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26 Apr

Best Activities for Kids in Tamarindo Beach Costa Rica

Spring Break has just ended in Costa Rica and kids are already looking forward to the next school holiday. Meanwhile, parents are already planning how to keep them busy when they're not in school. Don’t wait for the kids to proclaim “I’m bored” when there is plenty to keep them busy after school in the Flamingo-Tamarindo area. The Spring Break camps may be over but that doesn’t mean nothing is going on. So, whether you're an expat in Costa Rica or moving to Costa Rica with a family, don’t worry, there...

30 Mar

What You Need to Buy or Sell a Commercial Property Investment

When it comes to buying or selling a business, there is a difference between the actual value of the company and the market value. Much like buying a home, you don’t want to simply rely on the price as determined by the real estate agent. It is always advisable to bring in an expert to conduct a home inspection to make sure the house is stable and doesn’t have any major leaks or mold issues. It is also best to get a financial expert to inspect all of the hidden...

2 Mar

Costa Rica Residency Options: Who Can You Trust?

Recently, many people working on their residency process in Costa Rica got the sad news that a long-time and trusted law firm suddenly closed, leaving many in the middle of their residency process with unanswered questions and incomplete applications. If you have been left stranded or are moving to Costa Rica and are worried about who to trust with your Costa Rica residency, Costa Concierge offers you a friendly ear and its trusted list of contacts. There are several residency options available to expats wishing to stay long-term and wanting more...

29 Jan

Will Your Business Break Even This Year?

Did you have a piggy bank as a kid? A place where you would keep your extra change and birthday money and save it for something special? We still need this as adults! At the end of the day, do you know whether or not your company is breaking even, making money, or losing revenue? Are You Making Enough Money to Break Even? When it comes to accounting and business, there is something called the breakeven point. This is the point where expenses and income are equal and there is no profit...

16 Jan

Costa Rica: Home of the Most Beautiful Beach in the World

A beach in Costa Rica has recently been named the most beautiful beach in the world. With a shore lined with sparkling white seashells and a swath of turquoise blue water, it is no wonder Conchal Beach on Guanacaste’s North Pacific Coast was given this special distinction. The list of “50 best beaches in the world” was published by EnjoyTravel.com, which publishes an annual list every January. This year, the number one spot went to Conchal Beach in Costa Rica, calling the country “the hottest destination to visit right now”. Isla...

7 Dec

Get Affordable Tax Preparation with a Tax Consultancy Firm in Costa Rica

Tax season is here in Costa Rica and if you are currently living in the Central American country, you know it is best to have a professional accountant look into your finances before filing. But who is watching the watcher? Having a Costa Rican accountant prepare your taxes is fine but what if they are missing things? Write-offs and expenses may be overlooked by a typical accountant that is used to doing things a certain way. That is why it is good to have a tax consultancy firm in Costa...

26 Oct

Why Blogging is Better Than Paid Advertising

According to experts, content and links are the two most important ranking factors when it comes to searchability online. While Google advertising is helpful it does not have the longevity of onsite content, which remains online indefinitely. Meanwhile, a well-written blog, with the right keywords, can take you to the top of page 1 on Google. Even though Google and other search engines change up how their search algorithms work from time to time, blogging is as relevant as ever and it is just the SEO marketing strategy your business...

21 Sep

What is Entrepreneurial Finance and Why Do You Need It?

Could your new business idea use some outside capital to take your big idea off the ground? Both small businesses and large ventures can benefit from having a financial expert who has specialized in entrepreneurial finance. Entrepreneurial finance is the process of gaining capital and making financial decisions for a new business or start-up. It’s also the study of resource allocation and value, helping entrepreneurs determine how much money needs to be raised and how much can be raised. An expert in entrepreneurial finance will also look at whether or not a...

9 Sep

Benefits of a Customized Excel Bookkeeping Template

Accounting software like QuickBooks is great for small business. You can track your expenses, manage cash flow, and create invoices. But what if you had a tailored Excel bookkeeping template specific toyour businesses needs? The financial experts at Costa Consultants can build out your very own personalized financial statements, including all links/formulas you can use to update your books. Don’thave time to do your monthly bookkeeping? We can do that as well! What some people don’t realise is accounting is different from finance. Accounting is daily operations, bimonthly or weekly expenses,...

22 Jun

Our Favorite Things To Do in July at Guanacaste Beaches

It may be low season, but there are plenty of things to love about July in Guanacaste. Not only does the parched land of the tropical dry forest get some much needed moisture and turn everything green, but the beaches and restaurants aren’t as busy as they were during the high season from December to May. At Guanacaste beaches, we don’t let a little rain get in the way of a good time. There are still plenty of things to do in the low, or green, season, especially around the Flamingo...