Working with ICC – International Corporate Creations, we’ll take you and your team through our exclusive 5 step process designed to help you maximise the value of your business in every possible way, while minimising risk and ensuring control of investment.
IDENTIFYING the most promising opportunities
They’re often not the ones that you might think of first. It’s not just picking a region or country - it’s also thinking about what opportunities it presents. It takes structured thinking and professional advice to select the right options and make the best decisions. You and your team will work with an ICC professional - someone who has actually been there and done that, not only set up businesses in other countries but then managed them year after year. Following ICC’s unique framework approach, we’ll first learn about your business. Then, together, we’ll explore the opportunities for your company to grow its value through INTERnational expansion. Lastly, we’ll consider the most appropriate countries. At the end of the identifying stage you will have a new understanding of where and how international expansion can grow your business.
NARROWING the field to the right country and the right approach
You can’t do it all at once. Your first step in INTERnational expansion can be daunting, so it’s essential to make sure it’s as successful as it can be. Having arrived at a shortlist in the first “Identify” stage, the next step is to reach a decision in principle of where, when and what to do. Before we all sit down together again, you’ll have had time to think it through, and ICC will be coming back to the table armed with carefully researched facts, figures and costs for all the options. Throughout this stage, your ICC professional is supported by our skilled office-based research team, working to provide same day supporting data as it’s needed.
TRANSLATING the concept into a clear plan that you and your team can embrace
In the Translating meeting, your ICC team will be supported by real-time access to all the data likely to be needed to answer all the questions you will have, and AV technology so you can feel as close to reality as can be achieved without actually “going there”. You’ll gain the fullest possible understanding of how the chosen expansion will work for your business, without leaving the office. Before we meet, ICC will have carried out detailed research into every aspect of the plan - not just the opportunities you’ll enjoy and the competition you’ll face, but all the nitty-gritty too. This includes the bureaucracy involved - and how to overcome it - and the critical business considerations such as property, staff, licencing and taxes. Our objective is that you’ll have the facts you need to be confident in the decisions you make, with all details and conclusions from the Translating meeting summarised in an illustrated report.
ENGINEERING the methodology to achieve the plan
Once you’ve agreed your provisional plan for international expansion, the ICC team will flesh it out in complete detail. We’ll check out all the formalities, obtain the forms and make sure that there won’t be any foreseeable glitches. We’ll determine all the steps for recruiting and employing staff, leasing premises and arranging communications, transport and infrastructure, down to the smallest detail. We’ll work with your Finance Team to plan banking, investments and transfer pricing. At every stage we’ll establish what you’ll need to do yourself, and what can be done for you by ICC or locally based professionals. Every step will be costed as fully as possible. Finally, we’ll wrap up all this information in a document that forms both a Business Plan and User Manual. Result - you’ll be able to completely understand the entire process, how long it will take and what it will cost, before you actually take the plunge.
REALISING the plan
ICC - International Corporate Creations isn’t like other consultancies - we’ll not only deliver the Plan; we’ll actually realise it. Think of us as a “one stop shop” staffed by professionals who have been there and done it before. Rely on ICC to bridge the cultural and language barriers to get your new INTERnational operation running quickly and efficiently and at minimum cost. ICC works with trusted local professionals who know their way around the chosen destination, and who will be on hand in the future to support you and your new overseas team with any issues they may face. You have the confidence of knowing you are contracting a single UK-based company - we take responsibility for the entire project, with a single Project Manager. Furthermore, wherever we can, we always quote a firm, fixed cost - you‘ll never faced with unknown “time and materials” charging.