Some of the persons who attended the workshop with facilitator Edsel Gumbs (seated up front). At far right is COCI Executive Director Anastacio Baker.
PHILIPSBURG–More than fifty persons attended the first St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry (COCI) “Grow Your Business with COCI Workshop” 2019 training course series held on August 29.
COCI said the well-attended event was “a huge success.”
Loan Officer at Qredits, Edsel Gumbs, who was the presenter, spoke about the Loan Acquisition Technique.
Gumbs spoke about acquiring a business loan and addressed the main questions of the loan procedure process; start-up cost calculation; financial projection; loan security; about the market; management and staff and how to manage your taxes and finances.
“The workshop went really well. It was a very dynamic session, intensive, informative and at the end of the session everyone got a certificate,” COCI Executive Director Anastacio Baker said.
“The facilitator was on point. It was a very clear and interactive presentation. We had a mixture of entrepreneurs in attendance, from seasoned businesspersons to start-ups. Everybody had the opportunity to learn from each other and they are looking forward to the next one.”
Baker thanked the entire COCI team who made the workshop a reality, particularly Venecia Herbert and Nicolas Dorset. “We are looking forward to organising the next one in September, and we expect it to attract a lot of interest,” Baker noted.
“The COCI Grow by Learning training courses are crucial for personal and professional business development and are an opportunity for individuals to acquire new skills [and – Ed.], improve their existing knowledge and abilities, which allows them to continue to grow their business in a sustainable manner,” it was stated in the release.
A workshop will be organized once a month with the next one scheduled for September 26, about the legal system for businesses, to be facilitated by Attorney Jason Rogers.