Where? Costa Rica. Based on its close
Who? We are a boutique
proximity to the United States, it’s vibrant
company that exists to create
employee pool, and it’s shared western
cultural traits with the US, the natural
solutions for startup magnetic pull to Costa Rica finds it
companies and small surpassing Eastern Hemisphere countries as
businesses. the destination of choice for offshore
operations. In addition, the exotic beaches,
breathtaking nature reserves, luxury
What? OSS specializes in
accommodations and the quaint, peaceful
creating offshore corporation
forests one can find within an hour of our
structures and re-structuring, home offices, it is clear that Costa Rica is the
establishing offshore destination for your offshore needs.
environments for tax and
personnel (utilizing Costa
Rica’s substantial bilingual
employee pool) and assisting
companies to expand their
business into Latin America
and other broader markets. San Jose, Costa Rica is a 2 to 5 hour direct flight
from 6 major US cities. Placing you within an
easy days travel to visit your offshore operations
What incorporating offshore will do:
There are four main reasons to consider Anonymity
making an offshore component to Highest level of privacy
your company. protection
Business can be conducted
Nominee services through our
Asset Protection /Tax Exemption
Here’s How: No paid up capital requirement
No requirements on profession
OSS Financial Services Provided:
corporation formation (with books)
Various countries of incorporation
Tax Exemption / Asset Protection
Restructuring existing corporations
Less taxation on any kind of
local legal counsel
No requirements on financial
Local bank accounts (5 major banks)
Local & international merchant accounts Less accounting requirements
Less reporting requirements
Expand your services into
broader world markets
What sort of positions can I
Global competitive pressures are forcing US
corporations to lower their costs. Today, it is necessary
to outsource to remain competitive. This will also
OSS can and will find employees
facilitate expansion into Latin America and broader
for any job. Here are some
Nearshoring saves most companies save between 50% -
Customer Service Openers & Closers
80% per employee!)
Data Entry Accounting / Finance
How: Processing Administrative Assistants
Utilize Costa Rica’s substantial bilingual Tele-Surveys Graphic Designers
employee pool Programmers SEO
Web Developers Inbound Campaigning
OSS provides you a fully loaded employee including
Outbound Sales Telemarketers
all taxes, benefits, Medicare, office space, costs of
hiring, management, and replacement included in one Appointment Setters Technical Support
price. Customer Service Web or Graphic Design
Collections Agents Virtual Secretaries
Making every employee a tax deduction not a tax burden
keep more money by paying a flat rate vs. commission.
Less cultural and time zone differences than off-shore
Offload “back office” processes to increase your focus
on what makes your company money
NEARSHORE VS. OFFSHORE
WHY IS NEAR-SHORE BETTER?
“NEARSHORING”: TO DELEGATE
“OFFSHORING”: TO DELEGATE TO A
TO A COMPANY WHICH IS IN
COMPANY W/TIME ZONES 3+ HOURS APART,
THE SAME OR NEAR TIME ZONE
A LARGE CULTURAL DIFFERENCE, & IT IS IN
ANOTHER CONTINENT. AND CONTINENT.
Distance & Time Zones:…Staying in touch with your Nearshore Team :
The overlap of time by different time zones has an impact on organizing meetings. Employees of both countries will
have to take in account that they can only arrange meetings in a limited time span per day due to the difference in
time zones. This will also make it harder to speak with people “on- the-fly”. The distance will also increase the costs
to travel to your outsourced site. The closer your outsource is, the less it can cost.
Cultures & Communication …. Adapting to work with your Onshore Team:
Communication between the client and an outsourced party is imperative due to the importance of the processes
being handled. Difficulty in communication can decrease the efficiency of employees and result in increased costs to
you. This difficulty can also increase risks in such a way that projects have in the past failed merely on the difference
in culture. However, this can be resolved by adapting and understanding the other culture, which takes time and
adds to your cost. The difference in time and culture can also be the cause of compounded costs, such as the extra time
that has to be invested because of the difficulty in communication by which more personnel is required to close this
communication gap. By nearshoring, the differences in time are smaller, and the countries’ cultures appear less
foreign to each other in comparison with an offshore country. The difference in culture is minimalized by
nearshoring, making the communication between the different parties easier, more time efficient and making the
adapting process easier.
Labor, Wages, & Productivity… Nearshore produces at the same levels as your current operation:
“it is rare to find employers who have carefully chosen nearshore locations that have not achieved productivity
levels equivalent to that of the origination point”. Productivity levels have proven to be significantly higher in
nearshore countries than at offshore locations. Research has shown productivity levels at offshore locations can
increase over time, but even after several years offshore was not near the productivity level of nearshore. This means
that companies will need more people at their offshore locations to achieve the same productivity as their nearshore
locations, which will add extra costs thus making nearshoring more cost efficient.
