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Konshens, Jamaican Dancehall Artiste Launches Shoes Line To Mixed Reviews

Sports, Entertainment, Culture

And @blastpass is back… with their first deal in almost two months (49 days since the last deal on June 14, 2013)! Not a good sign. It’s good though that they’re still trying and are still able to convince retailers. One … Continue reading

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Blast Week 1 Review. Launch, Execution & Customer Response

Business Insight, Products

Usain Bolt Does It Well For Puma

Dr. Usain St. Leo Bolt has undoubtedly delivered as the King of Sprints, and for that the entire Puma organization is proud. Through his astute and enormous victories, Dr. Bolt and his fellow Jamaican team-mates have actively influenced the increased sales of the company’s merchandise. However, it was not enough to increase profit margins. Oh Oh! Continue Reading


Trinidad To Launch New RAV4 Today

The Guardian reports;

The newly redesigned, fourth-generation Toyota RAV4, which recently made its world debut at the 2012 Los Angeles International Auto Show in the United States, will be launched locally today at the Toyota Showroom in Barataria. The RAV4’s unique design allowed it to be a trailblazer in the industry, representing the “first of its kind,” which successfully prompted other car manufacturers worldwide to compete in the crossover SUV market.

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Link: The Herbalife Pyramid Scheme 101

In its latest podcast, the Planet Money team at NPR explores the Herbalife pyramid scheme issue. As always, they do a great job of breaking down the points, so that the issues are clear. Listen. We previously reported on this … Continue reading

If Herbalife is a Pyramid Scheme, then…

Is Herbalife a Pyramid Scheme

Business Insight, e-Update

Jamaican Tailor Featured in the New York Times. 4 Amazing Lessons We Can Learn!

Bespoke Suits

Business Strategy, e-Update, Entrepreneurship

Pop Quiz IrieSocial, How Long Should a DAILY DEAL Last?

End of Deal #1

End of Deal #1

Business Insight, Startups & Venture Capital

IrieSocial, Jamaica’s First Daily Deals Site Launches! Big Win or Epic Fail?

Irie Social Daily Deals Site

Irie Social Daily Deals Site

Business Investments, Business Strategy, e-Update

IrieSocial, Meet The Team

IrieSocial Team

IrieSocial Team

Business Insight, Startups & Venture Capital

Is GraceKennedy the Vybz Kartel of Jamaican Businesses?

If making money as a Jamaican business was like making songs as a Dancehall artiste then without a doubt, GraceKennedy would be the “world boss”.  GK may not like the comparison but seriously, we are desperate to find reasonable ways to describe their unrelenting, chart topping success. Everyday they make a hit.

GK made a record J$58 billion in revenue at the end of last year. At J$3 billion or J$8.33 per share, net profits were 25 per cent higher than the J$2.4 billion made in 2010. Go ahead Gk. Just say it to Lasco and the rest. “Why Pree?” Continue Reading


Rich & Ready: What Jamaica’s Range Rover Evoque Sales Says about the Market

Range Rover Evoque

Business Insight

I want the new 50 Cent Headphones for Christmas!

50 cent Headphones

Sports, Entertainment, Culture

5 Lessons For Every Entrepreneur from a Late Night Donut Salesman

Donuts! - Source:pkingdesign