The customs can be different from one place to another in Nicaragua. To do business in Managua can be different from how you do business in Granada. Here in Granada, we still believe that things should be done easily and not overreact to things. We don’t need things right away. That is one big difference between Americans and Nicaraguans. We live for the day. We don’t always make plans for the future. This is what makes things complicated for expats when they try to work with locals. You have to teach the locals that we need to think one step ahead and not have a delay for no reason. Authorities in the government are not very proactive and that makes it more frustrating. Nicaraguans live in an easy way. They don’t rush tomorrow.
When you go to Managua and you see how the people there are, you can already tell the difference. They understand that if you don’t take care of the business, it will not grow. They understand that we have customers demanding more quality, so they work harder than Granadinos (people from Granada).