Free Training Opportunity: Preparing to Start a Business

Free Training Opportunity: Preparing to Start a Business

Preparing to Start a New Business is a free CCME online workshop which offers participants help in determining whether owning a business is a viable option for them as well as help with conceptualizing the business and the first steps in writing the business plan.  Most funding agencies now require (more…)

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Revisiting the Marketing Concept- Part I

Revisiting the Marketing Concept- Part I

At first I thought it was an excellent idea to start an online marketing blog with an article with the title: ‘Revisiting the Marketing Concept’. Then I thought, “No way; surely by now, everybody understands what marketing is!”  But just as I was about to abandon the idea, there was it again– (more…)

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Structural Adjustment: Belling the Foreign Exchange Cat(-astrophe) Part 3

Structural Adjustment: Belling the Foreign Exchange Cat(-astrophe) Part 3

Part 3: Structural Adjustment for Dummies! Structural adjustment, simply stated, is the initiation and management of changes in the structure of an economy, that is, changes in the kinds of economic activities undertaken by a society. For example, Barbados has been heavily dependent on tourism; in previous times it was (more…)

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Structural Adjustment: Belling the Foreign Exchange Cat(-astrophe) Part 2

Structural Adjustment: Belling the Foreign Exchange Cat(-astrophe) Part 2

Part 2:  Structural Adjustment, Growth and the IMF  First it must be clear that structural adjustment is not to be confused with Structural Adjustment Programmes which are IMF-led programmes designed essentially to bring about short-term stability and specific long-term economic changes.  The much maligned programmes of “privatization” are just one (more…)

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