What are the things I do well and feel well when doing them?
This is important if you are to super-charge yourself and keep your enthusiasm at high pitch. Unless you're enthusiastic about what you do, in all probability you won't succeed. But doing something expertly well is not enough sometimes. It's won't guarantee success. Other ingredients are necessary.
For example, take into consideration that someone who has been a supervisor or middle manager in a company for many years may not have the capability to become an effective entrepreneur. A chef at a prosperous restaurant may be an excellent cook but a bad manager when he establishes his own restaurant. Despite these negative thoughts, the reality is that many youthful and older retirees are running their own part or full-time businesses and doing it well. Many have proved to have a natural knack at business management.
Operating Permits Are Necessary
If you've decided to go ahead and start your own business in Costa Rica, be sure you apply for a Patente (permit to do business) from the Municipality of the town where you plan to establish it. Along with the permit is also needed authorization from the Ministry of Health. These requisites are not difficult to comply with if your business is legal, will not contaminate the environment (trash, smoke, noise, discharge waters, etc.), and you pay the minimum wages as specified by the Ministry of Labor.
Your business employees, including domestic help, must be signed up in the Social Security System for them to be eligible to receive government free or very low-cost health services and medicines. A permit, of course, is not necessary when you run an advisory service business such as consulting by using a computer from your home with no employees but yourself.