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At Radius, we’re seeing more business travellers than ever undertake duties that look a lot like expat assignments, spending long periods in a country and performing activities that government officials might argue fall outside the limits of their business traveller status. Here are a few more tips on border control navigation for business travellers.

In July, we released the first chapter of Winning Globally: A Playbook for International Expansion Teams, by Radius’ Vice Chairman, Larry Harding. Today, we’re releasing Chapter Four, “What’s the Bottom Line?” on how to budget for an overseas expansion.

When expanding abroad, many HR executives trip over the mandatory paid time off requirements in other countries. That’s because the US doesn’t mandate paid time off, while every other advanced economy in the world does.

At Radius, we’ve observed a growing number of enterprises leaning on business travellers as a low-cost alternative to traditional expat postings. As a result, we’re seeing more business travellers than ever undertake duties that look a lot like expat assignments, spending long periods in a country and performing activities that government officials might argue fall outside the limits of their business traveller status.

Sometimes, opening a bank account is quick and easy. In the US and UK, you can do it on your way out of a grocery store. That’s why many of our clients are surprised by their experience trying to open a business bank account abroad: It can be one of the biggest pain points of an international expansion.

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