CIBC FirstCaribbean helping to bring entrepreneur stories to wider audience with season 2 of Entrepreneurs Anonymous

Viewers will be able to learn more about the joys and journeys of entrepreneurs in Barbados as well as receive tips about running a successful business when the second season of TV docudrama, Entrepreneurs Anonymous is broadcast later this year.

Thanks to the support of leading financial services provider, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, the 30-minute show will take a personal look at the lives and businesses of 13 entrepreneurs as well as offer the audience valuable professional advice in the form of “Keys to Success” and “Business Tips” shared on camera by CIBC FirstCaribbean personnel.

Entrepreneurs Anonymous is produced by Flying Fish Studios Inc. and co-executive producer Paul Clarke explained the story behind the programme. “Entrepreneurs Anonymous was developed as a support network for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs. It is a business support organisation which understands the challenges which they go through by creating a business model where they can learn from others to shorten their own learning curve.”

Speaking about the goal of season 2, Mr. Clarke said it was to help “build greater awareness among the public at large so that they can better understand what entrepreneurs go through, and to help other entrepreneurs understand that they are not alone.” He added that Flying Fish Studios were extremely appreciative of the bank’s financial and technical support.

Gregory Blackman, Manager, Sales & Business, CIBC FirstCaribbean (left) talks about entrepreneurship with Paul Clarke, co-executive producer of Flying Fish Studios Inc. which produces TV show Entrepreneurs Anonymous. The bank has recently thrown its support behind the series.

Gregory Blackman, Manager, Sales & Business, CIBC FirstCaribbean (left) talks about entrepreneurship with Paul Clarke, co-executive producer of Flying Fish Studios Inc. which produces TV show Entrepreneurs Anonymous. The bank has recently thrown its support behind the series.

With regard to the outcomes of season 1 of Entrepreneurs Anonymous Mr. Clarke explained that after appearing on the show, one entrepreneur received 17 calls within 24 hours including some from outside of Barbados. “This was 17 new leads with persons wanting to work or do business with her. This speaks to fact that we’ve definitely hit our target market directly and that the programme helps connect entrepreneurs. And she’s still receiving calls!”

Gregory Blackman, Manager, Sales & Business, CIBC FirstCaribbean in a recent presentation to Mr. Clarke said the bank was pleased to support entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial development.

“The bank continues to enhance its services including our Business Banking Services and we see our involvement with Season 2 of Entrepreneurs Anonymous as a fitting adjunct to this. We’re especially excited to be able to offer insightful advice on the show in the form of business tips and hope that through these educational efforts business enterprises in Barbados and the region continue to take shape and grow successfully.”

The second season of Entrepreneurs Anonymous will be broadcast on CBC TV 8 around Global Entrepreneurship Week in November. It will also be available on www.Trident10.TV (on Demand & in HD).

Entrepreneurs being featured include: Ayesha Nura, Empowerment Coach; Reginald Medford, Medford Mahogany; Kimtara Clarke, Girlfriends Expo; Jim Reid, Caribbean LED Lighting; and Dane Saddler, Caribbean Villa Chefs.

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