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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,...

The ABCs of Certified B Corps in Costa Rica

Here at El Colectivo 506, we’re celebrating International Women’s Day by working hard to launch our women-led business into a new phase: our path...
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What to consider when creating a journalism hiring policy

At El Colectivo 506, Costa Rica’s national solutions journalism organization, has decided to create and share our new hiring policy openly in hopes of...
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