The owners of The Glass Guru of Columbia, MD were recently featured in an article by Franchise Times. Julio and Roberto Medrano were the focus of the article E-2 visa helps brothers invest in Glass Guru. It’s a great look into the journey the Medrano brothers took toward business ownership here in the US. Hailing from Honduras, the brothers cited the good investment opportunities in the US as the primary reasoning for taking the path they did. In addition, the article covers why the pair decided The Glass Guru was the right franchise opportunity for them.
The Medranos followed the extensive E2 visa process to begin their business venture in the US. An E-2 visa involves an investment of capital to establish a new business venture or purchase an existing business. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services states that an E-2 treaty investor visa is a non-immigrant visa reserved for foreign entrepreneurs of countries that have a Treaty of Trade and Commerce with the U.S., and Honduras established such a treaty in July 1928.
One thing is clear, and that is that business support is critical for those taking the E2 route. When asked about the franchise support the pair have received from The Glass Guru, it’s apparent that The Medrano brothers found some comfort in what The Glass Guru does best…
The strength of Glass Guru’s business model proved helpful in our E-2 treaty investor visa process. We were provided with an open book of the business—what to expect, the costs—that gave us a lot of confidence,” Julio said. “When you call, they are always available to advise us with any concerns or questions about jobs…they have been a great support to us.”
Julio Medrano – Owner, The Glass Guru of Columbia, MD
Julio and Roberto are now busy working their business, serving their customers in Columbia, MD and surrounding areas with all of their residential Glass needs. The brothers are anxiously looking forward to this Summer, when they plan to move their families to the US.
Take the opportunity to read more about this dynamic franchisee duo, who took control of their future, and walked the path to business ownership in the US.
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