Encouraging entrepreneurial success on Saipan, Tinian and Rota, CNMI*!

*Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, a US territory.


a Welcome from the Founder

"The only way to take control of your life, raise your standard of living and move beyond merely surviving is to create your own unique product or service that you offer to increasing numbers of people in exchange for the things of value that you desire. This simple formula applies to countries as well as people. A self-sufficient economy has its own products or services of value to export to the world. Similarly, a self-sufficient individual has something of value to exchange in the global marketplace. That thing of value is based on your natural talent, skill, or interest-in other words, your passion!"--Walt Goodridge, author of Turn Your Passion Into Profit and founder of the Saipanpreneur Project

My name is Walt Goodridge, author of Saipan Living, Doing Business on Saipan,Jamaican on Saipan Saipan NOW as well as founder of many Saipan Websites and products.

The list of articles below were taken from my Saipanpreneur Project column in the Saipan Tribune. I hope you find some valuable information, inspiration and ideas to help you launch and succeed in business within the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. --Walt F.J. Goodridge
The Jamaican on Saipan!


Article Archives

Saipan Tribune Archives


My articles have been appearing weekly in the Saipan Tribune newspaper. Here is a growing archive of THE SAIPANPRENEUR PROJECT, a column by Walt Goodridge designed to encourage entrepreneurial activity on the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI) (all articles will open in a new window)


• Tribune Article #1- April 12, 2006: Introduction


• Tribune Article #2- April 19, 2006: Cinta & Gus Kaipat-Olomwaay


• Tribune Article #3- April 27, 2006: The Great Sheep Uprising


• Tribune Article #4- May 4, 2006: Timothy & Adelia San Nicolas-DAOK oil


• Tribune Article #5- May 10, 2006: The Language of Success


• Tribune Article #6- May 17, 2006: Entrepreneurophobia Part 1


• Tribune Article #7- May 24, 2006: Entrepreneurophobia Part 2


• Tribune Article #8- May 31, 2006: What's My Passion?


• Tribune Article #9- June 7, 2006: Saipanpreneur of the Week: Willie Brundidge


• Tribune Article #10- June 14, 2006: God, Money & Me


• Tribune Article #11- June 21, 2006: Within the Context of Commitment


• Tribune Article #12- June 28, 2006: Your Health=Your Wealth


• Tribune Article #13- July 13, 2006: Your Wow Factor


• Tribune Article #14- July 19, 2006: A Race Where Quitters Win


• Tribune Article #15- July 26, 2006: Profit in Paradise-Part I


• Tribune Article #16- August 2, 2006: Profit in Paradise-Part II The 10 Commandments of Paradise


• Tribune Article #17- August 16, 2006: Change The Game


• Tribune Article #18- August 23, 2006: Someone Stole My Fruit


• Tribune Article #19- August 30, 2006: Setting Your Price


• Tribune Article #20- Sept 13, 2006: 100 Steps 1-10


• Tribune Article #21- Sept 20, 2006: 100 Steps 11-20


• Tribune Article #22- Sept 27, 2006: Saipanpreneur Irene Lomosad


• Tribune Article #23- Oct 4, 2006: 100 Steps 21-30


• Tribune Article #24- Oct 11, 2006: The Secret Formula for Everything


• Tribune Article #25- Oct 18, 2006: Saipan economic forecast: Brainstorms ahead


• Tribune Article #26- Oct 25, 2006: Saipanpreneurs of the Week: Victor and Linda Balian


• Tribune Article #27- Nov 1, 2006: 100 Steps--31-34


• Tribune Article #28- Nov 8, 2006: 100 Steps--35-37


• Tribune Article #29- Nov 22, 2006: Tell Me How to Picture You


• Tribune Article #30- Nov 29, 2006: It's About Time


• Tribune Article #31- Dec 6, 2006: Saipanpreneur Profile: Angelo Villagomez


• Tribune Article #32- Dec 13, 2006: The Only Real Question


• Tribune Article #33- Dec 20, 2006: Setting and achieving your new year's goals


• Tribune Article #34- Dec 27, 2006: Emergency


• Tribune Article #35- Jan 3, 2007: A Change is Gonna Come


• Tribune Article #36- Jan 10, 2007: Blog Your Way To Better Times


• Tribune Article #37- Jan 17, 2007: 100 Steps 38-42


• Tribune Article #38- Jan 24, 2007: 100 Steps 43-45


• Tribune Article #39- Jan 31, 2007: Letter to Jerry


• Tribune Article #40- Feb 7, 2007: 100 Steps 46-50


• Tribune Article #41- Feb 14, 2007: The Power of the Penny


• Tribune Article #42- Feb 21, 2007: Danger!


