Doing Business With a Strong Offshore Combination Using a Panama Foundation With a Belize IBC

Doing Business With a Strong Offshore Combination Using a Panama Foundation With a Belize IBC

The nations leading the pack out of the recession are the second tier economies of Asia. Their currencies are predicted to advance against the dollar, Euro, and Yen over the next few years. Meanwhile lawmakers in the United States are talking about raising taxes. To those who have scrimped and saved for years to put together a nest egg for retirement this may be ominous news. The PIIGS affair lays a cloud of depression over the EU. For some the attraction of doing business outside of North America or Europe is increasing.

With current worldwide economic realities in mind where are you going to do business next? The United States and Europe do not need to be on either end of your supply chain. You bank does not need to be in the USA. Your company can be offshore. You can arrange your affairs in such a way as to make yourself the beneficiary of a Panama Foundation and enjoy the fruits of your labors in privacy.

The Argument for Moving Offshore

There are many tax advantaged jurisdictions such as Belize and Panama. Going “offshore” in these countries and you will not have any local taxes on international income. Using a combination of Panama and Belize entities there are legal vehicles for incorporation, for banking, and for Private Interest Foundations that help you keep your private business private. You can do business with the emerging economies of Asia. Sell to the emerging middle class of South America and never pay a cent of taxes from the profits of your international (offshore) business in either Belize or Panama

A Strong Offshore Combination

An effective offshore combination consists of banking and an offshore company in Belize, owned by a Panama Private Interest Foundation.

Panama Private Interest Foundation

A Panama Private Interest Foundation …

Doing Business in the US – Basic Considerations for International Companies

Doing Business in the US - Basic Considerations for International Companies

In these challenging economic times, international businesses need to find new markets for their products and services. Although some developing countries are showing signs of rebounding, many companies from our traditional trading partners might revisit the U.S. as a market. Even in the midst of a severe recession and with the importance of a growing economy, the US remains a safe place and a relatively prosperous and established market.

International companies do business in the U.S

Fundamental questions for international companies who want to do business in the U.S. boils down to “what do I need?” A business person who is thinking of doing business in the US certainly needs to assess the market demand for his product or service and the sales and distribution channels. If this research shows an opportunity, a business needs to determine where to find its business.

One thing that often surprises international visitors even experienced is the geographical breadth of the United States. For example, the state of Texas is much bigger than Germany, one of the largest countries in Europe. International companies should consider placing U.S. operations in an area that is convenient for the head office. For example, companies in Europe should consider placing U.S. operations. they are in or close to cities with easy air connections to Europe.

Time Differences

Companies must also consider time differences in relation to where they are. For example, all things being stated the same, European companies should consider placing their US operations in the Eastern time zone in the US, where a time difference of five to six hours allows communication during regular working hours with the United Kingdom, Ireland, Scandinavia, and Continent. Conversely, a nine-hour time difference between central Europe and the West Coast can cause problems. Of course, Asian companies might prefer to …

More Faith in the Future

More Faith in the Future

“Every decision is risky; it is the commitment of existing resources for an uncertain and unknown future.” – Peter Drucker

This quote reminds me of three things about life:

Number 1: Risk is a way of life. There is no way to avoid it in any world. Our job is to assess and choose the risks that we believe will pay the most (or at least harm us).

Number 2: We must decide to do something. To do nothing is really a decision to do something – nothing. Furthermore, when we decide we must be committed to it.

Number 3: The future is uncertain and unknown. But would we have it any other way? That is exactly what brings the adventure to life, isn’t it? The upside resides only in the unknown.

It is always amazing to see studies like the one Franklin Templeton did over the last three years in which they surveyed 1000 people to see how they thought the stock market had performed. In all three years (2009, 2010, 2011) half or more of the respondents said the S&P 500 had ended “down or flat” for each of those three years. The reality? 2009 +26.5%, 2010 +15.1% and 2011 +2.1%. So maybe they did not miss it by much last year, but the point is there is a negative bias among most Americans when it comes to the economy. This is because bad news sells advertising. Therefore Americans are inundated with bad news which shapes our view of history AND the future.

But news outlets who are trying to sell ads are not the only culprits. I believe there is a prevailing sentiment in our nation in which certain political persuasions want to set a negative tone about the future in order to gain more dependency on …

Ways to Monitor the Stock Market

Ways to Monitor the Stock Market

I like investing, and I like everything about the stock market in particular. But I find that many people get confused and don’t really know what to look for when they have to pay attention to the stock market.

Of course, if you read the news at night, they might tell you what the Dow Jones Industrial Average did that day, whether it went up or down, but that doesn’t really give you an overall view of how the market is. do it on a certain day.

In this article I want to spend a few minutes discussing some other things that you should pay attention to besides the Dow Jones index which will give you a broader picture of what the market has done on a particular day.

So the first thing to consider besides DOW is the S&P 500. This is an index fund consisting of 500 of the best stocks chosen by the good people at Standard and Poors. When people say “Stock Market” many times they refer to the S&P 500. This is a pretty good indicator of what the market is doing as a whole. Also, most evening shows and radio news will mention this index every night.

Next you have to pay attention to TRIN, which is a trading index, because it tries to measure the volume of trades carried out on a particular day. If TRIN moves from above 1.20 to below 70 for any day, it usually means that the stock market has changed to Bullish. On the other hand, if TRIN rises from below.70 to 1.2 then the market has changed to Bearish. TRIN 1.0 means that the market is largely stable throughout the day.

Next you might want to watch activity in the Over-The-Counter market, which is the market of …

How Do I Start My Own Food Truck Business?

How Do I Start My Own Food Truck Business?

Are you the type of person who knows there’s so much more out there than just an hourly job? Do you know you could make it on your own if you just had a plan to follow? If so, the food truck business could be the ideal choice for you.

Food truck concessions are designed to allow you to own your own business and serve high-quality food without having to deal with the hassle and high cost of owning a restaurant. But not all food truck businesses are of the same quality.

At top mobile food franchises, you’ll get the experience of a proven leader in the fast casual food market. You start out with all the tools you need to succeed including a strong business system that you have access to from the moment you sign your Franchise Agreement. And these top franchises will not leave you out there on your own. You’ll go through an extensive training program to help you succeed.

Never run a food concession before? That’s ok. Trusted franchises take you through the selection and development of your site, and assist you right through the Grand Opening and beyond. From inventory control to prep procedures, their proven systems eliminates the need to make mistakes by trial and error. You’re a success right out of the gate. And when you succeed, they succeed. You’re all in this together. These franchisees are successful because they take the time to ensure you’re always supported from back-end office systems to day to day operating questions.

Concerned about hiring or permits? Don’t be. The best mobile concessions will have systems in place for the labor-scheduling process as well as full guidance through zoning and permits. You’ll enjoy web-based reporting and your own food cost analysis system so you can spend …