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#326470 - 03/04/09 04:05 PM Moving to Belize and opening a business????
ScooterKing2242 Offline
My wife and I have this crazy idea that we would like to live in Belize for a while. It seems like it would be a fantastic opportunity and an awesome adventure.

Here's our question though:

I currently run a scooter sales and rental business and love doing it. We make a decent living but need a little more adventure.

Any ideas on if it would work or even be possible to bring 20 or so scooters with us and open a tour business that included a scooter ride and snorkeling. We have been on a few cruises and feel it would make a great excursion. We would most likely hire some Belize natives to run the tours while we operated the back end of the business.

We think we are being a little over excited and should just move there and find an existing job in the tourist industry and slowly build contacts to start this business. What do you all think?

Any ideas or thoughts will be much appreciated. Thanks!

#326914 - 03/06/09 04:50 AM Re: Moving to Belize and opening a business???? [Re: ScooterKing2242]
Cooper Offline
This topic has been discussed 10000 times so in brief, it will take at least a year to get legal to run a business like that. You will never get a guide license..but you can own the equipment and hire Belizeans to be your guide. It would not be likely you could ever get jobs in tourism as they are restricted to Belizeans....

#326950 - 03/06/09 02:19 PM Re: Moving to Belize and opening a business???? [Re: Cooper]
SimonB Offline
It's also been done and failed many times.

#327885 - 03/12/09 02:26 PM Re: Moving to Belize and opening a business???? [Re: SimonB]
AdvantageRealty Offline
It's doable, but a lot of hard work, real hard. I would look into something else.
Chris Burkey
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