Terrorism attacks, civil war and coups… Doing business safely:
Although considered a “non-cost related” factor, this is unfortunately a factor to consider worldwide, but does occur
more frequent in certain offshore regions. India for instance came second in recent years rankings of the 50 riskiest
countries to do business in…above countries such as Afghanistan.
For more information on Nearshoring: (http://home.hccnet.nl/jgm.boersen/paper/paper_v10.pdf )
Hosting Services (Intellectual Protection)
direct 100 Mbps redundant link to both Maya and Arcos Submarine cables via a shared fiber optic cable.
Wireless Internet redundancy via a direct wireless connection with RACSA, the country’s largest ISP
Fast Ethernet 100 Mbps full duplex connection between the co-location area, the cage area ,and the internal network via Cisco
Catalyst 5000 and 2900 switches.
completely climate controlled by two independent LG air conditioning units with backup units installed.
All servers are connected to an Uninterrupted Power System backed by Liebert Nfinity UPS’s with redundant units installed.
Electricity enters the data center from two independent providers and backup electricity is provided via two independent electric
plants. The primary unit is a Caterpillar and the secondary one is a Modasa.
Structured cabling system utilizing category 5e and category 6 cables throughout the data center.
Fully conditioned cabinets (0.80 x 0.80 x 2.2 meters) available for rent.
Cisco Central Routing System utilizing Cisco Catalyst 5000, 3700, 2900 and 3800 switches and routers.
Lucent Technologies Core Security Firewall System (Lucent Brick).
Fire - Lite Fire Protection System installed.
Access to the data center via 4 levels of security:
Security officer at the entrance of the building.
Magnetic key required to access the data center.
Magnetic key required to enter the co-location area or the cage area.
All cabinets and cages have their own locks.
Low level of noise guarantee in the 2 areas.
Dust free environment.
99.90% uptime guarantee.
Technical Support available 24/7/365
Real Estate / Relocation Assistance
As of 2008 there are over 50,000 USA citizens living in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica's current real estate boom is driven by investors and developers from around the world who view
favorable tax laws, land affordability, and the country's democratic stability as key drivers for a sound investment.
Costa Rica has excellent, affordable health care by U.S.-trained, English-speaking physicians using state-of-the-art
Costa Rica also has solid infrastructure with electricity and clean drinking water throughout the country. Costa Rica
has the best telecommunications in Central America with: cell phone service, internet, 100 radio stations, 12 local TV
stations and USA satellite TV.
Client Snapshot #1:
At the client’s request, our first example will remain anonymous. They are a
South Florida law firm specializing in real estate. When the client had the
idea of creating a new business in Costa Rica to target the Latin American
market, they spoke to their corporate attorney and were referred to OSS. The
client had the impression that they would be able to move right into Costa
Rica and start conducting business upon arrival. Immediately upon meeting
with OSS, they realized the benefits as well as the absolute necessity of
having an intimate and local collaboration to coordinate each effort
effectively. There was the need for local representation to assist in the
relocation of the core team, new employees for the new operations, and asset
protection of new cash flows in the form of offshore banking.
This is an ideal client for OSS due to the ground up perfect fit approach
that we are able to take in fulfilling clients’ varying needs. This particular
client is utilizing a number of OSS resources, including personnel acquisition
(web designer, marketer, personal assistant, and customer service
representative), corporation formation with bank accounts, data hosting
services, and real estate relocation services for employees moving from the US
to Costa Rica. In contracting OSS, the client has already saved a fortune in
time, energy, and expense by avoiding the many pitfalls of new business in
Client Snapshot #2:
Our next example is THD Credit Consulting. The client initially
contracted for one full-time telemarketer to call and email client-
supplied leads. When appropriate the lead is transferred directly
to the client in Los Angeles. We placed a bilingual employee in a
desk with computer, phone, fax, and leads. Because this is a
working model that is being replicated utilizing the lower cost
employee pool of Costa Rica, there is projected expansion of the
program within 2 months. Both client and OSS projections
predict rapid success with high profits. Another great advantage
both to the client and to the success of this particular operation is
that the normal Costa Rican workweek consists of 48 hours!
OSS replicates your already working business model and/or
processes utilizing a cheaper labor force, and the chance for
success is therefore very high. We are not trying to change the
wheel, or reinvent anything. Instead we simply expand a
currently working system, and minimalize cost to the client.
For more information on this client, please visit www.thdcreditconsulting.com
To see how your company can benefit from “The Perfect Fit” approach of
Offshore Saving Solutions, please, call your consultant or reply via email.
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Plaza La Paco #27, Escazu
San Jose, Costa Rica
Offshore Saving Solutions is here to create unique solutions for our clients.
We can customize a plan for virtually any business in any industry.