Mike Cobb’s Radio Show May 1, 2012

Posted by Mike Cobb on Apr 30, 2012 11:19:05 AM

Tomorrow’s radio show is all about the entrepreneur and features two expat entrepreneurs and an organization that helps budding Nicaraguan entrepreneurs building a business in Nicaragua. There is nothing better than capitalism to lift a people out of poverty as evidenced dramatically by China over the past 2 decades. Incredibly, they’ve lifted over 300,000,000 people into their middle class by letting the free market work its miracle.

Nicaragua is a Great Place for Business

Nicaragua is doing the same and has been recognized by the World Bank and others like the Economist Magazine’s Intelligence Unit as being a great place to start and run a business, the best in Central America by the way. The Rainbow Network, founded by Keith Jaspers to assist Nicaraguans, mostly women learn a marketable skill and become self sufficient and enjoy a sustainable lifestyle.  Today’s interview is with Samuel Reyes, one of their project managers and in the future, we’ll have Keith on as well.

Entrepreneurs and Business Opportunities in Nicaragua

My other two guests are both entrepreneurs, one of whom has already made the move to Nicaragua, Shaul Streifler and works with Jay and Kathy Snyder developing and selling beautiful condominiums in the Colonial City of Granada.  Granada is a wonderful, walkable city where expat retirees get along just fine without a car.

Our other guest is a chiropractor from Malibu, California, Ron Marinaro, who is a good friend of Michael Hanyecz interviewed several times on this program. Ron is now considering a move to Nicaragua with his wife and 3 kids later in the year.  He cites the quality of life and cost of living as major reasons why he is interested in moving to and perhaps owning some property in Nicaragua as well.  Ron is a great cook and I for one look forward to having him here for those fun Italian family dinners.

To tune in for Mike’s Gringo Life, Tuesday’s 6-8pm on the Overseas radio Network.


Mike Cobb

Written by Mike Cobb

In 1996, Michael K. Cobb and his business partner formed a company, Exotic Caye International, to provide loans to North Americans purchasing properties in Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica, and throughout the region. With a strong focus on consumer need, Mr. Cobb accurately predicted the growing demand for high quality, residential product for North American "baby boomer" retirees in the region. He led the group into real estate development and created a holding company called ECI Development for several properties, including a resort on Ambergris Caye, Belize. Michael speaks at dozens of international conferences annually about offshore real estate finance, development, and ownership. He was a consultant to The Oxford Club, hosted a weekly radio program, contributes regularly to overseas publications, sits on the board of several international companies, gives counsel to various real estate projects throughout Central America, and serves on the Board of Directors and the President’s Advisory Group for the National Association of Realtors, NAR.

Topics: Living In Nicaragua