Food producers from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have an opportunity to start exporting the healthy, organic foods and beverages that currently in fashion all over the world. Gluten-free or kosher snacks are another attractive new niche. But producers wanting to conquer these export markets need to be prepared. Global experts gave us tips and pointers during the LAC … [Read more...] about Selling to supermarkets and international distributors
The founders of the Peruvian firm Brilliant Foods are friends and partners. They are both professionals: Aurelio del Solar is a marketing specialist and Sebastián Arrieta is a physician. Without setting these careers aside, they have started a company to export superfoods. They managed to close a deal with a Russian buyer through one of the business rounds organized by … [Read more...] about How to Become an Entrepreneur without Neglecting Your Professional Life
Luis Martínez is originally from Bogota, but life’s twists and turns meant that he ended up working as an administrative employee at a bank in Canada for 13 years. Back then, he might not have imagined that he would become an entrepreneur, but he was definitely already a technology enthusiast. While he was working at the bank, he learned to program and got interested in new … [Read more...] about From Employee to Entrepreneur: How a Colombian Business Owner Beat Prejudice to Become a Creative in the World of Animation and Augmented Reality
This article isn’t about Superman, Batgirl, the Green Lantern, or Catwoman. It’s not even about contemporary icons like Pokémon, Dexter, Harry Potter, or Moana. No, instead, it’s about real men and women who travel long distances, take risks, and dare to change the rules of the game. It’s about the entrepreneurs behind SMEs in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), our heroes … [Read more...] about Find out why the IDB believes that SMEs in Latin America and the Caribbean are run by superheroes
When Paraguay Teas was created, Margarita Duarte and her sister Marisa were two young, entrepreneurial women from the city who one day went touring the Paraguayan countryside to talk directly to farmers. Many of them where men older than the Duarte sisters, who listened with suspicion to the strangers. Little by little the Duarte sisters managed to buy, process and pack high … [Read more...] about How did a Paraguayan SME manage to overcome barriers and the cost of information to offer a top product that meets international standards?