The Brantford Expositor reports that four businessmen are planning a trip to St. Lucia later this year in a project called 30 Days of Progress. They plan to be on island from Nov 1 to Dec 1, 2013. The goal of this project is to be a ‘collaborative, community-building project’ aimed at developing the community and culture of small businesses on the island. Doug Radkey, the man behind the idea, explains:
I was in St. Lucia three years ago for a honeymoon and I took notice of the small-business culture and of the small-business community. There’s a lot of areas where the businesses could use some help to improve.
Radkey and colleagues hope to work with the Chamber of Commerce to identify a few small businesses to work with during their 30 days on island. Also in the cards are sessions open to the public. A parallel project to provide local schools with skill-building materials and mentorship for literacy and entrepeneurship will also take place. Read the full story at the Brantford Expositor, and follow / engage the 30 Days of Progress project on Facebook!