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Follow news, regulatory changes, and New Horizons announcements. Our experts report on key issues relevant to Global Expansion and Hiring, International Employment, PEO, Payroll, Recruitment, Human Resources, and more.

China Profit Repatriation: Methods and Requirements

Companies with subsidiaries in China enjoy the benefit of its large, developed markets. However, repatriating profits can be difficult if the foreign company is unaware of the right channels of China profit repatriation. In this guide, we’ll discuss how to repatriate profits from China...

9 Steps to Starting a Business In China as a Foreign Company

According to McKinsey, China added, “the equivalent of the entire Australian economy to its GDP” in 2019 alone. China is also making a concerted effort to open up its economy to foreign players, who are estimated to gain 10-20% of the Chinese market in...

The Advantages of Doing Business in Singapore

For many years now, Singapore has been a leading country of choice when it comes to doing business internationally. Factors like the abundance of skilled resources, efficient and open economy and stringent intellectual property rights protection make doing business in Singapore so coveted. In fact, in...

Challenges of Globalization – How to Use a PEO to Overcome Them

Globalization provides tremendous benefits to businesses and societies alike, including improved living standards, increased innovation, and access to foreign cultures that encourage awareness and appreciation for the people throughout the world. Through globalization, companies can tap into new markets, benefit...

How To Hire A Freelancer: Everything You Need To Know

If your business is looking to fill a short-term job vacancy, you may want to avoid formally hiring an employee, given that ongoing work will not be required. Hiring an employee on a fixed-term or casual basis can be a costly exercise, even for ongoing work...

8 Professional Employer Organization Disadvantages Debunked

With global expansion, HR management of a business has become a more complicated and costly affair. Business owners and investors are continually looking for alternatives to traditional market entry channels. One such channel loved and preferred by businesses worldwide is opting for the services of a...

The New China Infrastructure Plan: Opportunities for Foreign Investors

The recent changes in world dynamics have led to China prioritizing the development of its infrastructure. The country is pushing towards establishing a smart, innovative, and digitally-driven, and more attractive infrastructure for foreign investors. In this article, we’ll talk about the new China infrastructure plans and...

Guidelines for Choosing the Right PEO

Operating a small business is often expensive and requires time away from the core competencies of the business. For these reasons, many small and mid-sized businesses outsource administrative functions, such as human resources and payroll services. A Professional Employer Organization (PEO) can handle these functions so...

Understanding China Labour & Employment Law

China has announced to the world that it is open for business. However, foreign companies find that this is not a simple task, particularly due to the existing China employment law.  This article provides detailed and updated information about relevant China employment laws and what about these...

WFOE capital requirement in china – complete guide

Setting up a Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise in China can be difficult when handled alone by a foreign company. Finalizing the business plan, recruiting employees, and deciding how to enter the market can also pose hurdles. You may find multiple sources citing contrasting information regarding the WFOE...

WFOE vs Rep Office vs PEO Services? How to Make the Right Choice

China is one of the fastest-growing economies. It attracts businesses from across the world to benefit from its flourishing market conditions. However, to start a business in China, a company must first decide on its business structure.A foreign company can enter the Chinese markets via three...

What Is Co-Employment?

Small and medium-sized businesses often find themselves stuck in complicated HR-related management and administration. These complex functions may also keep them from fulfilling their expansion vision. Businesses may also compromise on their operational efficiency and productivity by managing their HR activities on their own. However, for...

5 PEO Services That Simplify Your HR Functions

Businesses are always looking for cost-efficient yet practical solutions that can help reduce their administrative burden. For this, companies are opting for unconventional solutions outside their four walls. One such solution is going for PEO services, which allows companies to delegate their HR responsibilities...

11 Common Challenges of Doing Business in the UAE

The UAE has become a business hub for businesses looking for a central location for international expansion. The country is business- and tax-friendly with straightforward legislation, and presents an array of business opportunities. However, like any other country, the UAE also possesses numerous challenges to new...

WFOE Registration in China – Advantages and Disadvantages

When you plan to expand your business in China, the first step you need to take is to determine the right business structure. Choosing between a Representative Office, Joint Venture, or Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise (WFOE) depends upon your expansion goals and...

