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Here are some encouraging facts of great business success during slow business times taken from USA today;
• Walt Disney Corporation began during the recession in 1923-24.
• Hewlett-Packard Corporation began in 1938 during the Great Depression.
• Microsoft Corporation began during the 1975 recession.
Even the best is accessible and America has its doors open for you to explore new opportunities for international business and trade, to invest, to work and to succeed. It can be either through setting up your own new company, purchasing a franchise, buying a running business, opening up a restaurant, distributing your countries product, providing services-- the opportunities are as wide as your innovation.
Some ways to come and explore and do business in the United States of America is through an E1, E2, and L1 visa.
The E-1 nonimmigrant classification allows a national of a treaty country, with which the United States maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation, to come and engage in international trade on your own behalf. Your employees may also be eligible for this classification.
The E-2 is a nonimmigrant visa which allows foreign nationals from treaty countries to be admitted into the U.S. in order to conduct substantial investing of capital into a U.S. business.
Some examples provided by the U.S consulates might help clarify the difference between the E-1 and E-2 visas. A business located in the Treaty Country that designs and manufactures shoes might sell many of its products in the United States. However, it has no retail stores of its own or any plant there. If the volume of its transatlantic trade is significant and continuous and if the treaty country-US trade makes up more than 50% of its total international trade, then the business could qualify for Treaty Trader status and the owner of the business or some of its employees might be eligible for E-1 visas. Alternatively, an investor from a Treaty Country might purchase 75% of a restaurant located in any State in the USA. The restaurant operates at a profit and employs people, most of whom are American citizens. If all the other conditions for the visa are met, the investor could obtain an E-2 visa to enter the United States in order to operate his or her business and oversee his or her investment. S/he would also be able to send qualified employees who are citizens of the Treaty Country to work in his or her business if they meet certain specific requirements.
The L-1A nonimmigrant classification enables a U.S. employer to transfer an executive or manager from one of its affiliated foreign offices to one of its offices in the United States. This classification also enables a foreign company which does not yet have an affiliated U.S. office to send an executive or manager to the United States with the purpose of establishing one. (USCIS)
Doing business means the regular, systematic, and continuous provision of goods and/or services by a qualifying organization and does not include the mere presence of an agent or office of the qualifying organization in the United States and abroad.
To qualify, the named employee must also:
• Generally have been working for a qualifying organization abroad for one continuous year within the three years immediately preceding his or her admission to the United States; and
• Be seeking to enter the United States to provide service in an executive or managerial capacity for a branch of the same employer or one of its qualifying organizations.
The L-1B business visa enables a U.S. employer to transfer a professional employee with specialized knowledge relating to the organization’s interests from one of its affiliated foreign offices to one of its offices in the United States. This classification also enables a foreign company which does not yet have an affiliated U.S. office to send a specialized knowledge employee to the United States to help establish one. (USCIS)