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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #300 on: August 06, 2020, 09:12:38 AM »

What are your chances in getting a visa or permanent residency with the pandemic going on?
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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #301 on: August 06, 2020, 09:45:11 AM »
What are your chances in getting a visa or permanent residency with the pandemic going on?


If the Georgian government wants tax revenue I would say the odds are good.

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #302 on: August 06, 2020, 09:50:40 AM »













Larrisa and her South African friend Lulu. People LOVE to take selfies with my hats.
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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #303 on: August 07, 2020, 02:54:04 AM »



I found out why this about the 360 day rule ending. It was a letter from the South African ambassador advising its citizens to get prepared for a change in the 360 day rule.

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #304 on: August 07, 2020, 11:18:32 AM »
People LOVE to take selfies with my hats.

Maybe you need one of those painted plywood cut out type things
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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #305 on: August 19, 2020, 04:35:32 AM »


I found out why this about the 360 day rule ending. It was a letter from the South African ambassador advising its citizens to get prepared for a change in the 360 day rule.

 :clapping: Interesting story. I read thru all of it as Batumi was where I wanted to move this year but this got canceled due to obvious reasons and left me stuck.

Georgia ending the 365 day visa would be most unfortunate. But they seemed to have opened up this year for remote workers I read which might can help your case.
Also Armenia next door has way lower requirements in investment thresholds than Georgia.
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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #306 on: August 19, 2020, 09:28:02 AM »

Also Armenia next door has way lower requirements in investment thresholds than Georgia.

Georgia v Armenia ..

No contest ..

One is trying to look to the west, t'other is still VERY reliant on mother Russia for physical protection and much more corrupt
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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #307 on: August 19, 2020, 02:42:11 PM »
Georgia v Armenia ..

No contest ..

One is trying to look to the west, t'other is still VERY reliant on mother Russia for physical protection and much more corrupt

Armenia needs Russia as otherwise they would have no local ally when it is surrounded by enemies, i.e Azerbaijan & Turkey.

Georgia dances between the US and Russia, it wants protection from Russia from NATO but Russia's close proximity on it's border means it finds it difficult to ignore Russia until the US/NATO are totally onboard and can be relied upon to intervene. The GD are said to have Russian backing. Only a case of seeing whether their upcoming elections in October will be fair or go the way of Belarus. If they are fair then the PR system will mean the GD are likely to lose power to more west leaning parties.

The GD are said to be quite corrupt and not played fairly with foreign investment.

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #308 on: August 20, 2020, 01:13:27 AM »
Trench proves, once again, that he has never been to this region...especially. in respect to GE.....

The Rodina sided with separatists and has handed out passports to what GE regards as occupied parts of its territory...





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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #309 on: August 20, 2020, 01:50:19 AM »
Trench proves, once again, that he has never been to this region...especially. in respect to GE.....

The Rodina sided with separatists and has handed out passports to what GE regards as occupied parts of its territory...

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Should be up and running by the end of the month
« Reply #310 on: August 20, 2020, 09:12:21 AM »



My chef knows how to push and get things done. Today she got really nice chairs chairs for 38.33 GEL ($12.44) a chair.


I need a business visa and she needs a worker's visa otherwise we might have to refugee to Armenia. A place she's been to and doesn't want to go again.












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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #311 on: August 20, 2020, 10:23:39 AM »
Maxx

1/ The photos are fine

2/ If food photos make your juices flow.. that's a good sign

PS I've never been a fan of Mexican food  :applause:

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Re: Should be up and running by the end of the month
« Reply #312 on: August 20, 2020, 10:59:11 AM »


My chef knows how to push and get things done. Today she got really nice chairs chairs for 38.33 GEL ($12.44) a chair.


I need a business visa and she needs a worker's visa otherwise we might have to refugee to Armenia. A place she's been to and doesn't want to go again.












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I got a feeling my photos are too big for the page. Can they be corrected?

The photos are awesome and the food looks delicious. Thx for sharing and good luck.
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Re: Should be up and running by the end of the month
« Reply #313 on: August 20, 2020, 11:23:38 AM »
The photos are awesome and the food looks delicious. Thx for sharing and good luck.


