Volunteering in Costa Rica

David Cohen

We just returned from a week in the Orisi Valley of Costa Rica. two hours on the connection then on to San Jose, Costa Rica. Delaney noticed the American music and said her first impressions were that Costa Rica was very high tech and familiar.

An update

Jeff Hilimire

I haven't blogged in a few weeks due mainly to a long vacation my family and I took to Costa Rica, so I thought I'd get back on the train by giving a little update. First off, my family went to Las Catalinas in Costa Rica for a ten day trip that we will never forget. And every day it looked like this: I know, right? :). Meanwhile, Dragon Army has had a phenomenal first half of the year.

Andrew McCubbins: An Entrepreneur Solving World Problems From Salt Lake City, Utah

YoungUpstarts

Working with GlobalAware he went to Costa Rica with his wife and children to help start a church and a community center. Andrew McCubbins is an entrepreneur and a philanthropist who has started several successful multibillion-dollar businesses.

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One Hundred Percent Satisfied?

Mike Michalowicz

This year we decided to go to Costa Rica. And, as I learned from the Costa Ricans, it doesn’t require satisfaction surveys or anything of the type. I just returned from my annual business retreat. We wanted to experience the world class whitewater rafting.

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Spotlight on Latin and Central America

ReadWriteStart

With that, let's look at the two entrepreneurs who pitched today from Costa Rica. Entrepreneurs from Latin and Central America were given first priority to pitch their businesses at today's roundtable co-hosted by Innova Tiquicia and Startup Weekend Costa Rica.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 9: Jered Lawson and Chase Adam

Steve Blank

He also worked in the Peace Corps in Costa Rica and helped start a national health program in Haiti. He discovered a way to do it on a bus ride in Costa Rica. I came back to Costa Rica after that trip back home and honestly I felt a little jaded.

3 Brands To Inspire Your Next Social Contest!

Brandanew

The contest simply consisted of users completing an entry form, that gave them a chance to win a 5 day all inclusive trip to Costa Rica – plus a year’s supply of their Surf product.

Why he is there and I am here

The Startup Toolkit

A few weeks ago, In Costa Rica, I talked to a guy whose company did 7 million revenue its first year. Now, a couple years on, he and his cofounders are taking a 5 million dividend apiece and it’s growing fast. I wanted to know why he can pull that off and I can’t.

Getting ‘Fashion Forward’ On Customs

YoungUpstarts

However some countries still maintain select quotas , such as Costa Rica, which controls trade in certain wool fabrics. By David L. Cunningham Jr., Chief Operating Officer, FedEx Express. Fashion is a global business, and the world is a burgeoning marketplace. The US$1.5

[Interview] Jason and Jodi Womack, Authors of “Get Momentum”

YoungUpstarts

Our version of nothing… That’s going for a hike in the hills of Ojai, California or Costa Rica… a long road trip, singing (badly!)

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Incubators Are Reaching Out To 1M/1M

ReadWriteStart

Next, Douglas Villalobos from Costa Rica pitched GeoInvenio, a mobile application development platform. Douglas has identified about 50 software companies in Costa Rica that may be willing to develop apps on top of the GeoInvenio platform.

Join a conference simulcast near you

Startup Lessons Learned

One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere. The number of hosts has grown annually, and this year, we have 200+ groups joining us on Monday, December 3. They represent more than 10,000 people total. If you're not attending the conference in person, consider meeting up with one of these groups to watch.

Don’t Pay Bribes to Get International Expansion

Startup Professionals Musings

In a very recent international bribery case, Alcatel-Lucent decided to pay $137 million to settle charges that it paid millions of dollars in bribes to foreign officials to win and maintain contracts in Costa Rica, Hondurus, Taiwan and Malaysia.

Startup Lessons Learned 2011 streaming live

Startup Lessons Learned

I have been getting emails and tweets all day from people upset that they cannot get into Startup Lessones Learned 2011 - either here in SF, where we're sold out, or in one of the more than 100 simulcast locations around the world, many of which are sold out, too. We struggle with this issue every year, because we strongly encourage everyone who can to participate with their local entrepreneurship community. Strengthening ties between entrepreneurs is one of our most important values.

How to Build a Boss Brand [Part I]

Up and Running

We also do this type of work in our retreats—we had two recent retreats to Cuba and Costa Rica, and one upcoming to Brazil! Building a boss brand is the process of reviewing where you are, and where you want your life and business to go.

I sat in my own safety net while weaving it.

Berkonomics

He regained his senses, and now runs a small resort and restaurant in Costa Rica. Editor’s note: Berni Jubb was an Inc.500 entrepreneur, after years as a senior marketing manager of a large computer company.

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How to Start a Travel Agency

Up and Running

Don Halbert, owner of Costa Rica Vacations, also funded his travel agency through venture capital. For Don, the idea that you must spend money to make money drove the marketing strategy behind Costa Rica Vacations.

25 Tricky Interview Questions And How To Answer Them

YoungUpstarts

For instance: “When I started with the Blake Company, I was given responsibility for their operations in Mexico and Costa Rica. by Peter K. Studner, author of “ Super Job Search IV: The Complete Manual for Job Seekers and Career Changers “.

This Weekend

Startup Lessons Learned

The next couple of days are going to be amazing, as the Lean Startup community converges on San Francisco. I want to welcome all of you who are traveling to be here. Welcome to our fair city. There are only a few tickets left to Startup Lessons Learned 2011 on Monday (May 23). If you haven't registered yet, please do. As a reminder, the first 200 people to show up will get one of the very first copies of the Lean Startup Book , a pre-publication printed galley.

24 Entrepreneurs Explain What They Love About Being An Entrepreneur

Hearpreneur

I have the unique opportunity to design my life the way I want to, travel the world, and live here in Costa Rica. Being in love is great. Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better.

15 Entrepreneurs Explain What They Love About Being An Entrepreneur

Hearpreneur

I work mostly from the tropical paradise of Costa Rica and this is only possible because I’m an entrepreneur. Share Being in love is great. Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better.

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: EpicThrills

crowdSPRING Blog

Whether it’s heli-skiing in Alaska, surfing in Costa Rica, or whitewater rafting in Patagonia, we drop an unbelievable sale on an adventure in your email inbox each week. I have a friend who subscribes to the belief that every experience you have in life is a “story for your storybook.” It’s become a kind of mantra in our group of friends, used in jest and in all seriousness.

Twitter Link Roundup #60 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

Google Maps triggers military dispute between Costa Rica & Nicaragua – [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing.

Customer Service Lessons for Entrepreneurs from United Airlines

Small Business Force

Earlier this month they ejected a man and woman on their way to be married in Costa Rica because they had the temerity to change their seats when another sleeping passenger occupied theirs. Entrepreneurs can often take lessons from big companies about how to do certain things.

Scaling is Hard, Case Study: TripAdvisor

Seeing Both Sides

I remember last year settling into the booth of a café deep in the rainforest in Costa Rica and looking up to see a placard on the table begging for a positive TripAdvisor review. “TripAdvisor is to travel reviews what Kleenex is to tissues.”. . Henry Harteveldt, Forrester. .

Ten Things I Will Never Have to Do Again

Software By Rob

If I go back to Costa Rica I will likely be off the grid for a week or two and I won’t worry about it while I’m gone.

Ten Things I Will Never Have to Do Again

Software By Rob

If I go back to Costa Rica I will likely be off the grid for a week or two and I won’t worry about it while I’m gone.

12 Questions: Meet Pamela Harvey (USA)

crowdSPRING Blog

We lived in Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama, and Colombia. In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community. For these interviews, we pick people who add value to our community – in the blog, in the forums, in the projects.