Small Business Sector Are Change Agents

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Cognisant of the tremendous role the small business sector can play in leading this island’s economic revolution, Minister of Commerce, Donville Inniss, is challenging the sector to do more than just survive. Speaking during the Small Business Association’s (SBA’s) awards and reception at Radisson Aquatica Resort last weekend, Mr. Inniss reminded members of the sector that they were the agents …

Respect Struggles Of Small Businesses

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Many persons are unaware of the severe challenges small businesses face to stay afloat but this country’s Minister of Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, is calling for a greater appreciation of the struggles they experience. Addressing the Small Business Association’s (SBA) awards ceremony and reception at Radisson Aquatica Resort, the Minister said Barbadians were not aware of the “struggles to pay …

SBA Reps To Sit On Government Boards

Julie Carrington Top Stories

The Small Business Association (SBA) will have the opportunity to sit on a number of boards which fall under the Ministry of Industry to ensure that the voices of micro, small, and medium enterprises are heard. Minister of Industry, Donville Inniss, made this pledge to the SBA last Saturday while delivering the feature address at the Association’s awards ceremony and …

Gov’t Committed To Renewable Energy

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, has reiterated government’s commitment to renewable energy. He made this assertion while pointing out that continuous use of fossil fuels was not sustainable at the official launch of the Small Business Association’s Solar Transport Project in National Heroes Square, The City, last Friday. The Minister of Commerce told …

Call For Easier Access To SME Funding

Julie Carrington Top Stories

State agencies have been given a directive, to revisit their lending policies to make it easier for small businesses to access financial assistance that will ultimately lead to a growth of the sector. Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development,  Donville Inniss, made this disclosure today while addressing the launch of the Small Business Association’s (SBA) Solar …

SBA To Launch Solar Transport Project

Julie Carrington Ministry News

The Small Business Association (SBA) has come up with an innovative way to provide a sustainable transport solution for inner city tours with the use of solar power. On Friday, September 8, the Association will officially launch the Solar Transport to stakeholders and the general public during a ceremony in National Heroes Square, the City, starting at 10:00 a.m. Minister …

Labour Minister: Keep Updating Skills

Theresa Blackman Top Stories

Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, is urging Barbadians to constantly find ways to upgrade and improve their skills. She recently made these comments while delivering the feature address at the Small Business Association’s (SBA) graduation ceremony for its entrepreneurial training programme held at the Grand Salle, Tom Adams Financial Centre, under …

SBA To Host Members’ Meeting

Theresa Blackman Ministry News

The launch of a $50 million fund to provide seed capital and grants to small businesses will be the focus of discussion, when the Small Business Association hosts a members’ meeting on Monday, February 27. It takes place at the Bagnall’s Point Gallery, Pelican Village, Princess Alice Highway, Bridgetown, at 5:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Minister of Industry, …

Minister’s Plea To Lending Agencies

Theresa Blackman Top Stories

Small Business Minister, Donville Inniss, has made an impassioned plea to banking and financial institutions in this country to be more “lenient and understanding” of the micro, small and medium enterprise sector (MSMEs), when it comes to lending. Mr. Inniss made these comments today at the Small Business Association’s (SBA) Small and Medium Enterprise Stakeholders’ Forum at Accra Beach Hotel …