Alternatives to Joint Venture: Reduce Risk While Starting a Business in China

Having the largest consumer population and the second-largest economy globally, China is an attractive choice for many businesses around the world. The Chinese market is on the rise, and international companies are benefiting from this growth. Global aspirants also look towards China to set...

How to Get a Macau Visa: A Guide for Business Professionals

The Macau Special Administrative Region (Macau) under the ambit of the People's Republic of China is currently working to develop its economy through sustainable diversification. This essentially means that Macau is opening its doors to foreign investors and workers to come and do business in the...

Benefits of National PEO – Is It a Good Option for Your Company?

When you are contemplating which PEO to work with, you may be considering a local PEO instead of a global or international PEO. However, PEOs that have a national or local presence can often provide important benefits to your business, including the following: Knowledge with Local Laws One...

What are Global Employment Outsourcing/Organization (GEO) Services?

When planning an international expansion, the sheer variety of acronyms employed can be intimidating: PEO, EOR, GEO, ASO, BPO…the list goes on. Here we explain what Global Employment Outsourcing and Global Employment Organizations (GEOs) are, how they work, and how they can differ from Professional Employment...

What’s the Difference Between Employees and Independent Contractors?

How should you arrange your workforce? Engaging independent contractors (sometimes called 'freelancers', 'contract workers', or just 'contractors'), can save your business in costs, time, and energy. However, it also comes with a significant risk of 'misclassification': This occurs where a business has treated a...

UAE Market Entry Strategy: Entry Channels and Alternative Solutions

The United Arab Emirates has become one of the rising global markets, attracting a wide range of businesses. The country presents an array of expansion opportunities due to its strategic location and friendly trade policies. The UAE has also emerged as a business hub,...

What Is International Labor Law?

Expanding overseas? If you intend employing anyone, it is crucial that you understand international labor laws ('labour' laws, as it is sometimes spelled). In this article, we look at key international labor standards, as well as general legal principles that employers need to be aware of...

Iqama in Saudi Arabia – Extensive Guide and Application Procedure

Saudi Arabia has long provided attractive incentives to foreign investors, which has resulted in the vast majority of inhabitants being foreign nationals. In fact, 78% of employed individuals in Saudi Arabia are foreign hires. Iqamas helps to manage these foreign hires in...

Work in China: Key Points for Foreign Employees to Remember

The recent years have witnessed more companies and even individuals from the West and Europe shift to APAC countries, especially China. But why has the country found this new audience of people who are interested to work in China? The answer is quite straightforward...

A Complete Guide to International Payroll Processing

How should your international enterprise best manage international payroll processing? Evidence suggests that international payroll processing is already a strategic focus for multi-nationals: In a 2018 Deloitte survey of international enterprises, 49 percent reported that they had a global payroll strategy, or intended to put one...

Job Outsourcing to India: Key Things You Need to Know About

As a company with global ambitions, you search for options to delegate your trusted resources in a foreign country via foreign employees. You may think about doing this to understand/study the market, identify the products and services, or start your operations by job outsourcing....

What is the FCPA? Your Guide to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance

Dealing with corruption when expanding your business overseas is (thankfully) becoming a thing of the past. While some countries, such as Singapore, have long been renowned for their corruption-free bureaucracies, others have more recently taken a stand against corruption through their signing of the

Japan Employee Sector: What Makes Japan a Business Hub

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected economies globally, closed down industries, and slowed the spending abilities of customers. Some countries have borne the brunt of lockdowns and travel restrictions more than others. However, businesses and individuals in Japan have proven their ability to survive...

What is a PEO – All You Need to Know about Professional Employer Organizations

If you are considering expanding your business into another country, you may have considered setting up a foreign company in your target location. However, for many companies, there is a faster and more cost-effective way of hiring employees in another country. That solution is using...

8 Useful Tips for Employee Benefits Administration

When expanding overseas, deciding whether or not to base employees in the country of expansion is an important consideration. After financial compensation (i.e., salaries or wages), the next biggest employee cost is employee benefits. In this article, we explain what benefits administration is, how it relates...