Central American Bank grants Costa Rica $2 million to finance environmental projects
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Central American Bank grants Costa Rica $2 million to finance environmental projects

L. Arias - October 1, 2015

The Association for the Development of Small Businesses (ACORDE) on Wednesday announced they have $2 million available for loans to small and medium-sized businesses for projects that benefit the…

The different flavors of starting a business
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The different flavors of starting a business

Randall Trejos - September 28, 2015

Every time a topic starts to become mainstream, it is common to encounter mixups. In Costa Rica we are in the middle of the business startup mixup…

‘The Venture’ offers up to $1 million for social entrepreneurs
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‘The Venture’ offers up to $1 million for social entrepreneurs

L. Arias - September 10, 2015

Scotch Whisky giant Chivas Regal this month launched “The Venture,” a competition in which applicants from 23 countries -- including Costa Rica -- will have a chance…

How investors and entrepreneurs can find common ground
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How investors and entrepreneurs can find common ground

Randall Trejos - August 24, 2015

See also: The preemptive strike against Uber and what it means for doing business in Costa Rica Many argue that there's enough private investment money available, both…

Money for startups: The key to creating more companies?
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Money for startups: The key to creating more companies?

Randall Trejos - July 20, 2015

We can all agree that anything that contributes a third of a country’s gross domestic product is fairly important, right? According to the Ministry of the Economy…

PHOTOS: Event showcases vibrant women-led small businesses
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: Event showcases vibrant women-led small businesses

Elizabeth Lang - June 6, 2015

On a warm, sunny morning, The Tico Times visited the Zoco Bazaar at Villa Maori in Santa Ana, where 50 women entrepreneurs had brought their products and…

Foundation offers $1.3 million in funding for sustainable development projects
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Foundation offers $1.3 million in funding for sustainable development projects

L. Arias - February 19, 2015

The Costa Rican foundation Fundecooperación para Desarrollo Sostenible this week reported they have ₡750 million ($1.3 million) available to finance small- and medium-sized businesses to help improve the quality…

Vivero la Lechuza brings the desert to Costa Rica
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Vivero la Lechuza brings the desert to Costa Rica

Lindsay Fendt - January 27, 2015

When Tom Enderlin and Mónica Quesada went on a search to buy some plants for their garden, they ended up getting more than they bargained for. Instead…

Costa Rica to build its first industrial park for small- and medium-sized businesses
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Costa Rica to build its first industrial park for small- and medium-sized businesses

L. Arias - December 4, 2014

The Costa Rican Chamber of Industries (CICR) on Wednesday said that next year they will begin a preparatory stage for building an industrial park that will host only small- and…

Costa Rica’s capital is the second best city in the region for doing business, World Bank says
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Costa Rica’s capital is the second best city in the region for doing business, World Bank says

L. Arias - November 17, 2014

San José ranks second among 22 cities from Central America and the Dominican Republic for doing business, according to the World Bank report “Doing Business 2015,” presented…