Tag Archives: entrepreneurship

  1. Bridgetown US Embassy and BYBT Launch Academy for Women Entrepreneurs for 3rd Straight Year

    The Bridgetown US Embassy in partnership with the Barbados Youth Business Trust (BYBT) just launched their third year of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE). The six-month program provides women entrepreneurs with the skills, resources, and networks needed to start and scale successful businesses. Twenty-eight female entrepreneurs from Barbados will take part in this year’s […]

    September 15, 2021Featured, PoliticalNo comments

    On October 13, 2021, Goddard Enterprises Ltd (GEL) will celebrate its 100th anniversary.  The company started from humble beginnings when the founder J.N. Goddard left the parish of St. John, Barbados and walked to the capital Bridgetown, some 10 miles away, to sell his cow, with not much more than that cow to his name. […]

    August 27, 2021Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments

    The United States Agency for International Development/Eastern and Southern Caribbean Mission (USAID/ESC) and the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Monday, June 21. The signing of the MOU occurred at the offices of the CDF in Barbados. The MOU provides a broad framework for cooperation between the two organizations and […]

    June 24, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  4. St George PIC Entrepreneurship & Community Expo – June 2021 June 5, 2021Culture, Photo GalleryNo comments

    ReThink in collaboration with the University for Peace established by the General Assembly of the United Nations, will host a series of entrepreneurial, branding and inspirational webinars from April 21st through May 12th 2021, titled “Pandemic of Performance“, a regional initiative aimed at providing broad based support to those individuals and small businesses most affected […]

    April 16, 2021Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  6. Micro-Marketing for Micro-Enterprises, book now for 3rd Feb 2021

    What price would you pay for this course? BDS$499 BDS$299 BDS$199 Sample of course content: Business Structure – explanation of options and examples; The Importance of Communication, SWOT Analysis of Marketing Strategies. Go to

    January 16, 2021Business, Photo GalleryNo comments
  7. University Canada West Promotes Women’s Leadership with virtual seminar & MBA Scholarship for Women

    University Canada West (UCW) recently announced details on its next public program, a Women in Leadership virtual seminar with prominent Caribbean speaker: Lisandra Rickards on October 7th at 6pm EST. The featured topic is “Risk and Reward: Lessons from Caribbean Women in Entrepreneurship.” In June 2020, the Vancouver-based UCW unveiled the Women in Leadership MBA […]

    October 3, 2020EducationNo comments
  8. Applications Now Open for Bridgetown US Embassy’s Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

    Until August 10th, the Bridgetown US Embassy will accept applications for the U.S. Department of State’s Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) program. The Embassy will partner with the Barbados Youth Business Trust (BYBT) and the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) to offer online and in-person specialized business training to approximately 25 women entrepreneurs. In […]

    July 17, 2020EducationNo comments
  9. Two Barbadians in the Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurship finals

    During Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Caribbean Development Bank congratulated 22 startups who reached the final stage of the Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurship Programme (CTEP).  The Bank continues to push for Caribbean economic transformation through digital innovation and supports CTEP in its virtual incubator and accelerator programme. CTEP, aimed at stimulating technology entrepreneurship in the Caribbean and […]

    December 2, 2019Books, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  10. Entrepreneurship Fund for women and youth launched by Nevis Island Administration

    An Entrepreneurship Fund has been launched by the Ministry of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), with the hope of encouraging more women and youth participation. “It is my privilege and honour to announce that we are now at the final stages of establishing what we have called Entrepreneurship Fund. We had spoken about […]

    November 26, 2019PoliticalNo comments
  11. Propelling the MSME Sector Through Global Engagement: Small Business Week 2019

    The Small Business Association of Barbados recently hosted, Small Business Week 2019 Launch and Networking session, at the Savannah Beach Hotel, under the theme of the Week – “Small Size, Big Thinking – Changing the Mindset for Global Engagement“. This highly anticipated week of activities, slated for September 15th – 21st, features a number of […]

    August 23, 2019Breaking News, Business, Photo GalleryNo comments
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  13. Barbadian entrepreneur launches a new blockchain advisory firm to support Distributed Ledger Tech companies

    Gabriel Abed, Barbadian FinTech entrepreneur and global blockchain evangelist, has announced the launch of a new Blockchain advisory firm, Novelty Curve Inc. “The company’s goal is to support, mentor, and nurture distributed ledger technology companies as they progress through their various business cycles. We are particularly keen to work on projects that are innovative, disruptive […]

