Royal Globe Inc. in collaboration with the National Development Foundation of Dominica and the Dominica Youth Business Trust, facilitated a 3-Day Entrepreneurship workshop dubbed, “Going Global with My Business – A Changed Mindset”.
The purpose of the workshop was to encourage Dominican Entrepreneurs to begin to explore foreign markets with their products with the aim of increasing the Gross Domestic Product of Dominica.
70 individuals, including 30 small business owners benefited from the workshop which was funded by the US Department of State Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs, via Meridian International as the implementing partner.
Feature presenter was multi-entrepreneur Davis Smith, CEO of Cotopaxi, an outdoor gear company operating in the Salt Lake City, Utah. Smith has started and sold several companies including pooltables.com Americas largest pool table company.
He presented on the topics ‘The Entrepreneur’ and ‘Business Pitching for Investment’. Attorney at law Ronald Charles and Mrs. Sharon Francis of the NDFD presented on the topic ‘The Right Type of Business – Legally Speaking’ and ‘Macro & Micro Economics Affecting the Expansion of my Business’.
The workshop was supported by various organizations on island including DEXIA, Custom & Excise and the Bureau of Standards.
Members of the private sector also supported the event.
Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce, Millennium Freight Services, Nature Islanders and Give, were represented on various panels.
Through this workshop, entrepreneurs gained knowledge of legal aspects of the business, the necessary procedures to follow when exporting, international standards to adhere to, how to pitch their business to investors and other matters for consideration when exporting.’ said Avena Prince, founder of Royal Globe Inc.
Ms. Prince says the workshop was a success and she was excited to be able to impact Dominican entrepreneurs through the event and bring a different spin on the goal of Royal Globe Inc. to help alleviate unemployment and to increase the GDP of Dominica.
Ms. Prince says there will be a number of follow up sessions hailing from the interests expressed by workshop participants, and also encourages entrepreneurs between ages 25 – 35 to connect with YLAI at YLAI.state.gov. to benefit as she did.
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