WEE Formalization Toolkit

WHO IS THIS TOOLKIT FOR?

Being an entrepreneur is empowering and can provide a sense of independence.

This business formalization toolkit is a roadmap for women-led and women-owned micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the Eastern Caribbean. It is designed to empower women to make informed decisions for themselves and their businesses.

Other National Resources

Antigua and Barbuda Intellectual Property and Commerce Office (ABIPCO)

The Antigua and Barbuda Intellectual Property and Companies Office falls under the Ministry of Legal Affairs which originally formed part of the High Court was established as a separate Department with the responsibility for the day to day administration of the following subjects:1. Companies; 2. Business Names;3.Trademarks; 4. Industrial Designs;  5. Geographic Indications; 6. Other types of Intellectual Property.

Resources

Business registration

Main Website

https://abipco.gov.ag

Contact

General: (268)462-3146

General Commerce Section: (268) 562-5437

General Intellectual Property Section: (268) 562-6719 Registrar: (268) 562-5440 Deputy Registrar (268) 562 8468 Fax: (268) 562-5438

Email: abipco@ab.gov.ag

Antigua and Barbuda Investment Authority (ABIA)

The ABIA is Antigua & Barbuda’s official domestic and international business development agency.

Type of Institution

Statutory Body

Type of Resource

National Development Resource

Resources

Business Guides & Forms

Resource Description

Access the How to Set Up a Business Guide, small business incentives, as well as a resource library with tools and information to establish and maintain business operations in Antigua and Barbuda.

Main Website

"https://investantiguabarbuda.org/start-a-business/"

Social Media

Media and Documents

"https://investantiguabarbuda.org/resource-library/"

Agency/s, Supporting Partner/s

N/A

Contact

9 Factory Road, St John’s, Antigua, W.I. P.O. Box 80, Sagicor Financial Center, P.O. Box 80, Sagicor Financial Center - Phone: +1 (268) 481-1000

Antigua and Barbuda Chamber of Commerce & Industry

The lead advocacy organization providing quality representation and development services to the Private Sector throughout Antigua and Barbuda.

Type of Institution

Private Institution

Type of Resource

National Development Resource

Resources

N/A

Resource Description

N/A

Main Website

N/A

Social Media

Media and Documents

N/A

Agency/s, Supporting Partner/s

N/A

Contact

chamcom@candw.ag

Gilbert Agricultural and Rural Development Center (GARDC)

To develop skills of men and women between the ages of 16 – 30 years, to be able to establish and operate viable farms or other agricultural and rural based enterprises, at a universally acceptable standard of living.

Type of Institution

Civil Society Organization

Type of Resource

National Development Resource

Resources

Training Hub

Resource Description

Access the Training Application form and course application form for available programs including: Business Enterprise/Entrepreneurship, Customer Service in the 21st Century and Climate Smart Agriculture.

Main Website

www.gardc.org

Social Media

Media and Documents

www.gardc.org/news

Agency/s, Supporting Partner/s

Multiple Partners

Contact

June Jackson - Executive Director @268-463-4121 jjackson@gardc.org

Startup Huddle Antigua

Startup Huddle is a program from The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) Global designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. It is based on the notion that the best way for entrepreneurs to discover solutions to the challenges they face is through purposeful engagement with one another.

Type of Institution

Multilateral Organization/s

Type of Resource

International Development Resource

Resources

Apply to Present at Startup Huddle

Resource Description

Access the application form to present your busines or idea at your local Startup Huddle Chapter.

Main Website

www.facebook.com/startuphuddleantiguabarbuda

Social Media

Media and Documents

N/A

Agency/s, Supporting Partner/s

Global Entrepreneurship Network Caribbean

Contact

antiguabarbuda@startuphuddle.app | Phone: +1 268-775-5757

Academy For Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)

Launched July 27, 2021. Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Program in Antigua and Barbuda is a free entrepreneurship program to help women entrepreneurs thrive. AWE is committed to providing women the knowledge, networks and access they need to establish and grow their business. AWE was established by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) in 2019.

Type of Institution

International Government Ministry/Agency

Type of Resource

MSME Support Programme

Resources

Business Guides & Forms

Resource Description

Access webinars on demand, Competitive Intelligence Training including grow to assess your export readiness, identifying approproate target marketings, modern marketing concepts and how to develop business plans and finanical planning for business among other topics.

Main Website

AWE Alumni Resources

Social Media

Media and Documents

"https://investantiguabN/arbuda.org/resource-library/"

Agency/s, Supporting Partner/s

US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Contact

jeiinc@hotmail.com Phone: 1 268-771-6972

The Prime Ministers Entrepreneurial Development Programme (EDP)

The Prime Minister’s Entrepreneurial Development Programme (EDP) is for the creation of new business entities which generate revenues, employment and innovation, and is essential for the development of a vibrant micro and small business sector. The overall objective of the EDP is to provide an avenue for Antiguan and Barbudan ownership of a greater stake in the economy.

Type of Institution

National Government Ministry/Agency

Type of Resource

MSME Support Programme

Resources

Financing & Training Applications

Resource Description

Access the Prime Ministers Entrepreneurial Development Programme (EDP) Online Application Form.

Main Website

antiguabarbudaedp.com

Social Media

N/A

Media and Documents

Antigua and Barbuda EDP Brochure - PDF

Agency/s, Supporting Partner/s

N/A

Contact

Antigua Barbuda Investment Authority
Sagicor Building, Factory Road,
St. John’s, Antigua.

+1 (268) 481-1001
info@antiguabarbudaEDP.com

Eastern Caribbean Countries