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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Expand Beyond Your Borders

“Enlarge the place of your tent; Stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, spare not; Lengthen your cords and strengthen your pegs. For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left.” (Isaiah 54:2-3a NASB) This passage from the book of Isaiah came to mind as I thought about today’s blog post. I live on Montserrat with just over 5000 residents. The population increases dramatically during the festivals as

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Caribbeanpreneurs Must Embrace Failure

Fail forward and fast. You hear that mantra regularly these days but that is not a mantra that most Caribbeanpreneurs want to embrace. First off, your parents most likely wanted you to get a “normal job” like working for the government, in a bank, as a lawyer or doctor. You really can’t afford to fail and give them the privilege

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Caribbean Young Leaders Entrepreneurial Boot Camp

You’ve only got four more days to get your application in. DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS – APRIL 15TH, 2015. Camp: May 1st – 3rd, 2015 SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TODAY FOR A CHANCE TO PARTICIPATE Benefits • Thirty young leaders from the Caribbean will be selected to participate in a leadership and innovative entrepreneurial boot camp in Bridgetown, Barbados from May 1st

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How Many Customers Does Your Business Really Need?

No one is buying? The market’s just not big enough. Our population is too small. All of these are comments I hear regularly from business owners and people considering starting a business on Montserrat. While there is truth to all of the above statements, often we generalize and take on other people’s assumptions without testing them for ourselves. Consider no

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How to Make Fear Work for You

New today on the Trinidad Guardian online is How to Make Fear Work for You. Take a read and be sure to leave a comment and share it if it inspires you. How to Make Fear Work for You

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Five Money Mistakes Caribbean Entrepreneurs are Making

It didn’t take me long to compile this list as they are mistakes I’ve made and some of them more than once. With the right systems and discipline you can change your money game in order for your business to stay afloat. 1 – Setting your prices too low. Many entrepreneurs believe that they will get ahead by being the

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Today's Power Move – Take the Day Off

This may take some planning but set aside one day even in the middle of the week to do something that feeds your spirit, soul and body. A walk on the beach during lunch will work wonders. Go on and dip your feet in the ocean or burrow your feet into the sand. Taking the time to breathe and enjoy

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Your Business: A Work in Progress

Consider your business as a work in progress. You will always have something to work and improve on, changes to make, cutbacks and investments to decide on. Give yourself permission to not know all the answers but be willing to find them. Read and learn even when you feel you are at the top of your game. Stay ahead of

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Today's Power Move – Think Rich

It’s not spiritual to think about being rich, at least that was what the church sermons and messages I heard growing up seemed to say. The love of money is the root of all evil and it was translated and passed down into “Money will get you to hell quickly. Serve Jesus, suffer without and reap bountifully in heaven.” What

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