The Constant Climb Of Entrepreneurship

Mike Michalowicz

Today, as I write this, I am sitting on a veranda with the most magnificent views of Jamaica. I am not sure if you have ever navigated the back roads of Jamaica. Looking out from my villa at Strawberry Hill into the Blue Mountains of Jamaica. Entrepreneur Stories Mindset always climb climb higher entrepreneurship Jamaica long way to the top longer than mountains no summit

Paul Herdsman Of NICE Global: The Benefits Of Utilizing Nearshore Outsourcing For Your Business

YoungUpstarts

Examples of this for businesses in the United States would be countries such as Mexico, Brazil, Costa Rica, or Jamaica. We ultimately made the decision to bring everything in-house and build our own center, and after doing our due diligence and research, we decided on Montego Bay, Jamaica as the ideal location. Many schools in Latin America teach English as a core requirement, and nearby islands like Jamaica often have English as their official language.

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How Entrepreneurs Use Charter Flights to Relieve Stress

The Startup Magazine

Maybe you plan on spending a lot of time on the beaches of Barbados, but there’s also some activities happening in Jamaica that sound like a lot of fun. There’s a good chance the same service that the same provider who managed your Barbados jet charter can also arrange to get you to and from Jamaica with ease. Entrepreneurship is stressful enough without having to deal with the hassles of commercial travel.

Just Doing It Versus Preparation

Mike Michalowicz

I am at the Four Seasons in Kingston, Jamaica for breakfast today (not today “today,” but as I write this “today”), and out of nowhere six or seven people emerge for a photo shoot. Wouldn’t you know it. Not of me mind you. The cliche Austin Powers photographer is barking out commands in preparation for the shoot.

Chatbots vs. Live Chat: The Questions You Should Ask

ConversionXL

Then they’re really going to regret the five minutes spent describing their recent holiday to Jamaica. There’s a reason why people say “the first impression is the last impression.” Some 51% of customers never approach a business again after one bad experience. That puts pressure on every interaction—and every missed opportunity—with potential customers, recent purchasers, and long-time users. Web chat is often the first impression for customer service interactions.

The Easiest Way To Start Doing Business Internationally

Mike Michalowicz

Just like rum from Jamaica instantly has cache, American entrepreneurs carry the same caches. If you are located outside the US, you probably already get this. If you are here in the US, like I am, you may not. You need to start doing international business immediately, and (the good news) its damn easy. Thank you, Internet! Why the urgency? The world isn’t coming to an end. But, the business world as we know it is. The New Global Economy.

Invest in Israel Newsletter January 2012

VC Cafe

based in Lima, Peru, owns power stations producing 3,000 megawatts in seven countries: Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Panama, El Salvador, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. As every month, VC Cafe is re-posting the “Invest in Israel” Newsletter, published by the investment promotion center of Israel’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor , which offers many helpful tools for prospecting investors. For the Invest in Israel archive, click here.

Can You Really Overhaul A Nation’s Customer Service Culture?

YoungUpstarts

But the competition in global tourism is intense, with the Maldives, Seychelles, Bali, Phuket, Jamaica, Bahamas, and many other locations offering sun and sandy beaches. By Ron Kaufman, author of “ Uplifting Service: The Proven Path to Delighting Your Customers, Colleagues, and Everyone Else You Meet ”. In a harsh global economy, great service is the price of admission.

Who are we? And where do we come from? (2011 edition)

crowdSPRING Blog

Creatives from Jamaica account for 0.016% of projects awarded. It is almost 3 years since we opened the doors to crowdSPRING and in that time we have grown dramatically. In May of 2008, we started out with fewer than 600 registered users. By May of 2009 we had grown to just under 30,000, and by May 2010 we were 79,000 strong; today we have nearly 125,000 registered users and are growing by 1,100 per week!

Business Lessons from Bolt, Phelps, et al.