Thank you and you are welcome Confederate. The third photo is Larissa's vegetarian taco. Tasted great!

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #314 on: August 20, 2020, 11:32:51 AM »
Today Larissa lined me up for some custom made tables made from chestnut wood, at a low price. Also found some wooden chairs that should match. Tables and chairs are one of the bigger ticket items I need to get this place off.

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #315 on: August 20, 2020, 11:21:01 PM »

Maxx what are you charging for those meals in American dollars?
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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #316 on: August 21, 2020, 01:46:19 AM »
Maxx what are you charging for those meals in American dollars?


The prices for most dishes is in the range of 3 to 7 dollars. We calculated the food costs and it is low. The tortilla for example is about 20 cents if made from the more expensive masa corn flour. Wheat flour less than 5 cents. Meat is the biggest expense. Guacamole is something we decided to pass on. The source of good avocados is very limited and is seasonal to just several months. And the cost is very high. Usually about $1.50 to $2 a avocado. And the avocados are quite small. Too bad as I like guacamole as does most everyone else. 

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #317 on: August 21, 2020, 02:14:34 AM »
Curious as to your marketing approach Maxx, printed leaflets, local newspapers, website?

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #318 on: August 21, 2020, 02:18:02 AM »
Also, remember that profits come from repeat business and referrals.

I don't really like those punchcards like 'buy 10 get one free' stuff, but a coupon with a freebie next visit when folks pay their bill is a nice gesture.  Even if they don't use it they might pass the coupon to someone else.

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #319 on: August 21, 2020, 04:26:17 AM »
If I might offer a suggestion ... Find someone who speaks Turkish and offer the coach drivers a commision for every voucher the customers who they send and spend over ( say) 12 Lari / head

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #320 on: August 21, 2020, 04:27:18 AM »

The prices for most dishes is in the range of 3 to 7 dollars. We calculated the food costs and it is low. The tortilla for example is about 20 cents if made from the more expensive masa corn flour. Wheat flour less than 5 cents. Meat is the biggest expense. Guacamole is something we decided to pass on. The source of good avocados is very limited and is seasonal to just several months. And the cost is very high. Usually about $1.50 to $2 a avocado. And the avocados are quite small. Too bad as I like guacamole as does most everyone else.

For me personally, it's hard to imagine Mexican food without guacamole

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #321 on: August 21, 2020, 05:18:23 AM »
Find a source for freeze-dried avocado slices.  Easy to store, light to ship, reconstitute as needed without waste and spoilage.

http://guacamolepowder.com/index.html
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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #322 on: August 21, 2020, 06:40:02 AM »
Curious as to your marketing approach Maxx, printed leaflets, local newspapers, website?


We haven't gotten that far yet. We are still photographing various food dishes for an inside menu, outside sidewalk sign and for the GLOVO food delivery website.


I was asked by Adjara Public TV to do a taped interview on why I choose Georgia as a place to live. When we are finally ready to open our doors I may pay them a visit.


It seems expats living here might be one of the better sources of income. Just met 2 of them an hour ago who were excited to hear a Mexican food place was opening soon.


Yesterday Larissa and I were talking with a Turkish restaurant owner. Larissa came away with the idea that we should use Halal (Muslim butcher) meat, both beef and chicken. The Turk said in his estimation about half of Muslims would eat at a restaurant that served Halal meat and pork. They just wouldn't eat pork. A lot of the Georgian mountain villagers in Adjara are Muslim. They eat pork without an issue. 

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #323 on: August 21, 2020, 06:44:59 AM »
Find a source for freeze-dried avocado slices.  Easy to store, light to ship, reconstitute as needed without waste and spoilage.

http://guacamolepowder.com/index.html


Thank you BC. I sent Larissa the link. I will look it over and maybe order it. I'll let you know what I find out.

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #324 on: August 21, 2020, 06:47:12 AM »
For me personally, it's hard to imagine Mexican food without guacamole


I'm hearing you. I love the stuff!

 

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