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Many readers report having an Ecuador business for fun and profit.


Photo from Financial Times article “US Senate approves Andean stopgap”.

Fun is a really important  part of any business especially in Ecuador as an article last week in the Financial Times shows.

Here are excerpts from the Financial Times article:  Businesses in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador have become used to a regular test of nerves: the US Senate’s decision whether to extend trade preferences. This time the Senate granted a last-minute stopgap – providing relief for Andean flower exporters, but indicating again how much better the US’s trade relationships with the region could be. In response, Ecuador’s man in Washington, Luis Gallegos, struck a cautiously optimistic note.

Gallegos said in a statement:

We’re disappointed, of course, that the House-passed extension of Atpdea [the trade preference agreement] for 18 months did not get the Senate’s approval, but this six-week extension – taken as Senators were leaving for home for the holidays – will keep trade uninterrupted during the key weeks for flower distributors prior to St. Valentine’s Day.

I am confident that when the Congress returns in January, this debate will resume and that the Congress will approve a longer extension.

Other Andean countries are likely to be more downbeat. Bolivia, which has a prickly relationship with the US, had its preferences canceled in 2008 after former president George W. Bush said the country had “failed to cooperate with the US on important efforts to fight drug trafficking”.

The Colombians, among the US’s closest allies in Latin America, have been waiting for the ratification of a bilateral trade deal since the dying days of the Bush administration.

Senator Jeff Sessions’ push to drop sleeping bags from preferences – which are extended to 120 developing nations – held up debate on the valuable preferences even as flood-hit Colombia declared a national state of emergency, with millions affected, hundreds killed and key crops damaged.

In other words… hundreds of thousands of jobs for poor people in Latin America have been and are at risk as US Senators continue to delay.   Perhaps next they’ll then ponder how to stop these poor people from illegally sneaking onto the USA.

Ecuador is extremely strict on drug enforcement so has always gained special trade preferences… such as with Ecuador flowers.

However, this is a really complicated issue. Trade preferences in Latin America can hurt employment benefits in the USA.   Yet if the US does not help, poverty in Latin America invites drug trafficking, illegal immigration, terrorism and gives China and even Iran new trading opportunities.

The point is… when we are in business, there are many factors that affect profit and are way beyond our control. This is why a successful business requires more than just profit.

Benefits such as satisfaction, service, fulfillment and fun are essential parts of a successful business.

Learn more about having fun in business here.

We live in a rapidly changing world. The limiting dimensions of mankind… time and space are being reduced by the day.  This swiftness of change makes fun increasingly important in businesses that will survive… and prosper in 2011 and beyond.

This is one reason we like Ecuador. This nation is a fun and joyous place.


Join Bonnie Keough who is actively exporting from Ecuador now in an Ecuador exports tour.


Bonnie Keough at our home showing products she exports from Ecuador.

Not only has Bonnie helped hundreds of people with their export business, at the same time she is increasing the economy for dozens and dozens of Ecuadorian families.  This is a situation that is bound to help all!

Meet the artists, designers, creators, craftsmen, wholesalers and visit them in their workshops, homes and markets.


Otavalan textile sellers at our hotel Inn Land of the Sun (formerly Meson de las Flores).

Improve the quality of your life, expand your horizons and reduce the tax you pay as you increase asset protection by having an overseas company and overseas income!

Join other like minded souls in Ecuador.  Learn how to gain freedom and self fulfillment through an Ecuador export business.

See Ecuador export potential  in Ecuador.


Since the subject in this message is flowers… you’ll earn how to import Ecuador flowers through the Rose Club of America. The wonderful thing about Ecuador is that everything grows here. You often see tropical plants and flowers growing right next to flowers you would normally expect only up north. This is one reason why Ecuador exports are so good.


Ecuador roses are among the finest in the world. Here are some at our home.

This tour offers an extra $897 + bonus value. When you enroll in the Ecuador export tour you are entitled to five bonuses, our three $299 emailed courses “Tangled Web How to have an Internet Business course” Self fulfilled how to be a Self Publisher” and “International Business Made EZ”, plus a 52 lesson course on “How to Build Your own Web site and a video from our webmaster David Cross on “How to Use a Website to Generate Income”. 

You gain this $897 + value FREE.

In a special advertising arrangement we have with Bonnie and the tour conductors we allow them to offer this $299 emailed course to all delegates FREE.   This teaches you how to develop an internet and publishing business that supports your exports.

These courses teach marketing and business theory to enhance your Ecuador export business.  Your export tour gives you hands on experience in the actual markets.

You can run your export business from an office or at home! The internet makes this more possible than ever before and at the course we’ll share ideas on how to develop and use your website to enhance sales.

The tour’s mission  is to help you actually find products that:

#1: Can be sold to easily identified markets.

#2: Can be marked up many times while allowing a fair trade for the indigenous.

#3: Can be imported in a suitcase.

The tour lets you see in a practical way  how to achieve the goals we teach in the course.

You learn the problems encountered and how to avoid them. (This alone will save you far more than the course tuition.)

Which products? See more on the Ecuador export products here.

Expand your borders now! Increase your economic security freedom, independence and success. Gain a fortune, enjoy life more and help those who are less fortunate.


“These girls are sisters, they live near Otavalo and meet with the export tour delegates.  Earning money is a family effort in Ecuador, one generation learns from another. The sisters sell scarves and dolls to our tour groups and sing songs in Quichua, their indigenous language.

Enroll in the Ecuador Export tour today.

Ecuador Exports Tour

January   7-11, 2011

April 6-10, 2011

Ecuador Exports tour for one  $749

Reserve here for a couple $999.

Read the entire article  “US Senate approves Andean stopgap”