What Are The Most Profitable Investment In The Situation Like Mine?
THERE ARE THREE OPTIONS:
1. BUY A FRANCHISE 2. BUY A BUSINESS 3. START YOUR OWN BUSINESS
1. Buy A Franchise
BUT ISN'T A FRANCHISE CRAZY EXPENSIVE?
It depends on each investor personal opinion.
Would you rather pay franchise fees and stay in business,
Would you save money and have a rather small chance to survive?
2. BUY A BUSINESS
We do not recommend to buy a business.
a) It is very a difficult task even for regular U.S citizens According to the Harvard Business Review it a regular American buyer takes one to two years to buy a business, with a recommended 12 hours each day committed to the search process.
b) Sellers of any business, typically do not want to sell to E2 visa applicant if there is another local buyer.
c) E2 Visa buyer can only buy a business if there are no local buyers. It means, that they can only buy low-profit businesses.
EXCEPTIONS: if your relatives are selling 50% of their business to E2 Visa applicant
3. START YOUR OWN BUSINESS
We recommend it for a very limited number of visa applicant.
a) It is very a difficult task even for regular U.S citizens Startups have very high failure rate.
b) We only recommend to start a business for E2 Visa applicants, if they have transferable skill. For example, a Canadian kitchen remodeller wants to start kitchen remodelling business in Florida. Or U.K owner of the truck wants to start a trucking business in the U.S
c) Or Visa applicants already have trading relationships with U.S. For example, Bangladeshi who is buying used trucks engines for total rehab.
Those are just general considerations, they provide the general picture. What type of business or franchise is the best for you can only be discussed when you provide more details about your situation.
WHAT ARE MOST POPULAR E-2 VISA FRANCHISE INDUSTRIES?
At present, the main industries to consider are:
- Real estate - Senior care - Cleaning - Pet care - Business services - Education - Health - Fast food
Case 1: Property Management in Southern California
This case involved a real estate property management franchise with over 200 units across the U.S. The franchisor helped the E-2 visa investor start up their business from zero and provided ongoing marketing and systems support. The franchisee now manages over 300 properties across LA county and plans to grow further.
- Investment Amount: $110,000 - Percent Ownership: 100% - Investment Horizon: 5+ years - Time Commitment: 1st year – 60 hours per week; 2nd year – 50 hours per week; 3rd year – 45 hours per week - New or Existing Unit: new - Job Count: three W-2 employees - Annual Return on Investment: 100%+
Case 2: Services Business in South Florida
The franchisee partially owns a minority non-controlling stake in the E-2 visa business and supports the day-to-day operations. The E-2 visa investor is more focused on the management of the senior care. The investor did not have an E-2 visa eligible passport, so he acquired a Grenada passport by investing $220,000 in a government approved real estate project in Grenada.
- Investment Amount: $220,000 - Percent Ownership: 510% - Investment Horizon: 5+ years - Time Commitment: semi-absentee - New or Existing Unit: purchased existing service contracts - Job Count: two W-2 employees; five 1099 contractors - Annual Return on Investment:8-12%+
FRANCHISE vs STARTUP vs EXISTING BUSINESS
super-reliable with least efforts to get E2 visa approved
1. BUY A REPUTABLE FRANCHISE
#1 CHOICE IF YOU WANT A SUPER-RELIABLE VISA.
With close to 100% visa approval rate (we did not have a single case when e2 visa franchise failed). Loved by U.S Immigration because of 0% visas fraud.
SUPER-SAFE because you get your money back if your visa application failed
SUPER-FASTbecause all you need is to pass 1-2 interviews. MORE EXPENSIVE because of the franchise fee.
SUPER-EASY NOEFFORTS TO GET APPROVED NO NEED to find, negotiate and sign a lease for an office/warehouse. NO NEED to select and buy some equipment. NO NEED to travel to U.S to inspect location and and an office/warehouse. NO NEED to find and hire an employee in the U.S
reliable IF you know what you are doing with lots of efforts
2. OPEN YOUR NEW COMPANY
TO GET E2 VISA APPROVAL - REQUIRES PURCHASING OF EQUIPMENT AND SHOW OTHER PROVES THAT YOU ARE "MAKING AN IRREVOCABLE INTENTIONS TO INVEST".
NEED MUCH MORE EFFORTS TO GET APPROVED NEED to find, negotiate and sign a lease for an office/warehouse. NEED to select and buy some equipment. NEED to travel to U.S to inspect location and and an office/warehouse. NEED, in many cases, find and hire an employee in the U.S
reliable but you need patience, a lot of patience, to get E2 visa
3. BUY AN EXISTING BUSINESS
NOT-SAFE because you will not get your money back from the seller if visa application failed. Below average visa approval rate. U.S Immigration do not like it because of the highest rate of visas fraud.
WHY SUPER-SLOW? NEED to wait months until a right business (in the desired location, at affordable price, with good profitability, by the seller who likes foreign visa applicants) will come for sale on the market.
NEED to travel to U.S to inspect business.
NEED negotiate and sign a lease for an office/warehouse.
This was our client, who just get so discouraged to buy a business that he and his wife abounded their dream
Who Is Dr. Shepin?
please check him in 'EB5 INVESTORS' magazine, one of the immigration industry most respected publishing.