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I'm moving to Krabi from Chiang Mai in January 2022. I have lived in Thailand for ten years now. Two years in Bangkok and eight years in Chiang Mai. I have several companies, including a Thai company that works internationally. I am considering opening up a small local business in Krabi within a year of moving there. Chiang Mai is a much bigger city, but if you have lived here, it's mostly the same stuff in different locations. I'm always excited when a new restaurant opens or any service that provides something we don't have. I'm looking for business ideas from Krabi locals. What would you like to have in Krabi that you don't already have? 

 

A few notes about the type of business I 'don't' want to operate. 

 

Not interested in:

1. Restaurant, cafe, coffee shop or anything that serves food or beverages. 

2. Appealing towards tourists

 

I would like to open up a business that appeals towards the local population and what YOU need or would like. 

Something I am considering is opening up a grocery store that stocks and sells strictly premium imported foods.  If I opened up this type of business you would be able to write down the types of items you would like stocked and we would do our best to make it happen. 

 

My father owned grocery stores and restaurants, and I definitely am not interested in the restaurant industry. 

 

I'm not stuck on opening up a grocery store. If there's anything you would like to have in Krabi, please feel free to share your ideas. 

 

Thank you in advance. 

 

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I don’t live in Krabi although I have been there a couple times and have thought about living there.  One thing that I found lacking was a cinema that showed movies in English as the local multiplex is pretty much all Thai dubbed films.  A small art house style cinema showing movies in English (don’t even have to be new release movies) would be nice to have down there.

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In better times (tourists around), if I needed money, I'd make meat pies.

Almost no overheads or startup costs, no particular skills required.

3kbht for an oven is about it.

15bht to make a mince and onion pastie, easily sold for 80bht or more.

 

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I m living in Ao Nang, 

I see the city is devastated, 80% of businesses are closed, including clinics, 7/11.  a lot of resrorts for sell..Some neighborhoods look like Detroit.The last pizza place closed in July ...
And then, good luck ! ...maybe a gas station...
 
 
 
 
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After-all trying new business once things start to see the light.

On 7/31/2021 at 3:52 PM, Shane Cormier said:

 

A few notes about the type of business I 'don't' want to operate. 

 

 

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having set up two businesses, both successful, in completely different fields, the most important first steps for me were; know your market and produce a detailed and realistic business plan, then go through these phases; build, test, rescale.

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Well after reading your post obviously if you have been in the business world and never operate inside of various businesses I am very surprised that you’d be asking on this form what you should open up for a business go down there and spend a few months and see what seeWell after reading your post obviously if you have been in the business world and never operate inside of various businesses I am very surprised that you’d be asking on this form what you should open up for a business go down there and spend a few months and see what they need dude  i’m just surprised such a successful business operator is asking on this form what businesses are needed there TIT

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On 8/2/2021 at 1:50 PM, BritManToo said:

In better times (tourists around), if I needed money, I'd make meat pies.

Almost no overheads or startup costs, no particular skills required.

3kbht for an oven is about it.

15bht to make a mince and onion pastie, easily sold for 80bht or more.

 

IMG_20210721_130842.jpg

 

Yup , easy as pie 

 

 

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Start a business in soundproofing, either a consultancy or building company or both.

 

As they develop Thais will increasingly start to get fed up with extreme noise pollution, and of course you can corner the farang market.

 

There's real science and skill behind soundproofing a building. Become an expert on that and you'll do well.

 

 

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Sale, installation and monitoring of security cameras, and associated security systems.

 

Home improvement warehouses are currently trendy ad big business. The next big thing, in my opinion, will be superstores focused on all things 'Outdoor Living'.

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Ma and Pa shops continue unabated by the pandemic even those just 1klm from a 7/11 if still open many closed now.. 

selling lao khao, underground lottery, and alcohol at any time, keeps the customers and cash rolling in. Wish I had thought of that 10 yrs ago. 

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