    November 6, 2018Breaking News, Featured, TechnologyNo comments

    Entrepreneurs if they are to rebuild Barbados then they must be enabled and recognised in their effort to restore investor confidence in this country… Dwight Sutherland, Commerce Minister of Barbados was the keynote address last night at the Mount Gay Visitor Centre on the Spring Garden Highway, he was invited by the Barbados Coalition pf […]

    October 22, 2018Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments

    An agribusiness project being undertaken at primary and secondary schools in Barbados has gained added impetus and is ready for expansion within the Caribbean starting with a primary school in St. Kitts. This was disclosed during the launch of a new phase of the Regional Entrepreneurship and Agriculture Programme (REAP) at the Roland Edwards Primary […]

    October 1, 2018AgricultureNo comments
  16. Thirteen Young Entrepreneurs Participate in U.S. Government-Sponsored Program

    YLAI empowers entrepreneurs and civil society leaders to strengthen their capacity to launch their entrepreneurial ideas and effectively contribute to economic development in their communities. Shawn Maille from Antigua and Barbuda; Christina Hunte, Corey Jackman and Phillip Kellman from Barbados; Lien Philogene-Norville from Dominica; Michael Thomas from Grenada; Shane Browne and Janeel Boone from St. […]

    September 26, 2018EducationNo comments
  17. Season’s Greetings from Compete Caribbean December 17, 2017Events, Photo GalleryNo comments

    Prime Minister Freundel Stuart described superstar Rihanna as “the most successful and multifaceted entertainer in the history of Barbados“. Speaking at a ceremony to change the name of Westbury New Road, where the singer/songwriter grew up, to Rihanna Drive, the Prime Minister noted: “Her story is one to inspire other young people, in Barbados and […]

    December 4, 2017Breaking News, Featured, RihannaNo comments
  19. Female entrepreneurs receive support from the British High Commission

    Female empowerment and the support of young leaders remain vital to the economic development of the Caribbean. This view was expressed by the Head of the Political and Communications team at the British High Commission Bridgetown, Mr. Edward Munn, during the opening ceremony of an economic prosperity workshop held at the Ministry of Culture, Sports […]

    November 27, 2017PoliticalNo comments
  20. Teenager launches “iPups” in aid of tuition and the Ark

    A thirteen year old animal lover has launched a ‘pup-up‘ shop online, entitled iPups – an acronym for ‘island pups‘. Zan Valere, a third form student of St.Ursula’s has been a dedicated volunteer at the Ark Animal Welfare Society of Barbados for nearly three years, after declaring an interest in veterinary studies. Given her appreciation […]

    October 24, 2017OddityNo comments
  21. Peer To Peer Lending Launched At Limegrove

    Peer to Peer lending is the most recent catch-phrase of the 21st Century and has been growing exponentially around the globe for the last decade. Carilend made its official consumer debut in Barbados at the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre. Mark Young, CEO and Co-Founder of Carilend addressed a wide array of potential investors and clientele – […]

    May 22, 2017Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  22. U.S. Embassy Hosts Entrepreneurship Program in the Eastern Caribbean

    The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS is pleased to host a traveling program focused on entrepreneurship. The program traveled to Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, and Barbados, and targeted entrepreneurship students at the tertiary level, and young entrepreneurs. At each engagement, the film, “Generation Startup” was screened, and the Embassy was […]

    April 16, 2017EducationNo comments
  23. Is Donville Inniss making a bid for leadership of ruling DLP in Barbados? (Pt 1)

    Stop praising obsolescence and welcome the 21st Century before Barbados slides into a deeper mess. Becoming our own bosses, he recently said at the Radisson Aquatica, is the way for most of Barbados to alleviate if not totally eradicate the financial challenges plaguing the country. The Minister was addressing a seminar hosted by Spark Global […]

    April 9, 2017Business, Video GalleryNo comments
  24. Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation (BEF): Include entrepreneurship on national curriculum

    The entrepreneurial spirit of young Barbadians took centre stage, as more than thirty teenage business people, drawn from a wide cross-section of secondary schools, were toasted during the annual awards ceremony of the Flow/BEF $20 Challenge at the Concorde Experience. “The creativity, brilliance and overall enterprise on display is an inspiration to us all, and […]

    March 13, 2017Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments

    Five Caribbean businesses are at a stage closer to securing private investment having each received $25,000 USD through the LINK-Caribbean Investment Readiness Grant programme. The five firms are Carepoint and Caribbean Transit Solutions from Barbados; Bluedot Media and Innovative Menu Solutions Ltd from Jamaica and SystemIz Incorporated from Trinidad and Tobago. According to Chris McNair, […]

    February 19, 2017BusinessNo comments