A small entrepreneur can get in to the USA by registering their foreign sole proprietorship in the USA. It is a half step in terms of staying long term. It does not guarantee income in no way. For myself I am after an H1B employment visa at a major corporation but having a registered presence in New Jersey might make my job applications less…different.
1. Register your business in your home country.
2. Obtain a Certificate of Good Standing and a Better Business Bureau accreditation is an added bonus.
3. Register your business in the American state along with a Certificate of Good Standing and a Better Business Bureau accreditation from your home base.
4. Once registered you can apply for a number of different Visas, such as a manufacturer, million dollar investor or be more attractive as an H1B candidate as a sole proprietor with a presence in that area (article).
For a sole proprietor, a lot of it is based on “cash flow” after expenses. My mortgage is up for renewal in November, so I have to be good with my “cash flow”.