USA, Florida, Tampa (PRWEB) May 12, 2011
Protokol International is hosting a free international webinar Thursday, May 12th at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on the topic of relocating to Florida from outside the United States. The seminar will cover four important relocation topics: 1, immigration law; 2, U.S. tax strategies (including business law and estate planning); 3, acquiring a Florida business; and 4, risk management. Protokol International helps non-U.S. individuals and families to live and work in Florida by providing multidisciplinary, integrated planning services designed to reduce problems and mistakes when relocating to Florida. All participants will receive a free copy of “Florida’s Top Ten Business Advantages.” Participants can register at http://protokolinternational.org.
“An April, 2011, special report, developed by the Wells Fargo Securities’ Economics Group, ranks Florida #1 in the nation for high-growth industries,” said Stratton Smith, a tax strategist with Protokol International. “The fact that we surpassed Texas—and that California didn’t even rank in the top 20—points to the fact that Florida will continue to lead the nation a high growth state.” During the web seminar Protokol International will discuss the Wells Fargo findings. Participants will learn what the high growth industries are, why Florida ranks #1 nationally, and how entrepreneurs relocating to Florida can take advantage of these trends.
According to Steven A. Culbreath, an immigration attorney with Protokol International, developing an immigration and visa strategy that coordinates with other services is an important key to success. “There are as many U.S. visas as there are letters in the alphabet,” said Steven. “Working with the other members of the Protokol team allows me to develop a coordinated plan. It gives me the information I need to select the optimal visa strategy for my clients.”
Understanding the customer’s visa strategy is critical to helping immigrants find and acquire the right business. “Specific U.S. visas are linked to certain types of business acquisitions,” said Karl F. Buhl, a licensed business intermediary and principal at Protokol International. “However, the acquiring person or company must be qualified—financially and experientially. Working with Steven to understand specific requirements for the target company—relative to industry, size, and number of employees—makes everyone more efficient. Protokol’s coordinated approach shortens the relocation schedule, reduces stress for the customer, and ultimately increases the probability of success.”
After investing months of time, energy, and money to ensure a successful relocation to the United States, a risk-management strategy helps protect everything that has been put into place. “Insurance programs in the U.S. are not only a defensive requirement for you and your business; they also represent an opportunity to accumulate and protect your wealth,” said Michael C. Valdez, CFP® and principal with Protokol International. “While you may choose to self-insure, it is prudent to review all available options—many of which may not have been available to you in your home country.”
Protokol International’s free international webinars provide individuals, who are currently living outside the U.S., with integrated planning services to help them relocate to Florida, and to help insure their transition to Florida is easier and more successful than what they can accomplish on their own. Participants can register at http://protokolinternational.org.
About Protokol International
Protokol International is a team of four professional partners with separate areas of concentration: Immigration Law; Tax, Business Law, & Estate Planning; Business Sales & Acquisitions; and Risk Management. Located in Tampa, FL, USA, the group has significant experience helping international individuals and companies relocate to Florida—acquiring and operating Florida-based businesses.
For additional information contact Karl F. Buhl: karl(at)navocate(dot)com (813) 951-1130.
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