Young people in St. Vincent and the Grenadines have been challenged to look for more entrepreneurial opportunities in agriculture and to form partnerships with others that will create growth and expansion in the sector.

The challenge comes from business consultant and lecturer at the Arthur Lok Jack School of Business in Trinidad, Dr. Julian Ferdinand, who delivered a Business Awareness Start-up Seminar last Saturday, titled “Preparing Your Business Plan”.

The seminar, held at the SVG Community College in Villa, was hosted by the Centre for Enterprise Development Inc. (CED), in collaboration with the Bank of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the SVG Teachers Cooperative Credit Union.

Dr. Ferdinand advised the forty-two participants to get legal guidance to protect themselves when entering partnerships as sometimes these do not work out since the Vincentian culture has an aversion to partnerships in business.

The seminar was designed to help business owners, entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs to understand the importance of the business plan, appreciate the various segments of the business plan, and further help develop their skills in preparing a business plan.

It was a follow-up to the Business Awareness Start-up: “Getting Ready to Start Your Business”, held in August.

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