I bought goods from China and wanted them to export to Africa, my goods took 4 months before they reached their final destination, but the problem was the exporting company and not the seller or customs - this led me to believe that I can actually do a better job than that company and was thinking of starting an export company in China, I am willing to try this at least for a year because,

A: I will be exporting more goods from China
B: There is a demand for it, because few exporters offering such service are awfully bad.

So my questions are, What is the bare minimum requirement? And how much roughly will it cost me to set it up?

Any help/advice is really appreciated.