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Small Biz Bootcamp to host Second Free Workshop

Local News 19 Feb, 2020 Follow News

General Manager and CEO of the CIDC, Tracey Ebanks

Financial Controller of the CIDC, Paula Smith

The Chamber Training Centre’s Small Biz Bootcamp Series will be hosting their second workshop on Thursday, February 20, at the offices of the Chamber of Commerce in Governors Square. The series offers free courses that focus on equipping entrepreneurs with the knowledge they need to manage and grow their small or micro business in the Cayman Islands.

The February 20 workshop will focus on the preparing a Business Plan and accessing loans. It will provide participants with guidance on practical ways to put bright ideas into action. The workshop will be facilitated jointly by General Manager and CEO of the Cayman Islands Development Bank (CIDC), Tracey Ebanks, and Financial Controller of the CIDC, Paula Smith. Both facilitators boast solid qualifications and experience in the development and management of micro and small businesses.

The first workshop in the series, which addressed financial planning, took place on Thursday January 30. Approximately 40 people were in attendance, including small business owners and start-up entrepreneurs.

Other areas to be covered by the year-long series of free training workshops, dubbed Small Biz Bootcamps, include marketing; sales; growth strategies; and customer relationship management. These will be delivered monthly, by a team of qualified and accomplished facilitators.

The micro and small business workshops are being hosted by the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure. The Chamber and the Ministry have been partnering for the hosting of these free workshops since 2015. The aim is to provide training for micro and small enterprises to help them improve their businesses, as well as to offer guidance and training to individual entrepreneurs or sole traders and persons wanting to start a business. To date, over 1,200 micro and small business owners and other entrepreneurs have benefitted from 46 Workshops.

Small and micro business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, and business-minded individuals are invited to register for the February 20 workshop by clicking on the link below.


Interested persons may also call the Chamber of Commerce at 949-8090, or email programmes@caymanchamber.ky for more information.


About the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce

Established in 1965, The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organisation that exists to support, promote and protect businesses in the Cayman Islands and the wider community. The Chamber currently represents over 600 businesses and associations from every major industry and sector.

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