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Students tackle real life business problems

| 19/02/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Five local businesses are enjoying the benefit of free business advice from a group of students at the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) who are on business course. Atlantic Supply Ltd, Chatterbox, Kelly Holding Ltd, Swim & Trim Ltd and Ted Green Fragrances are taking part in the consulting programme in which students get real consultancy experience as they work with the owners on marketing, business management or accounting.

The ten week joint initiative between UCCI and the Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) is now in its seventh year and Cayman National Bank is sponsoring the programme, covering expenses incurred by the students as part of their consultancy. It pairs businesses with a group of students from the upper-level entrepreneurship and small business management course. The teams are guided in their consultancy by UCCI senior lecturer, Annette Murphy. As the consulting projects are part of their course grades, students are assessed by DCI and UCCI programme facilitators on the quality of their consultative advice.

DCI Business Services Officer Thais Ducent said the department was building on the success of the partnerships and the students’ entrepreneurial development, which was also a boost to the local small business community.

The 2015 participating entrepreneurs are Clive Bodden, Atlantic Supply’s managing director; Roz Griffiths, the manager at Chatterbox; Rhonda Kelly, the CEO of Kelly Holding; Farron Bennett, the owner of Swim and Trim; and Tedrick Green of Ted Green Fragrances.

For more information, contact Thais Ducent on thais.ducent@gov.ky or 244-2278

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Category: Education & Training, Local Business

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