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What type of business would you create in Lao ?
18th Apr, 2017 at 4:38pm
 
If you had some fund , I'm just curious what type of
business would you like to start in Lao. We have all seen
like ex-pat gone back home and started some sort of business to help out their fellow countrymen. As for
me I would like to start a investment company. More like
encouraging foreign company to invest in Lao. I realize
we don't have skill workforce maybe more something along
manufacturing.
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Reply #1 - 19th Apr, 2017 at 11:30am
 
what the heck no ideas ?
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Reply #2 - 22nd Apr, 2017 at 7:55am
 
No one wants to start a business there because you get so little money and the commies interfere with everything, but I know a few Thais who go there to sell food/clothes. They just cross the border and trade.
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Reply #3 - 22nd Apr, 2017 at 11:27am
 
dang I didn't know it was that bad
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Reply #4 - 25th Apr, 2017 at 8:27pm
 
Selling drugs is very profitable in Laos. J/K. I would never sell anything that would harm a human being. I don't even like buying beer for friends to be honest and it's not because I am cheap. I would have no issue buying them lunch or dinner.
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Reply #5 - 26th Apr, 2017 at 3:58am
 
Beer has become a part of Lao culture in this day as age whether people like it or not.

Back in the old days, dancing on the streets of Laos and sharing beers with friends and family and splashing water on each other during Lao New Year celebrations wouldn't be acceptable in Lao society, now it's considered normal.

If you're a tourist visiting Laos and you don't buy your friend a beer when you know they love drinking beer then it will give you a bad reputation.

They obviously need something to drink with their food when you take them out to lunch or dinner. Are you going to tell them "look, pal, you can order any drink you like except a beer?"

And please be aware that when Lao people drink beer, they don't just drink a single glass of beer. They drink many bottles of beer.
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Reply #6 - 26th Apr, 2017 at 6:39am
 
Bao Evil wrote on 25th Apr, 2017 at 8:27pm:
Selling drugs is very profitable in Laos. J/K.


You have a good point. It's not really a joke because some gang members in Laos actually sell drugs to make a living.

You may see people running a normal business such as a clothing store or a night club to conceal to the general public about their illegal drug activities, so people believe that yeah they drive a luxury car, or yeah they are rich with nice house because we can see that they run a business, but in reality their business isn't their primary source of income.

What they are actually doing behind their business, the drug trade, is being hidden from the public eye.

Most businesses in Laos make a living the correct way, so I'm not saying that all businesses are involved in the drug trade, but there's a small minority of rich people in Laos who are, and I believe in Karma.
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Reply #7 - 26th Apr, 2017 at 10:12am
 
they will buy karma and pay the cops.
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Reply #8 - 26th Apr, 2017 at 10:51am
 
They certainly pay the cops to cover up their drug activities. That's what you do in Laos, you can have a motor vehicle accident in Laos and pay the cops to get away with it.

But you can't buy Karma. Buddha up there can see what you are doing. If you do good things or bad things in your life, you will soon see it. You won't see it straight away but one day you will see it with your own eyes before you die. That's what the elders taught me.

For example, if you donate to Buddhist Temples, or the poor people on the streets, in the future you may be wealthy. You may never be wealthy but you will live a more happier and healthier life than those who have done bad things.
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Reply #9 - 26th Apr, 2017 at 12:59pm
 
I always try to do good deed not that I want a better life in the next life .But it makes me good inside.
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Reply #10 - 26th Apr, 2017 at 2:08pm
 
Keep doing the things that makes you good inside, even if that means starting up a business in Laos in the future and play your part in helping the people.

We also have to think about the things we do, just in case we return to Earth or another planet, or whether there is life in Heaven for us. Nobody wants to suffer in their life or after their death.
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Reply #11 - 27th Apr, 2017 at 8:40am
 
I would like to start up a bar or restaurant in Laos but sadly have no $$ to do so
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Reply #12 - 27th Apr, 2017 at 8:51am
 
It really depends on the type of restaurant that you're interested in.

A noodle type of restaurant wouldn't be expensive, however the start up costs of a buffet style restaurant would be high but will result to higher profits.
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Reply #13 - 27th Apr, 2017 at 9:26am
 
I was considering more of a dive bar and small restaurant with a US midwestern theme.  Think small town Nebraska.
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Reply #14 - 27th Apr, 2017 at 12:18pm
 
maybe my  first ideas was to big. I think I can do a little motel for backpacker.
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