Jamaica’s hoteliers are concerned. The Air BnB industry is growing with more than 10,000 active listings. However, some are using the cloak of an Air BnB listing to boycott tourism taxes under the guise of being “a small man trying fi mek a likkle money”. There’s nothing wrong with trying to make some money with … Continue reading Should I Start an Air BnB in Jamaica?
Global statistics on entrepreneurship reveal that approximately 582 million entrepreneurs exist globally. Many people believe they have the “it” factor. They do what they do well, have found a product (or service) that is sure to sell, and want to turnover money quickly. So, they start a business. No research, no groundwork, no mental preparation...they … Continue reading Are You Cut Out to Be an Entrepreneur?
The Tax Compliance Certificate (TCC) tends to be a gray area for small business owners in Jamaica. You know that paying taxes is important and you want to be tax compliant but how does the TCC fit into this picture? This article helps clear up this fuzzy area. If you want to learn more about … Continue reading What Does the TCC Mean for Your Business?
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has several definitions but there is a common thread connecting them- the social and economic benefits of giving back to the community and protecting the environment. Small business owners may think the costs of implementing a CSR are too expensive, especially when corporate governance and CSR reporting are considered. However, the … Continue reading The Importance of Giving Back: Corporate Social Responsibility
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 wealth … Continue reading Starting a Business in Jamaica: Building and Sustaining Wealth for Entrepreneurial Success
Today I don’t feel like doing anything. I just want to lay in my bed. Don’t feel like picking up my phone so leave a message at the tone. 'Cause today I swear I’m not doing anything, nothing at all! Have these famous words from Bruno Mars’ hit song “The Lazy Song” been ringing in … Continue reading The Ultimate Productivity Guide for Solopreneurs
There is a popular line from Jamaican reggae artiste Jahdore’s single “Security Work” that aptly describes the struggles faced by security guards in Jamaica. It says, “Security wuk out fi kill me, but true di woman a mi yard, mi mortgage and mi four pickney, mek mi nuh lef dis work yet”. Listen to the … Continue reading Business Opportunities in Jamaica’s Security Industry