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Creative ways to earn money in difficult times

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By Elise Kemp. Life is unpredictable. Markets take a turn, opportunities disappear, and unforeseen circumstances prevent us from being able to follow through with business as usual. Adaptability is the key to survival in an ever-changing world.

Mentor Talks: How to lead in a post-pandemic world

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5 key traits of resilient leaders

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By Jewelle Saunders. As a leader, you are bound to face many roadblocks on your way to achieving your goals. It is important that you set yourself up for success by focusing on building your resilience while encouraging the same among your team members.

4 steps to building your resilience

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By Jewelle Saunders. Entrepreneurs are resilient people. Starting a business requires a strong will in order to get a venture off the ground. However, it is important to recognize that as an entrepreneur you can continually improve and work on building your resilience.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

One woman’s path to financial empowerment leads the way

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2018 YLAI fellow Kenishia Mais is the founder of ThrivingDollars , a financial education platform empowering young adults with the tools and resources they need to make smarter decisions, create their ideal financial lives, and gain the freedom to pursue more of what they love.

Lighting the torch of change: Youth volunteering in Haiti

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By Elise Kemp. As a part of the YLAI Network’s mission, community involvement in fostering development is critical. Hearing about the impact that our networkmembers are making in their own communities is a real privilege and helps us see how impactful it can be to volunteer locally.

Innovate, Scale Up, and Watch It Grow

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A recap of U.S. Embassy Trinidad and Tobago’s recent entrepreneurship speaker program on making a global name out of an idea. Innovate, Scale Up & Watch It Grow.

Strengthening financial education in Argentina with honesty and integrity

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“It is important to try to understand your customers and their needs and supply what they need with honesty,” says Gastón Fontaine.

Remodeling English language education in Costa Rica

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By luck when he was young, Alex Solano took an English language course that would change his life. One inspiring teacher forever changed the way that Alex viewed education, and he received a scholarship to continue taking courses on teaching English.

Growing your Startup? Find the Right Startup Financing for Your Capital Needs

Entrepreneurs are facing unprecedented circumstances right now. The capital choices you make will have a lasting impact on the trajectory of your company. Knowing the right questions to ask and how to compare your options is vital to making the best decisions. Download the Startup Finance Playbook to learn more.

Advice from an entrepreneurship expert, with Professor Michael Goldberg

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The YLAI Network hosted Michael Goldberg , a professor of entrepreneurship and an expert in international business development, for a Facebook chat in November for Global Entrepreneurship Week. Michael answered questions from network members requesting advice for their entrepreneurial endeavors.

How to approach money management during uncertain times, according to our experts

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By Jewelle Saunders. Following our Global Money Week Facebook chat on money management, budgeting, and financial planning in March 2020, we noticed an influx of questions about how to best manage your money and project growth during uncertain times.

Your top 4 money management questions, answered by our experts

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By Jewelle Saunders. The YLAI Network hosted three experts on financial planning for a Facebook chat in March 2020 for Global Money Week for network members. Our experts, ThrivingDollars ‘ Kenishia S.

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Breaking boundaries together in Ecuador

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By Elise Kemp. Tamara Isch, a 2018 YLAI Fellow and a co-founder and COO of EcX Labs, has been breaking boundaries in her country, in her field of work, and in the world. The results of this woman’s hard work and innovation are cutting-edge technology solutions to the biggest problems in Ecuador.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

How a female commercial engineer in Paraguay is overcoming barriers

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2018 YLAI Fellow Bibiana Dipeo, the director of Alimentando Para el Futuro (Feed4Future) in Paraguay, is empowering her community after more than a decade in the financial sector, by innovating new ways to reduce malnutrition and poverty.

Three Strategies to Survive COVID-19 for Small Businesses in the Food Industry

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By Verónica Vásquez Cuerno | U.S. Embassy to El Salvador. Celina Portillo, CEO of Auténtico Bistro & Café, conducted a virtual roundtable with members of the YLAI Network in El Salvador.

