The Ministry of Commerce has outsourced the delivery of certain small-business support services to the Cayman Islands Small Business Association (CISBA).
On 15 February, Minister Wayne Panton and CISBA President Dawn McLean-Sawney signed a memorandum of understanding that will result in CISBA offering workshops, mentoring, and consulting to small business owners.
‘This is another important step forward for Government’s local business initiatives’, Minister Panton said. ‘Together we can give the support that business owners need, which will translate into more economic growth and job creation’.
CISBA signed an 11-month agreement, which concludes in December 2017. In addition to funding services, the contract will cover the hiring of a part-time programme coordinator, and networking events, Mrs McLean-Sawney said.
‘This agreement will allow CISBA to offer initiatives that will help Cayman’s entrepreneurs to establish or strengthen their businesses’, she said.
Minister Wayne Panton and Dawn McLean-Sawney sign an MoU for small-business support services.