International Business Assistance

Coming to North America?
International Concierge Services  
To help non-U.S. companies establish their business in North America, the Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP) has created a unique program providing expert resources to ease critical business startup issues and assist firms in locating to Richardson, Texas. Resources provided by REDP, local Richardson Chamber of Commerce member companies and consultants include:

  • Start-up check list (provided by REDP)
  • Market analysis / business plan review (service provided by REDP)
  • Legal assistance (incorporation, immigration/visas, intellectual property, etc.)
  • International banking (setting up a U.S. bank account, currency exchanges, etc.)
  • Soft-landing office space
  • CPA / accounting assistance
  • Translation services
  • International business consulting
  • Import / export assistance
  • Logistics / transportation services
  • Public relations and advertising services
  • Country specific importation knowledge
  • Relocation services
  • Commercial real estate services
  • Human resources / staffing / recruiting services
  • Marketing, business development, management consulting services
  • International business consulting
  • Other services as required
Cost of Services
The costs of the services listed above may vary based on the level of assistance needed. A quotation for each service offered will be provided by each service provider based on the requesting company's requirements.


I would like to thank the Richardson Chamber for alll the time and support they gave me in launching my company (Argentina) here in Texas I first contacted them in November 2015, and in less than 48 hours, Mike Skelton, VP of International Business Services, reached out to me and arranged a call. Mike gave me a full explanation of the concierge services they provide to new companies coming to Richardson, TX. 


Navigating the legal and financial requirements for setting up a business in the US can be difficult, especially for those who speak English as a second language or whose businesses operate internationally. Mike connected me with three excellent professionals… that have been crucial to my success here:

  •  Certificates of Origin 
  •  Accounting, tax and financial services  
  •  Attorney for US-VISA process 

    If you are considering launching a business in the DFW area, just go and contact Mike Skelton and his team at the Richardson Chamber. They will provide you a superb user experience to setup your company in Richardson, TX.”
    JP/ Juan Pablo VILLA

    Export Services 
    To assist local Richardson Chamber of Commerce member companies initiate or increase their export business a "concierge service program" has been created to provide needed export services. Local businesses, organizations and consultants have been selected to participate in the program to "ease" the process of "going global" for Richardson companies.

    Types of Services Offered
    The type of services that will be offered will include the following:
    • Certificates of Origin 
    • Seminars on exporting featuring export speakers from:
      • U.S. Department of Commerce
      • U.S. Commercial Service 
      • North Texas District Export Council
      • International Trade Center 
      • Richardson Chamber of Commerce
      • Import/export consultants 
      • Local companies exporting
      • Others 
    • Legal referrals for IP/Licensing assistance 
    • International banking (Set up a bank account; letters of credit; credit lines; currency exchanges; export financing, etc.) 
    • Logistic/transportation services
    • Translation services 
    • Specific country/region importation knowledge 
    • SBA S.C.O.R.E. marketing, sales, business development services
    • Overseas business introductions:
      • Local international chambers of commerce referrals
      • Consulates and embassy referrals 
      • Overseas trade associations referrals 
      • Chamber members with overseas contacts
    • Other services as required  

    For more information, please contact Mike Skelton, Director, Mayor's Office of International Business.

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