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Subscribe FREE! FEBRUARY 2007 Janet Robertson, Good Cards
Issue 1 In 1988, Janet, who had been working
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An Unexpected Welcome week. Upon her arrival back to JFK
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Pioneering: Education and Schooling "what am I doing??" Six months later,
Sniff Test: Health and Medical Care she had relocated to the Caribbean.
Culture: Carib Heritage: All That Jazz! Being a lover of greeting cards and
giving them, she realised there was no
place to buy a 'decent' card on St.
SPECIAL REPORTS Maartin. She always said, "St. Maarten
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how we can help you sell your talk to get it. : Where to stay while
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Category: Retail sales of greeting cards
Need Exposure for your and much, much more.
and various gift items
Large Real Estate Asking Price: $129,000
Development? Advertise your Inventory/Stock Value: $35,000 By crewing aboard a mega yacht you
project, your resort, your spa, Year established: 1997 can live the dream. You will be able to
your condo's, your timeshare... travel to the most exotic ports in the
whatever you're promoting - in world. You can go snorkeling in pristine
Interested in Moving Down to St. Maarten and Starting a New Life on bays, watch the sun melt away as you
a Busy Tropical Caribbean Island Selling Cool Stuff? eat fresh lobster, go parasailing or
spend your days just lazing on the
It's a thoughtful and caring person who spends time choosing a card, buying beach. And someone actually pays you
it, writing a personal message and sending it. to experience it. It gets even better!
You will also have all of your living
expenses paid. Sound good? Well it
Janet Robertson, owner of Good Cards in St. Maarten, will miss all those gets even sweeter! Not only will you be
kind and thoughtful customers that regularly visit her shop when she sells her getting paid for your travels and have
business. And that's exactly what she has decided to do; after ten years the no living expenses, but you will be
time has come to sell and focus on her three year-old daughter. living on a multimillion dollar yacht.
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Property ezine monthly - FREE! Lagoon the sign for Good Cards is unmissable. It's bright and funky, and
We value your privacy below the big purple lettered name is a byline that says it all: "...and other
(Unsubscribe anytime) cool stuff". Janet has filled her 900 sq feet shop with much more than ‘good
cards', and has a wonderful selection of unusual gifts to choose from.
As any shopping expert will tell you, there's 'therapeutic shopping' (that's the
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one where the little plastic friend starts to get frayed at the edges), and then Does this sound like a more rewarding
Visit our Archives! Click here there are 'therapeutic shops'. Good Cards is a therapeutic experience from package than the perks your getting at
to explore our archived the moment you cross the threshold into a small world full of attractive your current job? Then now is the time!
articles. colours, sights, sounds and the the fresh, evocative scent of lemongrass oil
diffused into the air.
PDF Download: Click here to CLICK HERE TO START
download the latest Edition of "So many times I have heard people say, "What a beautiful shop," as they
Caribbean Property Magazine step through the doorway. Its very flattering." Janet says with pride. If you are planning to invest in
in PDF format. property, set-up a business or just
The Superyacht Services Directory, published in Antigua, is found on the saving some money tax-free -
Tell the World! We want your bridge of many a fine millionaire's superyacht, but also (and more protecting your assets offshore is the
importantly) in the dinghies and back seats of hired cars that many more of most prudent and sane way to prepare
articles, your stories, your
us lesser mortals in the Caribbean are sporting. On the introduction page to for what others call the unexpected.
experiences, your knowledge
St. Maarten, reference is made to Good Cards as "one of the best card and Take a close look at Offshore
and your advice to others! Tell
gift shops throughout the Caribbean". Companies House (OCH) an offshore
us what you've learned, what
service company founded by a group of
you love and what you think
Voted "Best Gift Shop on the Island, 2005" professionals that includes bankers,
other people need to know
accountants and Banking, corporate
about the Caribbean.
