FAQ

FAQ

Q: Does BVSG’s visa program allow for the investment into any business?

A: No. Because focus and scale are crucial in the implementation of BVSG’s business and management strategy, BVSG business management experts researched hundreds of business concepts and vertical market segments to identify specific types of companies that fit a specific profile. These companies are in an industry that has no dominate brand and a fragmented competitive landscape. BVSG believes that by implementing its expertise in specific core competencies a competitive advantage can be created in the marketplace that can drive growth over time and eventually become a brand dominate company in its market segment.

By focusing on the following business tactics, risk can be minimized:

  1. Current and future need and demand. BVSG reviewed business market segments that fundamentally demonstrated that the need for a product or service would not be disrupted in the future by technical innovation, obsolescence, demographics or culture change.
  1. Specific care was given in seeking business models that did not require expensive real estate, equipment, inventory, accounts receivables (a focus on a cash-based businesses with a “cash paid in advance” model that would enhance cash flow), not require employees with high technical capability and was not location sensitive.
  1. A business that had cultural elements that serve as business drivers. That is, there are societal norms and mores that serve to create a legitimate need for the business’ product or service over the long term.
  1. A business value proposition that has longevity and is not susceptible to fads or the whims of the fashion police.
  1. A business that has low fixed overhead, respectable margins and low variable costs that provide an ability not only to survive but thrive in recessionary environments that are sure to come in the future.
  1. Finally, a business that has the ability to scale rapidly and is not constrained by external forces such as limited locations, expensive equipment and construction costs, fluctuating product costs and dependence on commodity costs that often limit the ability to saturate markets to create brand dominance.

BSVG believes that it is impossible to create the dynamics for building brand dominance with an unfocused and scattered expansion strategy. For this reason, BVSG’s expansion strategy is to focus on western states expansion using only business investor visa funding in a clustered expansion model.

BSVG’s strategy is to leverage multiple visa programs into a coherent expansion strategy that is designed to capture and dominate local and regional markets with the correlated efforts of its management team orchestrating a business development strategy designed to overwhelm the competition, crushing them with overwhelming saturated marketing. This is often referred to as the “Starbucks” brand dominance strategy has worked pretty well for the coffee company.

 

Q: Does BVSG’s visa program allow for the investment into any business?

A: No. Because focus and scale are crucial in the implementation of BVSG’s business and management strategy, BVSG business experts researched hundreds of franchise companies and vertical market segments to identify specific companies. These companies have both the industry knowledge and specific core competencies that create a competitive advantage in the marketplace, that have growth potential, that are not dominated by a major brand.

Also, specific attention was focused on the following business elements:

1. Current and future need and demand. BVSG reviewed business market segments that factually demonstrated that the need for the product or service would not be disrupted in the future by technical innovation, obsolescence, demographics or culture change.

2. Specific care was given in seeking business models that did not require expensive real estate, equipment, inventory, accounts receivables (a focus on a cash-based businesses with some aspect of a “cash paid in advance” enhancing cash flow), employees with high technical capability requirement and was not location sensitive.

3. A business that had cultural elements that serve as business drivers. That is, there are societal norms and mores that serve to create pressure to conform or for a legitimate need for the business’ product or service.

4. A business value proposition that has longevity and is not susceptible to fads or the whims of the fashion police.

5. A business that has low fixed overhead, respectable margins and low variable costs that provide an ability not only to survive but thrive in recessionary environments that are sure to come in the future.

6. Finally, a business that has the ability to scale rapidly and is not constrained by external forces such as limited locations, expensive equipment and construction costs, fluctuating product costs and dependence on commodity costs that often limit the ability to saturate markets to create brand dominance.

BSVG believes that it is impossible to create the dynamics for building brand dominance with an unfocused and scattered expansion strategy focused only on getting a business or investor visa.

BSVG’s strategy is to leverage multiple visa programs into a coherent expansion strategy that is designed to capture and dominate local and regional markets with the correlated efforts of its management team orchestrating a business development strategy designed to overwhelm the competition, crushing them with overwhelming saturated marketing. This is often referred to as the “Starbucks” brand dominance strategy and it seems to have worked pretty well.

 

Q: What are the Types of Business and Investor Programs offered by BVSG?

A: BSVG offers the following visa programs:

The E-2 Investor Visa Program

While many visas do not allow visa holders or their family members to work or study in the U.S., the E-2 investor visa is an ideal way for successful business owners, entrepreneurs and other professionals to relocate to the U.S. on a non-immigrant basis. The E-2 visa is specifically designed to encourage foreign nationals to invest in U.S. businesses and to create jobs in the U.S. One of the benefits of the E-2 visa is that the visa investor and family members can choose to live or go to school anywhere in the U.S. during the period of time the investment is owned and overseen by the visa investor. In addition, the visa investor and spouse can both work while they are in the U.S.

Each year nearly 40,000 foreign nationals are granted an E-2 visa. Although the E-2 visa is not a Green Card and does not grant the visa investor permanent resident status in the U.S., the E-2 visa investor and family members can remain in the U.S. to live, to work or study so long as the E-2 visa investor continues to own and oversee the business investment.

BSVG’s E-2 visa program requires an investment of $150,000 plus legal costs.

The EB-5 Investor Visa Program

The EB-5 visa is for foreign national investors who wish to obtain a Green Card. The investment for the BSVG EB-5 visa program is no less than $1,000,000 and the new U.S. business must create at least 10 new full time jobs.

Each year, the USCIS is authorized to issue up to 10,000 EB-5 visas. Until now, most EB-5 investments have been made through the EB-5 Regional Center program. Because of the popularity of this visa program among Chinese investors, the allocation limit of 10,000 Green Cards per year has been achieved and exceeded which has resulted backlogs of up to seven years for Chinese nationals.

BVSG’s EB-5 visa program has the same $1,000,000 investment requirement as the non-TEA EB-5 visa programs but has much more flexibility than Regional Center projects because of the EB-5 Direct Investment regulations.

The L-1 Investor Visa Program

The BVSG L-1 visa programs allow foreign nationals who own a company outside the U.S. to establish a new business subsidiary in the U.S. The L-1 visa can be converted to a Green Card if and when the L-1 visa beneficiary wishes to seek permanent resident status in the U.S.

Unlike the EB-5 investor visa program that has an annual cap of 10,000 visas, there is no cap on the annual number of L-1 visas.


H-1B Visa Alternative Program

BVSG also consults with foreign nationals who want to work in the U.S. but do not want to rely on the H-1B visa program as their only option. BSVG has developed a possible alternative to the H-1B visa for entrepreneurs and business persons who meet the necessary criteria.

Regardless of the specific situation, the professionals at BVSG work with clients, their immigration attorneys and other advisors to ensure that the clients’ goals are achieved and the right business or investor visas are selected.

The E-2, EB-5 and L-1 visa programs offer an ideal opportunity for professionals and business owners who want to come to the U.S. with family members. Although each of these visas require a substantial investment, their advantages greatly outweigh their cost.

 

Q: How Are BVSG Visa Programs Managed?

A: BVSG has a team of experienced business managers who provide the management structure, business expertise, technology background and financial understanding to manage each visa client’s business, whether the business is for an E-2, EB-5 or L-1 client who wants to relocate to the U.S. or obtain permanent U.S. resident status.

BVSG provides an end-to-end solution for visa clients who want to acquire a business, have it professionally managed and eventually exit the business in the future.

As part of the BVSG’s service, we will meet with the investor and his legal and business advisers. We will work with the team of professionals to craft the right immigration solution that meets the visa client’s needs, goals and objectives.