Doing Business in Haiti - What is your Experience?

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You know something? As I talk to some people doing business in Haiti I am getting a different kind of warning... Scary almost... Many people start the conversation with: "Hein! Ou vle fe bisnis an Haiti? Ou granmoun? Fo-w mete granmoun sou ou wi..." Are you doing business in Haiti? Are thinking about it? What's your experience?

The other countries I've been to, you can rent a place, start a business, and the success and failure of the business depends on your experience as a business person and nothing else...

At home, in Haiti, I am getting the impression that there is another factor... The one people don't like to talk about... If you're Haitian you know what I am talking about.

There is an unspoken fear factor that makes people quit before they even get started.

I understand that many people are afraid of everything and, in Haiti, it is so easy to blame the unknown that you are almost guaranteed to fail in any business if you are the kind of person who believes in the Boogeyman and you dare to try.

But you know what's funny, there businesses, big and small, all over the country. Either these business man and women are not afraid or... "Yo Granmoun" as the average Haitian will say...

What do you think about this?

What advice can you give to a young man or woman in Haiti who is so afraid to do start a business fearing that the competition will eat them alive?

What is your ezperience in doing business in Haiti?

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