Resources for starting a Business in the United States

Starting a business in another country can seem like a daunting task. Here, we have corralled some of the best online resources we have found to help you in the process.

Business USA - The US Government gateway to federal, state and local resources for businesses from starting up to going global. We found this diagram on where to start with opening a business particularly helpful. It contains resources for the first tasks from obtaining an EIN (federal tax identification number) to writing a business plan.

SelectUSA - Housed within the US Department of Commerce, SelectUSA facilitates business investment into the United States and serves as a single point of contact for companies. SelectUSA provides information assistance,  ombudsman services, investment advocacy and a promotional platform for foreign investors. It is hosting a 2016 Summit which  will be held in Washington, DC from June 19 - 21. The summit will bring together companies from all over the world to discuss facilitating foreign investment in the United States.

USCIS Entrepreneur Visa Guide - This is a list of potential visa pathways for foreign entrepreneurs. It is a good place to start reading about potential visa categories for background into visa options.

To speak with one of our US Immigration Lawyers regarding your potential visa options for starting a business in the United States, please email or call +44 (0)203 102 7966