BUSINESS

The latest news/trends in business here in the U.S. and in Haiti will be highlighted here. I will also include news about the start-up world that is emerging in Haiti and in the Caribbean.

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Can Facebook Help Haiti Focus on Growing Its Business Ecosystem?

  Logging onto Facebook can feel like a religious experience. You do it every day, or for some, every week, and you occasionally find some significance. Do you often wonder what is significant? What if we were to change the occasional into everyday significance? It turns out that using Facebook with a purpose and with …

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Port-au-Prince is Broken for 99% of the Population, But the Rest of Haiti is Rich

    The case for Haiti’s wealth! My trip to Haiti was extremely productive. I hope you’ll like some of the interviews and stories I will be sharing during the next few weeks, about Haiti’s potential to emerge as a small business hub. Someone asked me on Facebook to share my first reaction about the …

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Why Now Is the Best Time to Invest in René Préval’s Remarkable Marmelade Initiative?

  This month, Haiti buried what one would consider its only successful president. But his ideas are alive and could lead the country to a better future. What is the definition of successful here, you might ask? Well, meaning he was the only president that ended his term(s) without death, exile, or years of huge …

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These Haitian Venture Capitalists Will Make You Believe in the Country’s Future

  Did you ever think you would read about Haiti having a venture capital firm in your lifetime? Probably not! I know. I didn’t, either, until I connected with the firm directly. Haiti does indeed have a venture capital firm, and it’s being led by Haitians to help build Haiti’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. The founders are …

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40 Things Haitian Customers Wish They Could Tell Business Owners

    You’ve heard the dissatisfaction time and time again. I mean, you have probably experienced it yourself. You go to the Haitian bakery to pick up your patties. It’s supposed to be an easy and pleasant experience, but you tend to walk away from the business with a negative experience. This is a constant …

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