Small Business Centre
A division of BIDC, the Barbados Small Business Centre (BSBC) is located on the outskirts of Bridgetown in the Fontabelle area, and is staffed by a Director, a team of Business Development Officers and support staff dedicated to achieving greater efficiency, innovation, expansion and global competitiveness within the local small business sector. The BSBC's primary client group includes local entrepreneurs and businesses employing up to 25 persons.
The Centre regularly schedules workshops and seminars on a wide range of topics for its clients, involving presenters from key Government Departments or experienced consultants. In fulfilling its mandate, staff of the Centre have forged close working relationships with a number of other organisations, government departments, and agencies in Barbados dedicated to the strengthening of the small business sector. They are actively involved in the Networking Forum of Local Agencies, a special body established to share information relevant to entities supporting the Barbados small business sector, and to promote the coordination of services offered by the various agencies.
News from the Centre is included in the BIDC quarterly magazine, The Barbados Business Catalyst.
A series of ongoing outreach programmes for the sector also targets schools, community groups, cooperatives and other business associations.
Entrepreneurial Development Division
Barbados Small Business Centre
Fontabelle Main Road
Bridgetown, St. Michael
Telephone: (246) 426-3450
Fax: (246) 426-4635