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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A recent survey showed the confidence index of micro and small entrepreneurs stood at 51.0 points in September from 51.1 points in August, which indicated that the elections have not...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Amidst a crippling economic crisis and rising security concerns, a new program for small businesses called Fortalecimento do Turismo nas Praias da Zona Sul (Strengthening South Zone Beach Tourism) was...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Saturday 17th December, one of Rio’s largest favela communities, Complexo do Alemão, saw the opening of a new co-working space for entrepreneurs. The inauguration of the space, named...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In an effort to recognize the craft work as an economic activity and promote entrepreneurship, the State Craft Program of Rio de Janeiro has collected over 2,500 craftworkers in 21...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a study released yesterday (June 25th), the informal market in Brazil was worth R$826 billion in 2014, equivalent to 16.1 percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP)....
By Ruth Faulkner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The FAETEC Faculty (Technical Support Foundation School) in Rio de Janeiro is offering free courses to help students become entrepreneurs, as well as enter the national and international labor market....
By Sarah Brown, contributing reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It is the small to medium-sized companies that are gaining the bigger profits in Brazil against last year’s figures, according to the Internal Revenue Sector. They state that the low...
By Mary Bolling Blackiston, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new kind of work-environment in which professionals from different organizations share the same space while working independently has increased in popularity in Rio. Freelancers, artists, entrepreneurs and...
By Alfred Rinaldi, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The end of the year has brought some good news for Brazil's smallest businesses as microcredits have grown by an impressive 26.7 percent year-on-year. In November 2013, the total value...

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