• Tribune Article #43- Feb 28, 2007: The Path of Least Hurdles


• Tribune Article #44- Mar 7, 2007: Anatomy of a Business Plan


• Tribune Article #45- Mar 14, 2007: Anatomy of a business plan: Section II. Company Description


• Tribune Article #46- Mar 21, 2007: Saipanpreneur Profile: Mérchant of Venison


• Tribune Article #47- Mar 28, 2007: Playing The Wrong Game


• Tribune Article #48- Apr 4, 2007: You Don't Need Money


• Tribune Article #50- Apr 18, 2007: Saipanpreneur Profile: Dan Shor & Ben Salas


• Tribune Article #51- Apr 25, 2007: Selling Survival


• Tribune Article #52- May 2, 2007: Branding a Nation III: The Master Plan Revealed


• Tribune Article #53- May 9, 2007: The Opportunity for Victory


• Tribune Article #54- May 16, 2007: I am The Gift of your Wish


• Tribune Article #55- May 23, 2007: Once Upon a Time: Chamolino and the Adept


• Tribune Article #56- May 30, 2007: Chamolino and the Adept 2


• Tribune Article #57- June 6, 2007: The New Saipan Part 1 & 2


• Tribune Article #58- June 13, 2007: The New Saipan Part 3-What Price Progress?


• Tribune Article #59- June 20, 2007: The New Saipan-What Matters Most


• Tribune Article #60- June 27, 2007: The New Saipan--The Four Initiatives


• Tribune Article #61- July 4, 2007: Saipanpreneur Profile--Ian Mayne


• Tribune Article #62- July 11, 2007: Imagine


• Tribune Article #63- July 18, 2007: If You Were Governor


• Tribune Article #64- July 25, 2007: In Search of Assets


• Tribune Article #65- August 1, 2007: Asset Allocation


• Tribune Article #66- August 8, 2007: How to Be an Effective Coach


• Tribune Article #67- August 15, 2007: And Nothing Fell From the Sky


• Tribune Article #68- August 22, 2007: Profit Purloined and the Anguish of Being Bad


• Tribune Article #69- August 29, 2007: Why I Trust You


• Tribune Article #70- September 5, 2007: Goal-Achieving Part 2--Run Towards the Fear


• Tribune Article #71- September 12, 2007: The Mindset for Change


• Tribune Article #72- September 19, 2007: Practical Responses to a Changing Economy


• Tribune Article #73- September 26, 2007: Candidates for Industry


• Tribune Article #74- October 3, 2007: Is the Message Getting Through?


• Tribune Article #75- October 10, 2007: Walt's Message to the Students


• Tribune Article #76- October 17, 2007: Like Others Before You


• Tribune Article #77- October 24, 2007: Pillars of Prosperity and the Perfect Storm


• Tribune Article #78- October 31, 2007: Health Pillar of Prosperity


• Tribune Article #79- November 7, 2007: Health Pillar of Prosperity Part II


• Tribune Article #80- November 14, 2007: The Ascendancy of Hope


• Tribune Article #81- November 21, 2007: Restless


• Tribune Article #82- November 28, 2007: The Paradox of Change


• Tribune Article #83- December 5, 2007: The Paradox of Change, Part 2


• Tribune Article #84- December 12, 2007: The Handwriting on the Wall


• Tribune Article #85- December 19, 2007: How to Manage Your Time and Be Productive


• Tribune Article #86- December 26, 2007: Permission and Power, The Greatest Gift


• Tribune Article #87- January 2, 2008: In Search of the Invisible Game


• Tribune Article #88- January 9, 2008: How to Handle the Doubts


• Tribune Article #89- January 16, 2008: Don't Let Them Change You


• Tribune Article #90- January 23, 2008: A word of encouragement for Saipanpreneurs


• Tribune Article #91- January 30, 2008: New York. The Good, the Bad, the Unnecessary Roughness


• Tribune Article #92- February 6, 2008: Reality Reconstruction: Are You Ready?


