For a good part of the last 6 months I have been putting together my business plan for opening a hostel in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. Whilst the business plan is coming along nicely, I'm still a bit in the dark as to how it will go from a document in my computer to a real-life hostel.
A little background: I've travelled extensively throughout the Southeast Asian region on more than one occasion. My business partner is a good friend, a like minded traveller and has also spent a considerable amount of time in the region. I have a university background in business as well as several years in a small family operation. My business partner comes from a graphic design background with experience in sign writing, digital art, and front of house web design.
We are aiming to start construction end 2015.
Ok, back to the question.. Has anyone got any tips or ideas to do with the building and opening stage of a hostel? preferably in Cambodia. We still have a fair amount to do before then but, in order to see the picture in its entirety I'd like to have an idea of where to ultimately work to.
Thank you in advance!