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The Ministry of Commerce has renewed its contract for the
hosting of small business workshops with the Cayman Islands Chamber
The contract took effect on 18 August 2016 and runs until the
end of Government's current fiscal year on 31 December 2017.
The Chamber is required to host 18 workshops on areas such as
accounting, human resources and marketing, which are deemed
relevant business topics for small and micro businesses.
The agreement includes funding for workshop management services
including venue booking and audio-visual equipment; advertising;
workshop materials and personnel costs. The Ministry chose to renew
the contract after receiving positive feedback from attendees.
'Small businesses play an important role in our economy and
Government is committed to supporting the efforts of local
entrepreneurs', Commerce Minister Wayne Panton said. 'With
the Chamber continuing these workshops, we're confident that
small business owners will be empowered by the amount of knowledge
and expertise on offer'.
The Chamber's CEO Wil Pineau said the 90-minute, free
workshops will take place monthly. The first session under the new
contract is scheduled for Wednesday, 26 October.
'The Chamber is delighted that the Ministry has agreed to
continue this working partnership', Mr Pineau said.
'Numerous local entrepreneurs and small business owners have
benefitted from these workshops and seminars, which have been
conducted by local and regional experts, addressing many essential
'We look forward to continuing to deliver outstanding
workshops that can assist entrepreneurs and small businesses',
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