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#443213 - 07/24/12 06:32 PM Starting a Business in Belize
JBoats Offline
Hi All,

I'm new to the forum and currently reside in the USA. I'm finding the US to be a more and more dreadful place to live these days and at the age of 40 I'd like to escape before it's too late. I'd like to have my own business in a beautiful tropical paradise like Belize maybe near San Pedro, but I know nothing about it other than what I see on-line. My interests are Sailing my 42 foot sloop, diving, windsurfing, playing guitar, and Craft Beer.

Do you think there would be a market for a Craft Beer Pub catering to American and British.. vacationers? Are there extra regulations involving Alcohol permits? Is there competition already for this market? How expensive are the leases on business properties in the prime locations and is there availability? Lastly, is it easy to find a dock or marina to slip my boat?

Thanks, J

#443214 - 07/24/12 07:02 PM Re: Starting a Business in Belize [Re: JBoats]
ckocian Offline
Kind of like asking someone else to do the reading for you and supply your instructions, isn't it?

#443215 - 07/24/12 07:14 PM Re: Starting a Business in Belize [Re: ckocian]
JBoats Offline
You might be surprised at what I already know but nothing beats real information from the locals. Discovering what the locals think of a Craft Beer Pub/Brewery can't be found out in any other way but asking.

Thanks for your help though that was very informative and really lets me know how at least one Belizean feels.

#443221 - 07/24/12 09:43 PM Re: Starting a Business in Belize [Re: JBoats]
seashell Offline
Thought you said you'd done your homework/reading? My guess is maybe not so much. Read this:

A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

#443558 - 07/29/12 11:49 PM Re: Starting a Business in Belize [Re: JBoats]
Cooper Offline
You are trying to do something that all around cant be done. A trip here would answer all your questions, but knowone has the time to explain..its just not doable...

#443570 - 07/30/12 08:24 AM Re: Starting a Business in Belize [Re: JBoats]
dabunk Offline
There is a monopoly in Belize on beer production. Only one company allowed by the GOB.

#443576 - 07/30/12 10:39 AM Re: Starting a Business in Belize [Re: seashell]
bean819 Offline
Things can change...

#443580 - 07/30/12 11:27 AM Re: Starting a Business in Belize [Re: dabunk]
cracked up Offline
not anymore, things have changed!!

#443601 - 07/30/12 08:48 PM Re: Starting a Business in Belize [Re: cracked up]
Tim Callanan Offline
The possibility exists you would do well,there has never been one , so what your asking is based on opinions and not facts. Sounds like a good idea , like many ; good luck!
Tina's Island Life

#443605 - 07/30/12 09:12 PM Re: Starting a Business in Belize [Re: JBoats]
SimonB Offline
Tim, you seem to forget about Ambergris Brewing...

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