Paul and Hans are two Costa Rican entrepreneur brothers with Swiss, Salvadoran and Nicaraguan heritage. Coming from a coffee-planting family, their journey to creating a business has had many stepping stones like studying for a Master's Degree in the U.S.A. and joining the Swiss military.
There are certain responsibilities that must be fulfilled in order to have a healthy working relationship between every employer and his employees, this is usually the rule all around the world and Costa Rica is no exception. The Labor Code broadly regulates the relationship between
Starting a business is different in every part of the world due to the particular challenges you may come across, in addition each country has a business culture that is important to understand and Costa Rica is no exception.
One of the most important things we
The government has announced that the operating permit for establishments with a public health permit will be from 5:00 a.m. to 09:00 p.m., according to their category (see the list of exceptions below) and the canton alert.
Beaches will remain open from 7 days a week
In Costa Rica one of the main challenges of opening a business is the fact that, while relevant public policy does exist, there is no specific law for entrepreneurship, nor are there spaces where the entrepreneurial sector might participate in the shaping of public policy.
We previously discussed the best time to start a business during or after the COVID-19 crisis, if you missed it, click here.
Let’s now talk about how to start a business in Costa Rica.
Even though the process of starting a business has a bad reputation within
The transition phase applies to cantons in orange alert, cantons in yellow alert continue their normal operation. As of September 9, all the cantons will operate under the controlled reopening phase. You can find here the complete list of allowed establishments during the transition and
Companies have different types of books depending on what kind of company or corporation it is, and each kind of book is identified with a unique legalization number. In the Costa Rican market, the most important types of companies are:
A. Corporations with issued shares whose books
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, the Costa Rican government announced the following measures to control the spread of COVID-19 for the month of August, aiming to flatten the contagion curve of COVID-19 in the country. Cantons on yellow alert will continue with phase three of
Activities allowed in areas under orange alert (including the GAM)
From Monday to Sunday, without time restriction:
1. Delivery services.
2. Self-service modality to the public, understood as the removal of products remaining inside the vehicle (drive-through/curbside pick up).
3. Public institutions in general.
4. The Municipalities, Municipal Councils