Global employment without fear. With Portas Global you can.

 We live in one of – if not – the most exciting and digitally-transformative eras since time first began, and certainly the working world today is a much smaller place to-do-business-with compared to that of just 20 years ago.

At the dawn of a new decade it is time to embrace the freedom and expansion that technology provides to all businesses. Compared to when I launched our first business 20 years ago, it literally cannot be easier now if you have the right product or service to sell globally.

Global communication is easier and faster. Document sharing and storage can be undertaken in real time and accessible on a multitude of devices. Resources and information are readily available at the touch of a button.

Certainly, moving into foreign markets is absolutely achievable to capture greater audiences and gain valuable market share, but it’s certainly not easy and that’s why working with a Global PEO partner can simplify the process.

Achievable but not so easy

 At Portas Global, we believe that global expansion shouldn’t be restricted by financial clout, company size or market sector – if there is a need for a great product or service in one country, there’s usually an appetite for it around the world – particularly if there’s a strong brand and an impressive internet presence.

In fact, some of the most successful entrepreneurial businesses started life in humble beginnings such as a bedroom, kitchen table or garden shed. Mr Amazon, Jeff Bezos, began his empire from a converted garage. If the desire is there then the opportunities are limitless.

Broaden the horizons

2020 has a nice ring to it. Maybe the New Year is an opportune time to broaden the horizons of a business and explore ways to branch out into new territories and global markets?

Of course, there are numerous other companies which have been motivated to expand into the international arena after conquering the home marketplace in order to achieve a wider customer reach. But don’t be fooled into thinking it can be an easy passage.

Being aware of the challenges that lie ahead is essential. This is where the real value of partnering with a Global PEO matters.

The challenges

Learning about international financial, legal and HR compliance and regulatory issues and getting to grips with language and cultural differences are just the tip of the iceberg. Not to mention other realities such as banking, finance and foreign exchange, immigration, professional insurances, taxes, and logistics just to name a few – and whatever “carbon footprint” issues may spring up. Businesses need to accept and function in a different way to how it operated at the turn of the millennium. Technology and human resource expectations are so very different now.

Drawing up an international business plan is a priority and it is also important to undertake market research and feasibility studies just to make sure you obtain key insights into prospective markets, enabling you to better manage your resources, cash, time and skills in order to assess your route to market. This is easier said than done but you don’t have to do it alone.

Specialist global partner

Once the domain of the “Big 4” (EY, KPMG, PWC, Deloitte’s), gaining access to information, research papers and viable options was a costly exercise for any business considering global expansion. Additionally, many of their solutions involved an ongoing consulting commitment

that made the cost consideration often prohibitive especially if you just wanted to test the market. Fortunately, that is no longer the only option for a business searching for a bigger client base.

By working all over the world with such diverse clients from pharmaceutical, engineering, AI and robotics, cosmetics and gaming to name but a few, our highly-experienced global solutions specialists are qualified to deal with the unique regulations of different countries, mitigating compliance risks and increasing speed to market when your business needs to expand and employ staff overseas.

As a leading Global Professional Employer Organisation (PEO), Portas Global can offer the helping hand that may be required when looking for a partner who can manage the various elements of employing a global Remote Workforce.

We have an enviable reputation for service delivery, bringing together a talented team of Service Delivery managers, HR and payroll specialists and country experts who all share the same core values of excellent service and a passion for agile solutions delivery.

Grow your remote workforce overseas without fear and call us on +44 (0) 115 888 2268 or email


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