My husband & I are thinking about creating a small eco-resort in AC. However after reading Lan Sluder's book and several posts on this site, I'm feeling discouraged. Can anyone share a few success stories? And maybe a little advice about what causes success vs. failure in the AC hotel industry?

Also, I'm confused about the issue of being able to make $ before your first year of residency. If you are running your own business (and employing Belizians), are you still unable to earn a living before you obtain residency status?