• Tribune Article #93- February 13, 2008: Interview with a Passion Prophet


• Tribune Article #94- February 20, 2008: Selling with Passion: The Code Cracker


• Tribune Article #95- February 27, 2008: More of the 100 Steps: 51-55


• Tribune Article #96- March 5, 2008: Parallel Universe


• Tribune Article #97- March 12, 2008: Saipan Living


• Tribune Article #98- March 19, 2008: How Do I Protect My Ideas?


• Tribune Article #99- March 26, 2008: Anatomy of an Idea


• Tribune Article #100- April 2, 2008: Enter the Saipanpreneur Zone, Part 1


• Tribune Article #101- April 9, 2008: Understanding the Game in 2 Easy Lessons


• Tribune Article #102- April 16, 2008: When the Lights Go Out


• Tribune Article #103- April 23, 2008: It's About Time


• Tribune Article #104- April 30, 2008: Unique Ways to Make Money


• Tribune Article #105- May 7, 2008: Saipanpreneur Profile: Daniel D. and Remy Babauta


• Tribune Article #106- May 14, 2008: 101 Business Ideas for the Saipanpreneur


• Tribune Article #107- May 21, 2008: More 101 Business Ideas for the Saipanpreneur


• Tribune Article #108- May 28, 2008: Saipanpreneur Profile: The InkBox


• Tribune Article #109- June 4, 2008: The Need to Be Right


• Tribune Article #110- June 11, 2008: Malunggay! Moringa! The People's Power Plant


• Tribune Article #111- June 18, 2008: Boom Times and the Trade School Connection


• Tribune Article #112- June 25, 2008: 10 Things We Need


• Tribune Article #113- July 2, 2008: The Art of Waste Management


• Tribune Article #114- July 9, 2008: Dating Advice from a Business Consultant


• Tribune Article #115- July 16, 2008: RotaPreneur Profile: Charlie Atalig’s CNMISPACE.com!


• Tribune Article #116- July 23, 2008: Bound to Be


• Tribune Article #117- July 30, 2008: Dealing with 'the thing': A prelude to change


• Tribune Article #118- August 6, 2008: Flatland


• Tribune Article #119- August 13, 2008: Suspended Animation


• Tribune Article #120- August 20, 2008: Top 10 Reasons for Not Following Your Passion


• Tribune Article #121- August 27, 2008: Fixing Birds


• Tribune Article #122- September 3, 2008: On the Need to Stay Focused


• Tribune Article #123- September 10, 2008:: Why Not?


• Tribune Article #124- September 17, 2008: In Preparation for the Future


• Tribune Article #125- September 24, 2008: Things Seen Disappear


• Tribune Article #126- October 1, 2008: In Defense of the Art of Wow


• Tribune Article #127- October 8, 2008: Fear of Falling


• Tribune Article #128- October 15, 2008: What Happens Next?


• Tribune Article #129- October 22, 2008: Subliminal Persuasion


• Tribune Article #130- October 29, 2008: A Drama called Life


• Tribune Article #131- November 5, 2008: Saipanpreneur Profile: Ashley Moffatt-Uys; Fu Dogs and Qi


• Tribune Article #132- November 12, 2008: Snapshots from an Alternate Future


• Tribune Article #133- November 19, 2008: Obamanomics 101


• Tribune Article #134- November 26, 2008: Rise and Fall in the Land of Change


• Tribune Article #135- December 3, 2008: Discussions from the Fringe


• Tribune Article #136- December 10, 2008: A School Where Passion Rules


• Tribune Article #137- December 17, 2008: Conversation #6: The One Hindrance to Perfect Health


• Tribune Article #138- December 24, 2008: The Case for Self-Publishing, Walt’s Way


• Tribune Article #139- December 31, 2008: Count me among the Agents of Change


• Tribune Article #140- January 7, 2009: How to Choose Your Life's Philosophy


• Tribune Article #141- January 14, 2009: The Last Garment Factory is Closing!


• Tribune Article #142- January 21, 2009: Let's Look on the Bright Side


• Tribune Article #143- January 28, 2009: Turn Your Panic into Profit


• Tribune Article #144- February 4, 2009: Words for Rashaa


• Tribune Article #145- February 11, 2009: Towards a Life Transparent


• Tribune Article #146- February 18, 2009: SaveSaipan.com!


