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Examples of Puerto Rican unprofessionalism – making it hard to do business in Puerto Rico, wasting time, not listing store hours, locations correctly. For ease of doing business, Puerto Rico ranks 64th vs the mainland USA at 8th

Puerto Rico ranks 64th in the world in ease of doing business, while the 50 states rank 8th.  New Zealand ranks #1 as the best.   While the education system in Puerto Rico is notoriously bad in the public schools from … Continue reading

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Mall of San Juan opens the doors to more local businesses

https://www.elnuevodia.com/negocios/empresas/nota/mallofsanjuanleabrelaspuertasamascomercioslocales-2411157 Mall of San Juan opens the doors to more local businesses The store complex replaces the chains that have gone with concepts of native entrepreneurs Monday, April 2, 2018 – 12:00 AM By Marian Díaz After Hurricane Maria, there … Continue reading

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For Puerto Rico, the Return to Business as Usual Is Slow

  It’s sad for Puerto Rico.   With no power for extended time periods like 6 months, it’s extremely difficult to successfully run a business in a modern economy.  With less economic activity, fewer jobs available, this causes more people to … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico’s Slow Hurricane Recovery Is Suffocating Small Business

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-07/puerto-rico-s-slow-hurricane-recovery-is-suffocating-small-business December 7, 2017, 5:01 AM EST Illustrator: Khylin Woodrow This fall’s hurricane season has been rough on Jesús Vázquez’s family business outside San Juan. Their 35-year-old ice factory and adjacent laundromat hasn’t had power since Hurricane Irma, which hit … Continue reading

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Some 5,000 Puerto Rico small businesses expected to close after Hurricane Maria; 35% could not reopen

http://caribbeanbusiness.com/some-5000-puerto-rico-small-businesses-expected-to-close-after-hurricane-maria-35-could-not-reopen Some 5,000 Puerto Rico small businesses expected to close after Hurricane Maria; 35% could not reopen By Eva Lloréns Vélez on October 27, 2017 SAN JUAN – Ten percent, or about 5,000 of Puerto Rico’s 50,000 small and midsize … Continue reading

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Without Power Restored, P.R. Retail Sector Could Lose $8.9B in 6 Months

  http://caribbeanbusiness.com/without-power-restored-p-r-retail-sector-could-lose-8-9b-in-6-months Without Power Restored, P.R. Retail Sector Could Lose $8.9B in 6 Months By Eva Lloréns Vélez on October 23, 2017 SAN JUAN – The Puerto Rican Retail Trade Association (ACDET by its Spanish initials), a group founded in … Continue reading

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Even before Hurricane Maria hit, Puerto Rico was a mess

https://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21730432-even-hurricane-maria-hit-it-was-mess-story-puerto-ricos-power-grid Even before Hurricane Maria hit, it was a mess Oct 19th 2017 | SALINAS IN A room beneath the smokestacks of the Aguirre steam plant in south-eastern Puerto Rico, an engineer points to a colourful poster entitled “How Electricity … Continue reading

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