Saturday, August 4, 2012

BIG MISTAKE Taking Over a Business in Costa Rica?

Living in La Fortuna, D'Angelo and I have seen a lot of gringos come and go... a LOT. I would say the majority of those folks left with their tail between their legs due to making bad investment(s) and losing everything (usually from not doing their homework btw), others, drawn by the prospect of paradise and quickly realizing that toucans flying by your window during morning coffee doesn't offset
the frustration of the continuous red-tape, not to mention money, it takes to get things done in Costa Rica. A few, not only left Costa Rica but exited the planet by their own hand, unable to deal.... very sad to say the least. There's even a few who WANT to leave but can't, stuck in a kind of limbo between heaven and hell, making just enough to get by but not enough to make a change, barely surviving. Us, we can seriously relate to the first and last groups... but I digress.

Anyway, I love doing these expat interviews because each person has a unique and interesting story on how they found their way to Costa Rica. On this day I'm interviewing Mike, the new owner of 'Just Good Food' a little soda-style restaurant here in La Fortuna. (Coincidentally, we made a video for 'Just Good Food' about a year ago, it's below if you're interested). Mike's only been here a few months but trust me, he's learned a lot in a short period of time, so you're not going to want to miss what he has to say about his experience buying a 'turn-key' business in a foreign land... especially if you're thinking about coming to Costa Rica and possibly doing the same. ENjoY! btw if you ever happen to be in the La Fortuna area, stop in 'Just Good Food', have a bite to eat and a beer and give Mike a Shout-Out, he's great to chat with and you'll be glad you took the time.

Here's the 'Just Good Food' Video we did about a year ago.

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