Teaching What You Know: Growing Your Business in Jamaica

You were blessed with a special talent. Something that only you can do in exact way that you do. Too often we downplay our gifts because we feel that there are already so many other people out there who have the same talent and use it well. Throw those excuses through the window! Leave themContinue reading “Teaching What You Know: Growing Your Business in Jamaica”

The Economic Benefits of Castor Oil

A few decades ago when a Jamaican heard the term castor oil, they would think of a thick, not particularly pleasant smelling oil that was famed to cure any affliction of the scalp and transform limp wispy hair into luscious locks. I remember very clearly a time in primary school when my mother was ‘gifted’Continue reading “The Economic Benefits of Castor Oil”

Starting a Business in Jamaica: Building and Sustaining Wealth for Entrepreneurial Success

The road to entrepreneurial success in Jamaica is unpaved, bumpy and riddled with potholes (much like some of our actual roads), but a true Jamaican imbued with our natural grit and stick-to-itiveness would know that any road is navigable if you have the requisite knowledge and skills to run that route. Building and sustaining wealthContinue reading “Starting a Business in Jamaica: Building and Sustaining Wealth for Entrepreneurial Success”

Starting a Business in Jamaica: Growing ‘Green’ with Gardening

Gardening is no longer a pastime solely designated to retirees seeking a fun hobby in their golden years. Young people in Jamaica have been discovering the benefits of gardening and some have learnt to start a business in Jamaica using this cherished hobby. Jamaicans are poised to jump on the gardening gravy train with ourContinue reading “Starting a Business in Jamaica: Growing ‘Green’ with Gardening”

Sargassum in Jamaica: Nasty Nuisance or Economic Endeavour?

Sargassum seaweed seems to be a new buzzword in the media in recent months and it surely has everyone taking a whiff. This fetid floater has been fouling beaches across the island and has certainly caused a stink in local tourism. With rising temperatures creating the ideal conditions for the algae to bloom, wafts ofContinue reading “Sargassum in Jamaica: Nasty Nuisance or Economic Endeavour?”