Business Success

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Business hub tackles Ecuador’s social, environmental issues

Daniela Peralvo co-founded a company that helps solve some of Ecuador's problems, mentors existing entrepreneurs, and grooms future leaders.
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Ecuadorian plantain business survives earthquake … and thrives

Following a natural disaster, an Ecuadorian woman learns how to make her business bigger and better through a U.S.-supported training program.
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Ice cream shops, one in Texas and one in Belize, share...

A young entrepreneur in Belize sharpened his focus on employee development after interning at a chain of Texas ice cream parlors.
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Here’s one way women-owned startups find financing

In Denmark, the U.S. Embassy teamed up with a local organization to equip female entrepreneurs with the support they need to succeed.
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In Peru, women are launching more businesses

An online program for entrepreneurs is helping Peruvian women launch their own business ventures and boost their local economies.
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An uptick in hiring by women employers

Women-owned businesses with employees are hiring at increasing rates, recent data released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows.
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Entrepreneurship in the U.S.

In an average month in the U.S., 320 out of every 100,000 adults become new entrepreneurs, data shows. Meet a few to see how they did it.
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Coaching a new generation of entrepreneurs in Serbia

USAID teamed up with the Desing Taste Center in Belgrade to help young entrepreneurs excel as new business owners in the food sector.
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Technology is transforming U.S. manufacturing

The U.S. is moving toward smart manufacturing, which incorporates robotics and automation. Smart factories are hiring more highly skilled employees.