PHILIPSBURG:--- Building on his passion to assist young potential entrepreneurs, businessman Khalil Revan, in collaboration with Shoreline Beach Bar, hosted a business information workshop last Thursday. It was held at Shoreline Beach Bar located at the Kimsha Parking lot.
The workshop was for young men and women as part of Revan’s “Dreams to Reality” series. Coming of the family background of entrepreneurs, the series is Revan’s initiative to have representatives of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Qredits and the NRPB Enterprise Support Project (ESP) share information directly with interested persons.
The project is focused on encouraging and informing young persons in the community to start their own businesses and become active participants in the economy of St. Maarten. The topics discussed on Thursday were registering your business at the chamber of commerce, the importance of tax compliance, the Qredits application process, the importance of establishing and utilizing a business plan, the ESP program of NRPB, and the application process.
There were some 30 people in attendance that got the opportunity to network and with the chamber, Qredits, and NRPB representatives. “Many people are willing and have dreams of owning a business. But it can seem daunting without the proper information. This series of sessions reinforces that nothing is impossible, there is assistance out there and there is a network to tap into to get you on your way. Many thanks to the representatives of the three entities present and for those who participated,” Revan said.