Press Release:-Soufriere, St. Lucia – The Soufriere Regional Development is continuing its mandate to promote development in the community of Soufriere by facilitating various workshops.
The most recent workshop focused on entrepreneurship through the concepts of business startup, marketing strategies, research and successful business guidelines.
It was held on Wednesday April 26th, 2017 at the Cool Conference Room.
“The purpose of the workshop was to enlighten individuals on business startup essentials and management” said Johnson Simon, Youth Development Officer.
He added that the workshop was also used as a stepping stone for unemployed persons to steward their own success.
A total of 40 persons participated in the workshop, including 15 students from the Soufriere Comprehensive Secondary School.
The workshop was held in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) with Leander Calixte Jn Baptiste and Ruthanne Carasco Philip facilitating the symposium.
Said Philip, “The initiative was a good one, the outcome as well as the feedback was exceptional and the way forward is to continue helping persons who are showing interest in the business arena.”
She urged persons with business ideas or already in business to visit the SBDC for support.
According to Johnson Simon, the organization has been inundated with requests for a repeat session of this workshop and is currently preparing to have the James Belgrave Micro Enterprise Development Fund Inc (BELfund) undertake a training session on business financing.
The organization will hold workshops on Project Management and Public Speaking over the coming months.
The Soufriere Foundation is a non-profit company located in Soufriere. Its mandate is to undertake social, cultural, human resource, tourism and infrastructure development in the Soufriere area. The organization which was established in 1993 generates revenues from its operational sites: the Sulphur Springs Park, Gros Piton Nature Trail, Comfort Center, Soufriere jetties and 88.5 Soufriere FM.