SEDU offers new strategies for Small Business survival in the Economic Downturn

The current economic downturn is a challenge for the most capable of developed countries more so for developing countries like Saint Lucia. In addition, this global crisis further exacerbate the many social and financial strains hence places more pressure on developing nations.


The small and micro business sector serves as an engine of economic activity for developing countries in particular.   However they rarely have the capacity to survive such shocks due to lack of technical and operational capabilities.  As the effects deepen, many...

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A Whole New World of Quality Management

In the last decades, Quality and its management have become topical issues for most, if not all businesses. As markets have become more competitive, the concept of Quality Management...

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Human Resource Management and the Small Business


Written by: Perle Alcindor, Business Development Officer, in collaboration with Nancy Francis Charles, Commerce and Industry Officer,Ministry of Commerce, Industry  and Consumer Affairs



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Exploring Business Opportunities at Jazz Festival

The staging of the St. Lucia Jazz Festival brings music, entertainment, food and many business opportunities for St. Lucians seeking to start and expand a small business. The Ministry of Commerce,...

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Developing and Sustaining Small Businesses

The relevance of the small business sector is often overlooked.  This sector plays a vital role in the socio economic progress of any country.  The sector allows for the use and development of...

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