Past Event

Capitalizing on U.S. Opportunities Series: Session 1
When: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 07:00 - Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 09:00

The AmCham Canada (Western Chapter) Breakfast Club presents:  "Capitalizing on U.S. Opportunities:  A 3-part Series"  

Designed specifically for business owners and executives, this exclusive series provides insights into building solid infrastructure to sustain growth and managing an international business, operational considerations including labour and employment, living and working cross-border and important insurance, tax and compliance requirements. From priming your business for expansion through to evaluating your business model, this series offers valuable information to ensure your cross-border expansion plan is successful.

This 3-part series is graciously sponsored by series sponsor, Shea Nerland LLP with guest speakers and sponsors from Calgary-based cross-border professional advisors.

Session 1 - Wednesday, September 21 
Preparing for Your Expansion to the U.S. – Are you Ready?  

Is your business ready to expand to the U.S.?  Or, perhaps you have already made that move? While the market south of the border is lucrative and may seem similar to Canada, the complexities of doing business in the U.S. are significant. Join us for our first roundtable event in the series, hosted by SHEA NERLAND LLP with a guest speaker from RESOURCE MERCHANT CAPITAL, to discuss how to successfully manage your expansion to America. The initial perception of many Canadian companies looking at the U.S. is a massive, untapped market.  We will focus on questions to ask when planning an expansion to the U.S. including the economics of your product or service in the first 3 years, basic corporate and legal structures, and "Buy America" programs.  

We will look at financing your business in the U.S. and the many options, proforma modelling, capital structure or capital mix going into the market, choosing a Canadian or U.S. bank for expansion, cashflow management and developing proper control. Finally, expansions include labour requirements and we will look at managing employees and labour beyond the border. 

This discussion will bring out best practices and lessons learned from professional advisors and other businesses who have experienced the specific challenges of international expansion.

Breakfast Club Series sponsored by:





Hosted By
AmCham Western Canada