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Tag Archives: entrepreneurs

  1. Recreating solutions for Caribbean MSME’s and NGO’s via Telecoms

    GEW 2020 happened despite COVID-19 and the challenges it brought. But as the saying goes, “every cloud has a silver lining” and voila, due to the immediate change of doing business, just like that, GEW became a truly global and connected event. One of the events which was held in the Caribbean, hosted by Global […]

    December 15, 2020TechnologyNo comments
  2. Nevis Island Administration signs agreement with the Republic of China (Taiwan) for re-lending project to boost small business activity there

    Nevisians younger than 35 years old now have a chance to borrow up to $100,000 for the establishment or expansion of existing small businesses, thanks to an EC $5million loan from the government and people of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) to facilitate the process through the Small Enterprise […]

    January 1, 2020Business, FeaturedNo comments
  3. When Founders Leave Their Companies

    In an article published in 2013, author and blogger Mark Manson pointed out the importance of passion in whatever you do. This is especially true for the founders of startups – they have to be passionate enough about their vision of changing the world to work through being hungry, overworked, underslept, and broke for years […]

    June 12, 2019Breaking News, TechnologyNo comments
  4. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN HELPS A MICRO-BUSINESS

    In 2017, Aldrin Jordan was selling newspapers and LPG gas from a shed along Thorpe’s Main Road in St. James. Today, he is operating what he described as a community hardware from a building located over the other side of the road from his former station. The move to what now proudly wears the signage, […]

    March 25, 2019BusinessNo comments
  5. 225 Caribbean Entrepreneurs Selected for CDB-funded Programme

    225 aspiring young entrepreneurs have been chosen for an incubator programme designed to equip them with the skills to take their businesses to the next level. Following a recent call for applications, over 450 regional entrepreneurs applied to be part of the Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurship Programme (CTEP) funded by the Caribbean Development Bank. CTEP is […]

    January 7, 2019Education, FeaturedNo comments
  6. mMoney welcomed in Montserrat

    The use of mobile money to conduct payment transactions was welcomed by key stakeholders in Montserrat, who recently learnt more about the mMoney app, a mobile payment solution powered by Bitt. “During a two day trip to Montserrat, our Barbados-based mMoney team performed mMoney product demos and fielded questions from the general public at a […]

    November 22, 2018Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  7. GOV’T PLANS TO STREAMLINE SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES TO EMPOWER ENTREPRENEURS & HELP THOSE RETRENCHED BY DEBT RESTRUCTURING

    The Ministry of Commerce, Entrepreneurship and Small Business is looking to finalise efforts in ensuring Barbados not only becomes an entrepreneurial hub but to provide a “hand-up” for those recently affected by right-sizing during debt restructuring retrenchments… Minister of that portfolio, Dwight Sutherland, addressed fellow MP’s, stakeholders and the media yesterday in the Harbour Industrial […]

    November 2, 2018Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  8. BARBADOS COALITION OF SERVICE INDUSTRIES LAUNCH THEIR ‘SERVICES WEEKEND’

    The Health and Wellness sector is one of the largest opportunities for the entrepreneurial community of Barbados… Mr Clarke said BCSI has done much for the Health & Wellness sector, and expects November 17th and 18th to carry forward previous initiatives; – Shekita Walcott, the Assistant Project Officer for the BCSI, gave participants an idea […]

    October 22, 2018Business, HealthNo comments
  9. Ombudsman rules complaint of the Marketplace vendors against the removal of kiosks founded

    In the case filed by a group of thirty Marketplace Vendors, the Ombudsman considered the Complaint founded, and ruled that the standards of Reason, Active and adequate information provision, and Reasonableness and proportionality have been violated. On 12 October 2017 thirty (30) Marketplace vendors, represented by Mrs. Ingrid Grell-Davis (Complainants), informed the Ombudsman that they […]

    January 24, 2018Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  10. Small Business Association announces Xmas Break & wishes everyone ‘Happy Holidays’ December 17, 2017Events, Photo GalleryNo comments
  11. BARBADIAN SUSTAINABILITY PRACTITIONER INDUCTED IN CLINTON NEWTORK

    In the wake of the devastation caused by one of the worst hurricane seasons in recent times, “no longer is it enough to be sustainable; Caribbean grids must be resilient.” With these words the organizers of the Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF) convened leaders of regional utilities, governments and businesses at their ninth annual conference […]

    October 29, 2017Breaking News, Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  12. The high price of poor customer service in the new economic reality

    For any business to survive in this time of economic turbulence, superior customer service is a business imperative. Those businesses that do not deliver a service experience that far exceeds customers’ expectations can expect to pay a high price that includes publicized customer dissatisfaction, negative facebook posts, customer defection, lost revenue and, in some cases, […]

    October 24, 2017BusinessNo comments
  13. Start-up Chile Partners with Amadeus to Boost the Development of the Travel Industry Startups

    In order to support its community of entrepreneurs, Start-Up Chile, one of the ten most important business accelerators worldwide, signed an agreement with Amadeus, the company that provides technology solutions for the travel industry, which has just launched the first regional program to support startups focused on tourism. Start-Up Chile is a business acceleration program […]

