FLOW and TEPA Sup­port Lo­cal Busi­nesses

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Flow and the Trade Ex­port Pro­mo­tion Agency (TEPA) are part­ner­ing for the host­ing of a ma­jor busi­ness expo aimed at pro­mot­ing greater busi­ness de­vel­op­ment in Saint Lu­cia. The event, dubbed the ‘Mini Ser­vices and Busi­ness Expo’, was held at the Na­tional Cul­tural Cen­tre on Fri­day, Septem­ber 25th. The event was hosted by the Min­istry of Com­merce, Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment, In­vest­ment and Con­sumer Af­fairs as part of its planned ac­tiv­i­ties for Busi­ness Month, which is be­ing com­mem­o­rated this month. The theme was ‘Eco­nomic Growth through Busi­ness Sup­port.’ and it was es­pe­cially geared to­wards women and the youth. The sym­po­sium brought to­gether rep­re­sen­ta­tives of small, medium and mi­cro en­ter­prises and as­pir­ing busi­ness own­ers to link them up with a va­ri­ety of sup­port ser­vices and agen­cies. They also ben­e­fited from a se­ries of pre­sen­ta­tions de­liv­ered by a panel of busi­ness ex­perts, in­vestors and fi­nanciers.

Flow pro­vided the or­ga­niz­ers with free high-speed broad­band ser­vice to fa­cil­i­tate easy com­mu­ni­ca­tion and to al­low the par­tic­i­pants to en­joy an en­gag­ing and in­ter­ac­tive ses­sion. Flow is strongly com­mit­ted to sup­port­ing lo­cal busi­ness, in­clud­ing small, medium and mi­cro en­ter­prises. As a re­sult, the com­pany had no hes­i­ta­tion in spon­sor­ing the Mini Ser­vices and Busi­ness Expo. Over the years, Flow has been fo­cus­ing on in­creas­ing the af­ford­abil­ity and ver­sa­til­ity of its broad­band pack­ages and other ser­vice of­fer­ings to make them ac­ces­si­ble to busi­nesses of all sizes. This al­lows cus­tomers to en­joy the ben­e­fits of world­class tech­nolo­gies and so­lu­tions to pro­mote and grow their busi­ness.

Flow St. Lu­cia Sales, Mar­ket­ing & Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Man­ager, Sher­ma­lyn Si­donieJohn said, “We are proud to be part­ner­ing with TEPA for this ex­cel­lent ini­tia­tive. This is a great op­por­tu­nity for SMEs who have spe­cial re­quire­ments. The ma­jor­ity of peo­ple em­ployed in our lo­cal pri­vate sec­tor work in small, medium and mi­cro busi­nesses scat­tered all over Saint Lu­cia, many of them in ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties. A lot of them are women, in­clud­ing sin­gle moth­ers, and in­creas­ingly more youths are try­ing to cre­ate em­ploy­ment for them. We ap­pre­ci­ate the vi­tal role such in­di­vid­u­als play in fur­ther­ing eco­nomic growth and pros­per­ity, and so we are de­lighted to of­fer our sup­port to the Mini Ser­vices and Busi­ness Expo.”

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