ST JOHN’S, Antigua – St John’s Co-operative Credit Union (SJCCU) brought the curtain down on its International Credit Union Week celebrations with its 3rd Annual Entrepreneurs Roundtable workshop hosted this year in conjunction with Antigua Barbuda Investment Authority (ABIA).
General Manager Jennifer Whyte was quite pleased with the turnout and feedback from participants that as a result of the session they felt energised and empowered with ideas to improve and grow their businesses despite the challenges.
“What was interesting this year,” she said “was the ratio of 90 per cent of businessmen to businesswomen.”
The workshop topics were Best Practices in Small Business Management, Costing & Pricing and Marketing.
SJCCU also took the opportunity to launch the first edition of Entrepreneurs Circle – A Directory, listing all of its business owners and their services. This is to encourage the practice of the co-operative philosophy of co-operation and collaboration among member-businesses in the Credit Union.
According to the credit union’s president Yves Ephraim, “This directory sends the clear message to our small businesses that SJCCU is serious about meeting their needs and providing benefits to our members.”
On International Credit Union Day, commemorated on Thursday, October 20, the credit union hosted students from Christ the King High and Foundation Mixed schools, for an educational tour about credit unions and the benefits of starting to save at an early age.