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Tips for Expanding Your Business with Foreign Investors

In 1990, the United States government created the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program as part of the Immigration Act of 1990. Under it, foreign investors can invest a minimum of $500,000 in a business that creates at least 10 new American jobs. In exchange for their capital, these investors receive investment green cards, allowing them to legally immigrate to the United States. Initially, the program only allowed investments to go toward new enterprises, but with subsequent modifications to the policy, under certain conditions EB-5 visas can now be issued to help established businesses get back on their feet or expand. It’s a program that has experienced increased interest in the past few years as capital becomes harder to obtain and immigration routes become harder to traverse. But with the increased interest comes increased scrutiny, making attracting the right foreign investors a difficult task. Here are five tips to help you acquire the money and skills your business needs to get or stay afloat:

How to Expand Your Business with Foreign Investors Funding

How to get foreign investors funding for your business without breaking the bank
It is one thing to have a brilliant idea, but entirely different thing to get that beautiful idea off the ground. To push the business up to a level where it would be getting mainstream media attention would be the goal. However, on such journey, you’d need timely funding at it. Here are steps to follow in acquiring money through foreign investors and obtaining necessary skills needed to put your business in motion.

Do Your Homework

Pretend you’re preparing to defend a doctoral thesis or studying for a board exam. Now is the time to carefully review and document all your business dealings. Ensure that your finances are in order, your contracts are solid and your projections are sound. Have a business plan to show potential investors and be ready to answer a range of questions from “When is morning break?” to “What is your target gross profit percentage?” Demonstrate that you know what you’re doing and aren’t a liability or impediment to success.

Get Creative

There are a lot of companies that need funding. Make yours stand out by highlighting your strengths and critically and accurately describing your needs to potential investors. Create marketing materials that are unique with eye-catching graphics. And most importantly, cater to specific interests that your potential investors might possess in order to attract and hold their attention.

Be Critical

One of the criteria for granting an investment visa is that the investor will actively participate in the business’s operations. Don’t just look for cash. Look also for skill. Market your project only to the individuals you believe have the money and the expertise you need to grow your business.How to Expand Your Business with Foreign Investors Funding

Consider a Regional Center

If the thought of scouting foreign investors seems like too large a task to accomplish single-handedly, a business can apply to become part of a “regional center.” Regional centers are third-party organizations designated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that help connect businesses with interested foreign investors. Going through a regional center increases a project’s exposure to investors and often makes it easier for businesses and investors to create the necessary number of jobs that the EB-5 investment visa program demands. Applying for “exemplar status” can further increase interest for investors, as it means that a regional center has been pre-approved by the USCIC as meeting all EB-5 requirements, thus making it easier and faster for investors to proceed through the system.

Hire a Professional

The best way to navigate the EB-5 process is by hiring a reputable attorney skilled in all matters relating to the eb-5 investment visa. He or she will know all the latest updates to the law and be able to navigate you through the complicated process.


For a properly funded business venture, increasing revenue while lowering down on expenditure is a good sign of progress. Knowing when to do and when not to would help you make proper decision that would further grow your company.

Olawale Danielhttps://olawaledaniel.com/
Olawale Daniel is a business builder and psychologist, a network marketing professional, a world-class motivational speaker, a successful internet entrepreneur and a digital media strategist interested in all things mobile and digital — start-ups, media, branding. He started TechAtLast back in 2010 as a platform to quench his thirst for latest technologies. As a motivational speaker and author, Olawale has published several motivational and personal development books and he's currently working on "SUCCESS AHEAD - Don't Quit" which is billed to hit the stand by Q4 of the year. He writes regularly on his personal website on motivation and personal lifestyle and tips for network marketing success, OlawaleDaniel.com. His latest book on How to Sponsor More People in Your Network Marketing Business is still one of the best sellers in its category. He's presently working as a Health and Wellness consultant at BURN SLIM TRIM Inc., a firm that helps people regain their perfect lifestyle through state-of-the-art recent discoveries way back from nature. He's also the brain behind FOBCourse, a business university for startup entrepreneurs in Africa.

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