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Starting a Business in Belize #443213
07/24/12 05:32 PM
07/24/12 05:32 PM
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JBoats Offline OP
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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

Re: Starting a Business in Belize [Re: JBoats] #443214
07/24/12 06:02 PM
07/24/12 06:02 PM
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 915
San Antonio TX and Seine Bight...
ckocian Offline
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Kind of like asking someone else to do the reading for you and supply your instructions, isn't it?

Re: Starting a Business in Belize [Re: ckocian] #443215
07/24/12 06:14 PM
07/24/12 06:14 PM
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JBoats Offline OP
JBoats  Offline OP
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.

Re: Starting a Business in Belize [Re: JBoats] #443221
07/24/12 08:43 PM
07/24/12 08:43 PM
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seashell Offline
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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?

Re: Starting a Business in Belize [Re: JBoats] #443558
07/29/12 10:49 PM
07/29/12 10:49 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,436
Caye Caulker
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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...

Re: Starting a Business in Belize [Re: JBoats] #443570
07/30/12 07:24 AM
07/30/12 07:24 AM
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 1,424
Mine Hill NJ
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There is a monopoly in Belize on beer production. Only one company allowed by the GOB.

Re: Starting a Business in Belize [Re: seashell] #443576
07/30/12 09:39 AM
07/30/12 09:39 AM
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bean819 Offline
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Things can change...

Re: Starting a Business in Belize [Re: dabunk] #443580
07/30/12 10:27 AM
07/30/12 10:27 AM
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Posts: 458
cracked up Offline
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not anymore, things have changed!!

Re: Starting a Business in Belize [Re: cracked up] #443601
07/30/12 07:48 PM
07/30/12 07:48 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 609
San Pedro
Tim Callanan Offline
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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!

Re: Starting a Business in Belize [Re: JBoats] #443605
07/30/12 08:12 PM
07/30/12 08:12 PM
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SimonB Offline

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Tim, you seem to forget about Ambergris Brewing...

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