8 items you can “carry on” for profit in Ecuador

We all know, or at least you should if you follow this letter, that Ecuador has many high import restrictions and duties causing many items to be more expensive here than in the US, which also creates a lot of business opprtunities for the casual traveler. As we’ve already covered, TVs, especially big screen ones, … Continue reading 8 items you can “carry on” for profit in Ecuador

Irrigation system installed in Ecuador, hard lessons learned

This week I finished installing the irrigation system for my one hectare (2.2 acres) Stevia lot. There were a few different options… install a drip irrigation system or a sprinkler system. My part-time farm manager with experience in Stevia said for this crop a sprinkler system is fine. The quotes I was getting for installing … Continue reading Irrigation system installed in Ecuador, hard lessons learned

Where I’d start a business in Ecuador right now

After 3 days here on the border of Colombia and Ecuador it’s become evident where in Ecuador I’d start a business right now. Ipiales, Colombia. I know, technically it’s not Ecuador, but it’s close enough, it’s a smallish town about 5 minutes from the border of Colombia and Ecuador. Why Ipiales? Ipiales offers a chance … Continue reading Where I’d start a business in Ecuador right now