It is good and well that you are going abroad. But by going abroad you may not be going any further than the next province, state or county. It depends where in the world you are located. By going abroad, you may just be a boat ride no more than a few hours away from your next store location. Even if you decide that you are going to stay afloat strictly online for the time being, you will be held accountable to certain regions’ or countries’ trade laws.
More importantly, and especially if you are online, you need to protect your trademark. If your target markets are going to be scattered across the Caribbean Islands, you will still need to make a mark with, say, your bahamas trademark, a unique selling point that should catch the notice of the local residents. You have pinpointed something about them in your trademark and they have recognized this.
People are often encouraged to make purchases when the product that is offered to them or the service that they are engaged with relates directly to them. There could be other humane factors that catch their eye or tug on their heartstrings. These folks, however, may not always worry whether you are a legal entity or not. While safeguarding your unique business, you will also be looking after the interests of your new customers.
To get all that right you will need to engage with a team of experts. They can be connected with locally or online. More importantly, these are the legal eagles that have an acute understanding of regional trade regulations, financing requirements for business, connecting with government or municipal agencies and the registering of an authentic and local trademark.