Welcome tmg, The first think that you should do is talk to a lawyer,
or maybe two lawyers. One from the USA and the other from Canada.
One or both lawyers should be familiar with your problem and should be able to
give you GOOD business answers and advice.
The next step should be a business plan.
Good luck and let us know how you are proceeding.
Hello! Welcome to the Community! I hope you've introduced yourself to everyone over here : Introduce Yourself .
You ask some thorough questions and I'm curious to see how other community members respond, beyond the common sense ideas of getting a lawyer and such . I hope someone here has been through this process and can discuss it in length. The more you read here, the more you learn!
Thanks for posting!
I truly appreciate the responses. Hopefully I can get some further details from a lawyer or other.
If anyone has gone through this process previously, it would be greatly appreciated on some insight!
Some questions as far as type of business come to mind:
-SP vs Corporation
Thanks for the help thus-far!
I'm new to this forum, but have been reading several articles on this topic. I am currently in the US under a valid TN-visa working for an employer. I would like to start my own business while in the US during my free time from my current TN employment.
I have read that I can start a business but cannot work for it. I believe I read that I cannot even volunteer for it; if the US feels like I should be paid for the work, then it is a no-go. Therefore I cannot start it in the US and just keep the money within the business (paying myself from my other TN-company) until I can figure out a way to sponsor myself.
The company I am looking to establish is not service based, and would predominantly do business through internet transactions; therefore, would it be possible to incorporate a company within Canada even when I am in the US? Would this cause issues with either the Canadian side or the US side?
Any insight would be greatly appreciated.