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Small business woes – How can they succeed?

Starting your own business can be a heady rush of excitement and hard work. Unfortunately though, despite the initial optimism and dedication, some small businesses do not achieve financial success. In fact a number of businesses fail in the first year. What challenges do small businesses face? Hurdles to success Financial stress starts creating a burden with small businesses as often cash flow becomes an issue. The major financial worries are clients stalling payments, unexpected expenses and outstanding bills that won’t wait to [...]

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Keeping the Peace! How to solve conflicts in business.

It can start out small. A customer is dissatisfied about some aspect of the service or product that they have received and asks to speak to a manager. The manager outlines the store policy and directs his employee to ensure that the guidelines set are followed by the customer. So what could go wrong? Sadly cases like this often escalate and can lead to further complications. Soon one or both parties have raised their voices or become so angry that security have [...]

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Shopping online – watch out for these dangers!

The lure of shopping online has certainly increased with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic!  Some consumers were more cautious about shopping inside a store especially if they had underlying health conditions or were elderly. What about those with no credit card? Since some merchants realized that there were persons who wanted to shop online but had no credit card, they offered customers the option to pay cash on delivery after ordering the items. This meant that even more persons could now [...]

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HOW TO BUILD A LOW BUDGET RACE-CAR . Part 3

Now that you have ignored the protests from your significant other and you have decided that the race-car-plunge must be made at this time, meticulous thought must be given to the decisions which must be taken, if unbridled joy is to be realized when the machine hits the track. We have discussed two Steps thus far and this the 3rd Step, is crucial. It may be the game changer. It speaks to the essence of what constitutes a low budget [...]

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HOW TO BUILD A LOW BUDGET RACE CAR. Part 2

If it was not clear before, it should be now - you have more time than you need to give undivided attention to things you always wanted to pursue but you were simply too busy and as such what pleases you most was ignored. We are aware that Covid-19 introduces its own financial constraints, therefore it would be astute to arrive at a detailed plan of action. Having said that, here are the two most important things you should determine [...]

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HOW TO BUILD A LOW BUDGET RACE-CAR. Part 1

Dark clouds are usually accompanied by silver linings. Covid-19 is the darkest of clouds. The silver lining is obscured, but, the optimist in me is adept at excavation. So, dig, I will and the treasures will revealed. Curfews, lock-down status and a host of restrictions, generate seconds, minutes and hours of barren time that would not have been available during pre-March 2020 - normal existence. And there is the silver lining ! Lol. So, time which has no cost attached - [...]

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Jamaica and Elusive GDP growth

Jamaica and Elusive GDP growth

The Editorial on September 12, 2019 – ‘Economic Growth Council and GDP trends’ highlights a disturbing paradox in our economy. How can we be spending so much on infrastructure but seeing any improveme...

HEROES OF SPEED : KYLE 'SPEEDY' GREGG WILL NOT BE CROWNED KING? Part 4

HEROES OF SPEED : KYLE 'SPEEDY' GREGG WILL NOT BE CROWNED KING? Part 4

We would dare say that the most successful and dominant race-car drivers are neither typical nor average human beings. We are not in possession of the scientific evidence to support the claim but, if...

Civil Society Collaborates to Influence Health Policy for Mothers and Infants

Civil Society Collaborates to Influence Health Policy for Mothers and Infants

As I entered the quiet, cozy Alhambra Inn recently, I stopped to look at the beautiful koi carp swirling in the water near the entrance. I was prepared to be inspired, not only by these majestic fi...

HEROES OF SPEED : KYLE 'SPEEDY' GREGG WILL NOT BE CROWNED KING? Final

HEROES OF SPEED : KYLE 'SPEEDY' GREGG WILL NOT BE CROWNED KING? Final

More recently, Andre Anderson  endured more contact that he anticipated during a duel with Kyle. Reports surfaced which suggested that Andre's performance during the event was severely hampered as a r...

The cost of being sick in Jamaica!

The cost of being sick in Jamaica!

It's flu season and I have a sore throat and a cough so I am already preparing myself for the full onset of the virus which might mean a trip to the doctor. Of course, not everyone visits the doctor f...

Restaurant Week 2019 Begins!

Restaurant Week 2019 Begins!

Okay so everyone has different times of the year that they excitedly wait for and my favorite month is November. Why is November so special to me? Well it's the time of the year when restaurants have...

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