Beyond America

Are you a South African company with an interest in tapping into the huge American market, however you don’t know where to start? Beyond438 can help…we have over 20 years experience building entrepreneurial companies, and the last eight years building a very successful SAP products and services company in America.

Most South African companies are interested in the huge American market, however it is usually too overwhelming for them. We can help you overcome a lot of the barriers to entry and assist you to establish a scalable and sustainable American subsidiary.

Our key benefits are:

  • Our “been-there-done-that” experience of starting an American company as a subsidiary of a South African technology company.
  • Translating the American business nomenclature into terms that South African businesspeople can understand. What is a CPA firm? When do you have to file taxes? What is a W2? What is an EIN and why do you need one?
  • Access to our vast network of business relationships.
  • Access to our vast network of high-quality, preselected and reliable service providers, including: banks, CPA firms, lawyers, immigration specialists, and marketing firms.
  • And most importantly compressing the time it takes to launch a company in America. This allows you to more rapidly focus on growing your American subsidiary rather than being tied up in starting your operations.

A typical engagement to establish a scalable and sustainable American subsidiary includes the following phases:

  • Due diligence on the South African company and assessing the relevance of its product or service to potential American customers.
  • A successful due diligence is followed by a market research phase to assess the optimal location and corporate structure of the American subsidiary.
  • Incorporating the company and relocating the first executives to kick-start the operations.
  • Developing a sales and marketing plan for America and executing the plan.
  • Depending on the strategic intent, the next step will be to attract the appropriate investors and find key American executives.

We take you through every step and make sure you avoid some common mistakes and understand the pros and cons of the numerous options available to you.

Contact us now if you are ready to go beyond your South African strategy and benefit from the tremendous American market potential.