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This article does not want to be exhaustive, but we feel it is a good start if you want to start a business in the US and get an E-2 visa. You will also find an infographic at the end of this article that you can download for free. As foreigners, we might see the Read More

If you don’t know me, I am italian. I am not a big fan of sweets, but man, I love gelato. Gelato is not the american ice-cream, gelato is served at a higher temperature, it is smooth and creamy, has less butterfat and sugar and it is a real treat. Can you imagine my frustration Read More

(WHAT WE ARE WRITING HERE BELOW APPLIES TO NEW BUSINESSES. FOR EXISTING BUSINESSES IT CAN BE A BIT DIFFERENT) First of all, to fund your franchise you can use your own funds : liquid cash, convert your assets into cash receive gifts from friends and family convert your 401K or IRA. There is a way Read More

In the previous blog post, we have been exploring why to invest in a franchise to get an E2 or an EB-5 visa. Let’s focus on the E2 visa specifically. The attached infographic above shows some interesting information regarding the E2 visa. The E2 visa is an investor visa, that as we are writing this blog, does Read More

You have the American dream, you want to move to the US and start a business ? Then you want to read this. If you have the entrepreneur’s bug and you feel constricted in your own country, the US is still top of the list of the places to do business. There are a lot Read More

Franchising is a growth and cash leveraging strategy. For a fee, a company that has a defined brand and an operating system, can franchise its concept, by teaching its system and allowing the use of its brand to an independent business owner. The company that franchises its system is called a franchisor, or Zor in the Read More

Pat Swisher, the CEO of Enviro-masters, sanitation and cleaning franchise, gave me the definition of the 6 criteria of the perfect business : Low capital requirements Recession resistant Unlimited growth Minimum competition Will never be updated by technology Provides a residual income Maintenance based companies usually fulfill most of these criteria and typically are doing Read More

A paradigm shift happens when we start to see reality from a different point of view. I hear often that perception is reality. Our fears, habits and preconceived ideas shape our beliefs and the way we see the world. If you are or have been part of the corporate world, you might have been lured Read More