Most Read Contributor in Cayman Islands, September 2016
A handful of small business owners are getting free
consultations from University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI)
Atlantic Supply Ltd, Chatterbox, Kelly Holding Ltd, Swim &
Trim Ltd and Ted Green Fragrances are taking part in the Student
Consulting Programme, a joint initiative between UCCI and the
Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI). Cayman National Bank
is sponsoring the programme, in order to cover expenses incurred by
the students as part of their consultancy.
DCI Business Services Officer Thais Ducent said the initiative
has been successful.
'This partnership between the public and private sector, and
the resulting investment of resources, is a key factor in bringing
about this programme', Mrs Ducent said. 'Now in its seventh
year, we are continuing to build on this success and students'
entrepreneurial development. We are proud to boost the local small
business community through this programme'.
For 2015, the participating entrepreneurs are Clive Bodden
(Atlantic Supply managing director), Roz Griffiths (Chatterbox
manager), Rhonda Kelly (Kelly Holding CEO), Farron Bennett (Swim
and Trim owner) and Tedrick Green (Ted Green Fragrances owner).
The 10-week programme matches each business owner with a team of
students who are enrolled in UCCI's upper-level
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management course. The teams
are guided in their consultancy by UCCI senior lecturer, Ms.
Each business has a particular need in areas such as marketing,
business management and accounting. As the consulting projects are
part of their course grades, students will be assessed by DCI and
UCCI programme facilitators on the quality of their consultative
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