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Angel start-ups

Angel start-ups

Funding for start-up businesses remain an area of challenge for many aspiring entrepreneurs with viable business ideas. And the Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation (BEF) is seeking to bridge that gap with a new funding model ––  angel investment. This is being offered through its Trident Angel investor network set up about three months ago. So far, […]

Challenge for entrepreneurs

Young aspiring entrepreneurs in Barbados and across the region will have another chance to participate in the Caribbean Innovation Challenge, an initiative that a United Nations (UN) official said was particuarly important at this time given the increase in job losses. The second edition of the entrepreneurship competition and business start-up accelerator for young people […]

Advice to entrepreneurs

Advice to entrepreneurs

You cannot pay people enough to care. That assertion was made yesterday by president of Walbrent College Grenville Phillips, a chartered structural engineer. Speaking at a workshop for entrepreneurs – the second of its kind organised by UPSTART Caribbean – Phillips was critical of the National Initiative for Service Excellence, stating ‘it seems to be […]

Market lessons

Market lessons

Twenty-five young Barbadians, who are aspiring entrepreneurs, over the past three months were exposed to theoretical and practical teaching sessions on the attitudes to doing business. Today, they were given an opportunity, through a trade show, to present businesses they had set up during the workshop hosted by the Caribbean Centre Of Excellence at its […]

Multitalented crew of Richie’s

Multitalented crew of Richie’s

Seven years ago, Richard Haynes Jr threw caution to the wind, stepped away from what many would have considered a cushy job as client services manager with one of the island’s top advertising and marketing agencies, Bowie Cross, and took a very different direction. “When I told the guys that we were starting this company […]

In the bag

In the bag

Shanika Grimes has an intimate relationship with canvas and linen. Add that to her natural artistic skills, and you get Artist Made, a company that specializes in hand-painted handbags and purses. Grimes is the proud owner of that business. Barbados TODAY caught up with the vibrant 24-year-old recently on Miami Beach in Christ Church, where […]

Call for more private sector support for Pan Festival

Call for more private sector support for Pan Festival

A challenge has been issued to private sector businesses to put some funding behind the arts, more specifically, the development of pan in Barbados. It has come from Country Manager of Massy Barbados Limited Frere Delmas during the launch this morning of the Massy Pan Pun De Sand event, scheduled for next week Sunday on […]

Economic Crunch

Economic Crunch

Operators of small restaurants in Barbados may have to resort to selling their products out of vehicles if the economic downturn continues indefinitely. That grim warning has been issued by Managing Director of Pizza Man Doc, Gray “Doc” Brome, following the closure of some restaurants on Baxters Road, the City, and the slowdown in business […]

Beating the recession

Beating the recession

Geomatic engineering! What is that? Is it even practised in Barbados? While engineering is varied, and perhaps ranks among the most popular career choices for many young men and women across the island, not often will you hear about geomatic engineering. However, Barbadians Ryan Brathwaite and Romell Grosvenor are involved in this rapidly developing discipline. […]