In This Issue:
- Need A Mindset Change On Small Enterprises… Says Jamaica’s Prime Minister
- CARICOM Secretariat facilitates Newspaper Editors workshop on the CSME
- IP Rights Seminar For Media Workers
- 5 Important Web Video Lessons for Small Business Owners
Need A Mindset Change On Small Enterprises…
Says Jamaica’s Prime Minister
The notion that small businesses may not be considered successful unless they have made the transition from
small to large was dismissed by Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Bruce Golding. Adding that experience has shown that a business may be small but operating at a higher level of efficiency than many establish
Mr. Golding, who was speaking at the second annual NCB Nation Builder awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in Kingston, Tuesday, October 20, 2009, says the world has changed and there are many demands for goods and services that can best be supplied by enterprises that are small enough to be flexible and intimate with the market and their customers.
The NCB led initiative recognizes and celebrates its small and medium-sized business customers. The Prime Minister commended the bank for its announcement of a new loan facility under which small and medium size enterprises can eceive loans at 9-percent interest.
This year’s NCB Nation Builder Award went to Little Ochie Seafood & Bar, owned and operated by, Everol Christian.
The NCB Nation Builder awards is an NCB led initiative to recognize and celebrate its small and medium sized business customers.
CARICOM Secretariat facilitates Newspaper Editors workshop
on the CSME
Newspaper Editors from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will be participating in a workshop on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston, Jamaica from 22-23 October 2009.
The workshop is organized by the CARICOM Secretariat with funding provided by the 9th European Development Fund (EDF), Caribbean Integration Support Programme (CISP).
Topics to be presented and discussed during the two-day workshop include Establishing a Business in the CSME, The Benefits of Competition Policy and Journalists’ Professional Development in the CSME.
Resource personnel for the workshop are drawn from the private and public sector, the University of the West Indies and the CARICOM Secretariat.
This activity is a continuation of the CARICOM Secretariat’s public education programme on the CSME. Earlier this month, more than twenty Broadcasters took part in a Broadcasters CMSE workshop which was held in Saint Lucia.
IP Rights Seminar For Media Workers
AS MORE media practitioners become freelancers, the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) is taking steps to sensitise them about protecting their Intellectual Property (IP) rights.
In this regard, the PAJ will host an IP Rights Seminar at its East Avenue headquarters on October 31. The seminar, which will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., is aimed at educating freelance practitioners about copyright issues and what they can do to protect their work.
The seminar will feature two presentations: Joan Pinkney, Manager, Licensing and Membership at the Jamaica Copyright Licensing Agency (JAMCOPY), will speak on Managing Your Copyright: The Role of JAMCOPY in Protecting Rights Owners. Myers Fletcher and Gordon attorney, Andrea Scarlett-Lozer will focus on copyright issues that arise in Negotiating Employment Contracts for Freelance Journalists and Photographers.
PAJ President Byron Buckley notes that the seminar “comes against the background of significant layoffs of media practitioners. So, the PAJ is equipping members to operate as independent journalists.”
Persons interested in attending the seminar must register with the PAJ office at 631-6390 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Institute of Jamaica Research Symposium: Wednesday, October 28 at 9:00am.
Event: Institute of Jamaica Research Symposium
Start Time: Wednesday, October 28 at 9:00 a.m. End Time: Wednesday, October 28 at 2:00pm
Where: Institute of Jamaica, Tower Street entrance
IABC Caribbean Mix & Mingle: Wednesday, October 28 at 5:30pm.
Event: IABC Caribbean Mix & Mingle
Start Time: Wednesday, October 28 at 5:30 p.m. End Time: Wednesday, October 28 at 6:30pm
Where: Hilton Kingston Hotel, Morant Bay Suite.
5 Important Web Video Lessons for Small Business Owners
There are 25 billion videos watched each month in the US alone. That’s billion, with a “B.” So it should be no surprise that web video offers an important opportunity for small businesses to connect with a wider audience. For small business owners, online video represents a chance to reach thousands or potentially millions of people using a relatively simple and inexpensive format. All it takes is a video camera and a little time, and your message could very quickly be spread to a large number of new customers. Click 5 Important Web Video Lessons for Small Business Owners to continue reading…