SBDC – Consultation: September 26 to September 29, 2016

SBDC – Consultation: September 26 to September 29, 2016

Castries, September 21st, 2016; The Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs continues its efforts to facilitate growth of the Micro and Small Enterprise (MSE) Sector in Saint Lucia through the Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) and the SBDC Network of Partners.

Visiting consultants from the Organisation of American States (OAS) and the University of Texas at San Antonio will be in Saint Lucia from Monday September 26th to Thursday September 29th, 2016 at the Department’s Conference Room, 4th Floor, Heraldine Rock Building, Waterfront, Castries and also at the GAMA Learning Institute, Maurice Mason Avenue, L’Anse Road, Sans Souci, Castries.

The purpose of this visit is as follows:

1. To review the current operations of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Saint Lucia;

2. To engage stakeholders regarding a plan of action for phase II of the SBDC programme;

3. Consultation for the development of a Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Policy in Saint Lucia;

4. To facilitate further capacity building for Staff of the SBDC and Network Partners.

For further information on this activity please contact one of our officers within the Department of Commerce, Mr. Egbert Stevens, Business Development Officer at 468-4221/285-4573 or Mr.

Esli Lafeuillee, Business Development Officer at 468-4249/285-4679.

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