How to Open A Buxiban

Pretty sure that’s not true, but even if it was, how does one get that covered? Unless you’re leaving out a longer part of the story.

Unless I’m mistaken, it is the MOE that issues work permits for BXB teachers. Maybe they were asked for a checklist and sent the rules for that.

They are ‘cram institutes’!

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Send the documents to a certified translator for further details. If you really want to open a business, be prepared to pay for the expenses. It is better you have a certified document explaining all the requirements in details than only having basic knowledge about the policies.

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They are buxiban. It’s a cultural concept that can’t be properly translated, like guanxi, yinyang, or meiyou.

In all seriousness, they are neither juridical persons nor entities with no capacity. They are business entities, but they are (according to the BLI) not “businesses” or “firms”. So you can see, it’s not completely straightforward.

Don’t hire a translator to do a whole 30 page document until you know what the document is. If it’s the Supplementary Education Act, it’s already available online in English. (Unless you’re hiring me! :money_mouth_face:)

Possibly of interest:

… that cram knowledge into your head on how to answer questions, not critically/creatively think about how to answer them!

Buxiban building codes can be very strict. Just to have an architect approve your space can cost 100,000 to 200,000 depending on the size. If you can find a buxiban that recently closed you might avoid that cost but you can be sure renovations will be required.

Can anyone break down the expenses of owning a Buxiban please?

Staff: Foreign teachers, cleaner, local teachers, manager

What other expenses are there?


It might depend on local government, but maybe you need 300k NTD in a bank account for the buxiban.

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Legal fees
Computers and services
Your own salary

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I believe in NTC you need 400,000 in the bank to get licensed. It can be costly to get licensed and inspected; architects don’t come cheap. Books and supplies, whiteboards, desks. You might want a driver. Cleaners can be hired but most require a certain amount of hours each day (4).

I pay my teachers more than other schools because I have trouble finding teachers. I also don’t enjoy exploiting my workers. I imagine an accountant will help you stay out of hot water and save you some money in the long run.

I’m currently in the process of turning my illegal buxiban into a legal one. The start up costs are quickly approaching 1 million NT.

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How much do you pay them?

I’d like to know too. Could you please kindly share with us?

I paid my assistant teachers 32,000 to start with raises at six months and a year. After a year they will be making 40,000. Ten days paid vacation and 5 sick days a year.

Right now I pay an Foreigner teacher to come in 15 hours a week. He makes $750 an hour.

Wow! This is a pretty big illegal kindy you’re running.

Erm, did YOU have an accountant?

Perhaps why I am in hot water ATM.

Perhaps just buy this one.

Hey, I’m opening a buxiban in Da’an. Were you able to get your school certified? Is there an English document available regarding all the steps? Hope your school is doing well.

Hey, did you ever find this document in English? Thank you!

My wife speaks Chinese so she read the document. If you want to open a buxiban I suggest you find a school that has shut down that already has a license. Starting from scratch can be very costly and takes a long time. If you want to start from scratch there are companies and associations that can make it much easier, especially if you don’t speak Chinese.

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