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 our … Continue 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 of … Continue reading Sargassum in Jamaica: Nasty Nuisance or Economic Endeavour?

The Psyche of the Jamaican Consumer: The Struggle to Start a Business in Jamaica

Bob Marley. Usain Bolt. Miss Lou. These are some Jamaicans who have been trailblazers in putting our little island on the map. Wi likkle but wi tallawah! A whoa! Jamaicans shine wherever we go (our light is mostly positive...dem scamma boi deh doh). In fact, our slang and mannerisms have made it into international mainstream … Continue reading The Psyche of the Jamaican Consumer: The Struggle to Start a Business in Jamaica

How to Handle Your Zero-Motivation Days

This is it. I finally reached my tipping point. Sure, I enjoy being my own boss, setting my own rules and living life on my own terms. It's blissful. However, there were at least 2 days out of the past 3 months where I did not want to get out of bed. Depression was real. … Continue reading How to Handle Your Zero-Motivation Days

Is It a Good Idea to Start a Business with a Looming 2020 Global Recession?

It seems like déjà vu. Tensions in the United States appear to be setting the stage for a global recession similar to the one that occurred in 2008. This time, however, the looming global recession is being influenced by: trade tensions between the United States and Chinaa war for technological dominance between the United States … Continue reading Is It a Good Idea to Start a Business with a Looming 2020 Global Recession?

Business Name Woes: How to Find the Right Business Name

Amazon. Apple. Trulia. These are just a few interesting business names that seemingly have nothing to do with the products these companies sell. The truth is that finding the right business name boils down to one thing: branding. In theory, there really is no right or wrong business name, but how the brand is marketed … Continue reading Business Name Woes: How to Find the Right Business Name

5 Unbeatable Online Business Ideas

Most people yearn for the flexibility of working from home. I can bet that your 9 to 5 routine looks something like this: The alarm chimes.You put it to snooze.The alarm chimes again.You put it to snooze.The alarm chimes again.You groan, roll over and pull the sheets over your head.You open your eyes a few … Continue reading 5 Unbeatable Online Business Ideas