Blog - International Expansion


Form 1099 for Foreign Contractors: The Need to Knows

In the United States, Form 1099 for foreign contractors is vital for reporting income paid to self-employed international contractors during the tax year and for avoiding severe financial penalties. Discover more.

Client Q&A: How To Manage The Global Expansion Of Your Workforce

Recently, we had the opportunity to interview Audra Bright, Senior Manager of HR and Internal Systems at Textile Exchange, about the successful global expansion of their workforce outside of the U.S. Read our Q&A to learn about the expansion strategy, challenges faced and how the business overcame them. Q1) What country did you first expand […]

What does Spain’s “False Freelancer” Law Mean for Your Global Business? 

Spain’s false freelancer laws are designed to penalize employers for misclassifying workers as self-employed to avoid paying taxes and other costs including social contributions. Find out more.

Understanding and Accounting for Earnouts in M&A

An earnout is a vital bargaining tool used by buyers and sellers during the process of Mergers & Acquisitions. But what exactly is an earnout in M&A, and why is it important? Find out more.

The Best 9 Countries for International Expansion in 2024

International expansion gives businesses access to new markets, diverse customer bases, and fresh collaborations. Discover the 9 most popular countries for international expansion in 2024.

The Steps to Successful Global Workforce Planning

Successful workforce planning ensures businesses recruit and retain the right people with the right skills to meet their global expansion objectives.

What is a PEO? A Guide to Co-employment

A PEO is a professional employer organization, an HR and payroll outsourcing service in employee management tasks. Discover how they can help, or hinder, your global expansion.

Global Merger and Acquisitions Deals in Southeast Asia

Merger and Acquisition (M&A) deal-making has competed with globally disruptive events. M&A deals in Southeast Asia have seen exponential growth. Find out more.

Five Tips for Launching Your Global Expansion

Going global isn’t the exclusive reserve of big, established businesses. This is the 21st Century! We might not have flying cars, but we do have an accessible global network to easily and cost-effectively do global business. PayPal, Amazon and eBay are making global sourcing and shopping easier than ever before. Thanks to these entities, alongside other innovative […]

Will your international expansion fail without help?

International expansion remains complex. So says a new Global payroll complexity report. The report, which has garnered the support of the industry trade association in the US, Canada, and the UK, has looked at the complexities shaping payroll in 2019. As expected, with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations throughout Europe there has […]

Building & Managing a Global Company Culture

Company culture has always been something that underpins successful business but integrating it into a global corporate company holds several challenges. Simply put, the concept is completely subjective. From country to country, even region to region, the perception of what a global company culture should look like differs. Therefore, building and managing it can be […]

10.5 Things HRs Need To Know About Mergers

Mergers and acquisitions are complex situations. Your business is about to absorb the infrastructure, staff and assets of another business. With so much to untangle and a lot riding on your HR teams to get it right. Why? Because 70% to 90% of all mergers are financial failures.

Payroll in the UK: A Beginner’s Guide

Payroll in the UK – a short guide The United Kingdom (UK) is undergoing a great deal of change that can reap rewards for investors that position themselves correctly. Located just off the coast of France, the UK includes the countries of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. It’s fair to say that Brexit has […]

Will Better Work Life Balance Be Created By New EU Directive?

The Work Life Balance Directive is set to introduce new rights under EU law. The directive covers parental leave and flexible working arrangements and rights for carers. As a result businesses with workers in European Union countries will need to plan for the changes. The Directive came into force on 1st August 2019. For parents […]

What ripple will be created by popular US payroll tax cut?

The US is considering implementing a payroll tax cut. The international payroll community should be considering the ripple effect this could have on in-country taxation across the rest of the world. Washington officials are looking to stave off potential anxiety over a slowing economy in the US. And this is despite Donald Trumps robust tweeting […]

IRIS Software Group enters definitive agreement to acquire IRIS FMP

14th August 2019: IRIS Software Group, is today announcing it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire IRIS FMP, from Tenzing, the UK lower mid-market investor. IRIS FMP is a leading provider of payroll and HR services to international and UK based Small and Medium sized Enterprises. Set to be the largest acquisition by […]

How to be prepared for post-Brexit international opportunity and avoid headaches

There’s just a few more months left of us living in a pre-Brexit world (we think for real this time!), as the UK is nearing its final deadline to leave the EU – October 31st. Whilst there is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding exactly how its exit will pan out, one thing is for […]

Amazing Payroll People to be celebrated

There. I’ve said it. Amazing payroll people. I’ve been in payroll for the last four and a half years. I’m still genuinely bowled over by the dedication and commitment payroll people make to the success of a company. And it’s all under the radar. It’s time again to celebrate the great work they do. Payroll […]

Is Britain the best place in the world to grow a business?

Is Britain the best place in the world to grow a business ? If you are based outside of the United Kingdom you may currently be thinking twice about starting your European expansion out of London. With Brexit creating unnecessary noise in the world economy you may be put off. But think again. Despite all […]