit the US market

Dedicated account manager

Be the employer of record

Facilitate importation of tangible products in the US

Obtain a US business address

Avoid obligations to file US employer taxes

Obtain a US phone number

Sign a long-term office lease

Need to raise US capital

Have an extended HR team who takes care
of onboarding, pay and benefits

Compliance and risk management

US Market cost with and
without Foothold America

Partnering with Foothold America has helped businesses worldwide save thousands of dollars compared to using an attorney or doing it on their own. Find out more in the comparison table for each service below.

Expand with others

$900 – $1,500

Per employee per month for comparable service

Expand with Foothold America

$650 – $1,000

Per employee per month

Expand with others


Average cost for the first year

Expand with Foothold America

$40,000 – $50,000

Average cost for the first year

Expand with others


excluding government fees

Expand with Foothold America

$1,500 – $2,500

excluding government fees

Entity Setup Pricing

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Simple Set-up

Set-up Plus

* Register entity in Delaware - LLC or C-corporation

Provide DE Certificate of Incorporation

* Register Company name

Obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN)

* File Registered Agent @ 75% discount

** Renew Registered Agent service @ 75% discount

Email Annual Report (Franchise Tax) reminder for DE

* Submit Annual Report (Franchise Tax) to state of DE

* State registration for Company Headquarters

* Obtain Certificate of Good Standing in DE

Provider Shareholder Agreement bespoke document and up to five hours of consulting

Minutes - First Board of Directors Meeting (required)

Minutes - Bank resolution (required)

Office address set-up assistance

Bank account set-up assistance


*Extra fees apply **For current EMS & PPS clients



Why choose to grow your business with Foothold America?

Expanding into a new global market is a complex multifaceted process.
It’s important to choose a partner you can trust.

Quick market entry
Quick market entry
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We leverage years of experience and provider relationships to quickly and efficiently register your company, get your EIN, or implement your payroll and benefits.
Premium support
Premium support
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The success of your business is important to us, and in fact, is our Number 1 corporate value. We have teams in the US, UK, and Europe at the ready to assist you.
Remain flexible
Remain flexible
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Our solutions support you from market entry through maturity at your pace, meeting your needs as they change. Whether turn-key or bespoke, we focus on the best solution for you.

Start your US business expansion today

Whether you want to test the market with one employee, scale your business or create a US entity, Foothold America offers bespoke services to fit your business needs. Partner with us and get everything you need to successfully run your US business like a local!


Hundreds of businesses have put their trust in us.

10 days ago
10 days ago
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"Foothold was able to get things done for us very quickly. They made life easier for us and worked with us to make sure staff were looked after and that we were able to get up and running."

Operations Manager, UK Network Security Company
1 year ago
1 year ago
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"We needed to access the US market to maximize our potential for growth. We selected our employee and Foothold America managed the payroll and payroll taxes, benefits, taxes and other employee logistics, enabling us to avoid dealing with the bureaucratic maze of employing someone in the US."

CEO, Belgium Manufacturing Company
2 months ago
2 months ago
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"Foothold America was instrumental in helping my UK company employ field applications sales people in the US without having to set up a US subsidiary, which is the usual route for foreign companies. Foothold America facilitated this by employing the people we had chosen and handling all the employment, terms, salaries, taxes, social costs etc. They then billed us monthly for these costs plus a reasonable service charge. As a result, we were able get going very quickly with our own people in the USA and at a much lower cost base."

CEO, UK Biotech Company
7 months ago
7 months ago
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"I couldn’t manage our US subsidiary without Foothold America. Our small HR department isn’t equipped with the knowledge or staff to handle our US employees. I could end my workday in the UK knowing Foothold America would take care of everything in the US."

Head of HR, UK financial services firm
9 months ago
9 months ago
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"We currently use the Foothold America Employee Management Service and plan to move to their People Partnership Service when we set up an entity in the coming months. It’s great knowing we can work with one partner through various stages of our growth."

CMO, Norway IT company
2 years ago
2 years ago
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"We started US expansion on our own and soon after, we stumbled over employee benefits leaving our expat staff and families without healthcare insurance. It was a huge risk for them and our company. Foothold America came in and got us sorted. They’ve been taking care of us ever since."

Sr. People Partner, UK software company


Get answers to all your questions and take the first step towards a US business expansion.

Costs for working with Foothold America vary depending on the services your business requires. If you want a cost-effective, low risk and efficient way to explore the US market, working with Foothold America could be a good option for your business.

We’re able to give our clients predictable monthly fees, which means that working with Foothold America will allow you to avoid the unpredictable and occasionally overwhelming costs of setting up in the US without assistance.

Costs vary depending on the services your business requires, but we offer competitive pricing plans and are able to offer affordable arrangements for businesses who would like to expand to the USA.


Yes. Please contact one of our US Expansion Advisors to find out more.

If you decide to hire a US worker through Foothold America, you will work with our dedicated Foothold America team to manage your employees in the US. All team members will be available to support you with any HR questions you may have.

If you choose to work with Foothold America to hire and onboard US workers for your expanding business, you will work directly with our team.

Once your employee commences work, we will manage the payroll and benefits for the employee. We will be available to answer questions about employment law in the US and other concerns that may arise. We will be available to support you in any HR concerns at any point.

Expanding to the US benefits many foreign companies. But if your plans change, Foothold America will help you easily shut down US operations. So, do not worry if your business fails in the USA.

The US offers foreign businesses a wealth of opportunities for growth and expansion. Foothold America allows you to test the US market without investing the time and expense to form and manage a complex legal entity in the US.

However, if your business in the US does not meet your goals or you feel that it is ‘failing’, you can decide to shut down US operations. We realise that priorities can quickly change in business, so here at Foothold America, we only ask for two week’s notice to end our working relationship.

Your US worker will be an at-will employee and therefore will not have an employment contract. So, you are able to terminate the employee without being bound by a contract. We can advise you further in this regard too.


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Request a quote, talk with our US expansion experts or ask any questions. We will get back to you in less than 24 hours.

We’d love to know more about you! Help us build your customised quote.

Let’s talk! Please schedule a discovery call with our US Expansion Advisor.

We’d love to know more about you! Help us build your customised quote.

Let’s talk! Please schedule a discovery call with our US Expansion Advisor.