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Offline adamzero

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Advice for Starting a Gongbu-bang in the Cheongju Area
« on: July 17, 2017, 06:32:51 PM »
As the title states, I live in the greater Cheongju area and have been contemplating a move from public school teaching to starting my own study room.

Does anyone have any experience with this in Cheongju?  (As in, what sort of permits would I need, what are some of the notable rules, etc?).  I've done some research on my own, but haven't been able to find any info specific to this area.

Also, any other words of advice (again, from people who have experience in this area, or with running a gongbu-bang, in general) would be of great help.

Thanks!

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Re: Advice for Starting a Gongbu-bang in the Cheongju Area
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 06:45:41 PM »
I looked into but decided against it.

A few things that I recall:

business license/tax certificate- local tax office and gu office, I believe
register with Education office- police check (Korean) and your diploma, you may have to register as a tutor I think?

Now you need a special sign on the door, probably from Education Office.

I think there is/are FB groups for people in  business.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/foreignentrepreneursinkorea/

From what I hear it can be cut-throat, so don't skip on registering/taxes because someone may report you (especially if you are getting their old students).


Good luck!
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Re: Advice for Starting a Gongbu-bang in the Cheongju Area
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2017, 02:50:22 AM »
I knew a lady (Korean American I think) who ran one of these in that province.   All I know is that she had a nice new apartment and the study room was a set aside area of the apartment.  So part of the apartment was for living, part was for teaching. 

Unfortunately I don't know how her business went.

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Re: Advice for Starting a Gongbu-bang in the Cheongju Area
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2017, 04:29:57 AM »
If you have a F visa it's fairly easy to just rent a space and register with the education board.

My friend ran one for a year I thought about it but ended up not doing it because of liabilities and the possibility of being sued by a rogue student.

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Re: Advice for Starting a Gongbu-bang in the Cheongju Area
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2017, 10:56:53 AM »
Do you need a home country police check? Does it have to be apostilled?

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Re: Advice for Starting a Gongbu-bang in the Cheongju Area
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2017, 06:22:32 PM »
I looked into but decided against it.

A few things that I recall:

business license/tax certificate- local tax office and gu office, I believe
register with Education office- police check (Korean) and your diploma, you may have to register as a tutor I think?

Now you need a special sign on the door, probably from Education Office.

I think there is/are FB groups for people in  business.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/foreignentrepreneursinkorea/

From what I hear it can be cut-throat, so don't skip on registering/taxes because someone may report you (especially if you are getting their old students).


Good luck!
Thanks!  This is the kind of info I'm looking for.

It's not something I'm set on, just yet.  Re-upped for this year in public schools, but I keep wondering if it would be a better fit for me and my family (especially as public school jobs here keep getting stricter and the pay scale looks to remain stagnant for the foreseeable future).

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Re: Advice for Starting a Gongbu-bang in the Cheongju Area
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2017, 06:31:38 PM »
I looked into but decided against it.

A few things that I recall:

business license/tax certificate- local tax office and gu office, I believe
register with Education office- police check (Korean) and your diploma, you may have to register as a tutor I think?

Now you need a special sign on the door, probably from Education Office.

I think there is/are FB groups for people in  business.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/foreignentrepreneursinkorea/

From what I hear it can be cut-throat, so don't skip on registering/taxes because someone may report you (especially if you are getting their old students).


Good luck!
Thanks!  This is the kind of info I'm looking for.

It's not something I'm set on, just yet.  Re-upped for this year in public schools, but I keep wondering if it would be a better fit for me and my family (especially as public school jobs here keep getting stricter and the pay scale looks to remain stagnant for the foreseeable future).

Yeah, BUT in public schools you get alot more added benefits to consider. Pension, severance, insurance, completion bonus, etc. Oh and paid vacation!!!!!
Study rooms can be a cash cow, but I know a few people who used to run a study room and these days they have to pick up side jobs to make ends meet. Many variables to consider, research your area.

But as I said good luck either way!
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