(ZIZ)– A new business owner is seeing her dreams come true thanks to assistance from the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation [SIDF].
On Thursday morning, SIDF officials, family members, and friends gathered on Church Street for the official opening of “Spares Unlimited”.
Spares Unlimited sells gases for refrigerators, and air conditioners, as well as spare parts.
It is an initiative under the Small Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Development (SEED) programme under the SIDF.
Owner of Spares Unlimited, Sharon Herbert, said the company’s service is second to none.
“Our vision is to provide consumers with effective after care services and a reliable alternative to purchasing new appliances. Spares Unlimited is committed to providing after service spare parts that combine quality performance with value pricing,” she said.
Herbert was one of several entrepreneurs who attended the SIDF’s Business Boot Camp, which trained participants in the steps necessary to establish a business.
Business coach, Denzil Crooke said he was proud of Herbert’s determination to fulfill her vision.
“Because Sharon recognized the need that people had for spare parts for refrigerators and air conditioners and having lived through the experience in a previous employment this need really drove Sharon and today I’m absolutely excited that we can open Spares Unlimited so that Sharon’s dream can indeed become a reality,” he said.
Public Relations Officer of the SIDF, Delcia Bradley-King said the foundation is happy to help Herbert and others like her who have a passion and a vision for a specific business idea.
“Persons who identify a need and want to start a business to meet that need and the SIDF, through its SEED programme are happy to provide the funding, to provide the training, and to provide the support through business managers like Mr Denzil Crooke to ensure that these entrepreneurs thrive,” he said.
To date, the SIDF has assisted in the establishment of 23 businesses in St. Kitts And Nevis.