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$20 Challenge WINNERS!

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This year’s BEF-FLOW $20 Challenge was perhaps the most rewarding Challenge to date.

14 schools and […]

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$20 Challenge Winners to be Announced at Awards Ceremony

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Another successful $20 Challenge programme will culminate at the awards ceremony finale on March 12, 2015 […]

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Accelerate Caribbean to Launch

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Accelerate Caribbean www.acceleratecaribbean.com​ aims at supporting business enablers with a tailored package of training and mentoring and forms part of a seven-year, $20m EPIC project, designed by infoDev (World Bank Group) and implemented by IMC Worldwide. The objective of this project is to […]

Small Business Association Training and Development Schedule

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The Small Business Association will be offering the following courses for the period January 29 – March 11, 2015

Supervisory Management & Team Building
Strategic Planning for Small Business
QuickBooks for Small Business – Basic
QuickBooks for Small Business […]

24 Vying for Investment and Prizes as ‘Bank on Me’ Season 2 Kicks off on Tuesday

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Twenty-four Barbadian entrepreneurs will vie for various forms of investment and an attractive prize package including $15000 from presenting sponsor, Scotiabank when Bank on ME, “The Reality Show That Means Business”, begins its second season […]

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I am very pleased to lend my Government’s full support to the Vision of the of the E-Team to transform Barbados into: The Number one Entrepreneurial Hub in the World by 2020. This is the type of ambitious forward thinking initiative that we need in all sectors in Barbados to enable us to fulfill our potential as a Global Business Economy with strong foreign exchange earning sectors.
Hon. David Thompson, Former Prime Minister of Barbados
Harnessing the talent of the Barbadian entrepreneurial community with a focus on external markets and innovation will help the economy grow and will also support the creation of a new generation of wealth creators. I will do all that I can to support the E-Team as it works to create the entrepreneurial ecosystem that will attract investment from local and international entrepreneurs.
Hon. Mia Mottley, Leader of the Opposition
Digicel Barbados has given due consideration to the E-Team initiative on sustainable entrepreneurship in Barbados and considers that this initiative has very good potential to drive future business in Barbados; hence Digicel Barbados is offering to become involved. Additionally Digicel Barbados will assist with the mentoring process for entrepreneurs who are in the telecoms space. Having gone through the process recently myself of starting a high tech telecoms company I understand some of the issues.
Barry O'Brien, General Manager, Digicel Barbados
A significant segment of our sector is made up of businesses that have started as small guest houses and apartments. As we seek to develop a truly sustainable industry we will need new ideas, products and business people to transform tourism and make it more attractive to potential visitors and investors. Let us work together to make Barbados a place where great ideas are born, and allowed to grow into world-class business ventures.
Colin E. Jordan, President, Barbados Hotel and Tourism Authority
The international business sector in Barbados values any initiative that can propel economic growth and sustainable prosperity and BIBA agrees that: Now is the time to initiate change and start to prepare for the future where the statement: Barbados is the #1 Entrepreneurial Hub in the World by 2020 is no longer a vision but a reality.
Mohammed Patel, President, Barbados International Business Association




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