“Bank on ME” Reality TV Show pulls investors from afar, 2nd Season deadline: 26th Sept 2014

The appeal of the Blue Waters television series “Bank On ME,” has spanned the globe, according to one of the finalists from the initial programmes. Speaking in Pelican Village before potential contestants of a second series. Chef Dane Saddler said how he was proven the value of competing when an investor approached him from outside of Barbados (where the programme originated) – he added a key to success as an entrepreneur is not to shoulder the burden of creating a company by yourself {CLICK ON FOLLOWING ICON FOR FULL AUDIO – SMARTPHONE & TABLET USERS, PLEASE CLICK ON Dane’s NAME FOR THE LINK}

Applicants for the programme learned they have until September 26th to visit the website and download an entry form, then their initial pitch is made by mid-October and in November is when videotaping of the series starts; while the actual airing begins the same time as 2015 rolls around.

The culmination of the 2nd series is in February 2015 when three contestants will vie for the Grand Finale.

The culmination of the 2nd series is in February 2015 when three contestants will vie for the Grand Finale.

Legal Advisor & Senator Lynette Eastmond cautioned the room when one starts a business to follow all due process when incorporating your company, since too many entrepreneurs fail to carry out vital procedures which ensure the smooth operation of a potential success which can create unnecessary hindrances as impetus builds at a crucial juncture.

In a possible allusion to her political career, the Senator expressed amazement how people over the years would hear her say one thing yet once asked give a different account of what she is supposed to have said -  in true magnanimity, she joked once complimentary then she raised no objections...

In a possible allusion to her political career, the Senator expressed amazement how people over the years would hear her say one thing yet once asked give a different account of what she is supposed to have said – in true magnanimity, she joked once complimentary then she raised no objections…

It is the attorney’s view when a company is about to be registered, if there’s more than one person involved, to ensure that each partner’s role is scripted so as to avoid any unforeseen conflict {CLICK ON FOLLOWING ICON FOR FULL AUDIO – SMARTPHONE & TABLET USERS, PLEASE CLICK ON Senator Eastmond‘s NAME FOR THE LINK}

Lisa Cole, former Ad Agency Director, now Sr Marketing Manager at Scotiabank, made it clear for participants there's a mini-seminar on 20th September at their Haggatt Hall branch which helps when they apply by the deadline of 26/09/2014 for the new edition of the popular reality show.

Lisa Cole, former Ad Agency Director, now Sr Marketing Manager at Scotiabank, made it clear for participants there’s a mini-seminar on 20th September at their Haggatt Hall branch which helps when they apply by the deadline of 26/09/2014 for the new edition of the popular reality show.

The main sponsor of both series, Scotiabank, was represented by Senior Marketing Manager of Barbados, Lisa Cole, who reminded everyone that having a business plan is a critical component for achieving an early victory in the programme. She also let them know making a plan has been made easier with Scotiabank having a template on their website as well as entry forms to apply for competing in the TV series {CLICK ON FOLLOWING ICON FOR FULL AUDIO – SMARTPHONE & TABLET USERS, PLEASE CLICK ON Ms Cole‘s NAME FOR THE LINK}

Ms Saunders (extreme right) indicated what is different for this edition of "Bank On ME" is a number of factors - although weekly challenges will continue, this version will have a longer period to allow entrants to fulfill the tasks outlined; Mentor Interaction and proving it will be emphasised in this edition and how to prepare and deliver a pitch to potential investors.

Ms Saunders (extreme right) indicated what is different for this edition of “Bank On ME” is a number of factors – although weekly challenges will continue, this version will have a longer period to allow entrants to fulfill the tasks outlined; Mentor Interaction and proving it will be emphasised in this edition as well as how to prepare and deliver a pitch to potential investors.

Creator of the series, Alison Saunders, is no stranger to entrepreneurship having formed a Public Relations firm in addition to producing popular cricketing movie “Hit For Six” not so long ago, part of the idea behind making this programme is to make it easier for future entrepreneurs to have an easier transition from idea to reality. When she addressed the tight gathering in Fontabelle, she added a key element for garnering success in “Bank On ME” {CLICK ON FOLLOWING ICON FOR FULL AUDIO – SMARTPHONE & TABLET USERS, PLEASE CLICK ON Ms Saunders‘ NAME FOR THE LINK}

Ms Saunders also set everyone’s mind at ease when they were informed how contestants who did not become a finalist in one series can turn around and enter a subsequent programme and try again, the only stipulation is that this programme is for Barbadians only and another series will examine regional competitors…

Chairman of Blue Waters Productions, Dr Basil Springer, told the media there will be a Trinidadian edition of "Bank On ME" in the near future...

Chairman of Blue Waters Productions, Dr Basil Springer, told the media there will be a Trinidadian edition of “Bank On ME” in the near future…

Winner of the first series with her telapia farm (better known as aquaculture in places like Guyana), Kristina Adams, revealed a key element for restoring peace of mind for her was to hire staff so as to allow herself to focus on why she started the company – which is now in two parts as a safeguard even though her investors are only equity shareholders {CLICK ON FOLLOWING ICON FOR FULL AUDIO – SMARTPHONE & TABLET USERS, PLEASE CLICK ON Kristina Adams‘ NAME FOR THE LINK}

Another tip the agricultural entrepreneur Kristina proffered to the eager audience was how she maintains her relationship with the mentors provided even though she is longer in the programme since their advice makes her own venture grow faster than she expected {CLICK ON FOLLOWING ICON FOR FULL AUDIO – SMARTPHONE & TABLET USERS, PLEASE CLICK ON Ms Adams‘ NAME FOR THE LINK}

Between the deadline of 26th September to apply for competing in the reality show, contestants have an opportunity to attend a seminar on 20th September at Scotiabank‘s Haggatt Hall branch where further tips will allow for a more exciting finish to the latest incarnation of “Bank On ME“!

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