BAIC GB launches technology workshop for small businesses

BAIC Chairman, Michael Foulkes.

The Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC) is hosting a technology workshop for small businesses this week.

Executive Chairman of the BAIC, Michael Foulkes, told media on Friday at a press conference that as The Bahamas positions itself to become the new silicon capital of the Caribbean, the BAIC has realized the importance of commencing a tech workshop for small businesses.

“We here at BAIC see the need to work with small businesses by directly assisting them with setting up themselves on the world wide web as well as social media,” explained Foulkes.

“So that people and other businesses will know that they exist and hopefully increase their business and marketing opportunities at home and abroad.”

According to Foulkes, former GOOGLE INC. employee and technical advisor in the Ministry of Finance, Kristie Powell, will be hosting the technology workshop.

Powell said that she is expecting all attendees to feed off of the curiosity of one another.

“I don’t want people to come to hear me speak, I want people to come to learn from each other, because the more questions you ask me, the more that may insight another response in the person sitting next to you,” said Powell.

“If we had 400 people that showed up and none of them walked into that room having a website and they left thinking ‘oh my God’ I want to have a website or I need one’ then I think the workshop would have been successful.

“If someone came in there and they were ‘MYBUSINESS@GMAIL.COM’ and they understood or recognized that they now need to be ‘INFO@MYBUSINESS.COM’ then I would consider that a plus. If we all learn collectively then I think we’ll move a lot further faster.”

The cost of the workshop is 50 dollars and it takes place on the September 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the BAIC headquarters on Old Trail Road.

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This article was written by GINELLE LONGLEY, Eyewitness News intern.