Fundamentals of Business Workshop - Business Development Program for Small Businesses

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 09:00 to 16:00
Training Room, BIDC's Headquarters, Pelican House, Princess Alice Highway, St. Michael

The Barbados Investment and Development Corporation will continue its Fundamentals of Business Workshops with a five week-workshop entitled - Business Development Program for Small Businesses.  The Workshop is targeting newly established businesses; those in operation for less than one year; and those at the pre-venture stage.

This workshop will run for a period five (5) weeks, commencing  October 22, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and run every Tuesday, until November 19, 2019. 

The series will cover the main pillars of business planning which include, but are not limited to:

  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Business Strategy, and
  • Operations

After completion of this training, participants will have a better understanding of the following:

  • the importance of marketing to the business and how it impacts the value;
  • the need to have a comprehensive business strategy to chart a path for the business’ success;
  • an understanding of operations management and its importance to the business processes and improving the customer experience; and
  • how critical finance is to the survival and continuity of the business.

The Workshop will be conducted by lead presenter Richard Blades, Business Development Specialist of Blades & Blades Consultancy.

Registration should be by email to Brian Layne, Business Development Officer at

Cost of workshop is Bds$100.00.  Payment can be made to the Cashier at BIDC's Head Office, Pelican House, Princess Alice Highway, Bridgetown, no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2019.

Interested participants are urged to bring their own devices: Laptops, Notebooks, Tablets, iPads, etc.