Starting up your own company in Pattaya Thailand

Only 17,000 Baht ( 1M Baht Capital)

Let the J & E Concierge Business Services Team in Pattaya ensure your new company gets off to a flying start.

If you’re considering opening a business in Thailand, there’s a lot to think about. Starting a business in Thailand can be a daunting prospect, but get it right and it can be a lucrative and enjoyable one.

The language barrier alone can make even the simplest of tasks like filling out forms so time-consuming.

There’s an abundance of opportunity in Pattaya, Thailand with so many restaurants bars and properties up for sale or rent.

Starting up your own company can give you the chance to chance to live, work and play in Pattaya.

We have listed some information on the requirements for opening a new business below, please feel free to contact our business start-up team with any questions you may have.

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Accounting, Auditing and Book Keeping

J & E Concierge’s Accounting team, can take care of your bookkeeping and accounts, help you with licences, profit and loss calculations and help you with any legal requirements and insurances. We can sort out rental contracts on properties or land and help you out with buying a property to conduct your business in.

J & E can provide everything you need to run a successful business in Thailand and keep it going, leaving you time to think about the day to day running of your business and concentrate on making money.

Accounting | Auditing | Bookkeeping | Business Licences | Company Registration | Insurances | Bank Accounts | Work Permits | Legal Services

Legal Responsibilities

J & E can help you register your business, notify the tax authorities you have a new company, notify the revenue department and obtain your tax ID for your business. When your business takes off we can also help if you need to register for VAT.

Thailand has labor regulations which you have to comply to as an employer, don’t get caught out! If you’re going to employ people in your business you need to be registered with the Ministry of Labour, J & E can help with this and advise you how much Thai staff you require as opposed to foreign workers and we can also arrange work permits for you and your staff.

The team at J & E Concierge Business services can take all of the requirements for you giving you peace of mind that everything is done, registered and legal, leaving you with the time to concentrate on growing your new venture.

Company types

J & E can help you choose which type of company start up is right for your business in Pattaya, whether it be as a  Sole Trader, Partnership, Limited company or Public company or a Joint Venture.

Sole Trader:  The sole trader structure, as elsewhere in the world, is intended for those looking to work alone. In Thailand there are some professions in which a sole trader is prohibited from working, specifically in banking and finance. By law only limited companies can do this type of work.

Partnership: A limited liability partnership is a popular option because it means that the tax and debt liability of any of the partners is limited to the amount of capital invested. There is a few options, an unregistered partnership means that you and your partners are jointly liable for any debts incurred. Your personal and business tax affairs are considered as one.  A registered partnership, on the other hand, splits your personal and professional tax matters by registering your business as a separate entity. You’d still be liable for the full amount of any debt incurred.

Foreign National regulations

There is no general prohibition against foreigners carrying out business in Thailand. However, foreigners cannot engage in the following:

  1. Newspaper publishing, radio or television broadcasting
  2. Rice farming, arable farming or orchard farming
  3. Rearing livestock
  4. Forestry and the processing of wood from forests (naturally grown)
  5. Fishery, only in relation to marine life in Thai waters and the specific economic zone
  6. Extraction of Thai medicinal herbs
  7. Trading and auctioning of Thai antiques or antiques which are of historical value to the country
  8. Manufacture or casting of Buddha images and alms bowls
  9. Trade in real property

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  1. Sergio June 16, 2019 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    I have my thai girlfriend a we have a little girl together. I would like to open a small shop in bangkok, may be a coffee shop. Can you help?

  2. Tanveer May 1, 2019 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    I don’t know if you can help me.
    I develop software for restaurants (menù, tables, orders, payments, for pos pc tablet and smartphones) in Italy
    I need to know if my the software require a certification from the Thailand government or i can sell without problem.

  3. Lara March 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    I am an MBA student, and thought of the concept “low Calorie restaurant” which emphasize on customer who are health conscious and dieting, middle scale restaurant around Sathon district , Bangkok. would this work? Best, Lara.

  4. Kevin100 February 11, 2019 at 10:50 am - Reply

    Hello, i seriously need some advice. I’m a singaporean and i would like to setup a business over at bkk. I need some advice as my capital is roughly $8000 SGD.

  5. Ally Jordan January 19, 2019 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    I am from India , I want to open a whole sale & retail store of garments in Thailand . I have my own production of cotton garments in India. So can you please tell me is possible to start a store in bangkok or pattaya. What will be the legal procedures & how much will be the initial investment?

  6. Delaney January 16, 2019 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    I would like to start a small cosmetic business with my trusted thai girlfriend. I will be supplying her with the products from abroad. As it is a small trading business we will not have any staff, however, I have seen somewhere that to start a business in Thailand as foreigner you need to have at least 4 thai employees. Is that correct?

  7. Nitin Zack December 14, 2018 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    How feasable do you think it would be to buy a classroom sized piece of land, build a classroom, and open a tutoring center there? I’ve been living in a small town in Thailand for almost 2 years teaching English at a school here, can speak Thai well but not yet fluent, and am known and liked by a lot of my students.

  8. Zane October 2, 2018 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Hello, we are two Australians wanting to start a small meditation workshop retreat. With possibly a side health cafe. My brother is a US citizen would it be allowed to put the business in his name and we get working visas to run it?

  9. Jeff September 8, 2018 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    I want open logistics business in Pattaya, suggestions pls.

  10. Claus Mick September 7, 2018 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    My Thai partner is starting a sole proprietorship selling Thai goods online. I expect most of his customers will be overseas. What exactly does he need to be legal and above board? At what level of sales will he need to pay income tax and start collecting VAT on local sales? What about a fictitious name for the business? Does that need to be registered somewhere? Thank you in advance for any suggestions.

  11. Thailandstory August 29, 2018 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    If I have a Thai wife, can I register the business on both my name and her’s?
    I would appreciate if you can tell me more about food truck . It’s more economical and flexible

  12. Vaida Van August 24, 2018 at 8:45 am - Reply

    Is it possible to employ other foreigners in my business?

  13. Zongmeng April 23, 2018 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    Can I own 100% of Thai Company?

  14. Thomas Feld April 22, 2018 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    Can I own or buy assets through the business?

  15. Telephone1 March 6, 2018 at 11:43 am - Reply

    Do I actually ‘need’ all the physical capital to open the business in the first place?

  16. Makingallclean02 January 27, 2018 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    If I am the minority shareholder, could I be overruled in the running of MY business?

    • J&E Concierge January 28, 2018 at 8:42 pm - Reply

      We will be pleased if you will let us to inform you abour everything you need to know. Feel free to contact us.

  17. Steven January 18, 2018 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    What are nominee shareholders and majority shareholders?

    • J&E Concierge January 19, 2018 at 12:10 pm - Reply

      Please contact us via our email or our number phone for more information, or if you have time you can pass by our office.

  18. SamuelSBoy January 6, 2018 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    What types of business are available?

    • J&E Concierge January 8, 2018 at 9:18 am - Reply

      We are waiting for you at our office, to offer you the right information you need.

  19. Liang Lee December 3, 2017 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    What are the laws governing businesses in Thailand?

    • J&E Concierge December 7, 2017 at 2:12 pm - Reply

      Fell free to send us an email, or you can visit us at our office.

  20. Norio00 November 14, 2017 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    Can someone tell me what are the steps to open a business in Thailand?

    • J&E Concierge November 15, 2017 at 4:58 pm - Reply

      Hello Norio, be sure we have all answers for your questions, and i invite you to contact us to give you the right information you need.

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