Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship related opportunities analysis

Jamaican Tailor Featured in the New York Times. 4 Amazing Lessons We Can Learn!

Bespoke Suits

While listening to the Morning Edition of NPR (on Friday September 7, 2012 ) they spoke about a tailor who made bespoke suits. The word stood out. Bespoke! Yes, because I think I saw that word somewhere (and I wasn’t too familiar with it before); but it stood out more because I’m sure I came across some place that made bespoke suits somewhere in Liguanea, Kingston Jamaica. Continue Reading

Business Strategy, e-Update, Entrepreneurship

Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart Featured in the Financial Times: How I Made It.

Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart has been featured in the Financial Times.

We all love and respect Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart – one of Jamaica’s leading businessmen. He has created a raft of businesses and has invested in a plethora of companies and industries, creating many jobs and contributing significantly to the economy. Continue Reading

Entrepreneurship

Wanna Buy A 5 Star Hotel?

If you happen to have some Butch Stewart like money and ambition lying around, you may be interested in an a public auction to be held in Anguilla on Wednesday the 2nd of May 2012. The auction will include the five star Cap Juluca resort.

Cap Juluca resort is no ordinary venue. When you google the name and see its great beaches and interior design it will be a lot easier to believe that the hotel has “consistently high occupancies at an annual average daily rate in excess of $900.” Continue Reading

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Big Business Opportunity for Local IT Entrepreneurs

The government is sick and tired of paying big bills to Microsoft every year for software programs that government agencies must use and – guess what? One government’s moment of frustration , is an entrepreneurs moment of opportunity.

Just so you know this is serious. The call for local pioneering in the ICT sector came from the man who signs the cheques – Phillip Paulwell, Jamaica’s Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining The Minister who said that Jamaica enter the realm of software development, so that the “Government can now finally remove itself from paying out such hefty fees to Microsoft”.   Continue Reading

Entrepreneurship

Got A Business Idea? US$100,000 Up For Grabs!

All Up for Grabs

You could get a US$100,000 grant for a project that fosters local and regional partnership and which focuses on investment, entrepreneurship or innovation by participating in the Caribbean Idea Marketplace (CIM) initiative.

The CIM was launched by Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller at Jamaica Investment Forum 2012, now on in Montego Bay. Continue Reading

Entrepreneurship

More Broadband For Rural Jamaicans Soon?

Now more than ever appears to be the right time for big businesses (and ingenious entrepreneurs) to create the platform for internet based businesses in Jamaica as it appears the government has finally agreed that country folks need internet too!

Phillip Paulwell, Jamaica’s Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining announced just this week that he will be making the expansion of broadband services to people in rural Jamaica a major focus. The aim is to improve country people’s ability to communicate and do business with government agencies without having to travel long distances. Continue Reading

Business Investments, Entrepreneurship

Major JAMPRO Investment Forum On Today and Tomorrow!

See, Touch and Feel Jamaica!

“A forum with a difference!” That is what Jamaica’s Minister “with responsibility for spurring investment growth” is calling the investment  forum  taking place TODAY and TOMORROW (March 1 and 2) at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, in St. James.

More than 120 prospective investors from  “every geographic zone across the world” are expected to attend the forum, which is being spearheaded by Jamaica Promotions Limited (JAMPRO), a division of the Ministry. Continue Reading

Business Investments, Entrepreneurship

Jamaica Leads The Caribbean In Outsourcing Services

According to Jamaican Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Anthony Hylton, Jamaica is “the leading contact centre location in the English-speaking Caribbean with more than 10,000 full time agents in the offshore sector.”

Hylton was making a case for Jamaica as an ideal destination for business process outsourcing (BPO), human resource outsourcing (HRO), export-oriented manufacturing, tourism and global shipping and logistics. Continue Reading

Business Investments, Entrepreneurship