Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018 Time: 9am – 1pm Location: The Jamaica Pegasus, 81 Knutsford Blvd, Kingston.
General: Branson – $4500JMD; Public: $6000JMD
Branson’s Centre of Entrepreneurship Caribbean will be hosting a workshop to allow entrepreneurs or potential entrepreneurs to learn the framework for creating operational excellence for both service and manufacturing companies.
The workshop will last half the day and should provide focus on using innovative process improvements to create a sustainable value chain.
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Suga a.k.a Gabby will be on RJR Fm this morning at 7:45 to 7:58am. Tune in if you can! Hear all about Gabby’s Personality and Careers.
Last Wednesday, Gabby’s Entrepreneurship story was featured on the Vitamin M Box’s Instagram page, @thevitaminmbox.
The Vitamin M Box is about bringing brands owned and produced by people of colour- Melanin to your doorstep in the form of beauty, fashion, books, home and lifestyle brands. So check them out too and the lady behind the box, Kerry Yanique Croft, her story and how you can purchase your monthly prescription on http://www.thevitaminmbox.com.
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Today’s spotlight hails from Kingston, Jamaica! I tease Gabrielle all the time because I seriously don’t know what she can’t do. Read how she’s managed to escape to her creative side while still working in the hardworking medical field.
Growing up, I always wanted to be a Doctor (Obstetrician) and do Art on the side. I eventually realized that even though the income would be great after the initial struggle of paying off a hefty student loan, I would not have the time on my hands that I would desire to be the Free Spirit that I am. I still entered the field of Health Care as a Radiologic Technologist. It’s a skill and I enjoy the field. But it wasn’t enough for me as a young adult who just started working in 2010, that used to be the President of at least 2 service Clubs, while sitting on the committee of others, also engaging in modern dance and other sporting activities. I felt like I also started life 3 years behind my high school peers who did not do a 2nd Degree and who were fortunate enough to have their parents pay their way through tertiary education for them. While I had not one, but two degrees worth of Student Loans.
My walls were empty when I moved out on my own into my apartment and I said, ‘Why buy paintings when I can paint them myself?’. I officially started my company, GW Art with seasonal Collections, that has grown so much since then and still has some way to go.
I started to help a friend train her Boot camp (aerobics) class in 2011 too. She had to leave the country for a year and I did so well administering and training classes that I eventually branched out on my own. I got certified in both Personal Training and Sports Nutrition. After a timid start to do this on my own, I thrived by seeing positive results in my clients and being a part of and changing person’s lives. I am now confident and in demand in the Fitness Industry in Jamaica.
I currently find ways to express my 3 fields along with Hobbies, which include Restaurant Reviews, Sports and more on my Website, http://www.sugalifestyle.com. This continuously inspires me and makes me feel like I can branch out even more! #blackentrepreneurship #blackexcellence
By: Gabrielle Burgess
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This week is all about New Kingston Rotaract Club (NKRC). Young professionals doing big things, working together in a non-profit organization to help improve their communities, themselves and other professionals around them.
Rotaract Mingle is now an annual event hosted by the New Kingston Rotaract Club that showcases businesses and talents of young professionals and entrepreneurs, while also providing an opportunity for young professionals to learn more about starting their own businesses and to network in a relaxed and comfortable setting. NKRC wishes to attract over 100 young professionals and entrepreneurs to help with Professional Development of their members as well as to foster Networking. Sponsors and businesses who showcase their branding or products will also benefit from ongoing marketing efforts leading up to and during the event.
The Guest Speaker will be Mr. Desmond Mitchell, a pitch consultant with Start-Up Jamaica. He will focus on Entrepreneurship and the Importance of Mentorship.
The following Businesses and more will be participating:-
● Envi i Designs – Hand crafted Jamaican Jewellery for bold, Afro-centric Clientele
● Haiku Health and Beauty Services – Facials and Massage Therapy
● GW Art – Paintings suitable for Decor of homes, cafes, offices and hotels
● Pop-Up Gourmet Jamaica – Offers an Advantage Card to get Discounts at your favourite Restaurants and Bars
● Splash by Sash – Trendy and Sexy Swimwear
● Tou-Khan Naturals – Natural products for Hair and Skin
● Project Management Global Institute – Aids in advancing your Project Management Skills
Please come out and support the Businesses of Jamaica’s young Professionals and Entrepreneurs.