small business

Op-Ed: Only Small Business Can Save the Bahamian Economy

By Mark A Turnquest Op-Ed Contributor National policymakers in the Bahamas have focused on top-down economic strategies to improve the tourism, financial services and construction industries for almost 40 years. However, after all is said and done, the Bahamas, as […]


In St Kitts, a Boost for Small Business

Above: Basseterre (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Entrepreneurs in St Kitts and Nevis will be receiving support from a new source, thanks to a soon-to-launch programme by the St Kitts and Nevis Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation. The Small […]

Op-Ed: The Internationalization of Jamaica's Small Business Sector

By Richard Kildare Op-Ed Contributor The challenges in developing any economy are many. It is prove, however, that through the infrastructural development of small businesses and entrepreneurship, this sector can account for employing more than 60 to 80 percent of […]


Trinidad and Tobago Looks to Develop Small Business Policy

By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago’s Ministry of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development began a series of consultations this week aimed at developing a small business policy in the country. The first meeting was held in […]

Op-Ed: Harnessing the Power of Small Business in Jamaica

By Richard Kildare Op-Ed Contributor It is a fact that micro, small and medium-sized enterprises are critical to the development of every nation’s growth.  It is not a position that can be seriously disputed; MSME’s are a virtual powerhouse and […]

Dominica Growing Small Business Sector

Above: Dominica (Photo: Dominica Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s small business sector is showing signs of growth, according to Tourism Minister Ian Douglas. The improvement comes along with concomitant growth in the tourism industry. Douglas said more than […]

Op-Ed: The Bahamian Election and the Importance of Small Business

By Mark A Turnquest Op-Ed Contributor Small and Medium Sized Enterprise (SME) owners must carefully review all political parties’ platforms for the upcoming May 7, 2012 general election in the Bahamas. SME owners must determine which political party best articulates […]

Dominican Republic President Proposes Regional Small Business Fund

Above: Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez is proposing the creation of a fund to finance micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in the region. The momentum for these kinds […]

From St Lucia to Jamaica, OAS Launches Caribbean Small Business Project

Above: officials on hand in Washington at the announcement of the project (Photo: Patricia Leiva) By the Caribbean Journal staff Five CARICOM member states, including Barbados, Belize, Jamaica, Dominica and St Lucia will be the sites of a joint OAS-United […]


Talking Caribbean Small Business with the Inter-American Development Bank

By Alexander Britell The Inter-American Development Bank recently released a report containing the findings of a survey of 190 banks in the Latin America-Caribbean region. The bank wanted to gauge attitudes of commercial institutions in the area about small and […]


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