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.

Startup 201 for Haitians, and Why You Need to Act Now

  I co-hosted the Legacy of 1804 Blog talk online show last month, and David Pierre-Louis was my guest. He talked about his Port-au-Prince Startup Week initiative. The topic was supposed to cover the ideas and planning that led to what many considered an innovative event for Haiti. In my quest to support the event, …

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Askanya: Can This One Chocolate Startup Put Haiti Back on the Map?

The idea of starting a successful business in Haiti is laughable to many, but Corinne Joachim Sanon Symietz, the Chief Executive Officer of Askanya, is not laughing as she redefines the business landscape. Like most successful brands, the company is building a reputation of high quality and excellence. From the packaging to the ingredients, the …

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People build startups for Haiti's development

Why Haiti Needs to Focus on Building a Startup Ecosystem

Haiti’s economy is sinking fast and foreign aid will not be the answer. Here’s why. Can you name one non-profit that has transformed an economy without the for-profit business umbrella? The answer is probably no, or at least not one that easily comes to mind. Now, can you name a for-profit business or individual that …

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How Haitian Entrepreneurs Can Launch a Business Like a Boss (Part 2)

  Anyone can have ideas, but not everyone can be a boss. A boss has the ability to create and execute ideas. There are over 2 million small businesses in New York City, according to the New York State Small Business Development Center, and over 500K are owned by minorities. The 1.5 million plus businesses do …

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