BAIC launches ProNet business training for entrepreneurs

Executive Chairman of the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC), Michael A. Foulkes delivers welcome remarks during the opening of the two-day ProNet Workshop, at BAIC Corporate Centre, August 21-22, 2018. (BIS Photo/Derek Smith)

Entrepreneurs, managers and small business owners participated in a two-day workshop sponsored by the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC). The workshop is a ProNet business strategy training programme with the objective of capacity building of small and medium enterprises.

ProNet comprises ten training modules and features an experiential learning model, incorporating essentials of profitability, competitive advantage, competitive assessment, production efficiency and effectiveness, and product strategy.

The event has been made possible through a joint partnership between the Bahamas and the Caribbean Export and Development Agency.  The workshop spans August 21-22, 2018 at BAIC’s Corporate Centre on Old Trail Road.

Executive Chairman of BAIC, Michael A. Foulkes, delivered welcome remarks at the opening of the workshop, noting that the ‘experiential’ training is most suitable for adult learners and entrepreneurs.

“In an environment where national focus is oftentimes perceived as being heavily skewed towards ‘employee training’ as opposed to ‘SME business empowerment,’ BAIC, along with the Small Business Development Centre, is proud to be a part of a team that focuses on providing SMEs with modern tools and technical assistance to be successful in their businesses,” Foulkes said.

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This article was written by Betty Vedrine, Bahamas Information Services.