Our business development services support your entry and expansion in the U.S. market. We help you become, and remain, successful. Through market analyses, a targeted business partner search, networking opportunity, or even a virtual office, we facilitate your market entry activities in the U.S.
General Information Service
As a Chamber of Commerce, we assume a professional mediation role to objectively resolve potential misunderstandings between the debtor and creditor. Our staff utilizes their knowledge of German and American business culture to efficiently handle your case. In the event of bankruptcy filings or other legal proceedings, we can help the creditor find a German-speaking lawyer. In addition to a low initial fee, commissions only apply in successful collection cases.
Market Potential Analysis
Our services aim to support you with your U.S. market entry and secure your company’s long-term success. Especially for companies with little experience operating in the U.S., it is crucial to conduct a thorough examination of the market potential and an analysis of the competitive situation. The goal of the market research is to identify barriers to market entry and to respond effectively.
Business Plan Service
Business plans play a critical role in establishing your presence in the U.S. market. One that has been expertly tailored to reflect the unique qualities of your business can mean the difference between success and failure. Our bilingual employees are familiar with the challenges facing your market expansion.
We offer well-qualified planning and implementation support for you and your employees. With this knowledge and expertise, we can help you prepare a business plan and develop a strategy for the U.S. market. This can also be used as part of the visa application process for certain visa types.
Establishing a Company in the U.S.
The GACC South has access to a broad network of German-speaking international lawyers and accountants who are familiar with both the German and American legal systems. At your request, we can connect you with the appropriate contacts and assist with the incorporation of your business. This creates the ability for you to not have to immediately be physically present in the U.S.
Our tailored address research service provides profiles of American companies. This allows you to obtain information about potential business partners in the U.S. We utilize business databases and listings to compile a list of target companies based on your specific criteria, including all available contact information.
Business Partner Search
The GACC South offers economical office-in-office representation solutions to facilitate efficient U.S. market entry without having to face substantial upfront investments into office suites or other infrastructure. Our modern incubator spaces come with amenities including phone and copier services, LAN and WiFi internet connections, reception area, conference room facilities, and more. Office-in-office representation clients also benefit from immediate local access to the substantial GACC South network and the affiliated German business community.
Site Selection USA
The complex nature of site selection requires a capable consultant familiar with the U.S. environment. The professionals at GACC South Services, LLC can navigate you through this process. As official representatives of German industry, their objective is to always provide independent and neutral advice.
Credit Rating Information and Collection Services
U.S.-based businesses are among the most important trade partners for German companies. Unfortunately, invoices are sometimes delayed or a client might fail to remit payment altogether. The GACC South provides support to German companies with these matters by offering assistance in the collection of overdue invoices from defaulting debtors in the U.S.
Credit Rating Information
Although the specific arrangements of new business partnerships are legally secured through contracts, it is often difficult to accurately assess the potential risk of working with a company. In order to avoid profit loss and evaluate the risk of a business relationship, we can support you by obtaining a credit report of a business partner. This allows you to review their credit rating and history of payments and make an informed decision about engaging in a partnership.
There are numerous reasons why U.S. companies might delay payments. In many cases, misunderstandings involving the incorrect contact person or language barriers are the primary causes. Sometimes, the distance from Germany is to blame—some debtors believe they are not within the jurisdiction of German creditors and therefore do not have to meet their financial obligations. Experience has shown that this is actually not the case. The GACC South aims to achieve an out-of-court settlement of debt cases, presenting a cost-effective method for companies to collect payment.
Trade Show Service
A trade show is the perfect platform to present your products and services to an international audience. To meet requirements, local market experience is crucial. While connecting with potential business partners we help you master the high expectations of buyers and visitors.
- Selecting relevant trade shows
- Planning travel arrangements
- Designing and Constructing booth set-up and breakdown
- Providing bilingual representation
- Supporting deadlines and state-by-state legal requirements