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‘Holding Hands’                                                                             

The Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) is seeking mentors for its “Holding Hands” mentorship programme. This forms an integral part of the overall structure of the Corporation’s Small Business Development Centre which now assumes much greater importance in the current global environment. The programme is intended to provide a mutually acceptable mechanism for Incubatees (members of the corporation’s Incubator Programme), to be able to benefit from the knowledge and experience of successful practicing or retired business persons and so avoid what might otherwise be dangerous pitfalls.

The objectives of the programme are:

  • To ensure that fledgling small businesses with good development potential can benefit from the expertise and experience of well-established and leading businesspersons, professionals and educators willing to give advice, guidance and other forms of support.
  • Create opportunities for the cultivation of a favourable climate in which mutually beneficial business relationships could develop between well-established and successful businesses or business people and fledgling small businesses.

Carefully selected mentors will be assigned on a mutually agreeable basis to members of the Incubator Programme, who operate in sectors such as Information technology and Health and wellness.

Each client has one (1) mentor, to whom they may turn for advice/guidance as necessary.

Mentors will ideally be expected to continue to help clients even after the businesses have matured from the programme, especially where there is potential for the evolution of mutually profitable business alliances.

Mentors have no authority to interfere directly with the management of, or otherwise to force their will on any business to which they are assigned. They have the right to discontinue their assignment to any business, if for any reason they consider that they are unable to assist the business in its best interest.

If you are a business person and interested in participating in our Mentorship Programme, you may contact Mr. Ryan Nurse at the Barbados Small Business Development Centre, telephone 426-2300.









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