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and finance infrastructure needs to be set up early on to ensure that you are receiving timely reporting, and that your foreign entity is adhering to local corporate policies and procedures.

practices. Keeping up with payroll changes, financial reporting, and the like in markets they are unfamiliar with only heightens additional burdens placed on the original office manager.

By outsourcing these legal tasks, overall time involved in the filling process decreases and you?re presented with major strategic advantages.

Using outsourced managed services not only alleviates most of the pressure and stress of expanding into foreign markets, but it also boosts productivity and gives the company a much improved ROI.

I t keeps you local

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The ability to have resources ? who understand the technology, market, sales channels, and customer contacts ? readily available can be the key to the speed and success of a sales expansion effort. Quickly building sales pipeline, closing deals, and securing customer references are key to establishing an early presence in any market.

I t lower s the bar r ier of bureaucr acy Legal outsourcing isn?t just a means to lower this cost; some countries are known for being highly litigious, so it?s critical that strong legal processes are put into place to minimize unnecessary commercial risks. Also, government agencies have strict requirements that necessitate certain legal documentation prior to operating within the country. And a proper tax

Language barriers and time zones can also be difficult to deal with. Additionally, not meeting with vendors periodically can make them feel isolated, often leading to more difficult ? and costly ? relationships. Outsourcing parts of your sales channel allows you (or, namely, a representative on your behalf) to balance out any cultural and distance issues. I t positively impacts your bottom line Operating a global business requires a unique understanding of local culture and business

"Figuring out how to grow your business with help from outside professionals can offer increased efficiencies and economies of scale." I t provides access to higher-quality talent at a lower cost When expanding into new markets, you may need outside help to undertake projects that don?t warrant a full-time employee. Many entrepreneurs struggle to find highly qualified, budget-friendly team members. This is especially true if you do business in a major market where the cost of highly-skilled labor can be pricey.

outsource. I t keeps you lean Outsourcing corporate services prevents your company from growing heavy with services or divisions that might not fit with the company?s strategy two years later. When you move into a new market, make an acquisition, or take another step blanketed in unpredictability, you want to be as prepared as possible while remaining flexible. Working with a corporate services partner with local expertise and a worldwide network permits exactly that ? without you having to re-invent the wheel and lose momentum. Additionally, said worldwide network affords you the opportunity to work with one supplier that covers multiple countries. This relieves the pain of managing multiple companies with various standards of work. Plenty of people don?t like the ?O?word, but there are particular times when outsourcing is completely necessary and even positive. Figuring out how to grow your business with help from outside professionals can offer increased efficiencies and economies of scale.

Match talented consultants to your specific needs instead of hiring generalist full-time employees. To get started, identify low risk, high-reward functions to WWW.MYEXPATSWORLD.COM

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Expats World Magazine - Issue 4 - Oktober 2017  

Expats World Magazine - Issue 4 - Oktober 2017