Growthink Blog

The great sprinter Usain Bolt personifies this, sharing the story of how as a teenager in Jamaica he competed barefoot because he could not afford shoes to now where he has parlayed his Olympic success into a net worth of over $60 million. An amazing 3.5 billion people - half the globe - are watching some or part of the Rio Olympics. Because it is great entertainment.

27 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business

Hearpreneur

We are now based in Atlanta, but we started out on a college campus in Jamaica as a team of one: me. Each business has a story. No matter if the business is a Goliath like Wal-Mart, or a local business owned by a couple or family, the business has roots in an idea. For each business owner, the story of their journey can range from monetary needs or the passion for a unique project. Each story is different though the reasons may be the same.

Revive and Re-purpose: How to Use Old Content for Better Results

Duct Tape Marketing

These lists could be virtually about anything; from the “5 best pizzerias in town” to the “50 weirdest animals in Jamaica,” users love this format. Revive and Re-purpose: How to Use Old Content for Better Results written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Today’s modern world relies heavily on the internet to make transactions and businesses even faster. In a single click, an item from the other corner of the world could be right on your doorstep in just a few days time.

Here are The Missing Positives of This Election

Both Sides of the Table

Liberia, Argentina, Bangladesh, Lithuania, Trinidad, Brazil, Kosovo, Slovenia, Denmark, Jamaica, South Korea, Norway, Poland & Croatia. It’s hard to feel any positives these days: We’re in the eye of the storm. We’re at peak anxiety. Maximum rancor. We’ve already blocked family members on Facebook or unfollowed obnoxious people on Twitter. We’ve scratched our heads at how one of Silicon Valley’s brightest could back a candidate so overtly racist.

Why Every Startup Founder Needs a Mentor - And How to Find One

ReadWriteStart

My mentee is a Jamaican entrepreneur who launched Study in Jamaica , a successful website that already ranks in the top 250 for traffic in her native county. Why does founding a startup sometimes feel like the loneliest journey on the planet? Yes, you may be surrounded by family and friends who want to support you emotionally, but do they really understand what you’re going through? The answer: Find yourself a mentor. No "Yes Men".

What to Give Your Clients in this Season of Giving

Mike Michalowicz

The Vibes of Jamaica. Not everyone is a super shopper, especially me, and super-especially when it comes to great gift ideas for clients. Some of us need months to come up with the perfect gift for people we know and love. So what happens when we need a last minute gift idea to say, “Thanks!” or “I appreciate your business” to that special client? We totally freak. Unless you have this “Client Gift-Giving Guide,” which I am so sharing with you.

Outliers Or Inliers Like The Rest Of Us?

entrepreMusings

His great-great-great grandmother was bought by a White slave owner in Jamaica who favored her. I recently finished reading Outliers: The Story of Success (Amazon link) by Malcolm Gladwell. Gladwell also wrote The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (Amazon link) and Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (Amazon link). I have not read either of the other two but have heard much about them. They were and continue to be top sellers.

111 Great Last Minute Gift Ideas For Clients

Mike Michalowicz

The Vibes of Jamaica. Not everyone is a super shopper, especially me, and super-especially when it comes to great gift ideas for clients. Some of us need months to come up with the perfect gift for people we know and love. So what happens when we need a last minute gift idea to say, “Thanks!” or “I appreciate your business” to that special client? We totally freak. Unless of course we have this Mike Michalowicz super sexy and easy “Client Gift-Giving Guide,” which I am so sharing with you.

What to Give Your Clients in this Season of Giving

Mike Michalowicz

The Vibes of Jamaica. Not everyone is a super shopper, especially me, and super-especially when it comes to great gift ideas for clients. Some of us need months to come up with the perfect gift for people we know and love. So what happens when we need a last minute gift idea to say, “Thanks!” or “I appreciate your business” to that special client? We totally freak. Unless you have this “Client Gift-Giving Guide,” which I am so sharing with you.