A girl, A country and a Small Business

Koozie Central Blog: Day 1

This blog will now be focusing on the writer’s experiences of being an entrepreneur in a non-entrepreunurially loving economic climate… in a foreign country.

Panama City, Panama

The headquarters of koozie central.  2 years into being here in Panama my Panama City Skylinehusband, his close friend and I have decided to start an online business based out of Panama City, Panama.  Crazy to work with my husband you say, or crazy to live in Panama… either way, the general description of crazy seems to fit the general tone quite well.  But don’t you have to have an element of wackadoodle to be doing something like this? I love having my own business and every single aspect of it. Easy it is not, but rewarding it most certainly is.

Koozie Central Offices

A small extra third bedroom in a friend’s apartment.  We’re talking Sing-Sing small by the time all the boxes of koozies were lined up along the walls.  The window faces another building and has old-school glass slats.  Can’t see out the window except for the top right eighth if it’s a sunny day.  Too many koozie boxes.  Dog hair on the floor, two chairs, one broken and resting on a wood block.  The redkneck office – might as well put the fridge on the terrace and go the whole hog.  Back room, no a/c small fan with no cover.  I refuse to work past 2pm due to heat exhaustion.   Big, shiny beautiful computer :).  Worth spending money on the good things.  The shingle has been hung.

Our first fight

A discourse between the two men as to why woman couldn’t control their emotions and why they had to be so sensitive – “they” clearly being me and PB’s girlfriend (I shall code name him as Paul Bunyon).  I storm out.  To prove a point of course.  You don’t like my emotions, then work without me.  The walk-out lasts five minutes – they don’t know how to set up the email addresses.  Point One: me, men: 0.