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Costa Rica. Senior Project What type of Business is it? Since Jose is the owner and the company has been in his family for years, it is considered a sole proprietorship. Because of this, he does not need to pay for the land on which his hacienda is on, it has been paid off years ago by his father. Future Plans My studies during my trip are significant to me because I plan on majoring in International Business with a focus in Business Management.
I plan on going to Temple University's Fox School of Business, since I have already been accepted and it is one of my top choices.

Also, I have sat down and spoken with my father since he has recently taken on a new job where he will be traveling to Latin American countries on business.
He has just returned from Venezuela, and he will be going to Colombia and Ecuador very soon. He supports these countries by teaching doctors how to prescribe medication and also how patients will take the medication. The healthcare is very different in Latin America than in the United States, 90% of pharmaceutical products are paid for in cash in L.A. which is identically opposite in the U.S. Thank you for your time! From humble beginnings... General Information: Hacienda Guachipelin has 54 rooms, 30 are standard, 22 superior and 2 suites.
Today, the property comprises nearly 3,400 acres of land, of which 1,730 acres are set aside for the conservation of tropical dry forest; 1,025 acres are used as pastureland; and 625 acres are being reforested with tree species in danger of extinction.
Hacienda Guachipelin offers its own Adventure Tours, Canopy Tours, Canyoning Tours, Horseback Riding Tours, Hiking and they are certified and authorized by the government.
Hacienda Guachipelin is insured by the State Owned Insurance company INS, and is also an eco-tourism hotel. Ecological concerns Since Costa Rica is a popular country for eco-tourism, it is important that Hacienda Guachipelin maintains an ecologically sound mindset. Jose Tomas is very focused on maintaining a self-sufficient community using energy production methods that are ecologically correct. For example, their water heaters use solar energy and electricity is produced by a water wheel. Current focus is on using ecologically sound energy production methods. Solar powered water heaters and electricity produced by water wheel are in place. Jose is working on a methane gas biodigester to feed the hotel's kitchen. Hacienda Guachipelin is certified for sustainability by the government. Business Etiquette 1. Shaking hands with your colleague is always important. The greeting is key, if you try and rush it is considered rude.Upon meeting a new business associate or customer, you should present your business card, which should be printed in Spanish on the back. Be sure that all written materials are printed in both English and Spanish. Start off with some friendly, safe small talk. Unlike some Latin American countries, it is fine to discuss politics in Costa Rica if the subject comes up naturally. History or art are also good topics, though it is best in all of Latin America to avoid the topic of religion.

2. Keep a spirit of cooperation in your discussion and do not be pushy or combative. Costa Ricans believe in diplomatic negotiation and will be willing to work with you to find a good compromise, if necessary. They may not be so conciliatory if you take a hard-line approach.

3. Try and keep the business matters within the comfort zone. Though it is true that they will try to find a good middle ground, Costa Ricans are not risk takers. Make sure there are some guarantees and safety measures in your proposal and that it does not wholly deviate from the business they are used to doing. It is highly unlikely that they will leap blindly into the unknown, no matter how excited you are about the project.

4. Talk to the room. Social status and hierarchy are not an issue here, as Costa Ricans are big believers in equality and democratic process. This includes women, who are widely accepted as equals in the business world. How does he manage Hacienda Guachipelin? 2. What personality traits are important for this career? 3. What people do you work most closely with on the job? 1. What skills are required to do your job? Originally founded in the 19th century, the Hacienda ranch stretched from the tip of the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano all the way to the Pacific Ocean. In 1975, Tomás Batalla Esquivel, a renowned cattle and purebred Spanish horse breeder, acquired the property. In 1985, the land was given to Jose Tomas Batalla who then began building his hacienda in an attempt to further the family legacy. 4. What is the starting salary for an entrepreneur such as yourself within the tourist industry? What did I learn from this experience? For more than a century, they have been a working horse and cattle ranch. Hacienda Guachipelín borders the Las Pailas section of the Rincón de la Vieja National Park. The property has three rivers – Rio Blanco, Rio Colorado and Rio Negro. Elevation ranges from 1,312 feet (400 meters) up to 2,625 feet (800 meters). Organizes and keeps track of bull rides, entertainment at restaurant, cabalgata (horsetrail ride), ironman triathlon through resort.
Must ensure flexibility of events so that guests can enjoy.
Pays employees, then pays for food, then pays utilities, repairs, upkeep, gardening, or other goods and services. Here is my brother Gabriel walking into our beach house. This is the back view of our house,
with my uncles car parked in the lot. Nick Garcia In addition, Jose Tomas must also keep track of:
pigs and other livestock on grounds.
guests' housing arrangements.
any extra activities such as :helped coordinate local youth summer camp in which teenagers received access to resort at discounted price, in exchange for helping paint local elementary school. Logo
Known throughout travel guides
Souvenirs J.T. with members of the Chamber of Tourism of Costa Rica. They are a group of businessmen who get together to discuss how to promote tourism in the area. The men in the picture own other nearby hotels. It is a type or anaerobic digestion in which methane gas is the output. It a form of "green energy". Tripadvisor has awarded the hacienda a certificate of excellence, runs website, facebook, ads in local newspapers, partners with other resorts, they bring people as part of a tour, and he sends them over there for other activities such as surfing. (surfers will come to zipline, zipliners will go surf) Marketing and Advertising his company to increase revenue Jose Tomas' daughter and son, along with Gabriel, my mom and JT's son, Tomas. "Los Sabaneros" Bank loans, investors, networking with other local businesses to bring in amenities such as cable and internet.
Gets money for owning road to the volcano because it is on his property.
Sells small pieces of land to get money. Sold 10,000 m2 to my mother, which is about 2 and a half acres. This property is just down the road from the hacienda. Don Tomas with Don Maynor. Tourists posing for a picture. 6. What do you actually do as a CEO/owner/manager? 7. When you are looking to hire someone new, what qualifications, skills, or experience(s) are you looking for? 8. What does the future hold for this career? 5. What do you like most about your job? Least? Award-winning chef, Don Remi cooking a special ceviche sauce.
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