The South American market, particularly Brazil, is one of the world's fastest growing economic regions. However, as with all emerging markets, foreign investors and entrepreneurs should proceed with the appropriate region-specific advice and protection. Before searching for a specific South America consulting service, it may serve you best to gather as much information as possible about countries within the region. U.S. government agencies along with sanctioned global and country-specific agencies should be prime initial online destinations for advice and services.
South American countries (including nearby island nations):
- Falkland Islands
- French Guiana
- South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
- Economic and political climate information
- Networking opportunities within the host country
- Arbitration support and legal consultation
- Relationship assistance in regard to the host government
- Direct Latin American business consulting
- Country-specific business training courses
Visit U.S. Department of Commerce websites offering South American business consulting servicesLook for American sites that offer South American business consulting and services including information on: Existing and proposed free trade agreements between the U.S. and South American countries; listings of trade events aimed at the South American market; national and industry-specific information; and direct contacts for more advice and information.
Gather country-specific advice from South American business consulting government agenciesWhile most South American business consulting agency websites require knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese, some offer extensive information in English. Also contact consultants person-to-person in your company's South American host country.
Gather trade leads from reputable South America business consulting servicesWhen entering a foreign market, its best to utilize trade leads and personal business introductions that have been recommended by reputable consultants.
Gold Key Matching Service that matches American businesses with host country partners.
- U.S. Chambers of Commerce acts as a market intelligence service in Latin America, offering consulting advocates for U.S. businesses and investors.
- American investors and entrepreneurs should have a basic knowledge of their host country's language and social mores, as well as, strong knowledge of specific market intelligence services in Latin America.