If you’re thinking about starting a business or looking to grow an existing business… The Invest Grand Bahama Small Business Bureau (IGBSBB) CAN HELP! We are your complete business resource center, offering a one-stop-shop service to GBPA Licensees and aspiring entrepreneurs.
The Invest Grand Bahama Small Business Bureau (IGBSBB) was created in 2009 as part of GBPA’s Business Development Unit.
Our mission is to provide persons seeking to or currently operating a small business on Grand Bahama Island with a variety of resources to improve their prospects for successful, independent operation and to do so in conjunction with complimentary programs that exist in the community.
Since its inception, the IGBSBB has launched numerous initiatives to assist small business start-ups including:
If you’re thinking about starting a business, we can help! We assist in guiding aspiring entrepreneurs with the basic elements of business planning. From product market fit, to understanding true customer segments, marketing channels and real competitive advantages. We provide guidance on funding options via local lending institutions, grant funding and access to capital via the Government’s SBDC Program.
From initial contact to the launch of your new venture and beyond, you can expect our support! Email or call us for information, guidance or to keep you abreast of ongoing training, education, and grant funding initiatives. Your success is our success; we are here to assist you every step of the way!
Refresh old skills or develop new ones, during our FREE Small Business Seminars, Expos or Training events offered quarterly to keep our Licensees on trend with the global marketplace. Choose from an array of topics including Finance, Marketing, Business Strategy and many others. Join our email list or like our Facebook page @Empoweringlicencees, to receive up-to-date information on all upcoming events
Join us as we travel to promote the benefits of Freeport internationally. Use this opportunity to explore new business ideas, create new contacts, gain exposure and/or broaden your customer base. Join our email list or like our Facebook page @Empoweringlicencees, to receive up-to-date information on upcoming Investment Promotion & Exposure Initiatives.
Be local, think GLOBAL! As a GBPA Licensee, you can enjoy access to FREE seminars and training events designed to help you take your business across the border. Join our email list or like our Facebook page @Empoweringlicencees, to receive up-to-date information on upcoming events, seminars and training!
Promote your business for FREE with our ‘Business of The Week’ segment, aired every Thursday on ZNS during the evening news hour. In partnership with ZNS, we’ll arrange and shoot a 60-second commercial, shot at your place of business to feature your brand, products, and services. Once completed you’re able to use this footage for social media, TV and other mediums to promote your business.
Is your business offering special discounts or sales for holiday shopping? Take advantage of our BUY Local, SHOP at HOME seasonal promotions designed to encourage residents to shop at HOME all year round. Share your information and we’ll help you promote your sales for Free!
Why not give your business or event FREE added exposure and gain new customers, or connect with existing ones? Join us on Focus Forward, GBPAs weekly live Facebook, Radio and Television show. We keep our audiences on the pulse with current business news, GBPA initiatives and local events or promotions. Each week ‘The Grill’ sizzles with hot topics from around town. Let us promote your business to thousands of viewers and listeners weekly.
Residents are invited to shop, dine, and share their customer service experiences on the new My Grand Bahama App. If you want to know what your businesses’ service experience is like, encourage your customers to use the app. Our My Grand Bahama Team will then privately share unfiltered customer ratings with you. We look forward to hearing about customer experiences around our island, so download the My Grand Bahama App today!
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