OK, tell me the perils, pitfalls and regulations I need to know about for this.
In my quest for a place to register my new company, I talked to a friend who has a divorced mother in need of cash. She owns a property, currently empty, that has previously been a restaurant and a store. Empty business premises!
I asked my friend to propose the idea of allowing companies to register there for a fee, and the response (in principle) is “I’m interested.”
So what’s involved with setting this up? The mother is only really interested in letting the space to one tenant, presumably me, so I would then sub-let. Assuming we can make my rent proportional to the number of registrations, so it’s a profit-share, what else do we need to think about?
As far as I know, and I’m by no means clear on this, you’re supposed to have at least a desk with your name on it before the authorities will accept that it’s really your biz address. So I guess we’re looking at providing one cubicle-sized spot per customer with a desk, chair and a few props. Is that really all that’s required? It sounds too easy.
I’m not thinking in terms of a real business-centre. It’s a non-salubrious building in sunny Sanchong, but as a place to hang your business license it’s fine.
What’s the market for this? What could you charge, realistically, if the intention is to minimise work rather than provide a full service. What services are essential?
And how would one market such a thing? Other than inviting the luminaries of forumosa to hand over their cash?
Opinions, advice, etc appreciated.