Open a Consulting Business in Thailand
Updated on Tuesday 07th February 2017
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In the last few years, the global consulting industry registered quite important growths, being valued at USD 205 billion in 2011 and increasing with an approximate Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 4.1% up to 2016, according to Consultancy.uk. The same source determined that Asia Pacific countries, including Thailand, are the fastest developing markets with an increase of 6% between the years 2012 and 2016, accounting for 16% of the global consulting market.
Consulting fields in Thailand
If you are a foreign entrepreneur thinking about opening a consulting business in Thailand, you should decide which consulting field you want to specialize in. A consultant can activate in virtually any industry nowadays, however the top consulting firms which prove to be most profitable include:
• IT Consulting, holding at the moment a 20% of the overall global market according to Consultancy.uk;
• Corporate Financial and Financial Advisory, one of the most popular consulting segment;
• Engineering Consulting;
• Management Consulting;
• Human Resources Consulting;
• Strategy Consulting;
• Property Consulting;
• Marketing Consulting.
After you have decided on what type of consulting company you would like to start, our Thai experts can assist you with the company registration procedure in Thailand.
What to consider before opening a consulting business in Thailand
Before opening a consulting business in Thailand, one should consider the following aspects:
• The type of business entity to be opened in Thailand: In this country, a company can be opened in one of the following forms:
o Limited company;
o Joint venture.
• What is the incorporation process of a company in Thailand: The incorporation procedure in the land of smiles requires:
o Choose the trading name of the business and verifying its availability;
o Start of the registration with the Thai Trade Register, which involves drafting the articles of association of the business, deciding on the directors and secretary;
o Registration with the Thai authorities for VAT and social contributions;
Our team of Thai company formation specialists can help you with the process of choosing the most appropriate company type for your future consulting business, as well as with the company registration procedure in Thailand; we invite you to contact us.