Time’s Running Out, applied to Scotiabank’s “Bank On Me,” yet? 26th Sept.2014 is very near!

If Bajans are not careful, the next time an employee is late for work or a child fails to do their homework, we may hear “Tough Economic times,” as the scapegoat! This stern reprimand came from Heather Barker, the CEO of Clearly Content who has been spearheading a series of Entrepreneurial seminars with key partnership of Scotiabank.

Scotiabank is also itself partnering with Blue Waters Productions for the reality TV series “Bank On Me,” which is a kinder, gentler version of UK’s Dragon’s Den or USA’s Shark Tank since local entrepreneurs also get the chance to share their concepts to invite investors to participate on the next best thing…

This is why Heather Barker does not believe that the near-aphorism “Tough Economic times,” should throw down any Bajan who wants to advance despite the fact Barbados is in the bottom five, of a CDB assessment from earlier this year, of Caricom nations – yet the formerly hindmost Guyana and Haiti are now vying for pole position in the Top 5?

Thus the series of workshops known as UP-Start Caribbean, the most recent edition had an urgent word of warning that anyone who wishes to compete in "Bank On Me," had better hurry since the deadline is this Friday! Scotia's Manager of their Holetown branch Ms Caseline Gumbs also had great tips for entrepreneurs who are expanding their companies with a medium to large staff and payroll issues;-

Thus the series of workshops known as UP-Start Caribbean, the most recent edition had an urgent word of warning that anyone who wishes to compete in “Bank On Me,” had better hurry since the deadline is this Friday! Scotia’s Manager of their Holetown branch Ms Caseline Gumbs also had great tips for entrepreneurs who are expanding their companies with a medium to large staff and payroll issues;-

Also very astute was the contribution from Andre Bello, Virgin Atlantic’s Commercial Manager for Barbados & the Eastern Caribbean, whose analogy of the Lionfish can be viewed as both problem and solution for entrepreneurs.

In addition to managing the Caribbean hub of Virgin's operations, Andre has his own website Goal Smashers which helps entrepreneurs meet targets and has a free PDF book to download, in these videos here we learn the difference between Satisfaction & Loyalty; why Apple beats others with similar products and other thought provoking concepts to help your business grow;-

In addition to managing the Caribbean hub of Virgin’s operations, Andre has his own website Goal Smashers which helps entrepreneurs meet targets and has a free PDF book to download, in these videos here we learn the difference between Satisfaction & Loyalty; why Apple beats others with similar products and other thought provoking concepts to help your business grow;-

Any company needs revenue to function but is it the employee or the customer the focus of any good boss? Watch this other video and discover for yourself;-

The reality TV series "BANK on ME" is made by the same folk who gave you the 2007 cricketing drama "HIT FOR SIX," it's presented in association with Scotiabank with the support of Caribbean Export Development Agency, European Union, Fund Access, Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation, CBC TV, Barbados Youth Business Trust, Caribvision along with SFa Communications Inc.

The reality TV series “BANK on ME” is made by the same folk who gave you the 2007 cricketing drama “HIT FOR SIX,” it’s presented in association with Scotiabank with the support of Caribbean Export Development Agency, European Union, Fund Access, Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation, CBC TV, Barbados Youth Business Trust, Caribvision along with SFa Communications Inc.

This exciting show invites entrepreneurs to take on challenges and make their pitch in front a panel of renowned judges for various methods of available investment and support.

All applicants will assemble for a taped screening and a panel of successful and we boast, interesting and established entrepreneurs, ably supported by business analysts will choose 12 contestants for the TV Show. Not only is it fun and entertaining for the contestants, but to all those watching from home as well...

All applicants will assemble for a taped screening and a panel of successful and we boast, interesting and established entrepreneurs, ably supported by business analysts will choose 12 contestants for the TV Show. Not only is it fun and entertaining for the contestants, but to all those watching from home as well…

The 12 contestants will interact with mentors to prepare to pitch their businesses to the panel who will narrow the group down to 6 finalists, leading to the must-watch eliminations!

Bank on Me's goal is to make Barbadians aware as to how small and medium sized businesses can attract investment in an unusual yet contemporary format, and ultimately it seeks to develop and elevate entrepreneurship in Barbados and the Caribbean. Thus making (AT RIGHT, RECEIVING A TOKEN OF APPRECIATION FROM SCOTIA'S Sr Mktg Mgr LISA COLE)Heather Barker's desire to see the phrase "Tough Economic times," gain a well deserved interment become one step closer to reality!

Bank on Me‘s goal is to make Barbadians aware as to how small and medium sized businesses can attract investment in an unusual yet contemporary format, and ultimately it seeks to develop and elevate entrepreneurship in Barbados and the Caribbean. Thus making (AT RIGHT, RECEIVING A TOKEN OF APPRECIATION FROM SCOTIA’S Sr Mktg Mgr LISA COLEHeather Barker‘s desire to see the phrase “Tough Economic times,” gain a well deserved interment become one step closer to reality!

There will also be crowd funding with the public being able to text via short code with the money raised going to the entrepreneurs.

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