More Micro, Small and Medium-sized businesses in the British Virgin Islands might soon begin offering their services on the online market.
That is the aim of a two-day entrepreneurial e-commerce workshop to be held on May 28 and 29 at The Moorings Marina Inn on Tortola.
The workshop will cover topics ranging from establishing businesses online, setting-up and managing an online web-shop, uploading products for online retail, understanding international e-payment systems, addressing cross-border delivery, learning how to drop-ship products and provisioning of after-sales services.
The workshop is a collaboration among the BVI’s Department of Trade, the Caribbean Overseas Small Medium Enterprises (COSME) programme, DHL Express, and the Curacao Association of Small Entrepreneurs, also known as ADECK.
According to Trade Director Karia Christopher, the workshop is in response to the negative impacts of the September 2017 hurricanes on the business community.
“We have recognized that a number of businesses have suffered the loss of a storefront. As such, we are pleased to work alongside COSME and DHL Express to assist product-based businesses to assist them in being able to sell their products online,” Christopher explained.
Meanwhile, the two-day workshop will begin from 1pm and end at 5pm daily.
To register, interested persons are advised to contact the Trade Department via telephone or email.
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