New Suite Of Small Business Initiatives On Stream

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

The training being provided to clients of the Trust Loan Fund (TLF) Unit constitutes a critical component of a new Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) framework, called SBDC Barbados, which should be launched by mid-March. Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, disclosed this today, at the official launch of training for clients of the TLF Unit, at …

Training A Boost For Trust Loan Clients

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Training for clients of the Trust Loan Fund (TLF) Unit represents the commencement of a national training initiative intended to position entrepreneurs and small businesses to better leverage opportunities expected from a resurged national economy and global market place. Small Business Minister, Dwight Sutherland, stated this today, at the official launch of the training at the headquarters of the Small …

Barbadians Urged To Repay Trust Loans

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Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, is urging all persons who receive seed capital from the Trust Loan Fund Unit to repay those loans. He was speaking on Tuesday in Bridgetown, following a visit to Liz Catering Beverages, a business operated by David Harewood at the River Bus Terminal. Acknowledging that Mr. Harewood had successfully repaid his …

Training For Trust Loan Fund Clients

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Government is expected to roll out a four-week training programme for over 350 clients of the Trust Loan Fund Unit from next week. The first phase, which is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, January 23, will be conducted at the Small Business Association’s Building # 4, Harbour Industrial Estate, with courses to be held at various intervals during the day. It …

Sutherland To Meet Trust Loan Fund Clients

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Come next week five clients, who recently accessed funds from the Trust Loan Fund Unit, will have the opportunity to discuss their business ventures, gain much needed exposure and learn more about the Unit’s plans for them. This is when Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, visits their various enterprises on Tuesday, January 22, beginning at 11:00 …

Trust Fund Unit Closed Dec. 6 & 7

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Ministry of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce has advised that the Trust Loan Fund Unit, located at Building #4 Suite 102, Harbour Road, St. Michael, will be closed on Thursday, December 6, and Friday, December 7. The closure is to facilitate Phase II of work at the Unit that includes electrical installation. The Ministry apologizes for any inconvenience this …

Government Committed To Entrepreneurial Spirit

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Government’s commitment to promoting, encouraging and facilitating the entrepreneurial ethos and ingraining it in our culture was flagged today, when Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, addressed the opening of the Barbados Coalition of Services Industries’ (BCSI) BIMTECH Digital Forum, at Sweetfield Manor, Brittons Hill, St. Michael. The event formed part of the BCSI’s Services Weekend Barbados …

First Six Receive Trust Loan Fund Monies

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Six business owners are the first recipients of Government’s first tranche of monies under the Trust Loan Fund. They received their cheques during a presentation made by Manager of the Trust Loan Fund, Jerry Amos and witnessed by Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, at the Fund’s headquarters at Building #4 Suite 102, Harbour Road, St. Michael. …

Minister Sutherland Pleased With Loan Fund

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Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, is satisfied with the efforts of the Trust Loan Fund thus far and aims to see it move in a digital direction. He made this clear yesterday as the Fund’s Manager, Jerry Amos, disbursed the first set of loans to six recipients at the Fund’s headquarters at Building #4 Suite 102, …

Sutherland: Entrepreneurship Key To Recovery

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

What is needed in Barbados is the creation of an entrepreneurial society in which innovation and entrepreneurship are normal and perceptible, says Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland. This view was shared by the Minister last Wednesday at the Annual General Meeting and Forum of the Caribbean Institute of Certified Management Consultants’ (CICMC) Barbados Chapter, at the …