|Canadian expert saw need to help investors
Special to Costa Rica Business
Daniel Chartier, a Canadian management expert, said he saw that in
Costa Rica there was a lack of a real business consulting firm and saw
many new investors losing their money because they didn’t know about
the Costa Rican culture and the way of doing business here.
Chartier,with 13 years experience here, was well situated to help
because he has a baccalaureate in business management from the H.E.C.
University in Montreal. He is also was graduated in commercial and
industrial business management from the College of Sherbrooke in Canada.
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His experience is a mix of international project management, project
estimator on the national and international market, dressing up
companies and re-designing manufacturing companies in order to be more
productive. He has a vast experience in customer service, and he is a
He decided to create his own business consulting firm, Costacan S.A.,
to support and guide the foreign companies in all the procedures to
install their operations in Costa Rica.
"Over the years, I saw many foreigners coming to Costa Rica with dreams
and money," he said. "A lot of them left the country a few months or
years after their arrival and went back home disappointed, frustrated
and broke for trusting the wrong person."
"To start a business, we need to have contacts and experience in that
domain,"said Chartier. "There are 14 steps to set up legally a company
in Costa Rica, plus, the interaction with different parties in order to
achieve the project in a short period of time."
"We established a full service for investors and corporate," he
explained. "We work in parallel with the board of investment in Costa
Rica, and we are the bridge between investors and the interactive
governmental or non-governmental institutes, real estate, free zone,
attorneys, immigrations, telecommunications, customs, transportation,
recruiting staff, banking, logistics, tax and accounting advisers,
environmental advisers, construction companies and many more associated
—Posted Feb. 17, 2011