• Tribune Article #147- February 25, 2009: The Truth About Saipan


• Tribune Article #148- March 4, 2009: Perhaps One Day You’ll Write Your Story


• Tribune Article #149- March 11, 2009: Conversation #2: The Body is Coded to Heal


• Tribune Article #150- March 18, 2009: The Law of Obligation


• Tribune Article #151- March 25, 2009: Future Saipanpreneur in New York: Massoud Maduqu


• Tribune Article #152- April 1, 2009: How Can I Help?


• Tribune Article #153- April 8, 2009: Reverse, then make a right


• Tribune Article #154- April 15, 2009: Saipanpreneur Profile: The e-Center!


• Tribune Article #155- April 22, 2009: Quandary


• Tribune Article #156- April 29, 2009: Jamaican Saipanpreneur In China


• Tribune Article #157- May 6, 2009: The Easier Game


• Tribune Article #158- May 13, 2009: The Second Power


• Tribune Article #159- May 20, 2009: As Bad as Things May Seem


• Tribune Article #160- May 27, 2009: Why Isn't My Website Making Money?


• Tribune Article #161- June 3, 2009: Taken to Its Illogical Extreme


• Tribune Article #162- June 10, 2009: Book (p)review: The New Passion Profit Paradigm (a strategy for survival)


• Tribune Article #163- June 17, 2009: Gilligan’s Island and the Mystery of the Immediate Need


• Tribune Article #164- June 24, 2009: The Art of Public Speaking


• Tribune Article #165- July 1, 2009: So, You're Thinking of Writing a Book?


• Tribune Article #166- July 8, 2009: Sabalu-preneur: Sol Consuelo Cabrera-San Nicholas


• Tribune Article #167- July 15, 2009: Switchboard


• Tribune Article #168- July 22, 2009: The Universe is Perfect, Part 1


• Tribune Article #169- July 29, 2009: The Universe is Perfect, Part 2


• Tribune Article #170- August 5, 2009: My To Know List


• Tribune Article #171- August 12, 2009: So, What Do You Do? By Any Other Name


• Tribune Article #172- August 19, 2009: Saipanpreneur Profile: Carol, Anna & Rose of Canton Restaurant. The 25-year Chan Dynasty


• Tribune Article #173- August 26, 2009: Without a Clear Objective


• Tribune Article #174- Sept 2, 2009: More Dating Advice from a Business Consultant


• Tribune Article #175- Sept 9, 2009: The Load Test


• Tribune Article #176- Sept 16, 2009: Doing Business on Saipan? Frequently Asked Questions


• Tribune Article #177- Sept 23, 2009: Saipanpreneur Profile: Chang, Yoon Suk of "D System" Interior Design and Realty


• Tribune Article #178- Sept 30, 2009: How to Stay Positive all the Time


• Tribune Article #179- Oct 7, 2009: Precisely then, my friend. Precisely then.


• Tribune Article #180- Oct 14, 2009: How to Stay Positive All the Time…in Business


• Tribune Article #181- Oct 21, 2009: The Burden of Things


• Tribune Article #182- Oct 28, 2009: Butterflies Do Fly


• Tribune Article #183- Nov 4, 2009: How to Stay Positive All the Time During Federalization


• Tribune Article #184- Nov 11, 2009: Doing Business on Saipan: A few more things to Know


• Tribune Article #185- Nov 18, 2009: Asap Ogumoro and the case for taro


• Tribune Article #186- Nov 25, 2009: In Memory Of


• Tribune Article #187- December 2, 2009: Of business ethics and moral compasses


• Tribune Article #188- December 10, 2009: 'What did he just say?'


• Tribune Article #189- December 16, 2009: The Harder the Battle


• Tribune Article #190- December 23, 2009: Random Lessons I've Learned This Week


• Tribune Article #191- December 30, 2009: Saipanpreneur Profile: Rabby Syed


• Tribune Article #192- January 6, 2009: 'Same thing we do every night, Pinky, try to FREE the world!'


• Tribune Article #193- January 13, 2010: Just Because I Am


• Tribune Article #194- January 20, 2010: Be true to yourself: Career day advice for students at Marianas High School


• Tribune Article #195- January 27, 2010: The Fire and the Hammer (Imagine How it Feels)


• Tribune Article #196- February 3, 2010: Beyond the leaf


• Tribune Article #197- February 10, 2010: The invisible game


• Tribune Article #198- February 17, 2010: The invisible game, 2nd half!


