The face of American small business is changing. Minority-owned small businesses are growing three times the rate of the average business. First generation immigrants that want to start a business in the United States should know a few things about Green Cards, H1 Visas and Employment Authorization cards (EADs).
In United States, with a H1 visa you can start a business but can’t pay yourself a salary. With an Employment Authorization card (EAD) you can start or buy a business without a Green Card.
There’s another option. You can establish permanent residency by investing your money in the business. The minimum investment amount and job creation requirements vary according to industry type. Check out http://www.uscis.gov/ for more information.