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3 reasons we keep falling for Black Friday

A look at the human tendencies that draw shoppers to Black Friday like a moth to a flame. (A flame that's half-off, one day only.)

Social Entrepreneurship: how you can do good and make money at the same time

The balancing act between profits and social impact is not an easy one to achieve. In defining the category of social entrepreneurship or social investment, many gray areas have emerged, and sometimes it’s hard to determine when a venture is truly social.

Want to launch an app startup in Costa Rica? Read this first

The startup world is going crazy for apps in Costa Rica, as around the globe - but real estate on your little screen is more expensive than most hopeful entrepreneurs care to consider. "Doing Business" takes a look at the challenge of creating a solution that people will actually use.

The different flavors of starting a business

Being aware of the differences between the types of startups and the advantages and disadvantages of each can help entrepreneurs better prepare for the road ahead and make better decisions when making the leap.

New ways to find the talent you need

Many local companies are still using the same bag of tricks to attract the best and brightest. If your current company or your future startup wants to make its people a competitive advantage, here are three changes you can start with - in this week's "Doing Business" column.

How investors and entrepreneurs can find common ground

The right pieces seem to be there, but they’re not matching somehow. Entrepreneurs are still not talking the investors’ language; the investors are not yet very familiar or comfortable with the augmented risks of venture capital; and expats don't necessarily have the networks to find the right projects.
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Costa Rica’s President’s Controversial Statement on Gandoca Manzanillo Refuge Development

President Rodrigo Chaves addressed the environmental complaint about the illegal logging of trees in the Gandoca Manzanillo Refuge. "We have to keep an eye...

From Slavery to Specialty – The Rise of Black-Owned Coffee in Brazil

Raphael Brandao beams with pride as he describes the high-end Brazilian coffee he produces with beans sourced exclusively from Black farmers in a country...

Prolonged Drought and Heatwaves Affect Honduras’ Power Supply

The high temperatures and drought affecting Central America have Honduras facing problems in energy generation, the government acknowledged on Saturday in a radio and...