I would agree with some of the other guys about coming here and checking things out forst. Alot of the rules are flexible/outdated/grey/non-existent/infuriating. Same as for teaching; come here, put your toes in the water before you commit yourself too much. I do know that the rules re; educational facilities are pretty tough. A friend here opened a small English training centre and used a Chinese silent partner as the face of the school. It would be absolutely impossible for him to get the license without some kind of partnership/joint venture. Of course, this arrangement has its pros and cons. Some guys work with it well, but the horror stories are also numerous. Just go for it man. Good luck!