Business Beyond Borders the focus of Day One at YES Caribbean

Montserrat needs the Caribbean and the Caribbean needs Montserrat, if we are all to make our mark on the world stage in business and as trendsetters. This is the belief of entrepreneur and organizer of YES Caribbean 2011, Nerissa Golden.

YES Caribbean 2011 will take place on Montserrat May 25-28, 2011 at the Montserrat Cultural Centre and brings together entrepreneurs and industry leaders from the region to build partnerships, share ideas, and learn techniques of how to improve their business.

Montserrat is for adventure and nature lovers and has vast potential for entrepreneurs to make their mark if they are ready to take on the challenge, says Nerissa Golden, organizer of YES Caribbean from May 25 to 28, 2011.

The sheer size of Montserrat with only a population of 5000 requires that we network and look to the regional marketplace to sell our goods and services and also to buy products and develop new ways of conducting business,” Golden said. “No matter the size of your company or if you are a one-man show, having regional connections expands the options for meeting a client’s needs and gives you a broader base to sell your merchandise.”

Day One of the conference will look at doing business beyond our borders. How can we use social media to market our business, building our brands? How do we protect our creative works in a virtual environment and how can we benefit from the OECS Economic Union and other regional formations.”

The four-day conference is a combination of seminars and practical workshops in brand development, filmmaking, dance, and fashion. It also provides a daily opportunity for delegates to sell their services and make new business connections.

We want to see entrepreneurs from the region attend and bring their products to promote and market themselves,” invites the entrepreneur. “Montserrat also has great potential for new business ventures so this is a chance for people to come and be introduced to the island.”

Speakers for the event include the Caribbean’s leading Social Media expert Ingrid Riley of Connectimass Jamaica, Business thought coach and career expert Dr. Anita Davis-DeFoe, cyber security expert Greg Richardson, life coach and dance instructor Susan Barnes, and fashion designer Kaishah Peters of Knitty Kitty St. Maarten.

To see the full schedule for YES Caribbean, the list of speakers and to register, visit

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