Treat Your Blog Like a Business

Whether you are blogging for fun or business, it cost you something to manage a blog. Your two most precious commodities that you are using to make the blog a success are your time and creativity and they both have immense value. An additional investment is your money, if you have chosen to purchase a domain and pay hosting fees,

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Start Where You Are and With What You Have

My first online communication as an entrepreneur was through an email newsletter. There was no fancy template, just my basic email set up that went out to about 15 friends. I had no way of knowing who opened it unless they hit reply. I did this for quite a few months before a developer friend suggested I get a website

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Raising Tech Savvy Children: The Conversation

The feedback on my article Why Caribbean Parents aren’t Raising the Next Mark Zuckerberg has been phenomenal. It was even picked up by the Jamaican Observer which extended the conversation even further. Clearly it struck a nerve with many, not only in the Caribbean and I have been pondering what next? How do we become better at parenting this and future generations? A comment

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Caribbeanprenuers: The True Multi-Passionate Entrepreneurs

Marie Forleo defines herself as a multi-passionate entrepreneur and if you listen to her story of how she arrived at her current position as one of the leaders in the entrepreneurship space you understand why the title fits. Her story sounds like many I have heard across the region and even my own. Caribbean people are naturally talented at many

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Winging It: The Caribbeanpreneurs Strategy

Caribbeanpreneurs are so good at winging it. I am purposely picking on us although I know people make the same mistakes globally. We love the energy from flying by the seat of our pants. How else are we going to celebrate over drinks or chat up our friends about our struggle if we are coasting through life with a plan?

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After the Funding: How Will Caribbeanpreneurs Thrive?

The Caribbean entrepreneurship space has been quite busy for the past seven years. Millions of Euros and Canadian dollars have been invested to help stir up a desire for enterprise development and to strengthen existing structures to improve local economies. What is the strategy for continuity once funding is no longer being designated for Caribbean entrepreneurship? COSME, an EU-funded project

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Surviving Your First Pitch Competition

First published on LinkedIn I am not sure what made me do it. I don’t do competitions. That may seem like a crazy thing for an entrepreneur to say but competing with others isn’t my thing. I love being an entrepreneur to create my own stuff and to be in a space where I don’t need anyone’s permission. However, 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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