Does anybody here know any English-speaking Korean lawyer who can assist me with advice on a few business start-up questions? The info I’m initially looking for is regarding Westerners wanting to set up a small business in Seoul (e.g. retailing, professional services, trade- independent locksmith, plumber, etc.).
1) Is it possible for a Westerner to obtain a business license to operate independently or, a Korean partner is needed?
2) What would the minimum capital requirements and the time frame be to successfully start operating?
3) Can I open whilst I do all the paperwork needed to obtain a business license?
4) How much would it cost a 60m2 (not sure but I think it’s around 18 pyong) commercial space in a high-traffic pedestrian area monthly?
If anybody hopefully can give me some positive leads on my issue, you may contact me on: firstname.lastname@example.org
All the best,