Satellite Offices: A Guide to Global Expansion and Increased Productivity

1. What is a Satellite Office?

A Satellite Office is a branch of the larger organization that operates in a different geographical area distinct from the main headquarters, often used to serve a specific region market or customer base.

Satellite offices can range in size, whether a single desk space or virtual space to large Global Capability Centers which could accommodate a larger number of employees, depending on the product they market or the service they provide.

Reasons for Existence

Regional Growth: To establish a presence in a new geographical area with excellent infrastructure, closer to customers, and talent pools.

Overflow Space: Accommodate more employees, even beyond office space like virtual establishment.

Local Talent: To attract bright talents for low-cost wages.

Flexible work: Providing a work location that is easily commutable to both home and office reduces cost, fostering a good work-life balance that automatically increases productivity.

2. How does the Satellite Office function?

Satellite Offices provides a vibrant working environment closer to customers, employees, and local talents by seamlessly integrating into the local work culture by empowering flexibility and attaining larger benefits.

Effortless launchpad:

  • To find the perfect location and to commence with satellite office operations quickly
  • To stay connected and collaborate effortlessly with headquarters through cutting-edge communication tools

 Greater Flexibility of GCC:

  • I am choosing the staffing model that is best suitable for the specific needs of a firm, with dedicated teams or a mix of on-site and remote employees.
  • Specializes in a specific function, allowing headquarters to streamline operations.


  • Reach markets with larger potential, expanding the customer base and building stronger relationships by attaining their needs.
  • Recruiting highly skilled operators
  • Reduce commute and improve work-life balance of employees and productivity.
  • Low employee wages and operational costs.

3. What role does SBS Global play in providing Satellite Office service?

Trusted Partner to establish their global offices in India to take advantage of cost arbitrage, availability of talent, increase global operating efficiency following the footsteps of other firms in the US

  • Enhance efficiency and productivity
  • Reduce operational costs by up to 50%
  • Access a vast pool of skilled professionals
  • Leverage cutting-edge technology and infrastructure
  • Scale your services to meet growing demand
  • Capitalize on time-zone differentials for around-the-clock support 

SBS Global has over 2 decades of professional experience in setting up accounting, tax and compliances practices and building it up from scratch

Our unwavering commitment to addressing pivotal success areas guarantees a seamless transition and a fruitful partnership:

  • Data Security:Our robust infrastructure ensures top-notch data security, adhering to international standards (ISO 27001), and maintaining confidentiality.
  • Cultural and Language Barriers:Fluent in English and well-versed in American accounting standards, our team ensures seamless communication.
  • Talent Retention:We attract and retain top talent, ensuring continuity and minimizing turnover.
  • Intellectual Property Protection:We sign non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to safeguard your IP and maintain confidentiality.
  • Time Zone Differences:Operating in a time zone overlapping with the US, we ensure real-time collaboration and minimal delays.
  • Quality Control:Our stringent quality assurance processes guarantee high standards, meeting and exceeding your expectations.
  • Legal Compliance:Well-versed in US accounting regulations, we ensure full compliance.

SBS Global offers to partner for building the Global office as a BOT model and specifically help in optimizing the setup and ongoing management of your international satellite offices.

4. Challenges of GCC in India:

  • Staffing: Right staffing is a major attribute for any company, especially a subsidiary. It would be a great challenge for any foreign branch to hire the right staff in India due to its location and different hiring culture even though the Indian market has a large pool of skilled professionals. It’s all about casting a perfect candidate for a specific role.
  • Compliance: Compliance is always a significant hurdle for any foreign company in India. India’s diverse regulations, like STPI and expert service controls. Cross-model transaction restrictions, FEMA, and GST present significant challenges.

5. How we can help you to setup the Satellite Office in India?


  • Fast and adaptable subsidiary setup: Leveraging our deep knowledge of Indian rules and regulations, we can effectively guide you through setting up a fully compliant subsidiary, which saves time and also ensures you operate within the legal framework.
  • Accurate staffing on time: SBS Global understands the importance of having the perfect team size to achieve your business goals. Our expertise allows us to fill quickly open positions with highly qualified candidates, ensuring you have the right people in place at the right time.
  • Seamless Regulatory Navigation: SBS Global takes the hassle out of managing Indian regulations. Their team of experts stays informed on legal updates and guides you through the process, ensuring your business operates smoothly and adheres to all necessary compliances. This includes obtaining licenses, understanding tax regulations, navigating labor laws, and fulfilling any industry-specific requirements.
  • Building a Culture of Excellence: SBS Global assists you in establishing robust quality practices within your Indian satellite office. They can help you implement quality management systems, promote continuous improvement, set performance metrics, and streamline operational processes for both efficiency and accuracy.
  • Cultivating Your Company Culture: SBS Global understands the significance of a strong company culture. They can help you adapt your existing culture to the Indian context, fostering a positive and productive work environment. This includes developing communication strategies for effective cross-cultural interaction, integrating core values into local operations, creating a sense of belonging for your team, and promoting diversity and inclusion.
  • Handhold Support: SBS Global offers comprehensive support beyond individual services. Their “Handhold at Every Stage” approach ensures continuous guidance throughout your Indian satellite office journey. They act as your dedicated partner, proactively anticipating your needs and providing solutions for a smooth and successful operation.

6. Why Partner with SBS Global?

  • Guaranteed Service Quality with SLAs: By implementing Service Level Agreements (SLAs), we assure you that you will receive accurate and high-quality service that meets your specific needs, which ensures clear accountability.
  • Streamlined Operations with SOPs: Developing clear Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for your financial endeavors keeps your team on the same page, improves efficiency, and helps you stay ahead of potential affairs.
  • Global Reach: Successfully built and scaled a financial and HR practices company, reaching a global audience of clients
  • Financial precision: Unwavering commitment to best practices in financial systems and standards guarantees accuracy, compliance, and flawless reporting.
  • Double certified for excellence: SBS Global holds both ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management) and ISO 27001:2013 (Information Security) certifications, recognized by leading bodies in India and the UK.
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