Business & Finance

This is related to the business and financial issues related to Haiti and the Haitan community. We discuss issues such as job opportunities, how to create a business in Haiti, how to finance a project, and more.

Tipping is a Cultural practice

Tipping is a customary practice in most countries. The restaurant industry has set a range of percentages they feel are correct for tipping whether you in the U.S., Canada and why not in Haiti . For satisfactory service it is 15% of the sum of the bill. Above that means service was good to exceptional, up to 20%. Up to 25% indicates service was excellent.

If a wine steward has chosen you a wine that has made your dining experience enjoyable, either tip them directly or add it to the server's tip.

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How To Search For Federal Government Jobs

Landing a job in the government can be your key to success. Government agencies offer competitive salary and benefits. Also, you can build an impressive work record when you are employed in the government. However, only those who have the patience and determination can nail a federal government job.

So in order to join its workforce, you might as well follow these tips.

First and foremost, you have to know more about government jobs. It is not advisable to apply for just about any job without understanding its requirements and description. There are more than 70 agencies and departments under the government and they offer a lot of opportunities to job seekers.

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Business Gift

In most of the business organizations, offering business gifts to clients, business associates, gifts to the board of directors and employees is a normal annual activity. A large number of log gifts too are offered for which every year, huge amounts are spent. This particular practice certainly has a positive aspect, due to which it's a popular activity. Business gifts prove to be an effective tool in marketing, advertising, a token of appreciation and effective communication.

Even goodwill can be best built by offering gifts in business. One of the seasons most favored by business for gifting is the Christmas season or any other popular festival depending upon the country. Some of the common business gifts are calculators with the engraved logo of the company, pens, clocks, calendars, knives, stationery sets, diaries for the New Year, liquor, watches, glassware, dry fruit, photo albums, decorations for Christmas, stuffed animals and smoked salmon, Christmas angels, puzzles, chocolates, thermos bottles, travel packs, etc.

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Comme Il Faut, The One And Only Cigarette Maker

Compagnie des Tabacs Comme II Faut, S.A. is a major tobacco producer in Haiti. In fact, it is the only maker of cigarette in the country, where it markets its premium product brands Comme il Faut and Point. Luckett, Inc. founded the company in 1927 and since then, it has been recognized for producing customized and private label brands.

While Comme il Faut achieved success all throughout the years, it was not only focused on producing tobacco and generating sales. It also made contributions to society, especially to the music industry. Comme il Faut is one of the major sponsors of various musicians, including Djakout Mizik, Gracia Delva, and Mizik Mizik. Kreyol La has also received support from the company.

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Dealing With Jerk Workmates

Jerks are common at work places. Almost every company or office you'd work in, there will be one or two who'll be very good at ruining your day. However, you shouldn't let yourself and your productivity to be affected by their rude behavior, as there are ways to deal with jerk officemates.

First thing you can do is to reflect on yourself. Try to see if you have certain behavior that illicit a rude reaction from your jerk workmate. If you can find nothing wrong in your own attitude, then it is time to confront the other party in a peaceful manner.

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Advantages And Disadvantages Of Freelancing

Freelancing is not for everyone. It has its pros and cons as well. So, if you ever want to quit that regular job of yours and try your hand at freelancing, you may want to take several factors into consideration first.
The Pros

Flexibility is one the best upsides of freelancing. When you are a freelancer, you can set your own work schedule and pace. Moreover, you can choose different projects to work on, as you won't be limited to a certain job role.

Another good thing about freelancing is that you can build a wide base of contacts and clients. People who have been freelancing for a few years already have a great network. They know who to call for certain projects anytime.

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U.S. employers can now bring Haitians in the United States as they now become eligible for the H-2A

Breaking news. An immigration breakthrough for Haitians. The Obama administration, in order to help Haitians to support those back home, announced yesterday, Tuesday, January 17, 2012 that people from Haiti are now qualified for the H-2A and H-2B visas.

What does that mean?

The H-2A and H-2B visas program allows employers to bring certain low-skilled Haitian workers to work in the United States on a temporary basis. This decision of the government to allow Haitians to become eligible for the H-2A and H-2B visas was as a result of the two US Senators and some other U.S. States Representative from Florida who have been pushing for the visa to be extended to the Haitians

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Did you hear this? All transfers will be paid in Haitian Gourdes, no more Dollar

We in the Diaspora are being hit once again. After levying a tax on the money I send to Haiti to pay for my children's education. After taxing the phone call I make to my family to make sure they received the money. Now it's the turn for the government to take part of the money I send to my family itself. The latest scam by the Haitian government is the decision that will require all money transfers in direction to Haiti to be delivered in Haitian Gourdes.

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Haiti, One of the most corrupt Nations in 2011, Transparency International reported

The Haitian government is still plagued by issues such as bribery, kickback and embezzlement of funds. At least this is what the 2011 Global Corruption Report indicated.

"Bare Volè, bare Volè"

Haiti ranks 175th in the report, which puts the country among the most corrupt nations in the world for 2011.

The report also indicated that our neighbors are doing much better to fight corruption in their country. Bahamas ranks 21 for doing a good job the delivery of government services to its citizens. The united states ranks on 24th position.

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Mr. Karl Jean-Louis, head of Investment Facilitation Center (CFI)

As the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti has been scrambling to recover from 2010's earthquake. Many sectors need investment, among them agriculture, energy, housing, and tourism. The need for investment dollars is great and the Investment Facilitation Center (CFI) a vital component to repairing the infrastructure and improving the economy.

CFI's aim is to cultivate relationships with private investors and drive them to developing investment opportunities throughout the island. Working with the local Chambers of Commerce, CFI will collaborate with investors to develop initiatives for local projects with significant growth potential.

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