Success tips when doing business in DRC
- Your joint venture partner or Congo shareholder must not merely be a nominee for the sake of meeting the rules of foreign company incorporation. You should choose a partner that actually brings a lot to the table, including local knowledge your business would need in Congo;
- To optimize the success of your new business venture in Congo, Healy Consultants recommends your firm i) complete a feasibility study ii) prepare a detailed business plan iii) communicate with the Congo Chamber of Commerce iv) speak to your local embassy in Congo and v) communicate with Healy Consultants Clients who successfully launched their business in Congo;
- Foreign companies should be aware i) Congo statistics and market data are usually imprecise ii) transactions tend to take longer than expected iii) more frequent and longer market visits are required, at least initially iv) complex business procedures are common;
- An essential factor in starting a business in Congo is to thoroughly research the business sector you are planning to invest in. Healy Consultants recommends our Client prepare a detailed business plan including an extensive market study and evaluation of competitors.