5 questions to ask yourself during times of financial uncertainty

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By Ana Gonzalez. Uncertainty in our lives is a given, particularly when it comes to our finances. There will be times of steady income and other times where we are unsure of our incoming funds. Those uncertain times may be caused by natural disasters, economic recessions or changing markets.

What is your money personality?

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No matter how you have managed your money in the past, it is important for you to now equip yourself with the knowledge you need to make sound financial decisions for a strong financial future. There are many ways you can handle your money.

Debt Financing Fuels Your Growth - on Your Terms. Zero Dilution.

The landscape of startup financing is changing. Learn why SaaS founders are turning to debt capital options like revenue-based financing.

How to set SMART goals toward a targeted financial future

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By Elise Kemp. As a young leader and changemaker, you should make sure that the goals you have worked so hard to achieve also align with the management of your finances.

Advancing social and environmental change in Argentina

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Entrepreneurship can empower individuals and communities limited in resources. Someone with a good entrepreneurial spirit will look for ways to improve a community and its integrity through its businesses and missions.

Delivering healthy and beautiful smiles throughout Haiti

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By Ana Gonzalez. Through the Saint Apollonia Mobile Dental Clinic , 2018 YLAI Fellow Valesca Saint Cyr is able to deliver quality and affordable dental care to underserved communities in Haiti. The clinic travels to different areas for two or three days at a time and treats over 100 people each day.

Ashna Mahepal to Young Entrepreneurs: Identify Your Source of Empowerment

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Ashna Mahepal, founder of Young Help Suriname (YHS) , is a member of the YLAI Network and 2016 YLAI Fellow. She created the organization out of her passion for social entrepreneurial impact.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Revolutionizing responsible tourism in Nicaragua

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“Every action we take, big or small, can make a difference in our society,” says Damaris Guardado, co-founder of Purpose Driven Tours Nicaragua. “I I cannot change the world, but I can contribute to make it a better place to live.”.

How one woman is facilitating responsible financial management in Belize

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2018 YLAI Fellow and co-founder of L3G’s & Associates, Fatima Chi, is empowering businesses in her community in Belize to take control of their finances. L3G’s & Associates, founded with Fatima’s sister, Yadira, provides accounting and bookkeeping services, assisting clients by providing them with a wide array of professional business knowledge to help them better manage their finances and overall business operations.

Three choices to make this International Anti-Corruption Day

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By Kaelyn Vitale . According to Transparency International’s 2019 Latin America Barometer , 77% of survey respondents in Latin America and the Caribbean are ready and willing to tackle corruption.

Conscious fashion promotes traditional Panamanian artisans

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By Elise Kemp. Growing up, Nayleen Quintero was surrounded and nurtured by Panamanian folklore. Nayleen, a 2017 YLAI fellow, is from a small rural village in the province of Los Santos, Panama.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

Supporting and empowering children with autism in Nicaragua

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By Ana Gonzalez. In 1992, the United Nations proclaimed December 3 to be the International Day of Disabled Persons to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities and to raise awareness of the situations they face in political, social, economic, and cultural aspects of life.

Counteracting corruption: 3 questions of self-reflection for leaders

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By Elise Kemp. Corruption is a concept that may be familiar to many, especially in Latin America. There are often campaigns for anti-corruption reforms in government, businesses publicly fighting against corrupt competitors, and protests blocking roads to advocate for anti-corruption.

Avoiding bias and making informed decisions when hiring

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By Amanda Hinojosa, Howard University. Hiring decisions are key decisions that can have a lasting impact on an organization. Choosing who to offer a job to is not a decision that should be taken lightly.

Creating a “can do” mindset for integrity

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By Liliana López-Jiménez, Ph.D. Business Professor at Universidad Externado de Colombia. Young professionals are bound to encounter ethical challenges quite early in their lives in the workforce.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

How a Fashion Brand in Honduras Is Preserving the Country’s Traditional Culture

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Growing up in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Rafael López enjoyed, among other pastimes, hiding his money in his grandmother’s closet. She told me I would be successful because I took care of my money,” Rafael says.