• Tribune Article #199- February 24, 2010: Just spell my name right! The World is listening


• Tribune Article #200- March 3, 2010: The silent fall of fences and walls


• Tribune Article #201- March 10, 2010: Moving with a different crowd


• Tribune Article #202- March 17, 2010: Connie Torres of Delacruz Pastry: Home of the original Apigigi


• Tribune Article #203- March 24, 2010: Hear ye the case for Createspace


• Tribune Article #204- March 31, 2010: The Customer Service 101 talk: 'Trust me, you're losing sales!'


• Tribune Article #205- April 7, 2010: Give it to yourself


• Tribune Article #206- April 14, 2010: Tales from the Walt Vault: The funny things that customers do #1


• Tribune Article #207- April 21, 2010: Natural drag and the art of flying high


• Tribune Article #208- April 28, 2010: Flipping stones


• Tribune Article #209- May 5, 2010: The Customer Service 101 Talk No. 2: 'Make them feel special'


• Tribune Article #210- May 12, 2010: Selling to the soul


• Tribune Article #211- May 19, 2010: Solving for happiness 1:


• Tribune Article #212- May 26, 2010: Solving for happiness 2: Applying the key


• Tribune Article #213- June 2, 2010: Conversation with a tourist!


• Tribune Article #214- June 9, 2010: What do you want? 7 e-mails. 7 ideas.


• Tribune Article #215- June 16, 2010: The funny things that customers do No. 2


• Tribune Article #216- June 23, 2010: The Funny Things That Customers Do No. 3


• Tribune Article #217- June 30, 2010: Yes, there are even MORE Jamaicans on Saipan!


• Tribune Article #218- July 7, 2010: The mango that saved the world!


• Tribune Article #219- July 14, 2010: What's the purpose of news?


• Tribune Article #219A- July 16, 2010: When Spinning Wheels Touch Ground


• Tribune Article #220- July 21, 2010: I enjoyed your recent verification massage!


• Tribune Article #221- July 29, 2010: The Power of Clarity


• Tribune Article #222- Aug 4, 2010: The power of visualization


• Tribune Article #223- Aug 11, 2010: The power of acceptance


• Tribune Article #224- Aug 18, 2010: The power of focus


• Tribune Article #225- Aug 25, 2010: Saipanpreneur Profile: Riza Oledan-Ramos


• Tribune Article #226- Sept 1, 2010: The power of intuition


• Tribune Article #227- Sept 8, 2010: The power of action and manifestation


• Tribune Article #228- Sept 15, 2010: Out of order


• Tribune Article #229- Sept 23, 2010: In your master's voice


• Tribune Article #230- Sept 29, 2010: The value of an education


• Tribune Article #231- Oct 7, 2010: How to be a better writer


• Tribune Article #232- Oct 13, 2010: The worst that can happen


• Tribune Article #233- Oct 21, 2010: Of purpose and pain, and of butterflies, too


• Tribune Article #234- Oct 27, 2010: Poverty and prosperity


• Tribune Article #235- Oct 28, 2010: Poverty and prosperity Part 2
• Tribune Article #236- Nov 3, 2010: My position on profit, part 1


• Tribune Article #237- Nov 10, 2010: My position on profit 2: The passion prosperity reconcile


• Tribune Article #238- Nov 17, 2010: Great intentions


• Tribune Article #239- Nov 24, 2010: The Greedy Innkeeper


• Tribune Article #240- Dec 1, 2010: In the comfort of our own creations


• Tribune Article #241- Dec 9, 2010: What If?


• Tribune Article #242- Dec 15, 2010: Website credibility. Website sales


• Tribune Article #243- Dec 22, 2010: The Linear-Minded Innkeeper


• Tribune Article #244- Dec 29, 2010: The Tao of Shawshank


After almost a four-year hiatus, I returned to do a few special articles for the Tribune:

• Tribune Article #245- Jan 28, 2014: 90-year-old Battle of Saipan Naval Veteran Returns to Saipan after 71 Years for WWII Pilgrimage


• Tribune Article #246- Feb 8, 2014: The Reluctant Hero: an open letter to Lloyd Glick




WHERE IS SAIPAN?

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Located in the western pacific, a short flight from Guam and 3 hours from Japan, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) is a popular tourist destination rich in history, culture and natural resources. Saipan, just 5 miles wide by 12 miles long, is the largest and most populated of the 14 islands making up an archipelago that stretches 400 miles (north to south) along the edge of the Marianas Trench.

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