Tamarind Season Isn’t a Bad Thing!


In Jamaican parlance, ‘tamarind season’ has negative implications for business owners. It signifies a time when retail sales decline and nobody is a buying mood. As an entrepreneur, you definitely don’t want to experience this kind of season for too long! Well, merchants in other countries may disagree with our […]

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2012 Earning Ideas


Find solutions to problems, package your skills this year: Sunday Observer, January 8, 2012 WITH the excitement of the holidays and the elections behind us, one thing everyone can agree on is 2012 will be a tough year and all Jamaicans could do with extra money. So what are the […]

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Can Social Networking Help Your Business?


  Unless you’ve been living as a recluse for the last few years, or you’ve chosen to ignore the technological advancement of the Internet, chances are that you have heard of the concept of social networking. The way that the world communicates in the 21st century has been completely transformed […]

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Networking 101


“It isn’t just what you know, and it isn’t just who you know. It’s actually who you know, who knows you, and what you do for a living.” – Bob Burg: Author, Endless Referrals Networking, the art of making connections with people to expand your circle of influence, is one […]

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Show Me The Money!


One of the biggest mistakes that an entrepreneur can make when starting a new business is the ineffective use of limited resources of time and money. Owners of micro enterprises have to be very careful how they spend every dollar of working capital and every minute of their working day, […]

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Plastic Bottle, Water & Bleach Light


Tired of high light bills? (Aren’t we all?) Who knew that a plastic bottle, water and a little bleach could bring light into a dark world? Mere words fail me to adequately describe the potential of this ‘light bulb’. Take a look at this video to see for yourself! This brilliant […]

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Spicing It Up


The brainchild of twin brothers Marlon and Marvin Stuart, Local Spice’s Complete Seasoning was birthed in January 2010. After just three months on the market, their blend of natural spices earned rave reviews from Phil Lempert, one of America’s leading consumer trend-watchers and analysts. During an episode of his popular […]

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Love This! Little Lion Books


Love this! With Usain Bolt’s recent 200m win at the World Champs, it’s the perfect time to re-read this charming story about Little Lion, the lovable Jamaican character created by author Kellie Magnus and illustrator Michael Robinson. Follow Little Lion as he learns how hard work and dedication on the […]

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Persistence Pays


“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press […]

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Miracle Tree Grows in Jamaica


I remember the first time I heard about the Neem tree about 4 years ago. It seemed too good to be true that so many wonderful benefits could be derived from just one tree. A friend who had a tree in her backyard told me that this modern-day miracle could treat […]

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Things To Consider Before You Start a Business


Unlike her co-workers, Camille had been ecstatic at the news of the closure of the company she had worked at for nearly 20 years. As she mentally calculated her expected redundancy package, she was delighted that her dream of starting her own catering business could finally become a reality. As […]

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Love This! Starting A Business in Jamaica


In the mid-90’s, I had a small fashion accessory business called Finishing Touch. I remember coming up with a great idea to produce a line of resort wear for the Jamaican tourist market, and I forged ahead to create the prototype product. After making my first few samples, it dawned […]

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