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BAIC launches ProNet business training for entrepreneurs 

Entrepreneurs, managers and small business owners participated in a two-day workshop sponsored by the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC). The workshop is a ProNet business strategy training program with the objective of capacity build of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

ProNet comprises 10 training modules and features an experiential learning model, incorporating essentials of profitability, competitive advantage, competitive assessment, production efficiency and effectiveness and product strategy.

The event was made possible through joint partnership between The Bahamas and the Caribbean Export and Development Agency. The workshop was held on August 21 and 22 at the BAIC Corporate Centre on Old Trail Road.

BAIC Executive Chairman Michael A. Foulkes delivered welcome remarks at the opening of the workshop, noting that the “experiential” training is most suitable for adult learners and entrepreneurs.

“In an environment where national focus is oftentimes perceived as being heavily skewed towards ‘employee training’ as opposed to ‘SME business empowerment’, BAIC, along with the Small Business Development Centre, is proud to be a part of a team that focuses on providing SMEs with modern tools and technical assistance to be successful in their businesses,” said Foulkes.

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