Well, not the kind of shopping you might have in mind. It’s a small store called a sari-sari. My wife just bought it and she and her friend are now running the store.
And the best part…
The store has a small home attached. Also, the store is on a busy street with lots of foot traffic.
Our first day of business was March 21st, 2016 and we did pretty good.
When I’m not traveling Mindoro and scuba diving this summer, this is where I’ll be — helping out in the store — or just trying to stay out of the way.
We hope to invest in a few small businesses in Mindoro as this will likely be our retirement home in a few years.
So what comes next?
We want to fix up the place and expand it as we go along. It’s always better to start small and grow at a steady rate. I have experience with this type of store in Mindanao. I have another sari-sari store that we started in 2005 and have expanded it to offer more and better products.
Since we are close to the airport, I have another idea that could pan out. More about this next time.