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Saturday, 15 December 2018

The Ministry of Commerce, Enterprise and Small Business Development continues on its mission to educate entrepreneurs around the island about how to better manage their small businesses. 

On Wednesday, fifty-one participants received certificates at the closing ceremony of a two-day training session for small business owners of Castle-Bruce.

This is the ninth group which has been trained over the past two months.

The Hon Member of Parliament for Castle-Bruce, Johnson Drigo says the sessions were necessary to help curb the mismanagement of funds.

The ministry anticipates that through these training sessions small business owners will receive the requisite information that will enable them to manage their businesses effectively.

One of the goals is to ensure that grants provided to small businesses will be utilized effectively to foster sustainable growth of micro, small and medium enterprise sector. 

The Hon Minister for Small Business Development, Roslyn Paul explained to participants her ministry’s role in “spreading a culture of enterprise through training, support and monetary aid.”

“If we are pushing enterprise and it succeeds then it becomes one of the economic drivers for the development of this country,” she said.

The Ministry of Commerce, Enterprise and Small Business Development also provides technical support and monitors the use of small grants

The participants explored how to run a successful small business including identifying pitfalls to avoid, the importance of book-keeping, networking and using the right resources.

It is obvious from the reaction of participants that these sessions are having a positive impact on small entrepreneurs across the island.

Another training was just concluded in Grand Fond on Friday and sessions will be held in Portsmouth and St. Joseph this week.

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