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Doing Business in the USA

Russ Froneberger will be a presenter, on November 14, in London. 

Expansion into the US often becomes a key feature of a UK company’s growth strategy when it reaches a certain stage. The US market offers countless opportunities – a new potential customer base, access to talent and sources of capital, and a chance to develop your offering. But a new country comes with a distinct set of challenges. It is important to understand the US business landscape from the outset to increase your chances of success.

Over lunch, our panel of international business experts will give practical insights into key aspects of doing business in the US. This discussion is relevant to businesses looking to set up in the US and those already there needing advice on how to optimise their existing structures. This session will give practical advice as well as consider topical issues, such as the potential impact of Brexit on trade with the US.

Our speakers will be:

  • Mike Hayes, Tax Partner at Kingston Smith
  • Yelena Epova, Tax Partner and Partner-in-Charge of International Services at Aprio
  • Russ Froneberger, Economic Development and Marketing Consultant at Global Consulting
  • Jacob Hickman, Director of Business Recruitment at Upstate South Carolina Alliance

Topics discussed will include:

  • Differences between US and UK business structures
  • US Federal, state and local taxes, tax credits and incentives
  • Practical issues such as opening a US bank account and setting up a US payroll
  • Cultural differences between the UK and US and how to build your network
  • The business landscape in Upstate South Carolina and opportunities for UK companies

The panel will also be happy to answer your questions, regardless of how basic or complex. So come prepared!

Date: Wednesday 14 November
Time: 11.30am registration for a 12.00pm start. Ends at 2:00pm. Lunch will be served.
Venue: London & Partners, 2 More London Riverside, London SE1 2RR
RSVP: Email Becky Honeysett on  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to book your place.

 

Humbling testimonial

UPSTATE SC ALLIANCE

124 Verdae Boulevard

Suite 202

Greenville SC 29607

 

May 10, 2018

 

To whom it may concern,

            Russ Froneberger and Global Consulting did a fantastic job setting up appointments for the Upstate SC Alliance during my visit to the UK in April of 2018.  Russ did a great job in organizing the entire trip, and all of the companies that we met with were high quality and were aligned with our target markets.  Global Consulting exceeded my expectations.

 

John Lummus, President/CEO

Upstate SC Alliance

Phone: 864.283.2301

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

P.S. Ian was fantastic too!!!!

Successful UK Roadshow

Russ Froneberger just received this email from John Lummus, CEO of the Upstate SC Alliance:

"Russ Fronberger and Global Consulting did a fantastic job setting up appointments for the Upstate SC Alliance during my visit to the UK in April of 2018.  Russ did a great job in organizing the entire trip, and all of the companies that we met with were high quality and were aligned with our target markets.  Global Consulting exceeded my expectations."

Mining for British Foreign Direct Investment

From an ElectriCities newsletter:

During the week of February 26 – March 2, 2018, Global Consulting client, ElectriCities, sponsored and participated in a roadshow in England and Wales mining for British Foreign Direct Investment company prospects.

Our first stop was in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, where we conducted a roundtable discussion with carefully selected small-to-medium-size companies (SMEs) interested in setting up in the U.S. or in finding a trustworthy American partner. 

Next, we met with a consultant, in Oxford, who specializes in the British retail industry. We explained our retail initiative. He will be getting ElectriCities connected to retailers he knows or would be interested in setting up their first retail store in North Carolina. 

We visited with two SMEs in Wales, both of which are ready to visit North Carolina, in one case, to look at sites to open their first U.S. office and, in the other, expanding the Seattle office to North Carolina. 

We were honored to be a presenter at the West of England Aerospace Forum’s Annual Conference, in Bristol, attended by 250 delegates. In addition to identifying several company FDI to the U.S. prospects, we were able to network with gate-keepers from Rolls Royce, BAE Systems and Airbus, among others. 

Finally, in London, we met with a very interesting, London-based multinational advertising and marketing company, with offices in New York City and Los Angeles. They are interested in a future southeast U.S. location. 

This was our second roadshow to the U.K in the last ten months. The results exceeded our expectations and we are already planning a second trip this Fall.

We would like to thank our European consultants, Russ Froneberger, Global Consulting, and Ian Weatherhead, Global Consulting (UK) for organizing this outstanding roadshow.