Professional Services

The professional services industry is booming as more and more companies look to outsource core business processes. However, the pace of change in this segment means companies have to keep up with newer, more responsive competitors.

Asia is attractive to many professional services providers because of the region’s dynamic emerging economies.

Manufacturing and exports have traditionally defined how many foreign investors think about Asia. However, economies across the region are transitioning from manufacturing- and export-led growth models towards service-led models as they mature – opening up new opportunities for professional services.

Meanwhile, several countries in South and Southeast Asia have well-established, and globally competitive service industries.

While the diverse array of talent and the innovative use of technology have helped the industry improve its productivity, there remain many challenges:

How we can help companies establish their presence in the professional services industry:

Several countries regulate investment into the professional services industry through investment caps or restrictions on types of business models and market entry modes.

A pre-investment study can help businesses stay ahead of intense competition with the industry.

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The pace of change of technology within this industry demands evolving your company strategy to leverage IT based competencies for all firms operating in this industry.

Our IT services team can help identify IT infrastructure needs, set it up, and provide on going support.

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Dezan Shira & Associates has been operating in the services industry for over 25 years. The firm can help manage pre-entry planning before setting up and we also maintain the requisite legal, tax, and operational expertise to ensure compliance in a rapidly evolving space.

While services are increasingly spotlighted as leading the next wave of growth in Asia, foreign investors entering new markets need to be cautious when managing their expansion into this evolving industry.

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Bloomsbury Institute, a UK higher education provider, engaged Dezan Shira to incorporate their company in India and assist with employment and payroll. They efficiently handled the complex process, enabling them to set up the company, including a bank account, and employ 7 staff members in Hyderabad. Their multi-disciplinary team is a pleasure to work with and provided comprehensive services in-house. Client service and have been excellent and they continue to ensure our compliance with company law and assist with payroll services.
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I am extremely grateful for the exceptional HR and accounting services provided by Dezan Shira Beijing HR and Accounting team. Your professionalism, expertise, and seamless integration of HR, payroll, accounting, and tax functions supported us greatly in formalizing employment structures and meeting local compliance requirements in the China market, enabling us to focus on our core activities. I highly recommend Dezan Shira any business in need of top-notch outsourcing services.

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