    August 29, 2017TravelNo comments
  14. Williams Industries and former Digicel CEO’s form new company

    Barbados based Williams Caribbean Capital is a joint venture just launched by Williams Industries and former Digicel CEO’s Barry O’Brien and Ciarán Burke. Williams Caribbean Capital’s strategy is to invest in companies throughout the region which have a strong business model and the potential for enhanced growth levels. Therefore it’s a delight for the entrepreneur […]

    July 27, 2017Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  15. BARBADOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT SALE AT ART SPLASH IN HASTINGS! July 16, 2017Galleries, Photo GalleryNo comments
  16. CARIBBEAN EXPORT EXPANDS THE REGIONAL ANGEL INVESTOR NETWORK (RAIN) INTO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC & HAITI

    The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) has commenced their expansion of the Angel investment footprint within the Dominican Republic and Haiti following the hosting of the first Bi-National Angel Investment workshop in collaboration with several partners, including the Centre for Innovation for Business Development and Entrepreneurship (CIDE) at the Iberoamerican University (UNIBE), the DR […]

    July 2, 2017BusinessNo comments
  17. Is Donville Inniss making a bid for leadership of ruling DLP in Barbados? (Pt 2)

    Mr Inniss says for too long Barbadians have had a nasty habit of kicking entrepreneurs if their early projects crash and burn – instead their courage to be different should be a lesson for the next generation… Other speakers at the workshop included popular deejay and emcee Kirk Browne, author Donna Every and Ralph “Bizzy” […]

    April 9, 2017Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  18. Plight of Licorish Village Pt 1 – Santia Bradshaw, “$10 mil. Fund Access programme insufficient”

    Santia Bradshaw – Barbados Labour Party (BLP) parliamentary representative for St Michael South East feels it’s totally inadequate, Government’s 1st tranche of a $10 million disbursement to Fund Access – the agency charged with providing development finance for micro enterprises.

    March 19, 2017Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  19. FOCUS ON PARTNERSHIPS TO MOVE PEOPLE FORWARD

    With Prime Minister Freundel Stuart championing productivity and the Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss calling for innovation, the Caribbean Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Livelihoods (CoESL) is continuing to help individuals and businesses do just that. Leader of the Barbados-based CoESL, Dr Marcia Brandon recently met with the […]

    February 1, 2017BusinessNo comments
  20. CARIBBEAN ENTREPRENEUR LAUNCHES REGIONAL FARMING WEBSITE

    St. Lucian start-up “Tri Farm Company Ltd.” launched a new online platform. The new website, ‘trifarmltd.com‘ connects producers and buyers of agricultural products in a novel way. The online portal is built on a predictive model which allows farmers to input crop data, enabling buyers to forecast market conditions months in advance. He continued to […]

    February 1, 2017AgricultureNo comments
  21. Global Shapers Launch Bridgetown Hub launches 2017 Recruitment Drive

    The Bridgetown Hub of the Global Shapers community has officially launched a recruitment drive aimed at bringing together Barbados’ most progressive young individuals together to act as a catalyst towards social and economic change. The deadline for applications is February 5th, 2017. “Barbados has a wealth of exceptional young people involved in a diverse range […]

    January 29, 2017EducationNo comments
  22. Regus Appoints Darren Ellis as General Manager in Barbados

    Barbadian Darren Ellis has been appointed General Manager of Regus, Barbados, replacing Stuart May, who has been promoted to the position of Regional Operations Manager for the company. Regus, the leading global provider of flexible office spaces, offers a range of workspace solutions including offices, meeting rooms, co-working facilities, a global business lounge network and […]

    January 2, 2017BusinessNo comments
  23. Student Marketplace, Haggatt Hall – $20 Challenge via Flow & Scotiabank

    The Flow BEF $20 Challenge had a successful run at Sky Mall from 10 am – 4 pm in Haggatt Hall… Barbadians of all walks supported these young Bajan entrepreneurs at the Student Marketplace and learned what amazing business ideas these youngsters put into practice with just 20 dollars! Find out more on Facebook on […]

    December 11, 2016Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  24. BANK ON ME CONTESTANTS COLLECT VAST RANGE OF PRIZES

    The winner and finalists of Bank on ME presented by Blue Waters Productions in association with Scotiabank received a large haul of prizes generously contributed by a range of organisations. These prizes ranged from cash to training, contracts, professional services, marketing and advertising. The competition winner Amanda McKenzie of Grow It! won $15,000 cash from […]

    November 27, 2016Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  25. AMANDA McKENZIE OF ‘GROW IT!’ IS ‘BANK ON ME’ 3RD SEASON WINNER

    After an intensive four month Business Bootcamp, five pitches, four major workshops and elimination challenges, six episodes and a final question and answer session, Amanda McKenzie of Grow It! was declared the winner of Bank on ME Season 3, in an exciting hour long finale screened last night, during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016. In celebration […]

    November 15, 2016Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments