Consumer rights and protection issues small business should be aware

Consumers have a great deal of clout these days and they can seek remedies not only to recover the cost of actual loss but also, in some cases, can recover additional punitive damages. The notion of "caveat emptor"-- that buyers take responsibility for what they purchase used to be the law of the marketplace. Not anymore! Today, consumers have clout and they are more empowered in today's marketplace taking charge of their circumstances and standing against violators of their consumer rights.  Business owners must familiarize themselves with...

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Business Incubators: A Nurturing Environment for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Despite the challenges globalisation has brought to developing countries (LDCs), it has created numerous opportunities for them.  The opening up of new markets and introduction of new technologies...

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Project Management Certification - Aiming For Better Project Results in Saint Lucia

On March 17th, 2009 the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Consumer Affairs welcomed eleven (11) new Project Managers to the cadre of Certified Project Managers in Saint Lucia at a Plaque award...

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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...

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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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