It doesn't get more flattering than that you would think, but you would be structures and assistance in moving
wrong! In fact, Good Cards was voted "Best Gift Shop on the Island for your assets offshore is just part of the
Contact Us/Feedback Want
2005" from a popular poll done by a local newspaper, The Daily Herald. When low cost confidential offshore services
to contact us? Make a that OCH has to offer. OCH also
your local shoppers take time out to fill in a card about their favourite shop, it
comment? Want more info? explains the advantages of the British
seems that there really are some nice people about in St. Maarten. Most of
Different info? We want you to Virgin Islands amongst other offshore
them, it seems, can be found browsing amongst the jewelry, maps, local art
be satisfied, so tell us what jurisdications.
and fascinating gifts in Good Cards, between the hours of 10am and 6.30pm.
The balance of the customers you find in the store live and work in the CLICK HERE
seething, busy cultural melting pot that constitutes the Dutch/French island
of St. Maarten. Janet started the shop because she saw there was a gap in
the market for local residents to buy unusual and different gifts. There were
plenty of tourist shops stuffed to the I-beams with gifts sporting the island's
motifs, but nothing for the locals.
They come again and again for the stunning views across Simpsons Bay and
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downloadable ebooks way home from work; for the sense of discovery with each new shipment of Tired of paying 15%-20% to the
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Offshore Living: Maintain and moment writing a message in a newly purchased card, adding an address,
Enhance your lifestyles and popping next door to the post office to send it.
spending less than 25% of
your monthly budget. "The new owner," says Janet firmly, "should be prepared to work in the shop
fulltime... at least at the beginning. Its more profitable that way, and it's the
Retire In Mexico: Live only way to really learn the business." Presently, she has one full time
employee who runs the shop while she spends time with her daughter.
Better For Less. Live in
Mexico and join the many
other retires who have done The end of the year is
their homework, which always busy, and on Yes, you can live in Belize -
resulted in mexico where you a late November By Lan Sluder - How to Live, Retire,
can live better for less. night Janet closes the Work or Invest in Belize - The
store at 6.30 pm in English Speaking, Frost Free Paradise
Escape The Corporation : the dark, the end of a On The Caribbean Coast - For a certain
How to live the life you've long, but fulfilling kind of person there is a certain kind of
always dreamed of - free from day. As she leaves, place; and for certain people that place
the corporate slog. she looks up for a is Belize. Belize - the laid back
moment at a word Caribbean country of Central America!
Belize: Living There How to made out of light It's a favorite of those seeking a calmer
Live, Retire, Work of Invest in wood that she has lifestyle in close proximity to the
Belize. hung along a wooden wonders of nature. It's also become
ceiling beam. The one of the hottest expatriate
Nicaragua: Real Estate letters are big and destinations in Caribbean Latin
golden, glittering in America. ...it's not for everyone, but it
Property and land bargain
the shop lights: "L O may be for you. If so, there's a new
amidst colonial splendour.
V E", and she smiles eBook that will take you to Belize and
as she locks the door help you stay there.
Plastic Surgery in The
behind her. That's a
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Quality Cosmetic Surgery. home from work.
Living & Investing: In
Panama Find your dream in So, if you are interested in moving to St. Maarten and starting a new life and
business in this tropical paradise, there is really nothing to stop you. The
panama by enjoying an
Directors and Business Licences, Work Permits and Residency will all be
affordable and comfortable
granted within 6 months, and the process starts as soon as the deal is struck.
setting. Belize Special Report
One of the great benefits of this particular deal is that Janet is not leaving the
island, and so if a few more questions crop up after the handover, she is only CLICK HERE
The Portable Professional:
a five minutes away. This is a great business at an affordable price... Start
Using technology, log in from packing!
anywhere and earn a living.
please yourself and make
money doing it.
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For a complete list of A Few Useful DETAILS:
Location: St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, The Caribbean
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Category: Retail sales of greeting cards and various gift items
here Asking Price: $129,000
Inventory/Stock Value: $35,000
Year established: 1997
Number of employees: 1
Trading Hours: Monday - Friday 10 am - 6:30 pm. Saturday 10 am - 5:30 pm
Expansion Potential: Yes!
Competition/Market: Only Card Shop on the island.
Property Information: Renewable 5 year lease on 900 square feet (84 square
Janet can be contacted for more details at:
Palapa Center and Marina
Airport Road, Simpson Bay
St Maarten, N.A.
Phone +1 (599) 545 4488
Or email at janet@GoodCardsSXM.com
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