Business Trust and Chamber Collaboration a Success
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Participants after receiving certificates for the Costing and Pricing Programme.