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  1. Winners announced for Export Barbados’ National Innovation Challenge – Beauty Edition

    The curtain came down this weekend on the inaugural National Innovation Challenge – Beauty Edition, with the finalists awarded for using their creativity and ingenuity in developing beauty products that can rival some of the best worldwide. This awards ceremony followed an event where the finalists were allowed to pitch their products one final time […]

    June 20, 2022Business, FeaturedNo comments
  2. Jamaican Mompreneur launches rum-centric hideaway in Negril

    A small gathering of local hoteliers and locals came together for the launch of the rum-centric bar Rummaz Bar & Grill on the West End in Negril, Westmoreland sponsored by Worthy Park Estate. Known for birthing the most popular and favoured rums in the world, Jamaica will now have another place to experience world-class rums […]

    April 27, 2022CultureNo comments
  3. Bridgetown U.S. Embassy Holiday Bazaar Supports Women Entrepreneurs

    On Saturday, December 18, the U.S. Embassy hosted its first Holiday Bazaar dubbed “Entrepren(hers) in the Square” to support alumnae of its Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE). The bazaar held at Worthing Square, Christ Church, featured 16 former and current participants of the AWE program, who showcased everything from jewelry to educational services on Saturday […]

    December 21, 2021BusinessNo comments
  4. GEL 100th ANNIVERSARY ENTREPRENEUR AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

    Ten enterprising entrepreneurs from Barbados and around the region have emerged as the winners in the first leg of the Goddard Enterprises Ltd  (GEL) 100th Anniversary competition. The businesses winning this segment of the three year contest cover a gamut of enterprises including a producer of gluten free pasta, a mobile tyre service provider and […]

    December 11, 2021Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  5. GEL 100th ANNIVERSARY ENTREPRENEUR AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

    Ten enterprising entrepreneurs from Barbados and around the region have emerged as the winners in the first leg of the Goddard Enterprises Ltd  (GEL) 100th Anniversary competition. The businesses winning this segment of the three year contest cover a gamut of enterprises including a producer of gluten free pasta, a mobile tyre service provider and […]

    December 6, 2021Business, FeaturedNo comments
  6. Youth to represent Export Barbados (BIDC) at the Dubai Expo 2020

    Barbados is set to showcase its best on the world stage under the theme ‘From Sugar Cane to Blockchain’ as part of the Dubai Expo 2020. Export Barbados (BIDC) will be represented at the quinquennial event slated for October 1 by two youths from its Export Academy programme, Brennan Carter and Taahir Bulbilia. CEO of […]

    September 27, 2021Business, FeaturedNo comments
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Small Business Association announces Xmas Break & wishes everyone ‘Happy Holidays’ December 17, 2017Events, Photo GalleryNo comments
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. BARBADOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT SALE AT ART SPLASH IN HASTINGS! July 16, 2017Galleries, Photo GalleryNo comments
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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