talent for improvisation
Much of it looks a little improvised, but that makes the charm of this small bar: three tables with sun screens, a plastic palm and a few meters further a Dixiklo, a few snacks, Kepap without bread.
Barmann Bulmanis acts as a creative advertising medium: Atlaids, 10 Percentage of price, he has written on the naked chest with red letters.
With a lot of enthusiasm
In any case, the operators are not lacking in enthusiasm: Bulmanis has the small one Company launched together with his friends Anete Cirule and Vladimirs Ribuikovs in July 2011.
The property was leased from the city by the three, and the bar itself was built from a rented construction container - and must be given back intact.
Lonely location as location advantage?
The lonely location, about four kilometers away from the center of Jumala, Bulmanis sees as an advantage: "There is no competition". And he regrets that the press does not come until the end of the season. "In the beginning, it would have been better for the business."
Even though Bulmanis positively assessed the success of its company, it was certainly not easy to call a beach bar in a country with rather unstable summer weather and to always calculate the demand for drinks, for example.
Fight with the bureaucracy
Therefore, the three took four months from the idea to the implementation - including business plan, calculation and the conclusion of various contracts. The biggest hurdle, however, was the bureaucracy in the Jumala City Administration: "It was really difficult to get all the necessary signatures. That's how we lost a lot of time. "
Despite the effort the small beach bar will probably only exist for one summer. Mikelis Bulmanis, who studied civil engineering in Riga and Coventry, England, will begin a master's degree at a businiss school in Madrid in autumn.
In the future dear civil engineer
"During my studies, I also worked in quality management, but noticed that I had something to do with creative processes." In the future he wants to profit from the construction boom in Latvia and build buildings like his grandfather, who once traveled from Latvia to Venezuela emigrated.
Entrepreneur spirit in the genes
The 22-year-old entrepreneur and pioneer is all in the blood. His mother Laura Bulmane and his father Nikolai's Sigurds Bulmanis returned from Canada to Latvia, the home of their parents, before 17 years ago:
This had been like in the Wild West, but it also offered many possibilities for creativity. They now tell us about their experiences in the young republic. However, they also found that the mills of the bureaucracy grind very slowly.
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