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From a business owner perspective, how big a team did you build over how many years (when your team size pretty much stabilized) and at what weighted cost (inclusive of infrastructure / equipment /rent /etc…) for that period of time. Effectively, if someone were to come to Thailand and be able to reproduce your exact results, how long would it take, how much would it cost, and what would be the team size as a result?
Team peaked at 20 (after 4 years) and stabilised at 10 (after 7 years). A (very rough!) ballpark figure per employee, including hiring, training salary, benefits, rent, equipment, infrastructure, overhead, etc. I’d put at ~500,000 THB / year.
We’re a very young team Focus is on salary+benefits with the office itself being rather barebones (no free laundry / massage / beanie bags / pool table / etc.).
In general I’d describe the organisation as very lean. Speaking Thai, not requiring customer-facing office facilities, hiring fresh graduates (and training them), providing lots of cash-flow-friendly benefits (e.g lots of vacation days), as well as keeping overhead at a minimum (no tracking of work hours, etc.) all contributed to that.