A key challenge in building your business overseas is to establish a local presence that can quickly and effectively respond to a wide range of customer, vendor and other needs. Customers often wish to deal with someone local who can understand and respond to their issues, and make sure that their questions are communicated to the appropriate company staff.

Setting up an operation overseas is also very costly – sending a mid-level staff person to the US can cost a company several hundred thousand dollars a year.

If you want to test the market without the full cost of sending a staff person here, Turnstone Ventures can serve as your local representative and primary interface with customers, vendors, government authorities and staff to assist with a variety of functions that a local office would normally provide.