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Van Gogh



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:44 am    Post subject: Starting a School in Cambodia Reply with quote

Any advice on taking on a local partner?
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PattyFlipper



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be afraid. Be very afraid.
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khmerhit



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing
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sisyphus



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just interested -did the OP start up a school and how was it, anyone else started their own school in Cambodia?
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scot47



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a good idea.
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GreatApe



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds extremely risky!

--GA
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PattyFlipper



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'd actually be better employing a Cambodian 'right hand man' (or woman) to help you navigate the Khmer cultural and bureaucratic maze, rather than saddling yourself with a local partner, who will quite likely try to rip you off, particularly in the unlikely event that the school is successful. Employees can be fired, whereas partners are much more difficult to get rid of. You still have to be very selective though, and make sure you treat him/her well. Additionally, do not be surprised when he/she leaves to set up in competition with you.
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steki47



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PattyFlipper wrote:
a local partner, who will quite likely try to rip you off


Complete ignorance on my part-is that sort of behavior common?
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