Starting a New Business

I’m looking for a step-by-step guide to opening a new business in Taiwan. I’m especially interested in the costs and legal processes involved, as well as a comparison to a foreigner-only operated business and with Taiwanese partners. If you know of a resource that clearly spells it out, or you yourself know, please let me know. Here are some specific questions.

  1. What is the minimum investment?
  2. What are the processing fees (generally speaking)?
  3. Where is a good place to find an affordable, English-speaking lawyer? CPA?
  4. Are there any pitfalls or dangers related specifically to Taiwan?
  5. How does one provide an ARC for oneself through a business?

Thanks in advance for all your help!

Welcome. You’re in the right place. But suggest you use the ‘search’ button for the answers. Much has already been discussed here.