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, Industry, and Consumer Affairs recognizes the significance of micro and small enterprises in providing meaningful employment, promotion, wealth accumulation, and by extension National prosperity.


As such, the Small Enterprise Development Unit through its Market and Product Development Programme will be interfacing with small business persons...

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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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Consumer Rights and Responsibilities

The eight rights as defined and promoted by the international consumer organization - Consumers International, are as follows:

  • the right to satisfaction of basic needs; ...

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Opening a Business in St. Lucia

Trade Licences 

All foreign individuals and companies who intend to conduct business in St. Lucia require a trade licence which is issued by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Consumer...

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Marketing vs. Advertising: What's the Difference?


You will often find that many people confuse marketing with advertising or vice versa. While both components are important they are very different. Knowing the difference and doing your market...

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