by Sharon Jones


For most entrepreneurs, the ultimate goal is expanding their business into a larger international market and setting up a new office in a different country. This shows that there is no further space for you to expand into in your home market, and you have had to look further afield. Plus, now that you are operating in two different markets, you will find that your production will be diversified. If one country’s market struggles, you should still be able to stay afloat thanks to the success of the other.

Sounds good doesn't it? Well, once you are all set up in a new market, it certainly will be fruitful. However, the actual process of moving to a different country’s market can actually be quite complicated. Follow these tips, though, and you should find that you can move offshore without too many difficulties.

Consider How This Will Affect Your Tax

Moving into a new country can pose some difficulties for your tax situation. It’s worth speaking to an accountant who specializes in the tax process in the country you will be moving into. They will help you understand the whole tax situation and whether or not you will need to pay taxes in both countries. If you have a physical office in both, then there’s a good chance that you will have to pay your tax in both nations.

Develop A New Business Plan

It’s also a good idea to set up a brand new business plan for your newly developed foreign branch. As business operations might be done fairly different in the new country, you will need to take these into account and incorporate them in the plan. It’s also worth detailing how you will find the funding needed to finance the new branch. You might also benefit from adding a few goals and targets that you hope to achieve once this offshore office is up and running.

Find A Local Expert

Try to find a local expert who can mentor you while you are setting up the new international branch of your company. They can help you with things like how to use agile development with offshore development and the dos and don’ts in local business etiquette. Not only that, though, but they will be able to introduce you to other professionals and experts based in the new city where you set up shop.

Think Carefully About The Country You’ll Move To

Of course, it will also pay to think long and hard about the country to which you want to move part of your business. Before you do commit to one destination, you will need to carry out a lot of market research to make sure that your business will be a good fit there. You also need to ensure that there is going to be enough local demand for your products or services.

You should find that offshoring isn’t too difficult as long as  you follow all of these tips. So, where do you think you’ll take your business?