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Q: is a business easy to start in china

how easy is it to start a business in china

4 years 50 weeks ago in  Business & Jobs - China

 
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it depends on how much business experience you have already:

   do you have a business plan?

   do you have business experience?

   do you have money to invest in your own business, or financial backing?

 

even if you have all these things, you will only be allowed to own 49% of the business - the other 51% will have to be owned by a Chinese person.

Unless you have a business partner you trust 100% (someone you have known for years), chances are you will be ****ed over in some way by your partner.

local officials will make you jump through so many hoops that you will need to be able to trust your business partner 110% as all legal documents will be in Chinese.

 

it would be the same as starting a business in any other country, only with Chinese characteristics.

Depending on what sort of business it is, you could expect to pay out 1,000s of RMB before you even open your business.

 

If you have no business experience, you should live, work and observe how the Chinese do business before even thinking of this.

they will exploit any perceived weakness in your experience.

Also, don't expect Chinese workers to behave or have the same level of motivation as American workers. fior the most part, you will have to stand over the local workers to get them to do anything.

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it depends on how much business experience you have already:

   do you have a business plan?

   do you have business experience?

   do you have money to invest in your own business, or financial backing?

 

even if you have all these things, you will only be allowed to own 49% of the business - the other 51% will have to be owned by a Chinese person.

Unless you have a business partner you trust 100% (someone you have known for years), chances are you will be ****ed over in some way by your partner.

local officials will make you jump through so many hoops that you will need to be able to trust your business partner 110% as all legal documents will be in Chinese.

 

it would be the same as starting a business in any other country, only with Chinese characteristics.

Depending on what sort of business it is, you could expect to pay out 1,000s of RMB before you even open your business.

 

If you have no business experience, you should live, work and observe how the Chinese do business before even thinking of this.

they will exploit any perceived weakness in your experience.

Also, don't expect Chinese workers to behave or have the same level of motivation as American workers. fior the most part, you will have to stand over the local workers to get them to do anything.

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Is it a business selling bibles. To be honest I don't think that's a winner.

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No why ?

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Yes!

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Risky business

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cub, I am a chinese business professional. you pay me and I'll tell you. this is not a joke. it's business, ok?

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If you are Chinese, it's easy. Just start a business.

 

Want to open a shop... just find an empty unit, do a lease with the landlord and open your shop.  The Business licence can be done later at the local Government office for a few hundred RMB.  New business licenses now have a QR code on them. Scan them on a phone and you can find out all the info. Local bar I drink in has a stated capital investment of 5RMB !

 

There is very little planning department zoning in China. Nobody is Government will tell you where you can open a particular business.  There is very little red tape for Chinese.

 

If you want to sell bannanas on the street, no problem. Just do it. But expect to be chased by the chunguan (spelling?).

 

If you are a foreigner on a 30 day tourist visa, it's a bit more complex.

 

Why not start a new thread. " Starting a business on a 30 day tourist visa" wink

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It's extremely easy to start a business in China and painfully easy to make money.  It's one of the few advantages of living in China.  The catch (for a foreigner) is partnering up with a local you can trust.  If you are married, this is a no-brainer:  Have her start the business and run it and you manage it.  Stay low key as to not draw the attention of the copycats and government officials.  If you're living in China with your spouse,  you shouldn't have to worry about money.

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Aye, 'tis.  

Ye just need yer gold dubloons .

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Small business.. Lol everyone does it here , on every market, another question is success - you have to work to succeed in your business, like in any country.

To start business,  you even don't need a company - just take a look around, find a product here and a buyer abroad. Intermediaries (shipping companies etc.) will help you with papers.

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Lots of wrong answers on here (for once). If you want to start your own solely owned business here is what's needed:

1) you need a local lawyer to form a WFOE (Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprise). The lawyers fees are about 20,000rmb

2) as part of the formation of the WFOE you'll need to invest starting capital, which in Guangzhou, is in the region of 300,000rmb (this can be transferred into china in installments over 1 year)

 

End of story...except...you're on disability of $11,000/year so where the hell are you going to find any money to start a business in China?

 

Plus....if you've got enough nous to run a successful business in China then why aren't you already doing it in the USA instead of replying on welfare. M

 

Crawl back under your bridge troll!

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if you have good idea and money it will be easy!

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lmao really

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