Youth Entrepreneur Programme
Technical Assistance and Coaching Programme for Youth Entrepreneurs.
Youth Business Coaches
Adroit creates new and innovative designs both modern and contemporary to suit the changing fashion trends with design pieces for both male and female clients that can complement both work and casual fashion. It also offer fashion jewellery repair services. The company’s niche is in creating new and modifying existing items to capture value added and innovation. Adroit focuses on personalization rather than generalization, based on its core belief that “one size does not fit all” and that people have unique requirements.
CaribiDreams is a real estate company based in St.Vincent & the Grenadines.
The company’s goal is to provide its customers with the best possible experience when trying to realize their goal of property ownership or sale.
CaribiDreams provides a modern approach to real-estate services. Ensuring that it takes care of its clients buying, selling, and rental needs.
Meet T&A Household Decor
T&A Household Decor specializes in the manufacturing of curtain holders as well as the building and repair of all wooden household furniture.
Meet My Crown of Curls
My Crown of Curls is a natural hair holistic brand based in St. Vincent. It aims to educate both men and women on self-love and appreciation while giving them the tools to nourish their natural hair and skin through the use of all-natural hair and body products. My Crown of Curls products are not laden with synthetic ingredients and fillers but were carefully selected to ensure that they provide optimum benefits for the hair and skin.
PoiseSKN is a multi-discipline company committed to promoting excellence across all development sectors primarily within the creative arts and entertainment industries in St. Kitts-Nevis through a variety of services.
MEC Designs creates custom bags, art and crafts.
Meet Michelle Kalloo
Export sales don’t happen overnight; be patient, understand the processes and you will be rewarded. This is the export mantra of Michele Kalloo. Michele has been immersed in export sales
and marketing throughout the Caribbean and Latin America for twenty+ years; guiding and advising business executives from large companies to SME’s looking to take their products to the
As a highly sought-after regional authority on export markets, Michele understands being a successful exporter is not just about knowing regulatory policies, customs procedures and tariffs.
She shows her clients all the elements businesses need to apply and adopt for success in new export markets from having a market-oriented approach to seeing your business and brand not in
the present but where it should be in three to five years and how this can save you in the long run.
Michele’s work throughout the region has been in a variety of sectors. She’s led lucrative export initiatives for well-known companies and brands such as Draco (Hygienic Products), Trinidad
Tissues (Bathroom Tissues) Agostini Industries (Diapers), SCL Group (Concrete Additives), Magna Rewards (Loyalty Program), and Century Eslon (PVC and Water Tanks). In the past year alone, she brokered and coordinated vital business connections for many of the female business owners on JAMPRO’s first trade mission to Trinidad and Tobago. These exporters met face to face with some of the biggest retailers and distributors in Trinidad and today some of these businesses are now proud exporters to Trinidad.
Michele was a contributing writer for MasterCard and small business strategist helping SME’s successfully scale their operations for export readiness. Michele’s keen ability to identify trade
gaps and her strong relations with a broad network of regional and extra-regional distributors, retailers and manufacturers give her the unique ability to quickly position products in new
markets. Her leadership and regional market expertise have resulted in collaborations with export authorities, chambers and councils to conduct training and workshops for both new and
Meet Ladi Franklin
Ladi Franklin is aCertified Value Builder™ who offers group and one-on-one coaching to value-growth entrepreneur-owned businesses. She is an Entrepreneurial Thought & Action (ET&A®) Educator and Business Strategy Coach with two decades of experience providing guidance to entrepreneur-owned small and medium scale businesses. Ladi has worked with MSMEs in diverse industry sectors including manufacturing, tourism, agro-processing, creativity, retail, healthcare, personal, and professional services sectors.
Ladi Franklin is Founder and Lead Business Coach at Good Works Coaching and Consulting (GWCC), Trinidad and Tobago. Her educational background includes a B.Sc in International Studies, as well as MBA with specialization in Marketing in Nigeria. She also has professional training in Entrepreneurial Thought and Action (ETA) methodology from Babson College, Massachusetts.
She has nearly two decades of extensive hands-on experience, combined with professional training relating to Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector development. Her professional career spans Africa as well as the Caribbean in which she has held senior level positions including Consultant/Financial Education Specialist (SMEs), Central Bank of Trinidad & Tobago and General Manager of the Subsidiary of the Business Development Company, Trinidad & Tobago, (Caribbean Leasing Company Ltd). In 2008, she successfully re-purposed her skills and competencies into coaching and consulting. She has coached numerous SME founders from diverse industry sectors including agro-processing, tourism, manufacturing, personal services, food & beverage and creative arts, bringing clarity to their vision and helping them translate their business goals to tangible results.
Currently at GWCC, she works directly with growth/ impact oriented Small and Medium Enterprise Founders providing them the direction, accountability and outside perspective that is needed to take their businesses to the next level. Her coaching is specifically geared toward helping Clients to develop and implement transformative business models and strategies that enhance productivity, competitiveness and growth in their businesses.
Meet Pablo Arroyo
Pablo Arroyo is a CGBP (Certified Global Business Professional) from NASBITE and CME (Certified Marketing Executive) from SMEI (Sales and Marketing Executives International). Pablo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science (International Agriculture and Ag. Economics) from the University of Missouri, and an MBA degree from the University of South Florida-Tampa (Marketing and International Business). He has 18 years of experience in business development as owner and business counselor in the public and private sectors. Pablo provides strategic export-expansion plans for companies from diverse sectors with emphasis on manufacturing, technology, agribusiness, food, tourism, hospitality, entrepreneurship and value added enterprise development. Originally from Puerto Rico, Pablo is fluent in Spanish and English.
The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States has officially launched an OECS Youth Strategy under the brand OECS YES. This strategy was developed based on the need for greater attention and action to issues directly affecting OECS youth. The goal of this initiative is to develop a Youth Empowered Society by focusing on key areas crucial to young people:
- YES I Belong – Citizenship & Identity
- YES I Earn – Employment & Entrepreneurship
- YES I Express – Creativity & Culture
- YES I Inherit – Environment & Sustainable Development
- YES I Learn – Education & Training
- YES I Matter – Child & Youth Protection
- YES I Move – Healthy Lifestyles
Business coaches are geared toward practical action for business:
• They can guide entrepreneurs with proven and strategic action steps that to grow their business,
• The business coach can help an entrepreneur discover how changing or accommodating personal characteristics and perspectives can affect both personal and business processes,
• Successful coaching helps the entrepreneur achieve agreed-upon business outcomes.
Participating youth businesses fall into the following sectors:
- Information Communication Technology (ICT)
- Sustainable Energy