Thursday, May 1, 2014

Organizations with notable contributions to Small Business

In my years of business development, I have come across a number of entities that have given assistance to the development of SMEs over the years. However, I have found that they are some that stand out more than others not only for their assistance, but for their consistency of effort.

In this instance, I will focus on those that are located within the island of Barbados. I would hope that they will take note of this post and endeavor to continue to great work that they have done over the years. To explain the services of each one would result in a post that would probably bore the reader. Therefore, if you have any knowledge of their services or industries that they operate within you will know that they are exemplary in their offerings:

Telecommunications
  • LIME - for all their services and packages
 Banking and Finance
  • Scotiabank
  • First Citizens Bank
  • City of Bridgetown Cooperative Credit Union
Technical Assistance and Mentoring
  •  The Barbados Investment and Development Corporation [BIDC]
  • Caribbean Export
  • The Barbados Youth Business Trust 
  • The Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme
  • Science and Technology
There was a time that a lot of support came from
  • The Barbados Coalition of Service Industries [BCSI] 
  • Republic Bank 
  • CIBC First Caribbean International Bank
Conference and meeting facilities
  • The Hilton Barbados
  • The Barbados Yacht Club
  • The Courtyard by Marriott
  • The Accra Beach Hotel 
  • The Coffee Bean [more for meetings] 
 Power
  • The Barbados Light and Power 
Water
  • The Barbados Water Authority 
Permissions
  • The Town and Country Planning Office 
Ongoing Education
  • The Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic [SJPP]
  • The Barbados Community College [BCC] 
  • Barbados Institute of Management and Productivity [BIMAP] 
  • The University of the West Indies [UWI] 
Incentive creation and positive functional taxation policies that facilitate economic growth
  • The Government of Barbados with their Bright, Lucrative, Policies 
We want to take this opportunity to say thank you for your various contributions to SME development within Barbados.You will note that mentioning SMEs does not mean entrepreneurs, but small businesses that drive the tangible sustainability of the economy. Thank you for your outstanding efforts.

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