(ZIZ News) – St. Kitts-Nevis has joined roughly 10 million people from 160 countries in observing the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2015, which runs from November 16 to 22.
With the celebration comes a series of events designed to educate and promote entrepreneurs in the Federation and facilitate networking.
Held under the theme, “People Serving People”, the local observance began on Tuesday with a Business Breakfast at the Ocean Terrace Inn.
There, entrepreneur Erwin Welsh urged his colleagues to ensure that they work for more than profit.
He said, “Businesses must see entrepreneurship as a vehicle for servitude. It’s not supposed to be a profit making machine,” adding that “In the same vein of people serving people, entrepreneurs need to see each other a collaborators. We are a small country we have several persons—most fields don’t have monopolies—and so there are several persons and there is competition but we also need to see each other as potential collaborators, persons with whom we can partner.”
Welsh further encouraged them to help make the country a leader in the business sector.
“I encourage us to take the lead once again. St. Kitts and Nevis has led in so many different areas, I encourage us to take the lead once again in putting people first. At the ECCB Symposium that they had, one presenter said leadership is doing what is right while management is doing things right and I think the former is very important and above anything else. As a matter of fact I think it would lead the way. I just want to encourage us to L.E.A.D. lead!” he noted.
The next scheduled event will be Nexconnect, the Federation’s premier business social which is planned for Friday at the Sugar Bay Club from 8pm.
On Saturday November 21st, the week will climax with a creative arts and business expo dubbed “Exposure”. That will be held at the Old Girls’ School at 12 pm.