New Simulator Lets Golfers Swing Down 9 de Julio

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, entrepreneurs, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, us companies, vanityba

Downtown workers have a new option for relieving stress after work, and it’s not an After Office cocktail party. The Green Club is a new indoor golf center located in the Hotel Panamericano next to the Obelisco and the Avenida 9 de Julio. According to Clari­n, over 100 golfers of all skill levels visit the center daily to tackle the …

ProntoWash Eco Autospa Expanding to the Middle East

Patrick Archer entrepreneurs, franchises

“The Argentines Who Want to Wash Cars in Kuwait.” That’s how one Mendoza paper described ProntoWash, the Argentine-owned car wash franchise which piggybacked on the government’s Middle East trade mission to launch a new MegaAutoSPA concept along with their Kuwaiti partner, Al-Wazzan. Al-Wazzan plans to grow the franchise across 18 countries in the Middle East including the UAE, Qatar and …

WSJ: More Americans Discover New Life in Argentina

Patrick Archer creative class, entrepreneurs, foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate, wine & vineyards

The Wall Street Journal’s ongoing series of travel stories from Americans living abroad touches down today in Argentina. Having lived and worked in Arizona, California, Colorado and New York, Yvonne and Tom Phelan were finally ready to settle down in 2007. Unfortunately, their lifelong dream of owning a vineyard in Napa Valley was priced out of reach, so they headed …

After 20 Years, 200 Argentine Franchises to Choose From

Patrick Archer competitiveness, entrepreneurs, franchises

In Argentina, it can be difficult for a small business to get off the ground, given a variety of bureaucratic, financial and legal hurdles. As such, the franchise business model has become an attractive alternative for local entrepreneurs looking to launch their own business with the backing, resources and support of a well-established franchise brand. Today the Argentina Association of …

“Virgen Extra”: Argentina Olive Oil Investments

Patrick Archer agribusiness, entrepreneurs, foreign investment, wine & vineyards

Of all the agribusiness investment opportunities in Argentina and Uruguay, olive oil estates are some of the youngest and most promising. Increasingly health conscious consumers in foreign countries are stoking global demand for olive oil which has tremendous health benefits including heart disease protection and colon cancer prevention. Industry publication Olive Oil Times says Argentina has capitalized on growing demand …