Press Release

Department of Trade, Investment, Promotion and Consumer Affairs
Release Date:
Tuesday, 16 February 2016 - 12:15pm

Approximately 40 persons participated in the first session of the SMART Business Academy Entrepreneurship Training Series hosted by the Department of Trade, Investment Promotion and Consumer Affairs.

The session was the first of twelve and exposed participants to the dynamics of entrepreneurship; identifying the distinct difference between a business owner and an entrepreneur. They also looked at the stages of business and understanding business relationships and productive ways to network.

The department has collaborated with founder of Urban Business Institute and SMART Business Academy Professor Devin Robinson, to deliver the sessions during this year.

Director of Trade, Investment Promotion and Consumer Affairs, Mrs. Karia Christopher said that the training is designed to teach aspiring entrepreneurs and current business owners how to bring structure to their ideas and enhance their business’ performance.

She added that entrepreneurship is a key driver to building a sustainable economy; as a vast majority of jobs are created by small businesses started by entrepreneurial minded individuals, many of whom go on to create larger businesses.

The department is advising that limited space in the class is still available and interested persons are invited to register.  The next session will be held on February 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Fort Burt Conference Room.

For information on SMART Business Academy, please contact the Department of Trade, Investment Promotion and Consumer Affairs, at 468-2008 or e-mail: bvitrade