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Cacao drinks: a source of health for our ancestors

Leonardo Buitrago Morales is an organic cacao producer in the town of Meleruk, within the Talamanca Bribri indigenous territory, Limón. Alongside his family, he...

How to set up your food-related business in Costa Rica

When we decide to start a food-related business, we do it because of the passion we have for cooking. We begin to design the...

Serving microentrepreneurs in Nosara: four questions for Nosara Crece

Entrepreneurship can and should be accessible, and there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to creating or promoting local businesses. Nosara Crece is a nonprofit working...

How to navigate Costa Rica’s small business financing system

As we reported in our story on Costa Rica’s Development Banking System (SBD) and its myriad options for small business financing in Costa Rica,...

Small business financing in Costa Rica: links of a broken chain

It all started when Betsy López ran out of money for diapers.  Her baby, Dereck, now two and a half, needed a diaper change, and...

The motto of an entrepreneur: ‘Today’s the day’

I began my life as an entrepreneur at an early age. We lived in Escazú, on a large property with many fruit trees, so...

‘This is only for the brave’

Why do we keep at it amid so much struggle? Maybe because sometimes, just sometimes, an entrepreneur can work magic.  What else can you call it...

Trainings for small businesses in Costa Rica

The world of trainings for small businesses in Costa Rica is a vast one. Virtual and in-person, free and paid, a host of offerings...

Tools for entrepreneurs and consumers: small business certifications in Costa Rica

“Everything, and nothing,” says Jorge Fallas with a laugh when asked what he’d change about Costa Rica’s small business certifications. What does this mean? Well,...

Welcome to ‘Toolkit 2022’

At El Colectivo 506, we’re proud to kick off our second year of publication with an edition dedicated to sharing information and resources that...
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The language of ‘what if?’

How did he end up here, anyway? He was curious. He still is. That’s what made all those doors open in the first place: his...
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