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Starting a buisness, what to bring?

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Starting a buisness, what to bring?

Post Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 9:07 pm

Hello

I will be coming to Costa Rica in August to begin opening a small B&B.

Can anyone give me any advice as to things I could bring down to save money? I know that most things cost more in Costa Rica than the US... It will be me and a few friends with check bags... What should I bring down with me?

ie, I have some small power tools I will be bringing (drills)

Any advice?

thanks!

 

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Re: Starting a buisness, what to bring?

Post Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 9:26 am

DO you plan on getting residency? Until you have Permanent residency you can not legally work in Costa Rica. You would need to fly under the radar so to speak if you ran a business here. Do you know where you will reside, do you own property yet? Have you purchased a B and B and will take over the running of it? There is way more to this venture than just "what to bring". You can take a look at what my husband and I do with just renting out a room in our home as a b and b. We have been here almost 9 years, have permanent status residency, and by no means make much on our little business. There are hundreds of thousands of places to stay in Costa Rica, so you will need to have a great website, get on tripadivsor, and other travel sites, and still be aware of the stiff competition. Good towels and bed linens are a must. Good Luck. Our website is:
www.oasisbytheseabandb.com

 

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Re: Starting a buisness, what to bring?

Post Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 1:36 am

- gringatica2003

DO you plan on getting residency? Until you have Permanent residency you can not legally work in Costa Rica. You would need to fly under the radar so to speak if you ran a business here. Do you know where you will reside, do you own property yet? Have you purchased a B and B and will take over the running of it? There is way more to this venture than just "what to bring". You can take a look at what my husband and I do with just renting out a room in our home as a b and b. We have been here almost 9 years, have permanent status residency, and by no means make much on our little business. There are hundreds of thousands of places to stay in Costa Rica, so you will need to have a great website, get on tripadivsor, and other travel sites, and still be aware of the stiff competition. Good towels and bed linens are a must. Good Luck. Our website is:
www.oasisbytheseabandb.com




ok......

so towels and linens?

anything else?

 

ZAXUSERNAME
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Re: Starting a buisness, what to bring?

Post Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 1:36 am

- gringatica2003

DO you plan on getting residency? Until you have Permanent residency you can not legally work in Costa Rica. You would need to fly under the radar so to speak if you ran a business here. Do you know where you will reside, do you own property yet? Have you purchased a B and B and will take over the running of it? There is way more to this venture than just "what to bring". You can take a look at what my husband and I do with just renting out a room in our home as a b and b. We have been here almost 9 years, have permanent status residency, and by no means make much on our little business. There are hundreds of thousands of places to stay in Costa Rica, so you will need to have a great website, get on tripadivsor, and other travel sites, and still be aware of the stiff competition. Good towels and bed linens are a must. Good Luck. Our website is:
www.oasisbytheseabandb.com




ok......

so towels and linens?

anything else?

 

ZAXUSERNAME
Newbie
Newbie
 
 
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