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There’s Power in Numbers – It’s Time For a Manufacturer’s Association

Manufacturing industries are responsible for a significant share of Dominica’s economic production, generating $EC17.95 million in GDP in 2009.  Because manufacturing firms also use millions of dollars worth of commodities and services as inputs, the sector is responsible for an even bigger share of total output. Invest Dominica Authority (IDA) Investment Report for 2007-2009, which.. read more

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Tackling Professionalism in the Workplace

Employees are to be made aware that workforce readiness is more than just hard skills training. Apart from formal qualifications, employers are in the quest for workers who have soft skills; i.e. employees with good attitudes, regular attendance, sound character and are responsible and presentable. All these help define what we can deem as strong.. read more

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Employees The Most Import Asset in a Business

I recently saw a television ad which made me stop and think and which I have not been able to get off my memory.  The tagline of the ad says “Every evening, your most important asset leaves the business and the challenge is to get them back into the business every morning”. If you were.. read more

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Marketing! Why it is Important to Entrepreneurs

Marketing can be seen as the process which identifies, informs, satisfies and retains customers. Many are of the view that marketing simply involves the creation of advertisements or doing promotions.  However, marketing is much more complex as advertising and promoting are both parts of the entire marketing process. One of the first steps of marketing.. read more

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Creating Opportunities, Empowering Communities

Investment is seen as a key pillar for economic development. Investment, particularly private investments, is seen as the engine of growth to stimulate employment, generate foreign exchange earnings, and increase the standard of living and by extension reduce poverty. It is through investment that the multiplier effect to create opportunities is developed and will serve.. read more

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Fiscal Incentives, is it a Deciding Factor in the Investment Decision?

The notion of whether fiscal incentives make a difference to an investor’s decision has been the subject of much academic discourse, particularly in the various organisations such as the IMF and the World Bank, which views fiscal incentives as a subsidy that Government should not grant. Their take, as I understand it, is that the.. read more

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Community Based Tourism

Community Based Tourism (CBT) – The new buzz word around!! “Community Based Tourism is tourism in which local residents invite tourists to visit their communities.” This Community-based tourism idea aims to increase local peoples’ involvement in tourism through the development of small guesthouses and restaurants, craft markets, and the promotion of community excursions. It empowers.. read more

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Tradeshows and their impact on Investing

When I was growing up, I heard of shows and exhibitions which took place in various parishes in Dominica. Most of these were associated with village feasts and other festive celebrations. During the summer of 1978, I attended my first “big” exhibition which showcased local work as a prelude to Independence on November 3rd. This.. read more

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Investment Opportunites in Dominica

An opportunity can be defined as, “A good chance for advancement or progress.” With this in mind, Dominica can be seen as the ideal place for investment opportunities. Although we may be a bit underdeveloped when compared to a few other Caribbean Islands, it is this fact that has made Dominica the ideal place for.. read more