Small Business Owners laud SEBI conference
DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Small Business Owners and potential entrepreneurs commended the two-day Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference hosted by the School of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation (SEBI).
Owner of Rave Designs, Deborah Mathias, who was exhibiting her handmade coconut jewellery, at the conference, expressed delight in the engagements and presentations made. She said, “I have been able to do a lot of networking and speak to a lot of people outside of Guyana. They have given me ideas on how I can better improve my product, my visibility and I am happy about that.”
Simone Peters of Country Style Delicious Coconut Biscuits said she has garnered more knowledge from the experts on how to better manage and market her small business and looks forward to more similar conferences.
“There were a lot of things I was unaware of when it comes to managing your business; for example, how to showcase yourself and dealing with clients. There are a lot of changes to be made. My intention is to take my business to the next level with the knowledge and experience I have gained over the days”, Peters added.
Having attended similar conferences in the Caribbean, President of the Women’s Entrepreneur Network Caribbean (WENC), Junette Stuart said she is aware of the benefits that can come from a conference such as this one. She said, “There were a few minor hiccups but I gave them one hundred percent support. As women in business, more answers are needed, however the information is great.”
The conference held under the theme “Economic Transformation through Entrepreneurship and Innovation” aims to provide members in the local business arena an opportunity to network with their international counterparts.
By: Crystal Stoll
Images by Keno George.