Setting up operations at home and abroad:

What early-stage startups need to know

December 17, 2019 | 1PM ET / 6PM GMT

Startups and other early-stage companies may have world-changing ideas, but they often need help with the day-to-day aspects of running a growing business, from incorporating an entity to registering a payroll to fulfilling reporting and other compliance obligations. Many startup founders don’t know the full extent of their obligations, and may not have the time and inclination for getting and staying compliant.

Those are just domestic concerns. These days, startups are expanding internationally much earlier in their lifecycles, sometimes from day one. Unfortunately, the challenges of expanding and operating abroad can be quite different domestic considerations. Failing to understand and comply with the laws of target countries can be every bit as damaging to a company’s bottom line and reputation as falling afoul of domestic legislation.

In this webinar, our presenters will describe what it takes to get a startup established and running in the US, and also what startup executives need to consider when planning to expand into and operate in another country. Here are the topics we’ll cover:

  • Structuring your business, including incorporation considerations, permanent establishment risks and common entity types
  • Anticorruption reporting requirements, including FATCA and FCPA requirements in the US, and anti-money laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements at home and abroad
  • Payroll issues, including registration, tax compliance and withholdings
  • Human resources considerations, including attracting and retaining talent, health insurance, stock options, employment contracts and collective bargaining agreements (CBAs)

Presented by:

Eric Lodge
Senior Director, Client Services

Chief Financial Officer/CEO
Early Growth Financial Services, Inc.

Senior Associate
Global Mobility Advisory team