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Two Bajans rise to the Challenge

Two Bajans rise to the Challenge

Two young Barbadian entrepreneurs have advanced to the next round in the keenly contested Caribbean Call To Action Entrepreneurship Challenge. Joshua Forte, who presented his Red Diamond Compost’s creation of organic soil enhancers for farmers, and Nikele Davis, who pitched a natural hair styling app for women that would be offered by her company Moca […]

Massy initiative providing business experince for students

Tertiary and secondary educational institutions are being encouraged to form stronger linkages with businesses to assist students in preparing for their chosen careers. That advice came today from chief executive officer of Massy United Insurance Howard Hall, as he addressed a media launch of the company’s inaugural Manager for a Day programme. The initiative, which […]

To customer service and our habitat

To customer service and our habitat

Concerned about some of the waste going to the landfill, and passionate about recycling, Tom Fountain, 57, started a business. And although he did so in the middle of a recession, and he has very little hope local economic conditions will improve any time soon, Fountain, the managing director of Inktech Inc., believes he has […]

Bank on this!

With the traditional sectors “saturated”, officials of Fund Access are reporting an increase in the number of entrepreneurs who are seeking assistance in establishing themselves in the cultural industries. Business Development Manager Kirk Dottin said he had recognized a change in mindset among Barbadians, who had started to see the cultural industries as a critical […]

Keep business simple, Stewart tells youngsters

Keep business simple, Stewart tells youngsters

“If I had to run the organization that I run today, with the experience I had when I just started, I couldn’t do it.” That is the confession of top Caribbean top hotelier Gordon “Butch” Stewart, as he tutored eager entrepreneurs on the ways of business and avoiding pitfalls, or climbing out of them, on the […]

International movie producers set sight on Barbados

International movie producers set sight on Barbados

  Barbados could soon become a movie-making hub. International producers have begun showing interest in television and film production in the country in the wake of the recent announcement that the Cultural Industries Development Act would be proclaimed next month. This latest announcement was made this morning by Minister of Culture and Youth Stephen Lashley, […]

Developing entrepreneurship

The Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation (BEF) is expected to submit a new charter to Government early this year as it seeks to bring more cohesion to the development of entrepreneurship on the island. Chief executive officer of the BEF Celeste Foster told Barbados TODAY that a copy of the first charter, which was subsequently revised, was […]

Abed’s expanding

Abed’s expanding

Another Abed’s store is coming to the island soon and the Barbadian establishment also plans to expand across the Caribbean.

Endless success

Endless success

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth today unveiled plans to expand its Endless Possibilities programme as it declared the initiative, now in its fourth year, a success. Minister Stephen Lashley boasted that the programme developed the relevant life skills of unemployed youth deemed at risk, provided job placements for them and helped to restore […]