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