How not to start a business in Ecuador

Recently, a friend started a pizza shop in Ecuador.

3 months later he was done and out of business.

Another friend just started an Italian restaurant.

He looks to be done within the month.

For me, what´s the key to starting a business that lasts no matter where you are in Ecuador?

Accommodations.

For instance, what if your passion and what you REALLY want to do is start a surf school, or a restaurant, or a yoga retreat center?

Then offer accommodations in the form of a vacation rentals-hotel-B&B and on the side offer the retreat center/restaurant/school.

People got to sleep somewhere, then they gotta eat. Then, they got to be entertained. Might as well all be with you. If you can give them a reason to stick around longer all the better.

This will keep you in business.

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