Doing Business in Haiti - What advice can you give me?

I started a small business in Haiti and I quickly realize that people in the country who do the same types of business do not meet and talk about things that would help their business sector grow... What advice can you give me?

Doing Business in Haiti - Business Tips
Doing Business in Haiti - Business Tips

KREYOL: Haiti BIZNIS PAM -- Ki konsèy ou ka bay yon moun ki ap fè Biznis en Haiti? Nou remake moun en Haiti ki fè menm biznis, yo pliz enmi pase yo zanmi, sa anpeche yo aprann sou erè yonn lòt... Kisa ou panse de sa???

In my opinion, if Jean, Joseph and Pierre sell books for a living, if they were to meet once in a while and talk about the book market, they would definitely come up with want to increase book sales as a whole.

Unfortunately, I get the impression that in Haiti, not only do Jean, Joseph and Pierre NOT meet to talk about book sales, they tend to become silent enemies simply because they see each other as fierce competition... Because of that, their business does not grow even on en individual basis since they cannot learn from each other's mistakes.

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Paul Bance says...

You just have to advertise on the radio, newspaper, in church, everywhere you can. It is a competition.

If you want to talk to businessmen, you have to go to TV station and talk to them on TV. You can have a session every week on TV on radio about your

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Tonton says...

That the eat the seed before it grows mentality.

One way is to form organizations or unions in the trade or business.

This allows for rival members to sit down and discuss the business and economy aa a whole as opposed to individual

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Patrick Princivil says...

Men konsèy map bay pou moun kap fè biznis an Ayiti!

Nap viv nan yon tan ki vrèman difisil é frajil; men Jézi ka édé nou ak sa si nou aksépté sèvil avèk fwa.

Banm ba nou ti sam gen nan tèt mwen pou jéré pwoblèm

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Fred says...

I think this is going to be a great

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Riche Zamor says...

I am not a Haitian business owner, but I am a retired executive from the ONG world.

You should not assume that people do not want to talk, you should create an environment where that can happen.

Either by joining groups such as Rotary International or other such formal groups where your competitors will get to know you. Remember that trust and friendship are build over

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