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

Centre For Enterprise Development (CED)

Offers technical support such as business counselling, and the development of business plans.

Type of Institution

Statutory Body

Type of Resource

National Development Resource

Resources

Business Guides & Forms

Resource Description

Access a range of business guides including identifying entrepreneurial opportunities, building and presenting your business plan, financing your business, managing fixed assets and market research among others.

Main Website

http://www.cedsvg.com

Social Media

Media and Documents

N/A

Agency/s, Supporting Partner/s

Multiple Partners

Contact

Phone: (784)451-2235
(784)451-2236

Department of Industry

To facilitate: the development, growth and expansion of the Industrial Sector in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, by creating the enabling environment to strengthen and promote Private Sector Development through entrepreneurship, innovation and standards development.

Type of Institution

Government department

Type of Resource

National Development Resource

Resources

Duty Free Concessions and Fiscal Incentives Forms

Resource Description

Acess fiscal incentives forms and available duty free concessions for manufacturers and agro-processors.

Main Website

https://www.gov.vc

Social Media

Media and Documents

N/A

Agency/s, Supporting Partner/s

N/A

Contact

Tel. No.: 1(784)456-6957

National Development Foundation

Provides technical development support, and business counselling.

Type of Institution

National Private Institution

Type of Resource

National Development Resource

Resources

Business Support

Financial Support

Resource Description

Access information on business management training , entrepreneurial development and technical assistance.

Main Website

https://www.ndfsvg.org

Social Media

Media and Documents

N/A

Agency/s, Supporting Partner/s

N/A

Contact

Beverley Thompson (784)457-2646 or (784)494-2510

Farmers Support Company

The main goal of the Farmers Support Company (FSC) as a revolving credit facility is to provide input and farm labour credit to farmers and fisherfolks

Type of Institution

Financial Institution

Type of Resource

Local Development Resource

Resources

Loan Application Forms

Resource Description

Access financial support, information on loan application process requirements and downloadable application forms.

Main Website

https://svgfsc.com

Social Media

Media and Documents

N/A

Agency/s, Supporting Partner/s

N/A

Contact

Charlene Garrick
(784)570-6935

SVG Bureau of Standards

The Bureau of Standards is the local authority that prepares and promotes standards relating to goods, services, processes and practices produced and/or used in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Type of Institution

Statutory Body

Type of Resource

National Development Resource

Resources

Business Support & Training

Resource Description

Access information on technical assistance and training assistance with product labels and specification, visits to manufacturing establishments etc.

Main Website

https://bos.gov.vc/bos/

Social Media

Media and Documents

N/A

Agency/s, Supporting Partner/s

Multiple Partners

Contact

Ezra Ledger
(784)457-8092

The Commerce and Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)

Assists with registration of business names, and copyrights e,g trademarks, patents, and related rights. Also offers, incorporation services, liquidation and amalgamation services.

Type of Institution

Statutory Body

Type of Resource

National Development Resource

Resources

Business Guides & Forms

Resource Description

Access a one stop shop for business registration, information on copyright, trademarks, patents among other resources.

Main Website

https://cipo.gov.vc

Social Media

N/A

Media and Documents

N/A

Agency/s, Supporting Partner/s

N/A

Contact

Lekeisha Caesar-Toney
(784)456-1516
(784)451-2894

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Offers business consultation, advocacy, representation, training for members and non-members, etc.

Type of Institution

National private institution

Type of Resource

Local Development Resource

Resources

N/A

Resource Description

N/A

Main Website

https://www.svg-cic.org

Social Media

N/A

Media and Documents

N/A

Agency/s, Supporting Partner/s

N/A

Contact

Tony Regisford
(784)457-1464

National Insurance Services (NIS)

The National Insurance Services (NIS) of St. Vincent and the Grenadines seeks to provide sustainable social security and to promote social and economic development in St.Vincent and the Grenadines through prudent financial and people-centred management.

Type of Institution

Statutory Institution

Type of Resource

National Development Resource

Resources

Guides and Manuals

Resource Description

Access guides to National Insurance for Self-Employed persons and others.

Main Website

https://www.nissvg.org

Social Media

Media and Documents

N/A

Agency/s, Supporting Partner/s

Multiple Partners

Contact

(784)456-1514

Invest SVG

Business counseling, training, export development support, assistance in accessing funding etc.

Type of Institution

National Public Institution

Type of Resource

National Development Resource

Resources

Business Guides & Forms

Resource Description

Access a repository of forms and official documentation including CIPO Business Registration, Investment Guides and Customs process and procedures. Access to business facilitation & Export Development services, grant access advice, access to trainings (Marketing, pricing & tradeshows)

Main Website

https://investsvg.com

Social Media

Media and Documents

N/A

Agency/s, Supporting Partner/s

National Properties Limited, Centre For Enterprise Development (CED), National Development Foundation (NDF), Commerce & Intellectual Property Office

Contact

info@investsvg.com /communications@investsvg.com, Phone: 784-457-2159

Eastern Caribbean Countries