Show Up For Yourself

My early morning Choose Your Hard post hit hard enough that a couple of women reached out to me through DMs. This is what I wrote. Choose your hard. Hard 1 – Exercising, Cost and time of growing and/or preparing healthier foods to keep your body well fed and running at optimum. Hard 2 – Finding the money for surgeries,

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I’m Having an Identity Crisis, Well? Sorta…

I have been here before. My worlds diverge and then they collide and then they diverge again. But it is all part of growing and learning and changing. Why do I think I am having a sort of identity crisis? Because I’m a Caribbeanpreneur of course. Multiple passions, multiple skills and working on multiplying my streams of income. Just like in

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Black woman negotiating a business deal with a black man and white woman

Negotiate Your Next Business Deal

I have a few friends who call me their manager. My kids even do it when I want them to use one of their skills and I don’t want to pay them. LOL. They have become comfortable with the practice of negotiating any request I make of them that is related to my business. “I need to speak to my

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The Sweetest Mango billboard in Antigua

Is There a Caribbean Film Industry? The Sweetest Mango Turns 20

In early 2001, Hollywood was preparing to release the first installments in The Fast and the Furious, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings franchises. Denzel Washington was about to play a dirty cop in Training Day, a role for which he would win an Academy Award and a husband-and-wife team in Antigua & Barbuda were about to premiere The

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Preparing to Grow Your Caribbean Business

Updated! (Originally published July 26, 2017) Are you preparing to grow your business? I have memories of wearing shoes which were big for me to church and school. My mother would stuff the front with toilet paper so my feet would not move around too much. It may have been because they couldn’t afford to buy me my own pair

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Digital Data for Caribbean online habits

Doing Business Online in the Caribbean in 2021

Doing business online in the Caribbean in 2021 and beyond is no longer optional for the region. The new Global Digital Insights report, produced by DataReportal in collaboration with We are Social and HootSuite, puts figures to the experience which was 2020. The pandemic forced everyone indoors and online and this manifested in increased social connections, online spending, streaming more

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Love Under Lockdown – A Short Story

Happy Valentine’s Day. Whether you celebrate the day or not, it is a wonderful reminder that we need love to make it through this life. I wanted to share a short story inspired by the pandemic. Short stories aren’t my usual genre but I wanted to challenge myself to tell the story in less than 8000 words. If you know

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Five Marketing Strategies for Montserratian Businesses to Adopt in 2021

Discover Montserrat Editor and Business Strategist Nerissa Golden shares five things that local businesses should do to improve their marketing and increase revenue in 2021. If I asked you to tell me one ad you remember hearing on the local radio station what would it be? For me, it would be the Ashok Supermarket spot done by calypsonian/songwriter and radio

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Why You Need a Business Continuity Plan Now

Do you know what business continuity planning is and do you have a plan for your business? Before 2012, I had never heard the term business continuity. Not good for someone who works with entrepreneurs to help them start and grow businesses. If you were writing a business plan, there is a section on risks and usually it is filled

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Get the 2021 Flourish Planner for Ladypreneurs

Hey Ladypreneurs, have you begun anticipating what is to come for you in 2021? I’m caught somewhere between wanting to put it off for as long as possible and knowing I need to at least have Day 1 sorted out. Well, this is a start. I’ve completed the 2021 Flourish Planner. The cover this year is a bright yellow sunflower.

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