How We Built an Award-Winning Olive Oil Business in Tuscany

How We Built an Award-Winning Olive Oil Business in Tuscany

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December 3, 2019

Tania and Keith Von Barkenhagen never meant to move to Italy. The California couple thought they'd spend a year, and then go back to southern California—Keith to his IT career and Tania to managing small businesses. That was 14 years ago, and their lives and jobs have evolved a lot since then.

Building a Niche Importing Business in Southwestern France

Building a Niche Importing Business in Southwestern France

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December 2, 2019

Sue Atkins used to spend her days behind a desk solving accountancy problems. Today, you will find her behind trestle tables at village markets in the picturesque region of Gascony in southwestern France. After leaving the desk-bound chartered accounting profession behind, Sue moved to France

Expats Build Businesses and Share Their Passions at a Panama Food Market

Expats Build Businesses and Share Their Passions at a Panama Food Market

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November 30, 2019

The Pedasí Love boutique market was launched three years ago in the town of Pedasí, on Panama’s Azuero Peninsula, to showcase locally produced clothing and household decorations. Within a few months, the site began hosting the Fresh Friday food market, further boosting its appeal. Located just off the main town square, the market is now Read more...: Expats Build Businesses and Share Their Passions at a Panama Food Market

This Online Freelancing Role Is Tailor-Made for Baby Boomers

This Online Freelancing Role Is Tailor-Made for Baby Boomers

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November 27, 2019

Many baby boomers presume that you need to have a talent for proofreading, authoring articles, or writing copy for websites to become an in-demand online freelancer. But the reality is that there are plenty of online freelancing opportunities out there beyond these fields...

Earning an Income From Wine Tasting in France’s Foodie Capital

Earning an Income From Wine Tasting in France’s Foodie Capital

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November 22, 2019

Often called France's gastronomic capital, Lyon is famed for its food and wine. But while I found plenty of vineyard tours in the regions surrounding Lyon, nobody was hosting English-language wine tastings in the city. To me, it seemed like a clear business opportunity...