Want to start a small business on a tropical island? Need a way to help fund your retirement or your escape from the craziness in financially bankrupt first world countries? NOW may be the PERFECT time on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. In this video interview we will pick an expats brain after living on the north coast of the Dominican Republic for over 10 years and building several successful businesses. Captain Randy Rode was able to bring his many years of experience as a sportfishing captain in the Florida Keys and in Costa Rica to his new small charter fishing business in Cabrera Dominican Republic. That led very naturally to the development of his successful home-based B&B on the cliffs overlooking the village of Cabrera.
Along this journey of building his business and living in the Cabrera area, Randy has learned much about both the expat and the local residents and has seen the need for various services and products grow as the population grew. Randy believes that this is the perfect time for expats to start new businesses to capitalize on this growth…. RIGHT NOW.
In this video interview, Randy explains why he thinks NOW is the right time and shares some of his thoughts about just a small sampling of some of the small business opportunities that expats may want to explore as they explore a relocation to the north coast of the Dominican Republic.
I am sure the Captain Randy would be happy to meet with you when you are down on your DYD Discovery Tour and share some more ideas about other small business opportunities. We frequently recommend that DYD tour participants take advantage of a stay at the Dominican Republic Sportfishing B&B. It is a great way to get a real taste for what it is like to live up on the hills overlooking Cabrera. It is also a great way to enjoy the pool, enjoy home cooked meals and chat into the night with a couple that has lived the Cabrera life over the last 10 years.
If you would like to discuss small business opportunities, sport fishing or check out the B&B go over to the Dominican Republic Sportfishing website and enter your contact information so that Randy can get back to you when he is off the water.
In future posts we will discuss healthcare with Captain Randy. He has had several experiences with the healthcare system in Cabrera and I think you will be amazed at how little top quality healthcare costs here. He has healthcare insurance, but as you will see in the next video, the costs are so low compared to the US that you almost don’t even need it…. but we recommend it any way since it only costs about $700 to $1000 per year for a family.
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And finally, if you have not already participated in one of our free DYD Discovery Tours…… WHY? Heck, worst case you get to explore another beautiful part of the world and best case you will fall in love with this little rural village overlooking the ocean that has become home to so many other expats. Click DYD TOUR to sign up for YOUR own Discovery Tour.