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Entrepreneurs 506

‘First we must see ourselves as women’: support for entrepreneurs in Costa Rica and Nicaragua

Why did Mónica, the co-founder of our microbusiness, arrive at an event carrying garbage bags? Because it wasn't trash—it was recycling material, and we’d been...

Online payment processing in Costa Rica: what small business owners need to know

Do you have a business that’s ready to sell online? What do you need to know in order to set up online payment processing?...

Trademark registration and intellectual property rights in Costa Rica: what every business owner should know

Does your business have its trademark registration? If your brand isn’t registered, you're not alone. In a recent survey we conducted in our WhatsApp community...

Costa Rican fashion in search of sustainability: the story of Selfmade

The fashion industry is one of the world’s worst polluters. It is produced on a massive scale and in less than ideal conditions. However,...

Owner-employees and the Costa Rican Social Security Fund

One of the first steps towards the formalization and growth of any microenterprise is insuring its first employee—but for many entrepreneurs in Costa Rica,...

What our small business learned from a month reporting on the B Impact Assessment

80.5. That’s the number that surprised us by popping up once we’d answered all the questions on the online, self-administered B Impact Assessment. Because 80...

Pucci Photo and the B Impact Assessment: workers, customers, and a planet in need

What’s the impact of a beautiful photo? In a way, that’s what Pucci Photo had to answer in order to become not only a Certified...

Casitas Tenorio B&B and the B Impact Assessment: the value of a governance checklist

In many ways, the Governance section of the B Impact Assessment is the core of what being a B Corp is all about. Many...

Bodhi Surf & Yoga and the B Impact Assessment: a business built around community

For Bodhi Surf & Yoga, in many ways, the B Impact Assessment journey started with a logo. “It really was Patagonia that inspired us,” says...

The B Corp Movement and rural tourism: one entrepreneur’s story

Pippa Kelly is a natural starting point for El Colectivo 506’s deep dive into the world of Costa Rica’s Certified B Corporations. After all,...
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Learners’ Edition: How can a city become age-friendly?

This story has been adapted for elementary school, as well as English-language learners of all ages, from our longform piece “How can a city...
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