Starting a business with a work permit

Hi I was wondering if people working in Taiwan with a work permit can develop their own business? Or do they have to be a citizen? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Anyone can start a business in Taiwan, but it doesn’t mean you can officially work for the company you set up … you need a work permit for that … and the one you have doesn’t count.

thanks, so if i develop my own business in taiwan, i need 2 permits? i’m kind of confused.

[quote=“jessccw”]thanks, so if i develop my own business in taiwan, I need 2 permits? I’m kind of confused.[/quote]Yes, one for your existing job, and one for your new business. The work permit for the new business may be impossible to get,

Well … this is Taiwan … everyone is confused, even the people behind the counters … :s