Busi­ness Trust and Cham­ber Col­lab­o­ra­tion a Suc­cess

The Star (St. Lucia) - - BUSINESS -

Ten per­sons were awarded cer­tifi­cates on Wed­nes­day, July 5 for par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Cost­ing and Pric­ing Train­ing Pro­gramme, hosted jointly by the Saint Lu­cia Youth Busi­ness Trust and the Saint Lu­cia Cham­ber of Com­merce, In­dus­try and Agri­cul­ture as part of its “Mind Your Busi­ness" De­vel­op­ment Se­ries.

Fa­cil­i­ta­tor Ben­jamin Me­nald is a pri­vate con­sul­tant with over 30 years' ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence in fi­nan­cial plan­ning and anal­y­sis, strate­gic plan­ning and cost­ing and pric­ing. His wealth of knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence al­lowed him to pro­vide par­tic­i­pants the skills nec­es­sary to prop­erly cost and price their prod­ucts and ser­vices.

The 6-day pro­gramme ex­plored the use of cost­ing over­sight, cost per­cent­age for­mu­las, cost clas­si­fi­ca­tions, cost con­scious­ness, pric­ing de­ci­sions, price flex­i­bil­ity and mar­ket prices. Par­tic­i­pants were from di­verse sec­tors such as man­u­fac­tur­ing, re­tail, phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals and ac­count­ing, and em­pha­sized the need for con­tin­ued train­ing in other fields. In a fast­paced busi­ness en­vi­ron­ment, fa­cil­i­ta­tors be­lieve that short, in­tense pro­grammes can pro­vide the lever­age to im­prove busi­ness per­for­mance with­out dis­turb­ing daily op­er­a­tions.

Pro­gramme Of­fi­cer for the Saint Lu­cia Youth Busi­ness Trust, Wil­ton Jeremie, high­lighted that the Trust re­mains com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing hands-on pro­grammes to small and medium sized en­ter­prises and young en­trepreneurs in Saint Lu­cia. The Trust seeks to un­der­take sim­i­lar pro­grammes in the com­mu­ni­ties of Vieux Fort and Soufriere in Septem­ber and Oc­to­ber 2017.

The "Mind Your Busi­ness" De­vel­op­ment Se­ries con­tin­ues with "Mi­crosoft Ex­cel - In­ter­me­di­ate to Ad­vanced" on July 25. In­ter­ested par­tic­i­pants should con­tact Mr. Wil­ton Jeremie at slybt­slu@gmail.com for more in­for­ma­tion.

Par­tic­i­pants af­ter re­ceiv­ing cer­tifi­cates for the Cost­ing and Pric­ing Pro­gramme.

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