Where Should I Go? – 3 Considerations for Deciding Where to Start Your Overseas Business

When starting your overseas business, deciding where to pick up and move is not always an easy decision. Some people feel a pull toward a certain country, whether it be a specific job opportunity, a family connection, a leaning that is rooted in your faith, or a fascination with some aspect of the country or the culture. Others of us are less tied to one particular place and are willing to consider multiple options. For those of you who fall into the latter category, this post is for you. My aim is to help you consider important issues and equip you with some tools as you think through your options.   Cost of Living for Expats One of the most important things to consider when … Read more

First Things First

Many people ask me, “What is the first thing I need to do to prepare to start a business in a new country?” They expect to hear, “Come up with a great business idea, research the local economy, or take a 2-week vision trip.” Instead, I tell them, “Go home, pack up your things, and move there. Don’t wait! Do whatever it takes to get your feet on the ground ASAP!” Maybe that is a little extreme, but in a sense, I’m being serious. The best thing you can do to help you learn how to start a business in another culture or country is to live there. Yes, it is important to do some research and talk to people who have been there, but once … Read more