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Is your business ready for a US expansion? It’s time you found out!

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You are Ready to expand to the USA!

Your score:

Congratulations you scored more than 25 and are well on your way to US expansion success. In fact, based on your answers, you have started the process.

From the perspective of marketing, sales, tax, or people management you have many key components in place. To continue your success, we may be able to assist. Because Foothold America has both turn-key and bespoke solutions, here are your best steps.

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You are Possibly Ready to expand to the USA!

Your score:

Congratulations, you scored between 16 and 25 points and with a bit more work, you have the makings of successful US expansion. You’ve made some steps forward but are missing some critical components.

To continue your success, we may be able to assist. Because Foothold America has both turn-key and bespoke solutions, here are your next best steps.

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You are Probably Not Ready to expand to the USA...

Your score:

Congratulations, the first step forward on a journey is to take stock of where you are. We hope you’ll find a lot of useful information on the Foothold America website as you progress toward your US expansion.

To continue toward success, we may be able to assist. Foothold America can be of the most assistance to clients who have planned their journey and are within 12 months of setting up a US entity or hiring US employees. If you’re not quite there yet, these recommended steps may help you get there:

Join one of our twice weekly Live Discovery Events

Learn about what it takes to expand your business to the USA in real-time.

Common pitfalls when expanding to the USA
When and how to set up a US entity
Hiring in the USA
Federal vs State regulations
15-mins Q&A session

Laurie Spicer

UK Based

Over 25 years experience doing business in North American, European, and Asian markets with a primary focus and specialism on the complexity of the US market.

Umesh Gadhia

UK Based

Experienced HR professional with a wealth of insurance and employee benefits experience specializing in a variety of international industries and sectors including financial services and cyber security throughout the US, UK, and Europe


Calculating your score...

What is the Readiness Calculator?

The Foothold America Readiness Calculator was designed as a first brush evaluation of key variables for your US launch. It considers all the practical and financial aspects of your business’ expansion to the US, helping you to determine whether you are Positively Ready, Possibly Ready or Probably Not Ready.

Regardless of your result we recommend that you trust your gut, make a plan, and move forward courageously. When you have a trusted partner like Foothold America by your side, you can be confident we’ll support your journey every way we can.


How does it determine if my business is
ready for a US expansion?

In whole, these pieces illustrate your overall readiness to expand to the US. Don’t worry if some items aren’t yet in place. That’s where we come in with our thoughtfully crafted solutions.

When your needs are outside of the Foothold America remit of helping clients set up US entities and employ US workers either directly or with an Employer of Record, we can connect you with our trusted network of experts. 


Company information

Where are you now?



What communication are you having with the US now?


Product type

Are you bringing products or services to the US?



Are you prepared and taking the right actions now?


Are you selling in the US yet?



What’s your plan for people?

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One thing I’ve learned is that there are many paths to success. Companies led by different types of decision makers with varying levels of risk aversity, using strategies whether detailed or vague, can take the US by storm or grow steadily and profitably. However, in many cases, it’s obvious after a couple hours of discovery conversation which companies will thrive, survive, or retreat.
Joanne Farquharson, President & CEO of Foothold America

How will I receive the results?

You’ll see your results immediately on the final screen of the questionnaire. They will also be emailed to you, giving you the opportunity to share your results and those all-important bespoke next steps with colleagues and employees. Based on your results, we’ll share our opinion as to whether
your organization is either:

This result suggest that your business is Positively Ready for a US business expansion! 

This result suggest that your business has the makings of successful US expansion, but may be missing some critical components. 

This result suggest that your business is may not be ready to expand to the USA just yet.

for US expansion success. We will also  provide practical actions you can take to reach the next level.  Whether you are in fact good to go, or you’re not quite there just yet, don’t fret – that’s why we’re here; either to help you set up US entities and employ US workers whether it be directly or with an Employer of Record (EMS), or to connect you with our trusted network whose ability to meet the demands of international businesses looking to increase their scope, are unparalleled.

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Only the best for you and your team

At Foothold America, we offer top-notch service for you and your team. Our core services include:

Employee Management Service (EMS)

Our Employee Management Service offers a turn-key, cost-effective solution for your company to have a legitimate US presence with US employees anywhere in the country in as little as one week without the cost and complexity of setting up a US entity.


People Partnership Service     (PPS)

We’ve created our People Partnership Service (PPS) to help you navigate the process of setting up your US entity, becoming the Employer of Record (the direct employer), onboarding US employees, and managing the complex operational and HR processes of doing business in America.

Exclusive Talent Acquisition (ETA)

Businesses around the world partner with Foothold America and save thousands of dollars on their US hiring costs. With our ETA service, you can find and hire the best employees compliantly and competitively. We make it easy and affordable for you to hire the right candidate at the right time and at the right cost. 

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Entity Setup

Establishing a legal entity in the US brings enormous potential for growth—and a unique set of challenges and complications. Partnering with Foothold America for your US entity setup ensures smooth and compliant registration in your chosen state – all whilst cutting through layers of bureaucracy and giving your company the freedom to concentrate on its larger business objectives.


Hundreds of businesses have put their trust in us.

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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

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