Entrepreneurship: The Way Forward

Barbados’ developmental strategy places considerable emphasis on the creation of an entrepreneurial mind-set among Barbadians and the Small Business Association has some proven solutions to assist prospective and existing entrepreneurs.

Committed to facilitating a competitive and enabling environment for ideas to flourish, market entry for small firms and the expansion of opportunities, we assist SMEs in product development and ensuring that members are able to effectively launch their products. In addition, to providing guidance in start-up research, including partnering new business with mentors and resource persons.

Our mandate, is to encourage small business owners and provide opportunities for them to promote their goods and services.

Some of our benefits to members include:

•    Access to Meeting & Training Facilities
•    Advertising Services (via e-publications & Social Media)
•    Discounts on goods/ services
•    Email Promotions
•    Help Desk Assistance
•    Networking Opportunities
•    Secretarial Services
•    Technical Assistance
•    Website Development & Marketing

In addition, we have introduced a number of exciting and exclusive products individually and in collaboration with local and international partners.

The SME SMART Marketing Campaign is an excellent opportunity afforded to our members where their goods and services are promoted to consumers at various venues around the island.

In the area of technology, another notable initiative is the Tech Smart Website Project, a collaboration with the Central Bank of Barbados, our members can receive professionally designed websites to expand their marketing opportunities to the world. In addition, there is the Web Starter Package for those who wish to develop their own sites independently. The Association is committed to providing its members with the latest technology resources to help drive their businesses.

The SBA encourages persons with business ideas to pursue them and is ready to assist with an emphasis on the small operators, in any industry. This is the time to pursue your dreams. Become an entrepreneur today! Contact us to learn more on membership.