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Re: opening a cafe #209250
04/26/03 11:53 PM
04/26/03 11:53 PM
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Birdland - 1 mile north
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Who are you? Why don't you sign your name or name your business?
Not that he needs it, but I vouch for Chris. I've met him, hung out at his place and admire his knowledge. The problem with being anonymous is that one can say anything and hid behind a silly sign on name. From your first response to the ladies question it sounds to me like you can't stand the thought of competition.

Take only pictures leave only bubbles
Re: opening a cafe #209251
04/27/03 09:39 AM
04/27/03 09:39 AM
Joined: Oct 2002
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deking3333 Offline
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I rarely respond to anything on this site and the reason is that a lot of people take things personally. I never said Chris had a failing business or that he was a bad guy or needs vouching for. Yes, I know how you are Chris and about your business'. What I said was it is hard to start a business and make it survive here. because we have too many of everything. I never said Chris had just been here a few years or just visited once a year.

Once again, I stand by my statement.

Could it be that we have to many internet cafe's too?

Re: opening a cafe #209252
04/27/03 09:49 AM
04/27/03 09:49 AM
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deking3333 Offline
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One other thought. Two different opinions have been expressed. I have no business for sale and therefore no reason to be biased. I can see how having a business for sale could give you a different opinion.

I invite all competition as the more that come the more money I make. Just trying to tell it like it is, and remember: this is just one persons view. I wish the best of luck to anyone who has the dream and I wish the best to Chris as he trys to sell his successful business.

Re: opening a cafe #209253
04/27/03 10:14 AM
04/27/03 10:14 AM
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 1,191
San Pedro Town
Chris Offline
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deking3333 says "I invite all competition as the more that come the more money I make.".... he must be a realtor.

Re: opening a cafe #209254
04/27/03 12:02 PM
04/27/03 12:02 PM
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Not a realtor, I am in the money business making loans to local business' and people.

Re: opening a cafe #209255
04/27/03 02:38 PM
04/27/03 02:38 PM
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Short Offline
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I have been watching this subject and thinking about it... I think both Chris and deking3333 are right:

The problem with vacation destinations is that it attracts too many - I call them gold diggers - people who believe to become rich overnight, with a minimum of work. they are the one's who usually fail.

Anyone who has been independent in business anywhere, and doesn't act like he/she has reinvented the wheel, has a more than average chance to succeed over here.

When you have your business plan in order (and you know what this involves), appropriate financing, have been looking at facts rather than believing in "bar wisdom", there is no reason to fail.


Live and let live
Re: opening a cafe #209256
04/27/03 07:23 PM
04/27/03 07:23 PM
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CocoPlum Gardens Gourmet Cafe & Art Gallery on Caye Caulker, phone 501-226-0226.

Re: opening a cafe #209257
05/14/03 11:08 PM
05/14/03 11:08 PM
Joined: Jun 2000
Posts: 1,157
San Pedro and Caye Caulker, Be...
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Please contact me. I'm an artist also, and living on Caye Caulker.

Re: opening a cafe #209258
05/15/03 01:54 AM
05/15/03 01:54 AM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,976
bedford tx usa
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This is a good thread!!! Thanks to all!!
As some of you know, we have been going down since '98, every 6 months. Helped in alot of ways for the island, because we were blessed to do so.. But I have to agree with everything said here. You have to do your research and know who to mess with and who not too. Our house will be finished soon, and yes we got messed up with that.
But have learned our lessons and will proceed to get there. Take heart here, we know Chris and yes he is successful there, and the other gentleman we probally know. Do you homework and you will be fine!!!!!!
Rick wink

Re: opening a cafe #209259
05/15/03 05:58 PM
05/15/03 05:58 PM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 4,262
St Louis, Mo., USA/San Pedro
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Beachcombing is a viable option!!!

Gone fishing!!
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