Category Archives: Barbados

The Questions…

Today’s business environment is changing so fast that it can leave one feeling quite bewildered. Businesses are shrinking. Economies are more than dynamic. It would appear, security no longer refers to jobs. The news is littered with stories of layoffs … Continue reading

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Are cluster businesses the emerging business model in small economies?

Businesses have evolved over the past 20 years at an alarming rate. There has been massive growth, then downsizing, then retooling, and new the renewed, revised, and evolving entrepreneurship. Business has been changing at such a rate that there are … Continue reading

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Offshore Outsourcing Alive and Well in Barbados | CIO

In this 2001 article, Barbados was suggested to the be place where outsourcing was a viable option. The advantages were touted within this article. Now in 2016, there has been a fall off. Why is this so? Where have we … Continue reading

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Using customer service to earn revenue

Do what? I’m sure that you mean sales in terms of earning revenue. Surely your title is mistaken. For many years it has been touted that providing great customer service is key to your business’ success. Yet paying attention to … Continue reading

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The business isles

Business@IslandTime is dedicated to showing that business in the islands are not always laid back, near the beach, sipping coconuts. We actually get to do real business; and not all of it is tourism related. Many people know about the … Continue reading

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Changing Format and Direction for this blog

It’s been a real challenge with time constraints of late and managing multiple blogs both internally and externally. That being said, the time has come to reluctantly change direction. At first, I thought that I could get other contributors who … Continue reading

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Top 20% of Earners Pay 84% of Income Tax – WSJ

Globally, the emphasis is to resort to taxes to solve problems. The repercussions of imposed taxes on the need serious address. It’s not a case of taxing rich / poor anymore, and they systems employed for collection need examining to … Continue reading

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Chrome Live: Keynote

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Where’s your beacon? | Personally and Professionally

In life and business, there’s always a time when you will face challenges. Even if you’re appearing to be prosperous, there will be challenges. The thing is how will you deal with it / them. Will you be better or … Continue reading

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So… you think your customers are blind

Just imagine that, businesses are going up all around. Many of them are start ups, the results of many entrepreneurship programs that have been making their rounds nowadays. In their planning they have completed the documenting of their business concepts … Continue reading

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