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How Our Business Plan Secured an L-1A Visa for a Construction Project Management Firm

How Our Business Plan Secured an L-1A Visa for a Construction Project Management Firm

Securing an L-1A visa can be a significant hurdle, especially when establishing a new presence in the U.S. market. Today, we are delighted to share the success story of how our meticulously crafted business plan enabled our client to navigate this process and secure an L-1A visa, allowing them to provide top-notch construction project management and owner representation services in Florida and New York.

The Client: A Vision for Sustainable Construction

Our client is a dynamic company committed to revolutionizing the residential construction sector with sustainable building practices. Specializing in construction project management and owner representation, our client’s mission is to oversee every aspect of construction projects, from budgeting to scheduling, with a strong focus on sustainability and efficiency. Their innovative approach incorporates the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) method, promoting collaboration and risk-sharing among all project participants.

The Challenge: Securing an L-1A Visa

The path to securing an L-1A visa presented several challenges for our client. The L-1A visa requires the applicant to establish a qualifying relationship with a foreign company and demonstrate the intention to operate a viable business in the U.S. Given the complexity of the construction industry and the emphasis on sustainability and IPD, it was crucial to develop a business plan that clearly articulated our client’s potential for success and compliance with visa requirements.

Our Solution: A Robust Business Plan

To address these challenges, our team embarked on creating a comprehensive and realistic business plan tailored to our client’s unique needs and goals. Here’s how we achieved this:

  1. Market Analysis and Strategy: We conducted an in-depth analysis of the construction markets in Florida and New York, identifying key trends, potential clients, and competitive landscape. This analysis helped us outline a strategic market entry plan, emphasizing our client’s expertise in sustainable building practices and the IPD method.

  2. Operational Plan: Our business plan detailed a comprehensive operational strategy, including project management processes, client acquisition strategies, and team collaboration methods. By highlighting our client’s commitment to sustainability and the collaborative IPD approach, we showcased the company’s innovative edge and operational efficiency.

  3. Financial Projections: Despite the complexities of the construction industry, we developed detailed financial projections that demonstrated the company’s growth potential. This included realistic revenue forecasts, expense breakdowns, and profit margins, underscoring our client’s financial viability and long-term sustainability.

  4. Organizational Structure and Staffing: We outlined a clear organizational structure and staffing plan, detailing key roles and responsibilities, including project managers, sustainability experts, and IPD coordinators. This demonstrated our client’s capability to manage and execute large-scale construction projects effectively.

  5. Risk Management and Compliance: As part of our proprietary quality assurance process, we identified potential challenges and outlined strategies to mitigate them. This proactive approach ensures our projects not only comply with U.S. regulations but are realistic and solid.

The Outcome: Successful L-1A Visa Approval

Armed with our detailed business plan, our client’s attorney confidently submitted their L-1A visa application. The result was a resounding success. The visa authorities were convinced by the credibility and potential of the business plan, leading to the approval of the L-1A visa. Our client is now poised to establish a strong presence in the U.S. market, ready to provide exceptional construction project management services in Florida and New York.

Conclusion: Building a Sustainable Future

This success story underscores the power of a well-crafted business plan in securing an L-1A visa and establishing a successful business presence in the U.S. It demonstrates that with the right strategy and planning, companies can overcome visa challenges and achieve their business goals. We are proud to have played a crucial role in our client’s achievement and look forward to seeing their sustainable building practices and innovative project management approach transform the residential construction sector in the U.S.


Visa Business Plans is led by Marco Scanu, a certified coach from the University of Miami with a globally-based practice coaching Fortune 1000 company executives, entrepreneurs, as well as professionals in four different continents. Mr. Scanu advises clients on turnaround strategies and crisis management.

Mr. Scanu received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Cum Laude) from the University of Florida and an MBA in Management from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. Mr. Scanu was also a Visiting Scholar at Michigan State University under the prestigious H. Humphrey Fellowship (Fulbright program) with a focus on Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, and high-growth enterprises.

At present, Mr. Scanu is the managing partner and CEO at Visa Business Plans, a Miami-based boutique consulting firm providing attorneys and investors with business planning services in the areas of U.S. and Canadian immigration, SBA loans, and others.


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