Cuba Emprende helps success of Havana restaurant Atelier

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Niuris Higueras Niuris Higueras owns the Havana restaurant Atelier

Almost half a million Cubans are now working in the private sector. But after decades of relying on the state, it’s not easy gaining entrepreneurial skills and learning how to run your own business.

One U.S. based non-profit foundation, called Cuba Emprende, is helping finance free business training and start-up courses on the island.

Our correspondent Michael Voss visited one of their star pupils, Niuris Higueras, who owns and runs, Atelier, one of the most successful private restaurants in Havana.

Michael Voss started by asking Niuris Higueras, “How difficult is it to set up a successful business in Cuba?”

Cuba Emprende helps success of Havana restaurant Atelier

Cuba Emprende helps success of Havana restaurant Atelier

One U.S. based non-profit foundation, called Cuba Emprende, is helping finance free business training and start-up courses on the island. Our correspondent Michael Voss visited one of their star pupils, Niuris Higueras, who owns and runs, Atelier, one of the most successful private restaurants in Havana.