From left: COCI Director Jude Houston, NRPB Director Claret Connor; event host Khalil Revan; NRPB Project Manager Elozona Ochu; COCI representative Benjamin Ortega and Edsel Gumbs of Qredits.
PHILIPSBURG–Building on his passion to assist young potential entrepreneurs, businessman Khalil Revan, in collaboration with Shoreline Beach Bar, hosted a business information workshop last Thursday. It was held at Shoreline Beach Bar located at the Kimsha parking lot.
The workshop was for young men and women as part of Revan’s “Dreams to Reality” series. Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, the series is Revan’s initiative to have representatives of the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry (COCI), Qredits and the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) Enterprise Support Project (ESP) share information directly with interested persons.
Participants listen in during the “Dreams to Reality” business workshop series.
The project is focused on encouraging and informing young persons in the community so they may start their own business and become active participants in the economy of St. Maarten. The topics discussed on Thursday were registering a business at COCI, the importance of tax compliance, the Qredits application process, the importance of establishing and utilising a business plan, the ESP programme of NRPB and the application process.
There were some 30 people in attendance, who had an opportunity to network with COCI, Qredits and NRPB representatives. “Many people are willing and have dreams of owning a business, but it can seem daunting without proper information. This series of sessions reinforces that nothing is impossible, there is assistance out there and there is a network to tap into to get you on your way. Many thanks to the representatives of the three entities present and for those who participated,” Revan said.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/revan-hosts-dreams-to-reality-entrepreneurship-info-workshop