The local business and entrepreneurial sector is experiencing a “substantial increase”.
That is according to the Director of Trade, Investment Promotions and Consumer Affairs, Karia Christopher.
The trade director did not provide statistics but said her department will be hosting a ‘Small Business Trade Show’ this month to encourage an even greater expansion of the sector.
The department hopes this will lead to a reduction in the importation of products into the territory.
“Part of our job in encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit amongst our residents is offering opportunities and introducing initiatives that assist these business owners with the right tools, skills and knowledge to be both locally and internationally competitive in this growing economy,” Christopher said.
The trade show is scheduled for Friday, December 21 at at the Moorings Marina Inn on Tortola.
The event will run from 9 o’clock in the morning to 4:30 pm. Things will kick off with a business essentials workshop which will focus on topics such as getting started as an entrepreneur — start-up basics, marketing, and customer service do’s and don’ts.
The trade show will also showcase an array of products and services that are available locally, the Trade department has said.
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