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July 13th, 2008
As a lot of my readers know, I first came to Costa Rica to retire. Many things came together while I was back in Chicago that allowed me to do this. One day, I realized that I really did not need to work any more. I had sufficient funds that, if managed correctly, would allow me to retire and not work another day. This was not possible in the USA (too costly), but was very “do-able” in Costa Rica.
I made my plans and within six months, here I was! Retirement seemed like such a good idea at the time, but sadly, it just did not work out. After five months, I was bored to death. I traveled Costa Rica and enjoyed the life, and after a while, I just settled down near San Jose and tried to just.. well… retire. I found myself watching TV and doing nothing… and frankly, just how much Oprah can anyone watch?
Since that realization, I have started 5 companies here not including The Real Costa Rica web site, that, while not a business, takes a lot of my time. I now work about ten hours per day, but working here is most assuredly not like working in the US. In fact, it is not like working at all! I am happy with life and enjoy the work and meeting new people.
However, the hours are long and my wife, who has worked at Costa Rica’s second largest hospital for over 32 years, is now wanting to work less, travel more, and have me available far more than I am. She has the right to spend more time with me, and I told her I would cut back. I therefore have decided to sell one of my companies and make myself available to her. If you have an interest in owning a (quite profitable) business that requires about 15 hours per week to manage, read on!
I am not going to get into a lot of details here… just enough to let someone decide if they might be interested. Those who are interested and meet the minimum requirements can contact me at the email address below.
The business is somewhat tourist/visitor related but is not seasonal. It was profitable within the first month four years ago, and it has grown consistently since then. I spend between 12-16 hours per week managing the business. It is not a sexy business… not a B & B, restaurant, bar, hotel etc. It is a simple and easily run business that just makes money and is priced reasonable at $80,000.
Requirements for ANY person who wishes to make inquiries are:
- You must live here in Costa Rica now or be arriving (permanently) within 30 days. This business would be difficult if not impossible to run from another country and you must be here to receive training and support for the first few weeks or a month.
- Live in or near San Jose. This business is in the San Jose area and would be quite difficult to run if you do not live in the Central Valley and preferably within 30 minutes of San Jose
- Must own a car or have access to one 24 X 7.
- Must have the funds required to purchase the business.
- A basic knowledge of the Internet, especially email.
- Residency is not required to own a business in Costa Rica.
This would be an excellent business for anyone needing a decent or supplementary income and not wanting to have to spend a ton of time working. Perfect for a couple maybe not yet ready to retire 100%.
PLEASE, do NOT contact me if you do not meet ALL of the requirements above. Those who do meet the above requirements, please email me here.
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