What do you think we need to do to get our new branch office running well?
First, I ‘d make sure that we have a good, local, corporate lawyer. He or she will know all the local laws and regulations.
That’s very important. A friend recommended a good law firm to me. We’ll need someone to hire staff.
I think that we should send one of our HR people to do that. I don’t think we should use an agency, because they won’t be familiar with the type of people we employ. Have we decide on the location of the branch office?
Yes. We have. We chose the location in the northeast of the city, not too far from the airport and on the edge of the CBD.
Why didn’t we choose an office in the CBD?
The offices there were too expensive. Have we negotiated any contracts yet?
Yes. We’ve signed two contracts with companies that we already do work for in other countries. We hope to sign another three this month.
When will the branch office open?
Hopefully next month. Everything is a little rushed. We should be able to set up our branch office and expand our business quickly.
Has and advertising campaign been prepared?
Yes, it has. We’re going to target the business community through business magazine.
I made plenty of business contract on my last visit and through the embassy. We should be able to get plenty of customers.