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Pedestrian Path

External Resources 
We've identified resources to make your journey a bit easier

Unless otherwise noted, we earn a commission if you use the services we recommend below.  There is no cost to you for this referral.

Legal resources, research, and self-development

Launch and manage your business


ProfVal doesn't offer legal advice, but we can introduce you to an immigration attorney that we trust.  We do not collect a commission on these referrals.

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On, we've identified and ranked top employers of foreign workers, job search tools that enable you to search by companies willing to sponsor foreign workers, provided resources to make your move to the U.S. a bit easier. is a free resource provided by

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Use professional field-tested resume templates that follow the exact ‘resume rules’ employers look for


Using standards of AACRAO, NAFSA, TAICEP, NAGAP, and EAIE, an academic transcript evaluation is used to show the U.S. equivalence of your foreign degree.  Our clients receive a discount on services, but we do not earn a commission on referrals.

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The only AI and human-powered career platform where you can find everything you need for any step of your job search or career growth, all in one place.

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Tap into your brain's innate ability to learn new languages so you feel comfortable with everyday communication.

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If your endeavor relates to starting a company, you're going to need to submit all of the documents required to get started.  These are the things that we think are the most important and believe can help you to show progress in your endeavor (a USCIS criteria for various visa categories):

  • Legal Structure: different legal structures

  • Federal and State Filing requirements: when forming your organization, you must meet federal and state filing requirements.  

  • Setting up your business bank account.

  • Business tax consultation

  • Having an EIN.

  • Developing an operating agreement

  • Having business contracts in place

  • Ensuring that your business name isn't already owned by someone else


There are a number of website creation suites available.  We recommend some that we've reviewed based on usability, price, and the ability to collect payments from clients.  Platforms we like include: Weebly, Wix, Go Daddy, and SquareSpace.

A benefit of Weebly is that payments will be built in, as the site is developed by Square.


PEOs, like Justworks PEO, work with small businesses to help them manage payroll, certain human resources functions, access to benefits, compliance, and other employer-related administrative functions necessary to run a business


Find the best credit card for your business and open a business checking account.

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Sign up and save 30% on any Email & Digital Marketing plan for three full months


One of the first steps to launching your business will be to purchase your .com, .org, or .net domain.  

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Like millions of other businesses, ProfVal uses Square (and other platforms) to accept secure credit card payments.  Square is a PCI-compliant payments platform.  

Note: At the time that this link was created, Square offered a promotion of free processing on your first $1,000 in sales. Square may change their offers at any time and we will not be aware of it.

Manage a remote workforce

 Pay and manage contractors and freelancers around the world.

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Get airport lounge access, discounts on business and luxury products, discounted credit card processing, and other benefits.

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